Eileen Goodwin

Book to highlight specialness

Book to highlight specialness

A planned coffee-table book featuring children with rare disorders will accentuate the positive aspects of their lives, Dunedin parents of participating children say.

Sharp eyes save fugitive tuatara

Sharp eyes save fugitive tuatara

Joanna and Tane Tokona were not quite sure what to do when they first spotted a wild tuatara that had escaped from Orokonui Ecosanctuary.

Trips not needed; it's all right here

Trips not needed; it's all right here

Dunedin woman Debbie Green was stunned to find she had travelled to Hamilton for a publicly-funded treatment that was available on her own doorstep.

Surgery wait time slammed

Surgery wait time slammed

An orthopaedic surgeon is speaking out in frustration over excessive waiting times faced by Otago hip and knee-replacement patients, and says the region is not clearing a backlog of cases.

Life's plain sailing with two new hips

Life's plain sailing with two new hips

Dunedin man Gordon Caley has two new hips, and it has changed his life. Barely able to walk earlier last year, the 80-year-old can now go sailing again.

Health academic welcomes new role

Leading part of the health sector, rather than just critiquing it, is a new-year challenge for Dunedin health academic Prof Robin Gauld.

Pacifists also deserving of recognition

Pacifists also deserving of recognition

World War 1 centenary celebrations start in 2014. A Dunedin-based group is determined pacifist Archibald Baxter and other conscientious objectors are not forgotten. Eileen Goodwin spoke to those involved.

Linkin hearing clearly thanks to implant

Linkin hearing clearly thanks to implant

Father Christmas visited the Soal family early this year, son Linkin having his new cochlear implant switched on last week.

Dual roles for Butterfield

The Timaru-based chairman of the Southern District Health Board will also head a new-look hospital advisory committee, it has been confirmed.

Claim ACC ignoring surgical costs

The public health system should be clawing back all of the money it spends on surgery performed on patients whose claims are later accepted by ACC, Dunedin ACC lawyer Peter Sara says.