Eileen Goodwin

Duo demoted in Cunliffe reshuffle

Duo demoted in Cunliffe reshuffle

Demotions for Dunedin's two electorate MPs in Labour leader David Cunliffe's new line-up, unveiled yesterday, are signs of the city's loss of influence in an otherwise cautious reshuffle, University of Otago politics lecturer Dr Bryce Edwards says.

Breakthrough research boost for infertility treatment

Breakthrough research boost for infertility treatment

Breakthrough University of Otago research could enable advances in treating infertility and the development of new contraceptive drugs, Dunedin neuroscientist and lead researcher Allan Herbison says.

Concerns raised over privatising screening

Concerns raised over privatising screening

The more regional breast-screening schemes fall into private hands, the harder it gets to maintain a world-class screening programme, University of Otago cancer screening authority Associate Prof Brian Cox says.

Breast-screening staff left reeling

Breast-screening staff left reeling

The interim clinical director of Southern District Health Board's breast-screening service says staff were ''surprised and distressed'' by news the board may opt out of the service.

Health board seats attract good interest

Health board seats attract good interest

Health reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at some of the issues facing candidates in the Southern District Health Board election.

Lung recipient spotlights donors

Lung recipient spotlights donors

Lachie McLachlan says he does not have words to describe what his double lung transplant means to him.

Chamber hosts Reserve Bank governor

Chamber hosts Reserve Bank governor

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler, on a visit to Dunedin yesterday, chats to Otago Chamber of Commerce president Peter McIntyre (right) and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull (left).

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

SDHB may opt out of breast screening

The Southern District Health Board may opt out of running Otago and Southland's breast-screening service.

Committee to meet more often

The community and public health committee will have more prominence in the next Southern District Health Board term, board members heard at this month's meeting in Oamaru.

Health programme succeeds

Health programme succeeds

More than half the newly released prisoners in a health pilot were still enrolled with a GP six months after it ended, exceeding the expectation of programme co-ordinator Susie Lawless.