Eileen Goodwin

GPs reassured over rural health funding changes

General practices facing a major rural funding shake-up are being reassured by the Southern District Health Board.

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Two Oil Free Otago flotilla yachts came ''face to face'' with Anadarko's drill ship last night and delivered a protest message, Oil Free Otago said in a statement last night.

Medical Council role comes to end

Medical Council role comes to end

The Dunedin-based chairman of New Zealand's medical regulator is stepping down after four years.

'Corny' line beginning of life long partnership

'Corny' line beginning of life long partnership

Cliff McAuley admits using a ''corny'' line to start a conversation with his future wife Ethel, when the pair met in 1946, for the first time.

Hospital readmission rate warning

A rise in the proportion of southern health patients readmitted to hospital has prompted a warning it could be linked to recent budget-driven bed cuts.

Go for it, oil and gas opponents advised

Go for it, oil and gas opponents advised

Vocally oppose oil and gas exploration and you will probably not stop it going ahead, but the safety standards and pay-offs for the community will be higher.

Equal pay case under appeal

Equal pay case under appeal

Appealing an equal pay case has put the aged care industry into an ''awkward situation'' because it would ''love'' to pay carers more, Aged Care Association Otago Southland board member Malcolm Hendry says.

St John ambulance hire fee rise felt in the South

A 38% fee increase for non-emergency St John ambulance private hire trips is hitting the South especially hard because of vast distances to main hospitals, Aged Care Association Otago Southland board member Malcolm Hendry says.

Pressure sends cancer patients south

South Canterbury cancer patients are being sent to Dunedin for treatment because of pressure on the Christchurch radiation service.

Everything rosy in the garden

Everything rosy in the garden

Dyslexia meant Karen Scott ''struggled'' at school, but the horticulture graduate has now mastered some Latin as part of the theory component of her intensive three-year apprenticeship.