Eileen Goodwin

$410,000 spent by SDHB on outside financial advice

The Southern District Health Board has now spent at least $410,000 obtaining outside advice in a bid to improve its financial performance.

Spending doubles in two years

Spending doubles in two years

The Southern District Health Board has more than doubled its spending on communications and public relations in the past two years.

Doc staff face another round of restructuring

Doc staff face another round of restructuring

Department of Conservation staff have been told further job losses are possible as it enters another round of restructuring.

Programme for cancer survivors could be a model

Programme for cancer survivors could be a model

A New Zealand-first cancer survivorship programme in Dunedin which dispenses free GP visits could be a model for others, facilitator Dr Sue Walthert says.

Immigration NZ office closing in Dunedin

Immigration NZ office closing in Dunedin

Dunedin's Immigration New Zealand office will close, it was confirmed yesterday.

'Milk in schools' attracts 34 in Otago

Thirty-four Otago primary schools have signed up for Fonterra's milk in schools programme.

Wheeler-dealing of US bankers brought to life

Profiling investors who profited from the sub-prime mortgage crash might sound like a catalogue of avarice, but Lewis's 2010 book depicts them as endearing eccentrics challenging the group-think that caused the crisis.

Inner Wheel marks international day

Inner Wheel marks international day

Nestling in a gift hamper is the newborn son of Georgina Hampton, of Dunedin. The yet-to-be-named baby, born at Queen Mary Maternity in Dunedin at 7.17am yesterday, was presented with the gift by the Dunedin South Inner Wheel Club. Club president Kathy Wyatt said giving a hamper to the first baby born at the hospital yesterday marked the women's organisation's international day.

Difficulty finding help for seagull

The Department of Conservation (Doc) says it is surprised by a Dunedin woman's difficulty obtaining its help on New Year's Day for an injured seagull.

Tuatara arrivals craving the heat

Tuatara arrivals craving the heat

Lucky visitors to Orokonui Ecosanctuary, near Dunedin, may spot two young tuatara relaxing in the centre's new tuatara viewing pen.