Eileen Goodwin

Charity GP service in 'funding gap'

Charity GP service in 'funding gap'

A "wonderful" charity GP service should receive more support, Labour's associate health spokeswoman list MP Steve Chadwick said in Dunedin yesterday.

Keen to join the picket

Keen to join the picket

Two elderly rest-home residents joined workers protesting a pay offer outside Woodhaugh Rest Home in Dunedin yesterday.

NEV plans parties with first funds

The Northeast Valley community was one of five picked by the Government to dip into a $1.5 million annual fund, and money was already being put to good use, Northeast Valley Community Development Project acting chairman Steve O'Connor said.

Free ebook service soon at Dunedin library

Free ebook service soon at Dunedin library

The Dunedin Public Library is betting there will be a few e-readers placed under Christmas trees this year, and it wants to offer their recipients a free ebook service.

Dismay at NZ measles epidemic

Dismay at NZ measles epidemic

A measles epidemic which has infected hundreds of people in Auckland has reached Dunedin. Reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at how seriously health officials take measles and whether New Zealand has a chance of meeting its elimination target.

Learning centre may close

Otago Polytechnic's Community Learning Centre in South Dunedin could be closed, with the loss of two full-time equivalent positions.

New measles cases suspected

Four unvaccinated Dunedin children under 10 have been identified as new measles cases, although only one has been confirmed.

Skin-fold surgery funding

Some of the $8 million in additional weight-loss funding will be used for skin-fold surgery, National Health Board electives manager Clare Perry says.

Health policy will meet escalating costs: Labour

Promised extra health spending will allow the sector to "stand still" and meet escalating costs, Labour health spokesman Grant Robertson says.

Second toilet to be considered

The Dunedin City Council is considering adding another public toilet at Waikouaiti, a report to today's Waikouaiti Coast Community Board says.