Eileen Goodwin

Octagon protester charged

Octagon protester charged

A protester was arrested and his tent removed by police, after the Occupy Dunedin group sprang back into action yesterday in "solidarity" with its Auckland counterparts.

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

Spark from Flyer likely cause of fire

A helicopter douses a blaze which destroyed 3ha to 4ha of vegetation around the railway line about 2km south of Kingston yesterday.

Judge praises 'unsung heroes'

Judge praises 'unsung heroes'

The "unsung heroes" of the Dunedin courthouse ensure it runs well, departing judge Mary O'Dwyer said yesterday.

Rest-home funding threat

Financial pressure on Otago and Southland rest-homes is likely to increase next year when the Southern District Health Board transfers $1.2 million from residential to community care.

Nurses group seeks change

A group of community nurses say they are not adequately represented at the Southern District Health Board, and are pushing for change.

Health board cuts committee meeting schedule

The Southern District Health Board is cutting by half the number of times its main committee meets.

DHB stalwart leaving

DHB stalwart leaving

Having never lived north of Dunedin, Southern District Health Board diagnostic and support services Otago general manager Sonja Dillon is about to take a huge step in her life. She is moving to Adelaide.

Charity to provide care for stray dogs

Charity to provide care for stray dogs

A new dog rescue charity is being set up to rehouse stray dogs no longer taken by Otago SPCA.

Halt to alcohol study political 'manipulation'

Halt to alcohol study  political 'manipulation'

Not completing research which shows a majority of respondents favoured stricter alcohol controls constitutes a manipulation of the political process, says Prof Jennie Connor, head of preventive and social medicine at the University of Otago.

'Family room' offer

The Southern District Health Board is considering a proposal for a Ronald McDonald trust to build an accommodation facility adjoining Southland Hospital.