Eileen Goodwin

'Divorce': Diabetes Otago base at risk

'Divorce': Diabetes Otago base at risk

Diabetes Otago faces an uncertain future at its Frederick St base, in Dunedin, as it works through the conditions of a "divorce" from the Heart Foundation.

Council's flood response 'pathetic'

Council's flood response 'pathetic'

A community board member has criticised the "pathetic" response to a flash flood in Mosgiel that caused thousands of dollars in damage to shops on Saturday afternoon.

City copes well with record cruise-ship visit

City copes well with record cruise-ship visit

Dunedin's tourism sector coped well with the biggest cruise ship to visit New Zealand, when Voyager of the Seas docked at Port Chalmers on Saturday.

Catastrophic outcome, Cull says

Catastrophic outcome, Cull says

Losing 90 jobs at Hillside Engineering is a catastrophic outcome for South Dunedin, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Diabetes day criticism

Diabetes day criticism

The Government is more interested in Prince Charles' visit than in finding ways to combat the "major epidemic" of diabetes, nutrition and diabetes expert Prof Jim Mann says.

Bid for special zone a test case: Mercy CEO

Bid for special zone a test case: Mercy CEO

Mercy Hospital's bid for its own special zone in the district plan is a test case for other Dunedin facilities, the private health provider's chief executive, Richard Whitney, told the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee yesterday.

$30 million in health savings

$30 million in health savings

A business consulting firm has identified $30 million in savings to be made in Southern District Health Board services over the next three years.

Hospital closure reason to dance

Hospital closure reason to dance

A ball at the Edgar Centre in Dunedin tonight will celebrate 20 years since Cherry Farm Hospital closed, releasing its intellectually disabled residents to the community.

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Book neurosurgery fundraiser

Heather Maxwell (82) holds a copy of her 1980 book Balclutha to Molyneux Bay, which is to be reprinted as a fundraiser for the southern neurosurgery campaign.

Ryall accused of pressuring SDHB

Ryall accused of pressuring SDHB

Health Minister Tony Ryall has been accused of pressuring the Southern District Health Board to discipline a Dunedin medical specialist for speaking to the media.