Eileen Goodwin

A Maori Party, Labour battleground

The Otago Daily Times is profiling the region's electorates, the candidates, and the issues in the lead-up to this month's general election. Reporter Eileen Goodwin takes a look at Te Tai Tonga.

Retiring Dunedin paediatrician scolds media

Retiring Dunedin paediatrician scolds media

Retiring Dunedin Hospital paediatrician Dr John Clarkson has taken a swipe at the media for giving "equal weight" to immunisation sceptics.

Billboard complainant denies claim

Billboard complainant denies claim

The driver who complained about National Party hoarding carriers has taken issue with claims she was politically motivated.

Last nun retires from Mercy Hospital

Last nun retires from Mercy Hospital

The last working Sister of Mercy at Mercy Hospital has retired from nursing.

Female referrals limited

Dunedin Hospital women's health service has stopped accepting non-urgent gynaecology referrals because of a staff vacancy.

Complaint about National Party hoardings

Complaint about National Party hoardings

A complaint to Dunedin police yesterday morning about the potential hazard posed to drivers from these National Party hoarding carriers appeared to be politically motivated, Senior Sergeant Mel Aitken said.

Dunedin South: Tough times mean return by Labour likely

Dunedin South: Tough times mean return by Labour  likely

The Otago Daily Times is profiling the region's electorates, the candidates, and the issues in the lead-up to this month's general election. Reporter Eileen Goodwin takes a look at Dunedin South.

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.

Appointment well-received

The head of the senior doctors' union hopes new Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly will bring a "greater sense of reality" to the DHB.