Eileen Goodwin

Painstaking restoration

Painstaking restoration

Stained glass window artist Peter Mackenzie trims some of the stained glass panels he has made for the refurbishment of William Larnach's tomb in Dunedin's Northern Cemetery.

Hillside redundancy handling criticised

A rail and Maritime Transport Union delegate at Hillside has likened rail workers being told they had lost their job yesterday to "plucking sheep out of a herd".

Labour policy to retain jobs

Labour policy to retain jobs

Kiwi jobs will not keep disappearing overseas if Labour gains power, party leader Phil Goff said in Dunedin last night.

Tobacconist slams 'ridiculous' legislation

Tobacconist slams 'ridiculous' legislation

Being required to drop "tobacconist" from his business's long-standing display name is ridiculous, Dunedin's Selwyn Grave says.

Fear fans might drink-drive after train ride

Fear fans might drink-drive after train ride

Over-the-limit Rugby World Cup rugby fans are a potential drink-driving hazard when they disembark from trains at Waitati, Waikouaiti Coast Community Board member Geraldine Tait says.

Focus on aged care

Focus on aged care

Some Otago home-based care agencies do not investigate client complaints using a third party, suggesting a top-level recommendation for a standardised complaints system was warranted, Age Concern Otago social worker Marie Bennett says.

Ethical approval for ketamine trial

Ethical approval for ketamine trial

Ethical approval for trials of ketamine on advanced cancer patients with depression had to be obtained because the trial was different from prescribing the drug off-label to Dunedin Hospital mental health service patients, Southern DHB Otago chief medical officer Richard Bunton said.

Dunedin Hospital investigated for use of ketamine

Dunedin Hospital investigated for use of ketamine

Dunedin Hospital is under investigation over the use of drugs in medical research without proper patient permission.

Dunedin people boast highest non-attendance

Dunedin people boast highest non-attendance

Dunedin residents are the least likely to show up for hospital appointments of any territorial authority in Otago and Southland, figures show.

Spinal arthritis publicity target

Spinal arthritis publicity target

Because "a young guy with a sore back" is not likely to think of arthritis, serious cases of spinal arthritis can go undiagnosed,Wanaka ankylosing spondylitis (AS) sufferer Bryan Moore says.