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.
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.
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.
Losing 90 jobs at Hillside Engineering is a catastrophic
outcome for South Dunedin, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.
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.
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.
A business consulting firm has identified $30 million in
savings to be made in Southern District Health Board services
over the next three years.
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.
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.
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.
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