Eileen Goodwin

High-tech tool gives a new view on old castle ruins

High-tech tool gives a new view on old castle ruins

A high-tech scanning tool much-used in Britain gave Dunedin heritage experts a new perspective on Cargill's Castle yesterday.

Cancelled Qantas flights affect resort

Two Qantas flights at Queenstown Airport were cancelled yesterday as the airline grounded planes, preventing plane-loads of passengers from flying.

South Dunedin concerns

Does South Dunedin lack entrepreneurship?

After-hours health care to be free for under-6s

After-hours health care to be free for under-6s

The Government plans to extend free health care for children aged under 6 to after-hours services, costing about $7 million a year.

Pact pay dispute to enter mediation

An industrial dispute involving community care workers is to enter mediation early next month while union members drop bans on paperwork and sleepovers.

SDHB plans to audit use of ECT

The Southern District Health Board will audit its use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to reassure people the controversial treatment is being used appropriately.

Lockout over paperwork ban 'scare tactics': union

Lockout over paperwork ban 'scare tactics': union

Locking out union members for taking part in a paperwork ban is "scare tactics" against low-wage workers who cannot afford not to be paid, Service and Food Workers Union (SFWU) Otago organiser Ann Galloway says.

Mental health blueprint update

The head of funding at the Southern District Health Board has welcomed possible changes to how mental health is funded, while a Dunedin advocate warns the new direction appears to signal cuts.

Review to focus on GP turnover and burnout

Review to focus on GP turnover and burnout

"Concerning" rates of GP turnover and burnout in rural areas will be addressed in a review of after-hours care, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.

Information sought on police station changes

Information sought on police station changes

The Chalmers Community Board wants to know more about plans to change the status of the Port Chalmers police station.