Eileen Goodwin

Life-after-death sculptures still fascinate

Life-after-death sculptures still fascinate

To understand Pacific art it is necessary to discard Western assumptions, visiting curator Dr Michael Gunn says.

Cracker start to Chinese New Year

Cracker start to Chinese New Year

About 250 people braved last night's inclement weather in Dunedin to celebrate the eve of the Chinese New Year.

$3m campaign for neurosurgery centre in city

$3m campaign for neurosurgery centre in city

A public campaign to fund a world-class neurosurgery research and teaching centre in Dunedin is under way.

Unit's exciting chances touted

Unit's exciting chances touted

Exciting research possibilities lie ahead for the Dunedin academic unit of neurosurgery, clinical director of South Island neurosurgery Martin MacFarlane says.

Practising what she preaches – for a good cause

Practising what she preaches – for a good cause

Cathy Matthews' life was saved by the service she championed but did not think she would need.

Ryall declines involvement in hospital staffing issue

Ryall declines involvement in hospital staffing issue

Health Minister Tony Ryall has rejected a request by the senior doctors' union to intervene in a staffing numbers issue at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department (ED).

Fears of backtrack over emergency dept staff

Fears of backtrack over emergency dept staff

A senior Dunedin Hospital emergency department specialist says Southern District Health Board management appear to have backtracked on recruiting an extra 4.5 senior medical officers for the department.

Age-old wisdom revived

Age-old wisdom revived

Most people think of St John's wort as an antidepressant, but a centuries-old textbook being translated in Dunedin reveals recipes in which it is used for different ailments.

New medical insurers upbeat

New medical insurers upbeat

A medico-legal insurance scheme trying to gain a foothold in a market dominated by a British provider is slowly adding members, Medicus board member Dr Wayne Cunningham, of Dunedin, says.

Rest-home carrying adequate supplies: SDHB

Rest-home carrying adequate supplies: SDHB

The Southern District Health Board says a Dunedin rest-home is carrying sufficient supplies, after an inspection following complaints it lacked some basics.