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British medal for Otago archaeologist

British medal for Otago archaeologist

That he is to be awarded a prestigious British archaeology medal took him completely by surprise, Dunedin archaeologist Prof Charles Higham, of the University of Otago, says.

Progress seen at SDHB

Progress seen at SDHB After a a stinging assessment of the Southern District Health Board, mostly focused on Dunedin Hospital, what progress has been made since?

Hyde tussock blaze battle continues

Hyde tussock blaze battle continues

Six helicopters and 40 ground crew are still working to extinguish a large tussock blaze east of Hyde.

South has new diabetes programme

A replacement for the diabetes Get Checked programme is operating in the South, although it is yet to be officially signed off, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.

Health programme for elderly

Eligible elderly people in the South will benefit from a health monitoring programme to be implemented next year, Southern Primary Health Organisation chief executive Ian Macara says.

Report on blowout due today

A "high-level summary" of PricewaterhouseCoopers' initial findings on a Southern District Health Board budget blowout will be presented today to the audit and risk management committee, a DHB spokesman says.

Air travel costs up

Southern District Health Board staff air transport costs have grown more than 51% in the past three years, figures show.

DHB plan to cut Hulme service will proceed

DHB plan to cut Hulme service will proceed

Despite acknowledging the sector's misgivings, the Southern District Health Board is going ahead with plans to cut beds from a Dunedin residential service for people with mental illness or addiction.

Outsourcing result of commission staff cuts

Outsourcing result of commission staff cuts

It is "just silly" the now-defunct Mental Health Commission spent $346,800 on a single outside contractor during 2011-12 to develop a mental health plan, Labour MP and mental health spokesman Iain Lees-Galloway says.

Minister confident in pharmacy deal

If safety concerns about the new pharmacy contract were valid, it would not have gone ahead, Health Minister Tony Ryall says.