Eileen Goodwin

Slim chance school will stay open

Slim chance school will stay open

There was a "slim chance" Rotary Park School would stay open for 2013, school commissioner Cleave Hay told more than 40 parents, staff, and community members at a meeting at the school last night.

Cadbury changes affect 20 staff

Cadbury changes affect 20 staff

Cadbury Confectionery Dunedin is to make two new products for New Zealand and Australia this year, but has also started consulting up to 20 staff affected by a drop in crumb production.

Neurosurgery fundraising walk

Neurosurgery fundraising walk

Two Dunedin students, Matt Fuller (28, left) and Richard Aspinall (23) hit their stride in Princes St, Dunedin, this week, watched by Dr Jill McIlraith, clinical leader of Dunedin Sexual Health Clinic, and husband Dunedin neurologist Associate Prof Graeme Hammond-Tooke.

Health system not 'perfect'

Health system not  'perfect'

Only a "slightly naive" person would expect to be 100% safe from mishaps in the healthcare system, Southern District Health Board (Otago) chief medical officer Richard Bunton says.

40 medical mishaps include power-failure death

A patient on a ventilation machine at home who died because of a power failure is one of 40 medical mishaps recorded by the Southern District Health Board in 2010-11.

Electric bikes shown to be easier on the legs

Electric bikes shown to be easier on the legs

Ross McClintock, of Dunedin, tries an electric bike on Saturday morning on Cargill St at a Dunedin City Council-organised event for Bike Wise Month.

House to benefit southern neuro appeal

House to benefit southern neuro appeal

A house is to be built and auctioned to raise funds for the neurosurgery campaign.

Fundraising role came unexpectedly

Fundraising role came unexpectedly

The 82-year-old spearheading the neurosurgery fundraising effort was bemused when he was asked to take the role.

Redroofs staff to stop work

About 20 union members at Dunedin's Redroofs Rest Home in Maori Hill will stop work for two hours on March 1 to protest a 1% pay offer, Service and Food Workers Union advocate Alastair Duncan says.

Businesses in the South urged to get behind appeal

The South's business community is being urged to back the campaign to raise $3 million for neurosurgery.