Eileen Goodwin

Mosgiel market patrons undeterred by downpour

Mosgiel market patrons undeterred by downpour

A stallholder drenched in a downpour at the Mosgiel Christmas market day yesterday was impressed when members of the public helped move her goods to safety.

Suicide bids before age 24 linked to later problems

People who attempt suicide in their youth are more likely to develop physical as well as mental health problems later in life, new research from the Dunedin longitudinal study shows.

Drivers slip up after downpour

Drivers slip up after downpour

Rain may have played a part in a slew of minor crashes in Dunedin at the weekend.

Reassurances on privatised fertility service

Privatising the South's fertility service should mean shorter waiting times and new cutting-edge fertility procedures, the likely future provider says.

Unable to compete with private sector

Confidential advice to Southern District Health Board members deciding whether to privatise the South's fertility service says strong competition from the private sector contributed to making an in-house service unviable.

Home support workers to continue receiving higher mileage rate

Dunedin home support workers who transferred from dumped home-care provider Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) will continue to be paid a significantly higher mileage rate than other Access Homehealth workers, the Rural Women New Zealand-owned provider says.

Focus on young doctors not sustainable: union

The nurses' union says money was found to employ surplus graduate doctors, while hundreds of young nurses are missing out.

Butterfield reappointed SDHB chairman

Butterfield reappointed SDHB chairman

Timaru accountant Joe Butterfield (73) has been reappointed chairman of the Southern District Health Board for another term.

Off to lend a hand in Philippines

Off to lend a hand in Philippines

Dunedin City Council emergency management officer Glenn Mitchell, who will spend Christmas in the Philippines helping the typhoon-hit nation improve communication links.

Spending doubles

Spending doubles

Spending on communications, marketing and advertising has more than doubled at Southern District Health Board in the past three years, figures released under the Official Information Act show.