Eileen Goodwin

Elderly services to change

Elderly services to change

"Care managers" would help the elderly to remain in the community under proposals to be put to a Southern District Health Board committee today.

Funding changes limit sexual health programme

Proposed sexual health funding restrictions come just as an access programme is starting to show results, Dunedin Sexual Health Clinic clinical leader Dr Jill McIlraith says.

Peninsula cycleway funding fears

A suggestion that an already-deferred Otago Peninsula cycleway project might mss out on future funding has upset Peninsula Community Board deputy chairwoman Christine Garey.

Female circumcision discussed

Two Ministry of Health-funded workshops were held in Dunedin yesterday on female circumcision, a cultural practice which is illegal in New Zealand.

Council set to make land ruling

A long-running dispute between two recreational groups over reserve land in Waikouaiti is still unresolved, and the Dunedin City Council will decide who gets to use it.

Harsher penalties sought for smugglers

Harsher penalties sought for smugglers

The Otago Peninsula Community Board is writing to Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson to demand harsher penalties for wildlife smugglers.

Board opts to send fund surplus to needy Lyttelton

Board opts to send fund surplus to needy Lyttelton

The Otago Peninsula Community Board plans to give the balance of its community projects fund to its earthquake-affected counterpart in Lyttelton, and encourages other community boards to do the same.

PHO moves to allay GP concerns

PHO moves to allay GP concerns

The Southern Primary Health Organisation has written to Otago and Southland GPs to allay concerns about its proposed clinical programme.

Visionary says Dunedin 'perfect model' for future

Visionary says Dunedin 'perfect model' for future

Dunedin is the "perfect model" for developing the knowledge-based environmentally conscious society to which New Zealand should aspire, Prof Sir Paul Callaghan says.

SPHO funding change plans disturbing GPs

Dunedin GPs are criticising the Southern Primary Health Organisation's proposed funding changes, saying it is offering to pay for procedures that come under the district health board, while leaving other patients in the lurch.