Eileen Goodwin

Toddler's last months made special: parents

Toddler's last months made special: parents

The parents of a Dunedin toddler who died on the way to participating in research in the United States on his rare metabolic disorder say they are proud they made the last months of their son's short life special.

View Budget bad news for healthcare

View Budget bad news for healthcare

Yesterday's Budget does not address the "fundamentals of health" and appears to be damage control, Paula Stickings says.

Dementia funding welcomed

The funding boost for dementia care is the "good news item" for the Southern District Health Board, funding and finance general manager Robert Mackway-Jones says.

South's PHO reveals budget: free dental care plan queried

A proposal to offer free dental care for "high needs" adults has upset some in the health sector who warn against putting money into "rotten teeth", Southern Primary Health Organisation chairman Dr Conway Powell says.

Health board structure saves $194,000

Health board structure saves $194,000

The Southern District Health Board saves about $2000, plus travel and other expenses, every month Health Minister Tony Ryall does not make the final appointment to its board.

Complaint about policeman rejected

Complaint about policeman rejected

A complaint about two Dunedin police officers by a Sawyers Bay man convicted for assaulting a 14-year-old skateboarder who collided with him has been rejected by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA).

Dainty Dairy barriers temporary

Permission for footpath barriers around the Dainty Dairy building in Stuart St is temporary and they are not to be in place indefinitely, Dunedin City Council resource consents manager Alan Worthington says.

Garden working bee

Garden working bee

Garden preparation teacher Peta Hudson, of Otago Peninsula, showed volunteers how to create a no-dig garden using hay and cardboard at the North East Valley Community Garden working bee on Saturday morning.

Focusing on Flying Nun favourites

Focusing on Flying Nun favourites

Dunedin musician Lesley Paris presented of her favourite Flying Nun band music videos and studio clips at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery on Saturday.

Pedestrian barriers to stay

Pedestrian barriers to stay

Pedestrian barriers around the former Dainty Dairy building will remain despite the work carried out to make it safe, co-owner Alistair Broad says.