Eileen Goodwin

'Family room' offer

The Southern District Health Board is considering a proposal for a Ronald McDonald trust to build an accommodation facility adjoining Southland Hospital.

Halt to alcohol study political 'manipulation'

Halt to alcohol study  political 'manipulation'

Not completing research which shows a majority of respondents favoured stricter alcohol controls constitutes a manipulation of the political process, says Prof Jennie Connor, head of preventive and social medicine at the University of Otago.

Dunedin care workers protest 1.72% pay offer

Radius Fulton Care Centre workers staged a protest in Dunedin yesterday over the latest pay offer.

Student badly hurt in Dunedin steet assault

A Dunedin student needed surgery for a head injury after an "altercation" early on Saturday, police say.

Reserve history brought back to life

Reserve history brought back to life

Craigieburn Reserve's history was officially "reclaimed" on Saturday as it was reopened after a project to highlight its history, Dunedin Amenities Society member and project manager Paul Pope says.

No approach on court alternative

No approach on court alternative

The Dunedin City Council has not been approached about Carisbrook being used as an alternative court venue in the event of the Dunedin courthouse failing its seismic assessment, city property manager Robert Clark says.

Ashburn Clinic to make small surplus

Ashburn Clinic to make small surplus

Dunedin's Ashburn Clinic posted a $347,160 loss in 2010-11, but is on track for a small surplus this financial year, the private psychiatric hospital's annual report says.

Bronze comes for honouring Anzac

Bronze comes for honouring Anzac

The bronze statuette marking Brigadier Dr Brian McMahon's Anzac of the Year award was welcomed to Dunedin yesterday.

PHO names chairman

PHO names chairman

The Southern Primary Health Organisation has elected Stuart Heal, of Cromwell, its new chairman.

NZ funeral expenses claim 'total hokum'

NZ funeral expenses claim 'total hokum'

A claim funerals in New Zealand are twice the price of those in Australia has been labelled "total hokum" by the president of the funeral directors' association.