Eileen Goodwin

Enjoying a special moment

Enjoying a special moment

Vic Isbister was a young man working in Wellington when he saw Otago win the Ranfurly Shield at Athletic Park 56 years ago.

Fans flock to welcome Shield back to South

Fans flock to welcome Shield back to South

More than 1000 fans, including many young children, attended this afternoon's special ceremony at Forsyth Barr Stadium to welcome the Ranfurly Shield to its new home.

Ryall defends health funding in the South

Ryall defends health funding in the South

Health Minister Tony Ryall says public investment in health services in Dunedin is ''quite good'', but the Government is not getting enough credit.

'No comment' on gender pay decision

Health Minister Tony Ryall declined to comment on a landmark gender pay decision when he visited Dunedin yesterday.

Elective surgery focus questioned

Elective surgery focus questioned

The Government's elective surgery targets encourage health boards to push through high volumes of straightforward procedures, senior doctors' union executive director Ian Powell says.

Referral from Australia

It is not often Australian patients are referred to New Zealand, but next week an Australian patient will be treated in Dunedin for a rare form of cancer.

Effort to employ nurses

Strategies are in place to avoid the situation faced by last year's nursing graduates, 30% of whom were unemployed at one stage.

'Many traumatised' by audiology failings

'Many traumatised' by audiology failings

The Otago Association for Deaf Children lobbied Dunedin Hospital management and the former Otago District Health Board for improvements to audiology, but was frustrated when its concerns were largely ignored.

Smoke-free policy to be eased in

Smoke-free clauses will be added to community providers' contracts under a policy approved by the Southern District Health Board.

SDHB board to decide smoking issue

SDHB board to decide smoking issue

Board members, not staff, will decide whether locked-in mental health patients at Southern District Health Board are allowed to smoke.