Vic Isbister was a young man working in Wellington when he
saw Otago win the Ranfurly Shield at Athletic Park 56 years
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.
Tony Ryall says public investment in health services in
Dunedin is ''quite good'', but the Government is not getting
Health Minister Tony Ryall declined to comment on a landmark
gender pay decision when he visited Dunedin yesterday.
The Government's elective surgery targets encourage health
boards to push through high volumes of straightforward
procedures, senior doctors' union executive director Ian
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.
Strategies are in place to avoid the situation faced by last
year's nursing graduates, 30% of whom were unemployed at one
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 clauses will be added to community providers'
contracts under a policy approved by the Southern District
Board members, not staff, will decide whether locked-in
mental health patients at Southern District Health Board are
allowed to smoke.
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