Eileen Goodwin

Ambulance response times stretched

Ambulance response times stretched

Ambulances have not met urban response time targets since 2007 because of increased demand, crowded roads, and new housing developments, a Government report says.

Whooping cough vaccination 'cocooning' call

A Dunedin Hospital paediatrician says parents and grandparents around babies should be vaccinated against whooping cough.

'Don't blame us for shop closure threat': DCC

'Don't blame us for shop closure threat': DCC

Some people are wrongly blaming the Dunedin City Council for the "frustrating" potential threat of closure of the Macandrew Bay Store, DCC liquor licensing and projects officer Kevin Mechen says.

Port police station change proposed

Port police station change proposed

The Port Chalmers police station would become a patrol base instead of a rural two-person station under a restructuring plan, but policing resources would not change, Dunedin-Clutha police area commander Inspector Dave Campbell says.

DHB shortlists four

Four candidates are shortlisted for the top job at Southern District Health Board.

Criticism of SDHB slammed

Criticism of SDHB slammed

A $41 million funding shortfall over a decade stopped the Southern District Health Board investing in buildings and clinical equipment, contributing to a "soul-destroying" situation, says a frankly-worded report by recently-departed Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau.

From Dunedin to Afghanistan to supervise harvest

From Dunedin to Afghanistan to supervise harvest

The journey there and back will take longer than his Afghanistan aid mission, but Dunedin aid worker Michael Potts hopes his trip to the war-torn country to supervise harvesting and storing of potatoes will ensure the locals have food over winter.

Student hospitalised with measles visited Dunedin

A group of University of Otago students have been warned they may have been exposed to measles, the first Wellington victim of a North Island outbreak having visited Dunedin last weekend.

Word on the 'Street' is: disgusted

Word on the 'Street' is: disgusted

Tuesday and Thursday nights will not be the same at Dunedin's Highview Home and Hospital soon.

Fears for Macandrew Bay store

Fears for Macandrew Bay store

Macandrew Bay Store's liquor licence may not be renewed, sparking concern the community could lose the store.