Eileen Goodwin

Arthritis NZ downgrading Otago presence

Arthritis New Zealand is downgrading its Otago branch office in Dunedin as part of a national restructuring to save $1.5 million a year.

New award for scholar after child sleep study

New award for scholar after child sleep study

Child health researcher Prof Barry Taylor's contribution to University of Otago research was recognised in Dunedin this week.

Monumental maintenance

Monumental maintenance

Rory Webster, of E. C. Shaw Plumbers, cleans around the Queens Gardens cenotaph in Dunedin with a water-blaster yesterday.

Lecturer supports homeopathy

A former GP-homeopath who lectures at the Dunedin School of Medicine says Western medicine does not understand homeopathy, but that should not mean it is written off.

Losing parking, gaining cycleway

Losing parking, gaining cycleway

Up to nine free car parks will be sacrificed on Anzac Ave for 650m of cycle lanes, providing the "missing link" in the Otago Harbour cycleway, Dunedin City Council roading projects engineer Evan Matheson announced yesterday.

Call for ministry to lead in checking pregnant women

Call for ministry to lead in checking pregnant women

Height and weight checks on pregnant women should be standardised by the Ministry of Health to cut the risk of complications, a Southern District Health Board obstetrician/gynaecologist says.

Meals on Wheels price rise prompts warning

Meals on Wheels price rise prompts warning

The cost of a hot meal delivered at lunchtime is about to go up for many elderly people receiving Meals on Wheels in Otago and Southland.

Caged-hen pilot scheme gets thumbs down

Caged-hen pilot scheme gets thumbs down

Conditions in a pilot scheme touted as the egg industry's future are not much better than standard battery hen cages, animal welfare advocates say.

Riccarton Rd plan opposed

The Mosgiel Taieri Community Board last night rejected the Dunedin City Council's preferred option for the Riccarton Rd upgrade.

Southern health managers criticised

Southern health managers criticised

Otago and Southland ranked poorly in a clinical leadership survey partly because of Southern District Health Board chief executive Brian Rousseau's "propensity to get fixations on particular issues", Association of Salaried Medical Specialists executive director Ian Powell says.