Eileen Goodwin

Dunedin South: Tough times mean return by Labour likely

Dunedin South: Tough times mean return by Labour  likely

The Otago Daily Times is profiling the region's electorates, the candidates, and the issues in the lead-up to this month's general election. Reporter Eileen Goodwin takes a look at Dunedin South.

Appointment well-received

The head of the senior doctors' union hopes new Southern District Health Board chief executive Carole Heatly will bring a "greater sense of reality" to the DHB.

Charity GP service in 'funding gap'

Charity GP service in 'funding gap'

A "wonderful" charity GP service should receive more support, Labour's associate health spokeswoman list MP Steve Chadwick said in Dunedin yesterday.

Keen to join the picket

Keen to join the picket

Two elderly rest-home residents joined workers protesting a pay offer outside Woodhaugh Rest Home in Dunedin yesterday.

NEV plans parties with first funds

The Northeast Valley community was one of five picked by the Government to dip into a $1.5 million annual fund, and money was already being put to good use, Northeast Valley Community Development Project acting chairman Steve O'Connor said.

Dismay at NZ measles epidemic

Dismay at NZ measles epidemic

A measles epidemic which has infected hundreds of people in Auckland has reached Dunedin. Reporter Eileen Goodwin looks at how seriously health officials take measles and whether New Zealand has a chance of meeting its elimination target.

Free ebook service soon at Dunedin library

Free ebook service soon at Dunedin library

The Dunedin Public Library is betting there will be a few e-readers placed under Christmas trees this year, and it wants to offer their recipients a free ebook service.

Learning centre may close

Otago Polytechnic's Community Learning Centre in South Dunedin could be closed, with the loss of two full-time equivalent positions.

New measles cases suspected

Four unvaccinated Dunedin children under 10 have been identified as new measles cases, although only one has been confirmed.

Skin-fold surgery funding

Some of the $8 million in additional weight-loss funding will be used for skin-fold surgery, National Health Board electives manager Clare Perry says.