Eileen Goodwin

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.

Health policy will meet escalating costs: Labour

Promised extra health spending will allow the sector to "stand still" and meet escalating costs, Labour health spokesman Grant Robertson says.

Resort meeting dropped

The Southern District Health Board's draft meeting schedule for next year indicates it has dropped plans for two meetings in Queenstown in favour of one.

Second toilet to be considered

The Dunedin City Council is considering adding another public toilet at Waikouaiti, a report to today's Waikouaiti Coast Community Board says.

Five fireworks eye injuries

Five people were treated at Dunedin Hospital for eye injuries after Guy Fawkes celebrations.

'Assault' on beneficiaries criticised

'Assault' on beneficiaries criticised

Did the Rugby World Cup-winning All Blacks have it easy compared with an unemployed person trying to find work?

Cancer study NZ's largest

Cancer study NZ's largest

Thousands of New Zealand bowel cancer cases will be examined to find out what influences survival, says study project clinical lead Dr Chris Jackson, of Dunedin.