Eileen Goodwin

Bearing up well after medical help

Bearing up well after medical help

Accustomed to regular check-ups at home, Toothless the teddy bear did not find a visit to hospital on Saturday too daunting.

Regimental symbols left to Dunedin (+ video)

Regimental symbols left to Dunedin (+ video)

One final stirring parade bearing the New Zealand Scottish Regiment colours brought central Dunedin to a standstill on Saturday, before the colours were presented to a city museum for posterity and safekeeping.

Triplets from Tripoli

Triplets from Tripoli

Dunedin triplets (from left) Wala Edwik, Weam Edwik, and Wafa Edwik (21), attended a picnic in Woodhaugh Gardens in Dunedin on Saturday, for volunteers and clients at language school English Language Partners.

Students rally for a cause

Students rally for a cause

Taking part in the Relay for Life University of Otago 2016 are Aquinas College residents (from left) Ash Watson (18), Ailish Sullivan (19), Campbell Irvine (18), and Georgia Steans (18), all of Christchurch.

English consultant's SDHB bill $152k

English consultant's SDHB bill $152k An English consulting firm is to receive more than $150,000 in fees and expenses for work that includes running "listening sessions" for the Southern DHB and writing up the results.

Laying up of colours parade (+ video)

Laying up of colours parade (+ video)

A military parade featuring tanks, more than 100 soldiers, and war veterans brought central Dunedin to a halt today before the official laying up of the New Zealand Scottish Regiment colours at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum.

Medical union looking at food in cafes

Medical union looking at food in cafes

A medical union whose members are entitled to free meals is conducting a survey because of concern hospital cafes are not up to scratch under the management of the Compass Group.

Here for long haul: new chief medical officer

Here for long haul: new chief medical officer

The appointment of a prominent Canterbury health leader as chief medical officer at Southern District Health Board surprised a few people in the health sector. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin spoke to Dr Nigel Millar about why he made the move.

Maternity infections not all same bacteria

Infection control was tightened at Queen Mary Maternity Centre in Dunedin Hospital after eight women contracted ‘‘significant'' infections.

Concerns over cost of adding fluoride

Concerns over cost of adding fluoride

Adding fluoride to water supplies would be costly for rural communities, and Southland does not have a functioning health board to make the decision, Southland Mayor Gary Tong says.