The use of hand-sanitisers in classrooms did not reduce
school sick leave in children, Dunedin-led research published
in an academic journal found.
Just over 78% of Dunedin North electors have so far enrolled
to vote in next month's election.
Scaffolding has started to go up on Dunedin Hospital's
clinical services building, which is being repaired to stop
A Dunedin poverty campaigner is ''slightly puzzled'' by
Labour's promise of free GP visits for older people, which
she says will increasingly benefit the ''selfish generation''
of baby boomers.
Church representatives were questioned about gay rights at a
forum in Dunedin last night marking a year this month since
marriage equality law passed.
Nearly one in five specialists could retire in the next five
years, creating a ''precarious'' situation, the latest
workforce report of the senior doctors' union says.
The heat is on over the immediate future of the Otago
Therapeutic Pool, in Dunedin.
Negotiations determining the fate of the Dunedin-based
National Poisons Centre are not transparent, and may result
in a significantly downgraded service presented as a fait
accompli, Dunedin North MP Dr David Clark says.
Act New Zealand's Dunedin North candidate has quit, citing a
''fundamental disagreement'' with leader Dr Jamie Whyte over
Southern GPs are being asked to change their prescribing
habits to free up funds for other health services.
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