Eileen Goodwin

Cause of death drowning

Murray Edge died from drowning after falling into water while unconscious, his widow Marilyn Edge said yesterday.

Meals and more in service to Taieri residents

Meals and more in service to Taieri residents

The Southern District Health Board has confirmed its Mosgiel Meals on Wheels service is unaffected by the controversial Compass Group outsourcing. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin visited the service.

Kitchen spending unknown

Kitchen spending unknown

The Southern District Health Board has acknowledged it has no idea how much the Compass Group will spend equipping its kitchens over the next 15 years.

Relaxing family outing at physio pool

Relaxing family outing at physio pool

Chris Rollo is by no means the oldest swimmer at the physio pool, but having swum there for at least 25 years, he just might be its most loyal patron. Regular swims afford the 36-year-old a degree of freedom and movement otherwise denied to him by severe cerebral palsy.

Surgeon fears for ENT service

Surgeon fears for ENT service

More than a quarter of ear, nose and throat patients who need surgery are being turned away from the overloaded Dunedin Hospital department, a letter released under the Official Information Act shows.

Lives at risk from cuts: MP

Lives at risk from cuts: MP

Proposed funding cuts to the South's mental health system could put lives at risk, Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Medical physicists to take action

Medical physicists have voted to take strike action after failing to reach agreement over pay after months of negotiation with health boards.

Hospital kitchen major supplier faces doubt

A major supplier to the Dunedin Hospital kitchen faces uncertainty, but hopes to become a supplier for the Compass Group and avoid job losses.

NZ Post tight-lipped on posties

NZ Post tight-lipped on posties

Only a handful of posties are expected to lose their jobs in Dunedin when deliveries are slashed, but New Zealand Post is being tight-lipped about the matter.

New rules prompt call for rethink on courthouse

New rules prompt call for rethink on courthouse

New earthquake rules deeming Dunedin a low risk ought to prompt a rethink on Dunedin's historic courthouse, city lawyer Anne Stevens says.