Eileen Goodwin

Hep C centre’s funding loss appals

Hep C centre’s funding loss appals

The Hepatitis C Resource Centre Otago faces an uncertain future after a loss of Ministry of Health funding, just as publicity about an offshore ‘‘buyers' club'' has created a stir among sufferers of the disease.

Apartment plan for Filleul St

Apartment plan for Filleul St

A proposal for 25 apartments in central Dunedin has a tick of approval from a Dunedin City Council planner, who says the project will contribute to the city's vibrancy.

Man hurt in crash near Palmerston

Man hurt in crash near Palmerston

A man has been taken to Dunedin Hospital tonight after the car he was in crashed into a tree near Palmerston.

Marketing push met with caution

Marketing push met with caution

Lower property prices give regional cities like Dunedin a necessary edge against big-city competitors, independent economist Shamubeel Eaqub says.

OIA request charges worrying sign

OIA request charges worrying sign

Making media organisations pay for official information is a worrying sign, a University of Otago public law specialist says.

Alcohol-violence link row

Alcohol-violence link row

Alcohol company Lion has accused academics of cherry-picking information for a critique of Lion-funded research that had denied a direct link between alcohol and violence.

Pool trust still in limbo over lease

Pool trust still in limbo over lease

Time limits on community grants for the physio pool upgrade in Dunedin may become an issue, but it is hoped the upgrade will begin before the grants start to expire, Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust trustee Fred Daniel says.

SDHB withholds plan for healthcare

SDHB withholds plan for healthcare

The Southern District Health Board has refused to release documents that spell out the commissioner regime's plans for southern healthcare.

Staff asked man to be 'patient' as he went blind

Koby Brown hassled Southland Hospital for his overdue ophthalmology appointment because his eyes were hurting. What he didn't realise was he had permanently lost the sight in one eye.

Home birth group not deterred by loss of support

Home birth group not deterred by loss of support

Losing public funding for its pregnancy classes will not deter a Dunedin organisation that wants to promote natural birth.