When he started his specialist career, medical oncology
was new and New Zealand had faster access to cancer drugs
than Australia. Southern District Health Board medical
oncologist Dr David Perez spoke to health report Eileen
Goodwin ahead of his retirement.
The Dunedin Hospital asbestos scare cost more than $380,000
just for the initial response, as asbestos surveys released
by the Southern District Health Board under the Official
Information Act give a sense of the problem's scale.
The surprise rise in child poverty revealed this week is
because fewer people now benefit from economic growth, and it
is hurting families in which both parents work, Methodist
Mission chief executive Laura Black says.