Eileen Goodwin

Health centre overcomes difficulties post-flood

Health centre overcomes difficulties post-flood

''Cosy'' is the best way to describe the makeshift arrangements at Aurora Health Centre in the aftermath of the June flood, manager Sharon Smith says.

Hospital loses right to train surgeons

Hospital loses right to train surgeons

Dunedin Hospital has lost the right to train orthopaedic surgeons for the coming year, prompting a warning that surgical trainees may have to go elsewhere.

Under 13 consultations 'good news'

Under 13 consultations 'good news'

All but one Otago GP practice has agreed to provide free consultations to children under 13, WellSouth Primary Health Network chief executive Ian Macara says.

Competing agendas highlighted

Competing agendas highlighted

The increasingly fraught tension between New Zealand's competing military, intelligence, and trade objectives was a focus of the University of Otago's 50th annual Foreign Policy School at the weekend. Eileen Goodwin reports.

NZ's role hurt its standing

Joining the war on terror ended up compromising New Zealand's good name, investigative journalist Jon Stephenson believes.

TPP 'cold war taking place by proxy'

TPP 'cold war taking place by proxy'

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a ''geopolitical contest'' between the United States and China, University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says.

Disabled face risks in courts

Disabled face risks in courts

Entering a court can be daunting for just about anyone, but carries more confusion and risk for those with an intellectual disability.

SDHB role an 'experiment'

SDHB role an 'experiment'

The Southern District Health Board commissioner will still be figuring out who she can trust and what her role entails, University of Otago health systems authority Prof Robin Gauld says.

Ombudsman to probe court info refusal

Ombudsman to probe court info refusal

The Office of the Ombudsman plans to investigate the Ministry of Justice over its refusal to release information relating to Dunedin's courthouse.

'Abusive' attack on SDHB leaders

'Abusive' attack on SDHB leaders

Claims have emerged that Southern District Health Board leaders were shouted at and bullied by officials in Wellington, and forced to undertake an accounting trick to make the books look better.