Eileen Goodwin

Moderate drinking linked to cancer

Moderate drinking linked to cancer

As little as two alcoholic drinks a day elevates the risk of breast cancer in women, new University of Otago research shows.

Funding initiative excites diplomat

A new way to fund projects in developing countries has attracted New Zealand diplomat and former Dunedin woman Amanda Ellis to a role on the board of an international microfinance organisation.

Too much competition to keep store open

Too much competition to keep store open

The Salvation Army Family Store in South Dunedin has closed due to a "competitive market'' among second-hand shops.

Shared service proposed

Shared service proposed

A shared religious service with members of the Methodist and the Muslim faiths is being considered to dedicate a specially-made cross to refugees.

Fast action saves Mosgiel family

Fast action saves Mosgiel family

A mother and her two children escaped injury in a house fire in Mosgiel last night by getting out quickly, Mosgiel fire station officer Steve Turnbull said.

Hospital's teaching role 'must be kept'

Hospital's teaching role 'must be kept'

Dunedin Hospital's role as a teaching hospital must be preserved in the $300 million hospital redevelopment, University of Otago medicine department head Prof Rob Walker says.

Petition to protect Taieri Rd postbox (+ video)

Petition to protect Taieri Rd postbox (+ video)

Halfway Bush residents Gaynor Earl (86) and Phyl Beagley (85) make unlikely activists but their petition to save a local postbox just might be a success.

Physio pool's future hangs in the balance

Physio pool's future hangs in the balance

The Dunedin physio pool's future hangs in the balance because of a ‘"quagmire of bureaucracy and butt-covering'', Dunedin North MP David Clark says.

Other matters before meetings

An 11-month gap in holding legally mandated public meetings at Southern District Health Board was because the commissioner's focus was on other matters, Health Minister Jonathan Coleman's office says.

Hospital’s asbestos bill rises

Hospital’s asbestos bill rises

The cost of dealing with asbestos at Dunedin Hospital has shot up to $2.3million. The figure was disclosed at a Southern District Health Board committee meeting in Dunedin on Tuesday.