Eileen Goodwin

Benefit cuts here to stay, author tells forum

Benefit cuts here to stay, author tells forum

Public opposition to increasing benefit levels means no political party is likely to reverse the cuts that did most to contribute to income inequality, Max Rashbrooke, the editor of a book on the subject, says.

Honour for Dunedin man

Honour for Dunedin man

Winning a gold medal in the Special Olympics and selling one of his paintings are among the achievements of Dunedin man Christopher Tavite, who has received a national award.

Settlement offer made by SDHB

Settlement offer made by SDHB

The Southern District Health Board tried to settle its dispute with South Link Health by offering to halve the more than $7 million interest bill, correspondence about the row shows.

'Layback' bar manager approved

'Layback' bar manager approved

A Dunedin bar manager who poured alcohol into a customer's mouth has been granted his manager's certificate, but for half the usual term.

Barriers frustrating migrants, forum told

Barriers frustrating migrants, forum told

More immigration and foreign investment would stimulate the economy and attract more talented people to New Zealand, NZX chief executive Tim Bennett said at a forum in Dunedin yesterday.

Touring historical drama part of theatre's programme for renewal

A visiting show featuring an infamous chapter of southern history is part of a rejuvenation of Mosgiel's Fire Station Community Theatre.

Taieri Dramatic Society secretary Evelyn Mann said tickets were available for a one-off performance on March 25 of Too Far From Heaven.

Clinic marks 35-year role

Clinic marks 35-year role

''Incredibly innovative'' when it started, the Family Mental Health Service in Mosgiel celebrated its 35th anniversary this month.

Price put on energy waste

Dunedin could save more as a city by looking at energy costs than worrying about council spending, American resource economist John Laitner says.

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Board aims to fill nursing vacancies by end of month

Nursing vacancies in Dunedin Hospital's emergency department will be filled by the end of the month, the Southern District Health Board has told the College of Emergency Nurses.

More GP care 'not affordable for all'

More GP care 'not affordable for all'

Some people cannot afford the GP visits that will increasingly replace hospital visits, a specialist told health leaders in Dunedin this week.