Eileen Goodwin

Apology for mistaking park as surplus land

Apology for mistaking park as surplus land

The Dunedin City Council has apologised to the Robertson family for including Robertson Park in Middlemarch on a list of surplus land.

Union warns SDHB of legal action

Union warns SDHB of legal action

The Service and Food Workers' Union has warned the cash-strapped Southern District Health Board could find itself embroiled in costly legal action if it goes ahead with food service outsourcing.

Outsourcing benefits sought

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says he is looking to potential benefits of the Compass Group hospital food outsourcing, while maintaining some reservations about the controversial proposal.

Collaboration serves transport plan well

Collaboration serves transport plan well

Parochial concerns were put aside to develop the Otago Southland regional land transport plan, Cr Trevor Kempton told an extraordinary meeting of the Otago Regional Council yesterday.

'Please explain' letter over pay rise

The Otago Regional Council will send the Remuneration Authority a ''please explain'' letter querying a 5.2% pay increase for councillors.

Surgery league tables caution

Publishing surgical league tables could be problematic in the South, where people are older and more likely to have surgical complications, Medical Council chairman Andrew Connolly says.

Action over mail delays

Private mail provider DX Mail agreed to date-stamp letters and develop a complaints register in response to ongoing complaints about its Southern District Health Board delivery service.

New perspective on SDHB woes

The man drafted in to help the Southern District Health Board says he provided a new perspective on the organisation's ''significant challenges''.

Errors in party mail-out admitted

Dunedin North MP David Clark has admitted a ''dopey'' mistake in a Labour mail-out survey about Dunedin health services.

System scrapped under outsourcing

An electronic food system worth $350,000 will be scrapped if Dunedin Hospital's kitchen is outsourced.