Eileen Goodwin

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.

$1400 a day for new health board commissioner

$1400 a day for new health board commissioner

The Southern District Health Board's new commissioner, Kathy Grant, will receive $1400 for each day she spends sorting out the organisation.

Rest-home's future in doubt

The board of Maranatha Rest Home, in Mosgiel, will meet today to consider the facility's future.

South Link Health rapt $15m dispute over

The multimillion-dollar row between the Southern District Health Board and South Link Health is over, after the Serious Fraud Office decided to take no further action.