Eileen Goodwin

Steampunk a winner for designer

Steampunk a winner for designer

Dunedin designer Simone Montgomery won the supreme award at the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, but will be keeping her day job as a nurses' union organiser.

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Council must support vulnerable, too: Calvert

Small-spending stalwart Cr Hilary Calvert has emerged an unlikely champion of the Dunedin City Council stepping in to save the city's physio pool.

You use it, you pay

You use it, you pay

Dunedin physio pool users will have to pay the cost if they want to keep the pool open.

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

With home help, heart patient 'good as gold'

Nearly a month after he went public complaining about a lack of help at home following a heart attack, life has improved for Cliff Rodger.

Boost for kidney transplants

Anything that enables more kidney transplants is a good thing, Southern District Health Board nephrologist Dr John Schollum says.

Clark critical of scheme

GP referral scheme in southern emergency departments is designed to skew ED waiting times to make Government health statistics look better, Dunedin North Labour MP David Clark says.

Physio pool to be closed

Physio pool to be closed

Dismayed pool users are vowing to fight the closure of Dunedin's physio pool.

Book helps to turn next page

Book helps to turn next page

In the 12 years since her partner's death, it has become easier to talk about suicide, Mosgiel woman Nikki Cockburn says.

Much interest in stroke treatment

Much interest in stroke treatment

A Dunedin man believed to be the first New Zealander to undergo innovative stroke therapy in the United States may have become a trailblazer.

Theatre block waits in wings

Theatre block waits in wings The Dunedin Hospital clinical services building needs to be replaced or refurbished but the go-ahead for the project depends on the Southern District Health Board showing it can afford costs that go with the price tag.