The electricity market is maximising profit at the cost of
people's health, even while demand is declining, energy
analyst Molly Melhuish says.
Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner is reprising the role of John
Denver in a production that rehearsed in Mosgiel last week to
prepare for a New Zealand and Australia tour.
Job offers for mammographers who have opted to stay employed
by the public sector remain open, Pacific Radiology Group
chief executive Lance Lawler says.
GP vouchers will be doled out in emergency departments in a
bid to reduce patient numbers.
Patients harmed by surgical mesh are demanding action from
the Government. Health reporter Eileen Goodwin spoke to a
doctor, a politician, and a patient about the issue.
A North Taieri woman says she became suicidal because of the
''excruciating pain'' caused by surgical mesh complications.
Lives were put at risk from couch fires lit too close to
houses in Dunedin's student quarter, Dunedin police and the
Fire Service have warned.
Breast-screening mammographers are shocked yet relieved by
the surprise decision they will continue to be employed by
the Southern District Health Board, union spokesman Rhys
Figures showing just 27% of southern health patients are
getting a routine colonoscopy within six weeks seem ''at
odds'' with the lack of interest in a free colonoscopy
programme, gastroenterologist Associate Prof Michael Schultz
The New Zealand Aged Care Association is seeking legal advice
on whether its members have to assist dementia and
psychogeriatric residents to enrol to vote.
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