Eileen Goodwin

Geckos poached from peninsula returned

Geckos poached from peninsula returned

Otago Peninsula jewelled geckos smuggled to Germany are the first to return to New Zealand under strengthened rules designed to crack down on poaching.

No 'jabs' flu vaccination approach paying off

No 'jabs' flu vaccination approach paying off

Avoiding talk of ''jabs'' and ''shots'' in the staff influenza vaccination campaign at the University of Otago seems to be paying off.

SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

SDHB wants 5% cuts across all services

The Southern District Health Board wants to cut costs by 5% for its services and those of contracted providers, as it grapples with an ''awful reality'', chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Pool helps 'wee fighter' make progress

Pool helps 'wee fighter' make progress

It's nearly a year since Courtney Donald's life changed forever in a deadly crash on the Southern Motorway.

SDHB in 'serious freefall'

SDHB in 'serious freefall'

Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman has rejected a claim the Government is considering installing a commissioner at the Southern District Health Board.

Volunteers unhappy at meals plan

Volunteers unhappy at meals plan

A proposal to outsource meals on wheels could put drivers in an ''awkward position'' because they volunteer to help the community, not a multinational company, historian and long-serving meals on wheels driver Dr Terry Hearn says.

Coronial postmortem pathologists 'agitating' for years for change

Dunedin pathologists who conduct coronial postmortems have been ''agitating'' for change for years but the Ministry of Justice has not listened, Southern Community Laboratories (SCL) medical director Dr Peter Fitzgerald says.

Volunteer quits over food plan

Volunteer quits over food plan

Volunteers who refuse to deliver Compass-made meals on wheels will be doing the health system a ''disservice'', Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield says.

Jan leaves neonatal career on high note

Jan leaves neonatal career on high note

Picking the high point of 15 years as charge nurse manager at Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (Nicu) is not too difficult for Jan Seuseu.

New principal settling in at Elmgrove School

New principal settling in at Elmgrove School

Being a new principal has been a learning experience for Chris McKinlay.