Eileen Goodwin

Butter not better: Mann

Despite what many people think, evidence of the ''badness'' of saturated fat is as strong as ever, University of Otago nutrition authority Jim Mann says.

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

Spinning, weaving for 46 years

A reunion marking 46 years of a Taieri spinning and weaving group was a chance to thank members who were no longer able to attend, secretary Sarah Gamble said.

Funding reprieve

A ''huge weight'' has lifted from Carers' Society Otago in the form of a six-month funding reprieve, but its long-term future is uncertain.

Swift denial of hospital 'downgrade'

Swift denial of hospital 'downgrade'

The Southern District Health Board has moved swiftly to allay fears of a downgrade of Dunedin Hospital after more than 10,000 people joined a social media campaign in just over three days.

Hospital kitchens information out next week

Information to back a claim of a significant cost saving from the planned privatisation of southern hospital kitchens will be released next week.

Treaty perceptions subject of talk

Treaty perceptions subject of talk

People tend to view the Treaty of Waitangi as a legal document, but its original intent was political control and colonisation, senior lecturer Dr Lachy Paterson said in a talk in Dunedin yesterday.

Leadership style lauded

Leadership style lauded

Joe Butterfield's ''very definite leadership style'' had helped Southern District Health Board face its responsibilities, deputy chairman Tim Ward told a board meeting in Invercargill yesterday.

Six-month deficit tops that budgeted for year

The Southern District Health Board has clocked up a bigger shortfall in six months of the financial year than its budgeted deficit for the entire year.

Public not engaging with SDHB: Heatly

Public not engaging with SDHB: Heatly

Consulting on a plan for the future of health in the South revealed many people did not know how to engage with the Southern District Health Board, chief executive Carole Heatly told a health committee yesterday.

New SDHB chairman, Butterfield to go

New SDHB chairman, Butterfield to go

Southern District Health Board chairman Joe Butterfield is to be replaced in the role.