Eileen Goodwin

NZ Post tight-lipped on posties

NZ Post tight-lipped on posties

Only a handful of posties are expected to lose their jobs in Dunedin when deliveries are slashed, but New Zealand Post is being tight-lipped about the matter.

New rules prompt call for rethink on courthouse

New rules prompt call for rethink on courthouse

New earthquake rules deeming Dunedin a low risk ought to prompt a rethink on Dunedin's historic courthouse, city lawyer Anne Stevens says.

Bazaar in aid of child literacy

Bazaar in aid of child literacy

Proceeds from a fabric bazaar in Mosgiel this month will be used to support child literacy programmes on the Taieri.

Joint effort to tackle Dunedin's drinking

Joint effort to tackle Dunedin's drinking

A joint statement signed by 10 organisations signals a new approach to addressing the binge-drinking culture in parts of the city, Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull says.

Hopes for Special Olympics squad

Hopes for Special Olympics squad

Philip Lomas finds out next week whether he will represent his country at the Special Olympics World Summer Games.

Union to take legal action

Union to take legal action

The Service and Food Workers' Union has notified its intention to take legal action against the Southern District Health Board over the unpopular decision to award a 15-year food service contract to the Compass Group.

$100,000 McMillan trust boost

The Otago Therapeutic Pool fundraising campaign received a $100,000 boost this week.

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

Hospital food decision a bitter pill

The embattled Southern District Health Board has approved a 15-year deal with a multinational corporation for food services after facing down an acrimonious public at a board meeting in Dunedin yesterday.

Handling of food services a PR debacle

Handling of food services a PR debacle

Comment

The Southern District Health Board food services decision is a public relations debacle, just when the board needs public support.

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

Jobs to go as hospital kitchens outsourced

The Southern District Health Board has announced it is going ahead with a plan to outsource its hospital kitchens.