Eileen Goodwin

Aged care issues hit the hustings

The New Zealand Aged Care Association is trying to put sector funding on the political agenda in its election campaign launched today.

Fear age change could dent screening trust

Fear age change could dent screening trust

It will be difficult to shift the breast-screening age, even if the science does not support screening women under 50, Dunedin breast cancer survivor Dr Sue Walthert says.

Fracking evidence tricky to pin down

Fracking evidence tricky to pin down

Establishing a link between fracking and earthquakes was ''difficult'', but circumstantial evidence pointed to there being one, Dr Andreas Lindstrom told an audience on Saturday at the Otago Foreign Policy School.

Path to victory black and white

Path to victory black and white

Tarras School pupil Jemmimah McCombe-Rae (10), of Tarras, is all concentration as she takes on Ben Paku (10), of George Street Normal School, in the second round of the Otago Southland primary intermediate interschool team chess championship in Dunedin on Saturday.

SDHB puts sharper focus on cost-cutting

SDHB puts sharper focus on cost-cutting

The Southern District Health Board has rejigged top staff to allow two senior executives to focus solely on cost reduction.

Heart patient says follow-up lacking

Heart patient says follow-up lacking

An elderly man discharged from Dunedin Hospital last week says the lack of follow-up support for him at home is ''crazy''.

Health board seeks input on strategic plan

The Southern District Health Board is undertaking a wide-reaching planning exercise for the next decade, which will be used to help plan the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.

Autism support failed to meet costs

Autism support failed to meet costs

The home support provider that axed an autism support programme at short notice had to be ''hard-nosed'' because of tight finances, Access board chairman John Ayling says.

Political bias claims rejected

Political bias claims rejected

The University of Otago has rejected claims from a member of Parliament its general election media project has been taken over by the National Party.

Banks' fall scuppers employment law

Banks' fall scuppers employment law

Disgraced Act MP John Banks is an unlikely ''working class hero'' for leaving the Government without the numbers to pass controversial employment law, senior doctors' union executive director Ian Powell says.