Bill Townsend is taking part in a bowls tournament on Sunday,
or he could have attended the Joint Effort Sponsored Walk in
The decision to introduce a new cervical screening test is
‘‘premature and wrong'' and poses a risk to women's health,
an editorial published today in the New Zealand Medical
A Clutha-Southland electorate staff member has confirmed she
is in contact with police over a complaint about National MP
General practitioners lumped with extra charges at the ‘‘13th
hour'' for a patient systems upgrade are seeking answers, a
sector leader says.
A pay rise for midwives goes ‘‘nowhere'' towards making the
profession financially viable, College of Midwives Otago
chairwoman Prue Thomson says.
More than 1200 patients, family members and staff have
registered for the Southern District Health Board's
"listening sessions'' that start in Dunedin tomorrow.
Social service agencies in Dunedin are bracing for changes
that a sector leader suggests some agencies will not survive.
A man who saw the Castle St balcony collapse last night
said there were up to 15 people on it at the time and about
Some patients could end up shelling out more money to see
their GP under a proposed shake-up aimed at making access to
low-cost appointments fairer.
The "employment issue'' in a National Party electorate office
is understood to involve a claim a secret recording was made
by Clutha-Southland MP Todd Barclay.
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