Eileen Goodwin

Couple's pre-baby break not to be

Couple's pre-baby break not to be

It was supposed to be a pre-baby break relaxing and walking the dog at Lake Hawea. But Timaru couple Nicola and Brent Prue's plans abruptly changed when Mrs Prue went into labour with son Angus, who was born last Tuesday, at 33 weeks' gestation.

Another strategic plan demanded

Another strategic plan demanded

The Dunedin Hospital upgrade is ''being used as an opportunity'' to review Southern District Health Board's hospital services, a Government contract document says.

At least 7 privacy breaches at SDHB

At least 7 privacy breaches at SDHB

The case of an employee who viewed the medical records of friends and employees is one of at least seven privacy breaches investigated at Southern District Health Board this year.

Views on women help land spot

Possesing ''strong views'' on increasing the prominence of women in politics helped Kelly Stitely (17) nab a spot in the 2016 Youth Parliament.

Advice to health minister over SDHB

Advice to health minister over SDHB

Officials advised Health Minister Jonathan Coleman to steer commissioner Kathy Grant away from ''distractions'', and urged the importance of reinforcing a ''no surprises'' rule, as the Government was learning of Dunedin Hospital's woes from media.

Light plane crash at Dunedin Airport

Light plane crash at Dunedin Airport

A pilot has escaped serious injury in a light plane crash at Dunedin Airport today.

Waitaki weighs health boards

Losing Waitaki health care could ''seriously impact'' services at Dunedin Hospital, high-level advice released under the Official Information Act shows.

Funding dispute move

The end may be in sight to the long-running funding dispute between Southern District Health Board and Waitaki District Health Services.

School stays open after fire

School stays open after fire

Taieri College will open today, and school examinations will not be affected by the fire in the roof of the school hall yesterday.

Kitchen workers asked to go north

Kitchen workers asked to go north

It could be seen as rubbing salt in the wound - asking Dunedin Hospital kitchen workers to shift to Auckland.