Eileen Goodwin

First early election votes cast

First early election votes cast

The polling booth at the University of Otago was buzzing yesterday on the first day of voting for the 2014 general election.

Beyer lashes Dotcom

Beyer lashes Dotcom

Te Tai Tonga Mana Movement candidate Georgina Beyer says she ''absconded'' from the Internet Mana roadshow last month, having formed negative views of party backer Kim Dotcom after getting to know him on the road.

Cunliffe let Key off hook: Greens

Cunliffe let Key off hook: Greens

Labour leader David Cunliffe is not holding Prime Minister John Key to account for turning New Zealand into a ''wealth generating machine for the wealthiest'', Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says.

Clean shave in aid of Daffodil Day

Clean shave in aid of Daffodil Day

It could have been a hair-raising experience, but blind man Simon Fogarty's colleagues were in safe hands yesterday.

Medicine use related to ageing population

Medicine use related to ageing population

A 20% increase in drugs dished out to older people is mainly because of the ageing population rather than drugs being overprescribed, the Ministry of Health says.

Survey proof ED in critical state: Clark

Survey proof ED in critical state: Clark

Satisfaction among nurses at Dunedin Hospital's emergency department is evidence the department is in a ''critical state'', North Dunedin MP Dr David Clark says.

Economic benefits seen in health spending

Economic benefits seen in health spending

Money spent on health boosts the economy because it ends up in the pockets of the lower paid, says Prof Martin McKee, a specialist in European public health.

Nurses' concerns revealed

Nurses' concerns revealed

More than half of the nurses in the Dunedin Hospital emergency department have been actively looking for a new job, a staff survey released to the Otago Daily Times reveals.

'Wonderful woman' celebrates

'Wonderful woman' celebrates

The secret of a long life is ''being pleasant to everybody'', says May Cuthbertson, who turned 100 on Saturday.

Labour promises city millions

Labour promises city millions

Labour, if elected, will invest millions in Dunedin manufacturing and fast-track the Dunedin Hospital rebuild in a bid to restore the city's fortunes, leader David Cunliffe promised on a visit to the city yesterday.