Few women work in the tough environment of the ships that
provide logistical support to oil and gas vessels, says
former Dunedin woman Jenni McLennan.
Wyndham farmer Dean Rabbidge won the ANZ Young Farmer
Otago-Southland regional final in Gore on Saturday and will
represent the area at the final in Auckland in May.
Despite turning 110 today, Maudie Wilson insists she is
nothing out of the ordinary.
South Island district health boards are yet to appoint any of
the dedicated cancer care co-ordination nurses to the roles
announced in last year's budget.
The Ministry of Health is unable to say what the public will
be able to glean from information to be stored on a new
national register of cardiac surgery incidents.
Dr Mary Hardy, of the United States, speaks to a mostly
medical audience in Dunedin yesterday about combining
alternative therapies with conventional medicine to reduce
the side effects of cancer treatment and to garner other
Myah Tasker had a very special 7th birthday yesterday.
Dunedin Hospital patients are now waiting up to 40 weeks for
a routine MRI scan, with efforts to reduce wait times mostly
yet to bear fruit.
The Southern District Health Board is still drawing up a plan
to fit in about 220 extra Dunedin Hospital colonoscopies
without creating lengthy waiting times.
Ranfurly Medical Centre could benefit from a proposed
tightening of the funding formula used for rural practices,
practice manager Dianne Byrne says.
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