Eileen Goodwin

Ministry 'has to front up' over courthouse

Ministry 'has to front up' over courthouse

The ''massive lack of transparency'' around the future of the historic Dunedin courthouse in Stuart St has been challenged by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

DHB member speaks out over outsourcing plan

DHB member speaks out over outsourcing plan

A Southern District Health Board member has spoken out against the kitchen outsourcing proposal, saying it will not serve the interests of the health board or the community.

Invercargill among first state house transfer sites

Invercargill is one of the first areas where state houses will be off-loaded to community providers, the Government has announced.

Driver says contract not explained

A meals on wheels driver who vowed to quit if hospital kitchens were outsourced has changed his mind before the final decision on the controversial 15-year deal with a multinational corporation.

Stars in training

Stars in training

Taieri residents will be able to watch the world's best young footballers training for the Fifa Under-20 World Cup, the Mosgiel Taieri Community Board heard last week.

Bid to change pool position

The  Mosgiel Taieri Community Board is petitioning the Dunedin City Council to change its position on funding the proposed four-pool aquatic facility in Mosgiel.

Mental health bed review as patient shift mulled

Mental health bed review as patient shift mulled

Mental health beds at Wakari Hospital in Dunedin are under review as the Southern District Health Board considers shifting more long-term patients into the community.

Health staff masks opinion divided

Health staff masks opinion divided

University of Otago public health physician supports the idea of unvaccinated health staff being asked to wear masks around patients.

$600k spent on courthouse, no work done

$600k spent on courthouse, no work done

The Ministry of Justice is staying tight-lipped about a change of plan over earthquake-strengthening the Stuart St courthouse in Dunedin, after spending more than $600,000 on its design.

Pay extremes, contracts debated

Pay extremes, contracts debated

For a politician who believes in minimal regulation, Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse says he is working on an ''awful lot'' of workplace regulation.