Eileen Goodwin

Hospital kitchen plans not known

Schemes to enhance hospital kitchen throughput were put on hold to make way for the ''big grand scheme'' of centralised food production, but no-one quite knows when it will take shape, the Service and Food Workers Union says.

Academics see opportunities for brain health research

The Highlanders-University of Otago rugby sponsorship deal could draw on the strengths of Dunedin brain research, and make the sport safer, two Otago University academics suggested yesterday.

Dementia play planned

Dementia play planned

Prominent Dunedin identities are among characters in a dementia documentary play to be performed this year.

In bloom

In bloom

Outram Flower Show convener Daphne Macfarlane with one of the dahlias in her Outram garden as she prepares for the annual flower show this Friday.

Rescued rafters give $1200

Rescued rafters give $1200

A group of grateful rafters have thanked Dunedin search and rescue volunteers for rescuing three of their number after a rafting trip down Lee Stream went awry last Thursday night.

GPs reassured over rural health funding changes

General practices facing a major rural funding shake-up are being reassured by the Southern District Health Board.

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Message delivered, flotilla heads back

Two Oil Free Otago flotilla yachts came ''face to face'' with Anadarko's drill ship last night and delivered a protest message, Oil Free Otago said in a statement last night.

Medical Council role comes to end

Medical Council role comes to end

The Dunedin-based chairman of New Zealand's medical regulator is stepping down after four years.

Hospital readmission rate warning

A rise in the proportion of southern health patients readmitted to hospital has prompted a warning it could be linked to recent budget-driven bed cuts.

'Corny' line beginning of life long partnership

'Corny' line beginning of life long partnership

Cliff McAuley admits using a ''corny'' line to start a conversation with his future wife Ethel, when the pair met in 1946, for the first time.