News that Central Otago Health Services Ltd and the
Southern District Health Board reached agreement this week
over funding for Dunstan Hospital came in the wake of a
groundswell of support for the hospital from the community it
serves. Shane Gilchrist talks to a group of battlers about an
earlier fight to retain health services in the district.
As Jody Direen celebrates the release of her second
self-funded album, the Wanaka singer discusses country-pop,
Nashville, ambition, reality and a willingness to roll up her
sleeves with Shane Gilchrist.
As a child, Helen Macdonald attempted to sleep with her arms
behind her back, as a bird would with folded wings. Little
wonder then that she has penned an award winning book about
her attempts to train a hawk, writes Shane Gilchrist.
The story of Sir Clifford Skeggs is one of a self-made man
afraid of neither risk nor hard work. The former Dunedin
mayor discusses public office, oysters and his varied
endeavours with Shane Gilchrist.