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Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

Dean says hospital food issue 'beat-up'

People do not go to hospital to eat, they go there to be treated, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean said during a debate in Parliament about scrapping this year's election at the Southern District Health Board.

Listening one of new SDHB values

Listening one of new SDHB values

The Southern District Health Board's new set of ‘‘draft values'' espouses listening, kindness, having a positive attitude and working with the community.

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

Food protest: 'Stop the slop' (+ video)

About 300 people carrying signs with slogans including 'Stop the slop' staged a protest today about the quality of Dunedin Hospital food.

Cull to Curran: We are past appointing blame

Cull to Curran: We are past appointing blame

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has dismissed criticism from a local MP that councillors let themselves off the hook from taking responsibility for last June's flood.

No apology over mud-tanks - Cull

No apology over mud-tanks - Cull

Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is refusing to apologise over the council's mud-tank failures as the South Dunedin Action Group calls for an infrastructure overhaul.

Patients aren’t angry - Coleman

Patients aren’t angry - Coleman

Dunedin Hospital patients were not angry about the quality of meals, Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman said in Parliament yesterday.

South Dunedin flood risk ‘an issue’

South Dunedin flood risk ‘an issue’

South Dunedin presents the "most troubling example'' of high groundwater levels in the country, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment  Jan Wright says.

Ethical sales losses $380K

Ethical sales losses $380K

Ethical investment has come with a price tag of more than $380,000 for Dunedin's Waipori Fund.

Man fed up with parking tickets

Man fed up with parking tickets

A Dunedin man is incensed after finding his vehicle ticketed again for parking infringements outside his Caversham home.

Hospital food excellent, minister says (+ video)

Hospital food excellent, minister says (+ video)

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman tried to draw a line under the Dunedin Hospital food controversy by sampling the meals at a hastily arranged luncheon yesterday.

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