Despite voting with the Government to abolish next year's
election at Southern District Health Board, Dunedin South MP
Clare Curran has taken a swipe at Health Minister Dr Jonathan
Coleman over ‘‘erosion of democracy''.
Many may view last week's announcement to extend the term of
the commissioner appointed to oversee the Southern District
Health Board by three years (bypassing the 2016 local body
elections until those in 2019) with shock and outrage.
Dunedin Hospital's cooks will focus on food ''regeneration''
- rather than cooking fresh meals for patients - after their
job numbers are cut, according to a proposal Compass Group
tried to keep under wraps.