Every few years a new author comes along and fossicks through the Churchill family dirty linen to see what tawdry details remain. Josh Ireland's the latest historian on the conveyor belt, and has found scandal aplenty to fill Churchill & Son.
Wayne Fa’asega has a better reason than most to remember the day New Zealand went into Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown: it was the day he began chemotherapy for bowel cancer.
Late on Tuesday evening, just before the country got completely distracted by the rude reappearance of Covid-19 on its radar screen, Parliament took another step towards reimagining how the Reserve...
A Covid-19 scare in Wellington is a warning Dunedin is not exempt, a University of Otago academic says.
Southerners flocked to be tested for Covid-19 yesterday, after Wellington shifted to Alert Level 2 following a weekend visit by a Sydney man suspected of having the highly infectious Delta variant.
Southerners who were in Wellington last weekend and have since begun to feel ill with Covid-19 symptoms are being urged to arrange a test.
Few medical centres have a festive atmosphere, but Te Kaika, in Dunedin, does its business a bit differently to everyone else.
While other district health boards are facing crowded mental health wards and placing patients in rooms not designed for purpose, the Southern DHB is using fewer of its acute mental health beds.
Planners have released extra details of maternity services in the new Dunedin hospital, after midwives raised concerns about proposed bed numbers in the facility.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has emerged from political exile to claim credit for saving the "East Side" railway workshops in Dunedin.
Rugby referee Tim Wills is on the road to recovery after collapsing with heart failure near the end of a club game in Dunedin on Saturday.
Green MPs Elizabeth Kerekere and Eugenie Sage are in Dunedin tomorrow hosting a public meeting on housing. They aren't the first representatives to pop down in recent times - and they're not going to be the last, writes Mike Houlahan.
The wider community has plenty of questions about how the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will work. Health reporter Mike Houlahan asked SDHB representatives some of the many questions from ODT readers.
The southern Covid-19 vaccine roll-out is at the end of the beginning.
In the unofficial race between Dunedin Hospital radiation therapist Gaynor Chronican and the oncology department’s Varian linear accelerator machine to retire first, Ms Chronican will claim victory...
The cash-strapped Southern District Health Board has had to find $500,000 to bring 34 of its buildings up to standard.
Both southern nurses and the Southern District Health Board have grave concerns whether the organisation will be able to meet safe staffing requirements.
It is called the Southland Charity Hospital, but those behind the fledgling venture are keen to extend their invitation for free care to their Otago neighbours.
A fortuitous discovery in the former Cadbury factory offices has enabled the Hudson family to answer questions about its history it thought would remain mysteries forever.
The University of Otago has revealed a more than $1 billion vision for a health precinct it says offers a once-in-a-generation chance to reshape Dunedin’s city centre.