For the sixth time in recent years, Kelvin Pearce was out in the rain yesterday, dealing with the aftermath of the culvert beside his Caversham home overflowing.
A Caversham rest home will require "significant repairs" after yesterday's deluge as Dunedin moves into recovery mode.
The Otago Daily Times is taking a look back at some of the biggest news stories in 2018. Back on January 31 a massive fire broke out that jumped the Southern Motorway and threatened multiple Dunedin neighbourhoods.
Significant investment in technology earmarked for the new Dunedin hospital is essential for the Southern District Health Board's primary healthcare plans to work, a senior manager says.
A website will be set up so people can track progress on the Dunedin Hospital rebuild.
A critical shortage of psychiatrists and other mental health workers may stymie any ambitious plans hatched by the Government's newly announced mental health inquiry.
Using new technology to diagnose and treat ailments is all very well, but who is responsible if something goes wrong?
Health reporter Mike Houlahan asks two leading public health figures to cast an eye over the Southern DHB’s vision of the future.
Commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the Seacliff Mental Hospital fire will leave both a historical and a mental health legacy. Health reporter Mike Houlahan reports.
Dunedin's von Metzinger family today returns to South Africa, a country they are reluctantly forced to once more call home.
The stairway from the cells to the dock is open for business and so — almost — are the Dunedin Law Court buildings.
Dunedin's newly earthquake-strengthened and refurbished Law Courts buildings have been judged fit to stand trial.
An external review will be carried out into the disappearance of a man from Wakari Hospital last year.
The Government's newly announced mental health inquiry may be tackling too much in too short a time, a leading academic fears.
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is shuffling firefighters around the South Island, with a looming heatwave expected to put extra pressure on already exhausted personnel.
Taieri theatre stalwart Nigel Ensor was stunned when he was tipped off he was to receive an award for his services to the dramatic arts.
Policy changes and greater accountability need to follow the Government's newly announced ministerial inquiry into mental health and addiction, a Dunedin suicide prevention trust says.
Site selection was the hot topic at yesterday's inaugural meeting of the Local Advisory Group to the Dunedin Hospital Project.
Many South Islanders may be vitamin D deficient, new research from University of Otago researchers suggests.
The Southern DHB's proposed primary care plan lacks detail and could lead to job losses, health sector unions say.