The introduction of the national bowel screening programme will take a year longer than previously planned, Health Minister David Clark says.
The Hutt Valley and Wairarapa District Health Boards began the National Bowel Screening Programme last month, and Southern will follow next year.
Demand for colonoscopies could put the national bowel screening programme at risk if participants were given full test results, the National Screening Advisory Committee says.
Serious concerns about aspects of the Southern District Health Board's record-keeping practices have been raised by the country's chief archivist, Marilyn Little.
Former transport minister Gerry Brownlee bought chewing gum and a can of drink after barging through airport security, new information about the 2014 incident at Christchurch Airport shows.
Southern District Health Board meals on wheels recipients in Dunedin and Invercargill will be the first to test new Compass meals in about five weeks.
If midwife Beverly Henderson's tennis game was not up to her usual standard during a stint in Queenstown in the late 1970s, she could blame technology.
Some people's attachment to their cellphones is such they feel they cannot do without them, even in the operating theatre.
In the 1970s, I loved being a reporter. On a good day, there was nothing better.
In the 30 years Shirley Woodrow has been giving budgeting advice, the typical debt of people seeking help has risen from $2000 to $3000 to about $50,000.
There is an emerging consensus cats need to be managed, starting with microchipping, economist and author with the Morgan Foundation Geoff Simmons says.
If dog adoption numbers continue to drop in the city, Dog Rescue Dunedin says it might need to switch its focus.
Nine of the almost 17,000 dogs registered by the Dunedin City Council are classified as dangerous, none of them pit bull terriers.
My long-suffering optometrist would not have been impressed. ACC might have had a few questions too.
Who wants to chair a Dunedin primary school board of trustees? Not many people, it seems.
As the refurbishment of historic Otago Harbour ferry Elsie Evans nears completion, options for her future operation are being considered.
Dear Mrs Porter,
Solar panels positioned on a hillside in Blanket Bay have overcome the need for a noisy generator to power up tools being used for a house build.
Rats and mice are abundant in the South this autumn after two summers where they have had access to ‘‘enormous'' amounts of food, Pest Management Association of New Zealand executive Bill Paynter says.
The Southern District Health Board called it quits on its long-running multimillion-dollar dispute with South Link Health this month, but many details about the stoush have been kept under wraps. Former Otago Daily Times health reporter Elspeth McLean reports on the outcome of her attempts to get official information on the dispute.