Finding the workforce to construct the main building of the new Dunedin Hospital will be the biggest hurdle for the $1billion project to overcome, a public meeting heard last night.
Christchurch mosque murder accused Brenton Tarrant has refused the services of the duty solicitor appointed to him, and has said he will represent himself.
New Zealanders responding to the terror attack in Christchurch should emphasise national values, the director of Otago University's National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies says.
If the alleged Christchurch mosque attacker is not charged under the Terrorism Suppression Act, it is a "fatally flawed'' piece of legislation, a University of Otago law professor says.
At age 50, I keep telling myself I am young.
When you are a politician, even something as mundane as choosing a coffee mug can become accidentally significant.
The Otago Daily Times series on ageing-related issues continues with a look at the concerns faced by unpaid caregivers. Mike Houlahan reports.
The number of confirmed cases of measles in Dunedin remained at two yesterday, but health officials remained on high alert for more people suffering from the highly contagious disease.
The relationship between China and New Zealand is not as rocky as some pundits and politicians are making it out to be, a visiting Chinese political scientist says."The two nations' shared...
Dunedin mayor Dave Cull said the city stood united with the Muslim community after the horrific events in Christchurch.
A petition bidding to stave off the downgrading of services at Lumsden Maternity Centre may not be be considered by Parliament's health select committee before the reduction takes place.
Medical physicists across the country are striking from today, the latest in a long line of health sector employees to take industrial action in recent months.
The national travel assistance scheme - which helps hundreds of Southerners with their travel costs to receive specialist hospital care - has "significant room for improvement", the Ministry of...
Furious resident doctors are poised to walk off the job for a week after contract talks between their union and district health boards imploded last week.
Brain research has made great strides but there is still a long way to go before scientists understand how the organ which runs our central nervous system works.
They are the invisible workforce, the thousands of relatives and friends who care for someone without payment. In the latest part of the Otago Daily Times series on ageing, Mike Houlahan looks...
For most people, Parliament is the 10-second snippets they see on television of Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges shouting at each other across the debating chamber at Question Time.
Fire forced the evacuation of an Andersons Bay home in Dunedin yesterday evening.
A site for the Wanaka maternal and child hub should be announced within days, the Southern District Health Board says.
A $25.9million budget deficit was a "significant challenge" but Southern District Health Board commissioner Kathy Grant has told Parliament she believes the organisation is on sound foundations for...