Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says while it was David Clark's decision to resign as Health Minister, she agreed he had to go.
Otago stands to be a major beneficiary from the Government’s post-Covid-19 infrastructure fund, after $260 million worth of projects were earmarked for the region.
The new Dunedin Hospital has cleared a vital hurdle, having its detailed business case approved in time for possible Cabinet consideration before the election.
Curing a disease is one thing, but Dunedin hepatitis campaigner Hazel Heal has set her sights higher.
The worst-kept secret in politics was finally confirmed this week, with the announcement that Mark Patterson will stand for New Zealand First in Taieri this election.
He's been before the cameras dozens of times in the past three months but director-general of health Ashley Bloomfield admits he still gets butterflies in his stomach when giving his Covid-19 briefings.
The vital and much delayed detailed business case for the new Dunedin Hospital should be finalised and sent to Cabinet next week.
The Southern District Health Board has been granted an extension by the Ministry of Health for its statement of performance expectations (SPE document).
After "a lot of angst", New Zealand First list MP Mark Patterson will stand in the Taieri electorate in September’s general election.
The Ministry of Health is not ruling out using Dunedin or Queenstown as sites for Covid-19 quarantine facilities.
New Zealand First list MP Mark Patterson will stand in the Taieri electorate in September’s general election.
Queenstown native Jon Mitchell has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for the Southland electorate in this year’s election.
The new Dunedin Hospital remains a two-building project despite both the Ministry of Health and the Southern District Health Board pushing for a single building, the Otago Daily Times can reveal.
Politicians are often likened to sharks, but on Wednesday the actual animals had their time in the spotlight in Parliament as Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie’s member’s Bill to permit shark cage diving...
Embattled health minister David Clark is standing his ground, dismissing calls for his resignation and saying he is "purely focused" on fixing problems with the Covid-19 quarantine system.
Excessive noise from the proposed demolition of the former Cadbury factory should be limited to short periods of a few days at a time, the Ministry of Health says.
A glimpse of what Dunedin’s new hospital might look like has been offered in documents supporting the Ministry of Health’s application to demolish the former Cadbury factory.
Preserving the Cadbury factory facades as part of the new Dunedin Hospital rebuild would cost between $32 and $74 million, newly released documents claim.