In a bid to unclog its slow-moving emergency departments, the Southern District Health Board is developing an "escalation" plan to try to improve patient flow.
It was not quite a maiden voyage, but boat-builder Adrian Rongen was a happy man on Saturday when his new ARVee made it on to Lake Waihola.
Speaking, as we were last week, of southerners wanting to see a speedy resolution to the many issues surrounding the future of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter, the town of Mataura has the most...
Act New Zealand leader David Seymour talks to Mike Houlahan about how he would solve the Tiwai Point issue, the End of Life Choice referendum, and his hopes that he will no longer be his party’s sole MP in Parliament.
Primary care nurses took their call for pay parity to southern streets yesterday, picketing to mark a rare strike by the GP clinic and medical centre workers.
Southern medical centres and GP practices are prepared for a strike by primary care nurses today, WellSouth says.
Idea Services says it is disappointed that a person it supports had to wait almost three hours for an ambulance crew to arrive following his emergency call.
The Government has added its heft to a legal attempt to get New Zealand Aluminium Smelters to remove toxic waste stored in Mataura.
An ailing intellectually disabled Dunedin man’s almost three-hour wait for help from the ambulance service was absolutely unacceptable for someone suffering an emergency, his guardian says.
National will maintain the minimum wage exemption for firms hiring disabled workers if elected, its social development spokeswoman Louise Upston says.
New air-conditioning machinery will be installed in a bid to get Dunedin Hospital’s multimillion-dollar new intensive care department fully functional.
The South Island remains at Covid-19 Alert Level 2 today, a precautionary measure due to Aucklanders now being able to travel again.
As a rule, Labour finance ministers do not receive the warmest of welcomes from employers’ associations.
We asked Otago Daily Times readers for your feedback at the start of our series on the End Of Life Choice referendum, and how you delivered.
If the public votes "Yes" in the End of Life Choice referendum, people seeking assistance to die will need somewhere to exercise that choice. A recent High Court decision has raised...
The Grinch has not stolen the Waitaki’s Christmas, after its district council yesterday agreed to spend $57,000 on three new artificial trees for the region.
The Waitaki District Council signed off on more than $6million in new water infrastructure projects yesterday.
"Significant conflict" at the Invercargill City Council has resulted in the Department of Internal Affairs seeking assurances it can govern effectively.