40 days ago

New $1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital to feature two main buildings

Nicole Reporter from Dunedin News

Dunedin’s new hospital – one of the largest infrastructure projects in the country – will feature two separate buildings.

Work to demolish the former Cadbury site continues. That block would become a new inpatient facility, to be completed by 2028, and the former Wilson car block the outpatients facility, to be completed by early 2025, Health Minister Chris Hipkins said on Monday.

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1 day ago

Nearly half of Dunedin's councillors barred from censure vote against fellow councillor

Jake Kenny Reporter from Community News

Six Dunedin City councillors will be unable to speak and vote on whether to censure a fellow councillor after he yelled at the deputy mayor.

Outspoken councillor Lee Vandervis may be asked to resign over a Code of Conduct matter that will be discussed by the council on Tuesday.

However, six councillors who witnessed the incident, including three who lodged an official complaint, would not be allowed to speak or vote on the matter, after the council received legal advice on the matter.

Vandervis – who allegedly finger pointed and yelled at deputy mayor Christine Garey after a city council meeting on July 28 - will have the opportunity to address the council.

A decision would then be made on whether a breach of the Code of Conduct had occurred and, if so, the resulting penalty.

Penalties could include a letter of censure, a request for an apology, a vote of no confidence, a loss of privileges, suspension from committees, and an invitation to resign.

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1 day ago

Habit-Building for High School

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Approaching later primary school years can be a time of mixed emotions for students and their parents. Independence is emerging in the form of homework and study time, interest in specific subject areas might be developing, and ideas about the world and how to make a positive impact are surfacing.
By working together with your child to build these 5 actions, habits can be formed now in time to start high school in the coming years, with confidence.

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