Derek Bell

He calls the role unglamorous, but recently-retired medical officer of health, doctor Derek Bell, has confronted several serious public health challenges over the past 19 years. He discusses these, along with his next move, with Philip Chandler Though he's modest,...

Public health warning

A Queenstown health expert believes "unbridled growth" is affecting the health of the resort's workforce. Recently-retired medical officer of health Doctor Derek Bell is concerned growth leads to over-crowding and combined with party lifestyles puts them at risk of serious...
The organiser of Gibbston's summer concert is fighting for concert patrons to be permitted to buy more than five times the amount of alcohol listed in a national guideline for events. At a licensing hearing yesterday, agency reps said allowing the...
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