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New role helping men talk

By MATTHEW MCKEW Campaigns to encourage men to seek mental health support appear to be paying off, with health bods saying plenty are coming forward in Queenstown. It coincides with a new role introduced to Queenstown Medical Centre in August called...

Crisis coping

By MATTHEW MCKEW If you fell from a plane with no parachute you would have every right to panic — but that doesn’t make you an anxious person. Southern District Health Board consultant clinical psychologist Henck van Bilsen says it’s the...

‘Bespoke’ base

By MATTHEW MCKEW West Indies cricketing legend Chris Gayle could be among international sporting superstars based in Queenstown if there’s progress on talks to make the resort a ‘‘bespoke’’ isolation base. City Hall, the government, Southern District Health Board, NZ Cricket...
It's deeply ironic Queenstown's "chronically" under-resourced mental health team is getting so little support from its employer, a top union official says. Public Service Association organiser Julie Morton says she strongly supports comments by senior clinical psychologist Dr Gen Numaguchi...
A boost to mental health services in Queenstown is yet to be implemented, six months after being announced by the health board. Back in November, questions from DHB was in the process of recruiting an on-call after-hours officer to be...
A Queenstown pensioner's gob-smacked she's had to pay $20,000 for shoulder surgery after a fall, despite paying tax for 50-plus years. Mary Keith, 66, is "pissed off" because she claims if a visitor had suffered the same injury in a...
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