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Nightly interview: Fran Bolgar

Latest news from Channel 9 - 47 min 51 sec ago
An initiative has just begun in Dunedin which aims to increase the community's resilience and sustainability. It's called the Big Green Challenge, and it offers grants for projects that work towards an environmentally friendly future.
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Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 5 min ago
BEIJING (AP) Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giants U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.Alibabas online and mobile commerce businesses...
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Citifleet fraud scandal costs the DCC another manager

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 8 min ago
Another manager at the Dunedin City Council has resigned over the alleged Citifleet fraud. Kevin Thompson was the group manager of regulatory services, and had oversight of Citifleet. He's currently on leave, but has just tendered his resignation effective from October 3. It was announced in a statement released earlier this evening.
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Stolen firearm and ammunition concerns police

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 12 min ago
Dunedin police have concerns about the theft of a firearm and ammunition from a vehicle parked in the North-East Valley over the weekend. A hunting rifle and a box of bullets was stolen from the vehicle, which was parked in Arden Street on Saturday night. The vehicle owner discovered a passenger door was left ajar, when checking on the vehicle yesterday morning.
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Export volumes fall, import volumes rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 14 min ago
Export volumes have fallen 5.3% in the last quarter. But import volumes have risen, up 3.6%. Statistics New Zealand says export volumes recorded their largest fall since the March 2008 quarter. That was largely due to falls from high levels in key areas such as meat, forestry and dairy. Import volumes have been steadily rising - up 19% over the last seven consecutive quarters.
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Modi visit draws pledges of support from Japan

Business New from NZ Herald - 1 hour 15 min ago
TOKYO (AP) Japanese government and business leaders are pledging support for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modis effort to modernize his countrys economy.Modi and a delegation of more than a dozen Indian tycoons are visiting...
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Initiatives launched to register not enrolled Dunedin residents

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 16 min ago
More than 14,000 Dunedin voters are still not enrolled - with less than three weeks to go before the general election. Statistics from the Electoral Commission show the majority of those not enrolled are aged 18 to 24. And with time running out, a range of initiatives are being set up to register remaining Dunedin residents.
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Protesters oppose National-led government

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 49 min ago
Dozens of protesters took to central Dunedin streets on Saturday, to demonstrate their opposition to the National-led government.
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DCC committee discusses the physiotherapy pool's future

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 50 min ago
There may be light at the end of the tunnel for Dunedin's physiotherapy pool, earmarked for closure by the Southern District Health Board. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee discussed the pool's future at a meeting this afternoon. And members have made some recommendations for the council, which could come as good news to pool users.
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Special Rigs for Special Kids a trucking good time

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 53 min ago
A glimpse at the life of a trucker was on offer for the children taking part in the weekend's Special Rigs for Special Kids. The annual event gave about 300 children with disabilities the chance to ride around Dunedin's suburbs in trucks. And the man who's kept the event running for over two decades says new people are still jumping at the chance to participate.
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Scottish Festival attendees dance up a storm

Latest news from Channel 9 - 1 hour 56 min ago
A highland dancing workshop was held at the weekend, as part of the annual Dunedin Scottish Festival.
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Thousands turn out for a one of a kind football event

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 7 sec ago
Almost 800 Dunedin children took to the pitch at Kettle Park on Saturday as part of the Mini World Cup football event. About 1,500 spectators turned up to watch the five-on-five tournament, which is the only one of its kind in the country. And with several national representatives on hand to help, organisers say it may have lead to the discovery of New Zealand's next sporting talent.
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China manufacturing growth slowed in August

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 5 min ago
BEIJING (AP) Chinas manufacturing growth decelerated in August due to weaker global demand and a slowdown in domestic investment, two surveys showed Monday.HSBC Corp.s purchasing managers index fell to 50.2 from Julys 18-month...
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Asia stocks rise on SP high, China stimulus hopes

Business New from NZ Herald - 3 hours 20 min ago
BEIJING (AP) Asian stock markets rose Monday, lifted by another record high on Wall Street and expectations of stimulus in China after its manufacturing growth slowed. Investors looked ahead to this weeks U.S. employment figures...
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Datacom boosts profit 43pc

Business New from NZ Herald - 4 hours 55 min ago
Datacom Group, the privately-held IT services firm, boosted annual earnings by 43 percent as gains in New Zealand offset a weaker Australian market and reduced Asian revenue after the sale of a call centre. Profit after tax was...
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Feeley hopes for criminal investigation

Business New from NZ Herald - 5 hours 16 min ago
Former Serious Fraud Office boss Adam Feeley says he hopes the police are considering a criminal investigation into claims Judith Collins was linked to a smear campaign against him.Mr Feeley said he believed both the police and...
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NZ terms of trade sets new 40-year high as cheaper imports offset falling exports

Business New from NZ Herald - 7 hours 10 min ago
New Zealands terms of trade held at a 40-year high in the second quarter, as a high New Zealand dollar pushed down the price of imports, offsetting a decline in exports.Terms of trade, which measures the quantity of imports the...
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Liam Dann: APN listing makes sense

Business New from NZ Herald - 7 hours 14 min ago
The New Zealand stock market continues to run hot in 2014. Weve seen initial public offers by power companies, tech companies, agriculture companies and now a major media company - potentially.The announcement that APN News Media,...
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APN unveils IPO, NZX float plan

Business New from NZ Herald - 7 hours 39 min ago
APN News and Media, publisher of the New Zealand Herald, has announced it is considering an initial public offer (IPO) and sharemarket float for its New Zealand business.The businesses under consideration for the IPO would include...
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Liam Dann: Playing dirty has no place in our market

Business New from NZ Herald - 7 hours 45 min ago
The business community has, until now, been watching the Dirty Politics scandals play out with bemusement, some disappointment and a certain degree of detachment.But the latest accusations are deeply concerning for those involved...
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