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Contractors ramp-up work on overbridge destined for Lookout Point.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:59pm
The next phase of development has been announced for the Caversham Highway project.
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Waitati community solar project switched on

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:51pm
The switch has finally been turned on for a Waitati community solar project. With the sun peeking out from behind the clouds, the Blueskin Resilient Communities Trust can now start powering its own office, as well as that of its landlord.
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Nightly interview: Abe Gray

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:50pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Abe Gray, of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate.
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Expo a networking opportunity for future business owners

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:48pm
Tertiary students wanting to launch their own business ideas were offered a networking opportunity on campus today. The Be Your Own Boss Expo featured stalls and speakers from throughout Dunedin's business world. And along with conveners, they aimed to give scarfies a boost in getting new business off the ground.
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Helpful advice for those who aren't coping with the stress of study

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:45pm
It's that time of the year when the city's students spend hours preparing for upcoming exams. And with studying can come the unwanted side effect of stress. But there's some helpful advice out there for those who aren't coping.
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Dunedin experiencing a resurgence in the ceramics scene

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:40pm
The firing of a traditional wood-fuelled kiln at Otago Polytechnic is a spectacular annual event for the city's art scene. This year the kiln was started up in honour of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery's new Barry Brickell exhibition. And it's just one example of the resurgence facing the city's ceramics scene, according to those in the know.
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New fire appliances mean Dunedin can accommodate larger planes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:37pm
New fire appliances have just landed at Dunedin International Airport. The airport company's bought two fire trucks from Wellington, as well as $40,000 worth of new equipment. And it means Dunedin can now accommodate larger planes with more passengers.
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Prime Minister John Key visits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:19pm
Prime Minister John Key made a fleeting visit to Dunedin this morning, just four days out from the general election. He visited Silver Fern Farms, then fronted a media stand-up about surveillance. Key addressed the current allegations of mass surveillance and spying, brought to the fore by opponent Kim Dotcom.
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Slow month in the real estate market

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 6:17pm
It's been a slow month in the real estate market, with the national median house price up just 1%. 5,500 homes were sold nationwide last month, down 7% compared to July. And that number was 16.3% less than last August. But in Otago the average house price is up $18,000 - 7.7% - on last August. And in Dunedin there's been a 12% increase on this time last year.
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Nightly interview: Warren Voight

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:51pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Warren Voight, of the Democrats for Social Credit Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Several incidents of theft and burglary reported over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:24pm
Dunedin police are investigating several incidents of theft and burglary reported over the weekend. A clothes dryer worth $500 was allegedly stolen from a South Dunedin house on Saturday night. In a separate incident, a speed scanner was reportedly taken from inside a car parked in Clyde Street.
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Food prices increase following a fall in July

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:22pm
Food prices have increased marginally in the last month, following a fall in July. Prices rose 0.3% in August, with fresh vegetables leading the increase. Vegetable prices were up 8.6%, but that was offset by cheaper bread and other groceries. Bread was down 10%, averaging just over a dollar a loaf for supermarket brand white bread.
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Dunedin academics working to revolutionise infant formula

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:03pm
New Zealand's economy is set to reap the benefits of research at the University of Otago. Dunedin academics are working on two groundbreaking products, to revolutionise infant formula and protein powder. And the Government's backing the studies, contributing $2m to the work.
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Have A Go Expo showcases fitness activities for all ages

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin's an active city, boasting a large number of exercise options for people of all abilities.
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Makes and models from around the world on show for the annual Autospectacular

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 5:52pm
Two hundred and eighty classic cars were rolled into the Edgar Centre at the weekend, attracting a record crowd. The annual Autospectacular brings together prized vehicles from car clubs across the South Island. And this year included makes and models from around the world, but one collection stood out from the others.
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Young tech savvy competitors squared off over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 5:50pm
Which is the best robot in New Zealand? That was the question on everyone's lips at the RoboCup Junior nationals in Dunedin at the weekend. It saw dozens of young technology savvy competitors square off in a range of battles, with one simple goal: to win.
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Many hands made light work at the Dunedin Botanic Garden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 5:48pm
The start of spring is a busy time for gardeners, and those in Dunedin are no exception. The workload is particularly significant at the Dunedin Botanic Garden. And that's where many hands made light work at the weekend.
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Local school comes up with a novel approach to raising money

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 5:45pm
Fundraising can be a time-consuming task for schools. So Kings' High School has come up with a novel approach to raise money for new tablet computers, with staff looking to the United States for inspiration.
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Nightly interview: Clare Curran

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:52pm
In the lead-up to this month's election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Clare Curran, of the Labour Party, joins us to talk about why she's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Dunedin businesses finalists in New Zealand Innovators Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 5:58pm
Four Dunedin businesses are finalists in this year's New Zealand Innovators Awards. Scott Technology Limited is shortlisted in the agriculture and environment category for its work on automated lamb boning. Nomos is a finalist in the financial and professional services section, as is Thankyou Payroll. And Photonic Innovations Limited is a finalist in the health and science category.
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