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Nightly interview: Antony Deaker

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 4 min ago
Public funding is now available for community projects to be part of this year's Puaka Matariki festival. The festival celebrates the Maori New Year and is held in Dunedin in early June. Antony Deaker is organising events, and he joins us to discuss what's happening.
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ORC simulates oil spill emergency

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 6 min ago
An emergency situation's been unfolding at the back beach of Port Chalmers. It's involved more than two dozen staff from the Otago Regional Council and Port Otago. But there's no need to worry - the event's a training exercise in case of the real thing.
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Dental school building well overdue for upgrade

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 10 min ago
More details are emerging about the University of Otago's $200m upgrade. The university council is dishing out dollars on a brand new dental school and the refurbishment of a chemistry building. And faculty staff say both projects are well overdue, with existing resources being used beyond their means.
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Otago competitors gear up for Halberg Junior Disability Games

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 13 min ago
More than a dozen local athletes are training for a national sporting competition with a twist. Fifteen Otago competitors will participate in this year's Halberg Junior Disability Games, being held in Cambridge. And all going well, it could be a pathway to paralympic success.
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High school pupils go all out for annual Shakespeare festival

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 17 min ago
High school pupils with a penchant for acting are going all out for the annual Otago Shakespeare festival. Nine schools are taking part in the event, with the young actors hoping to gain experience to take their drama careers further.
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Your word on submitting feedback for the DCC long term plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 19 min ago
The Dunedin City Council is asking for public feedback on its draft long term plan, which sets out rates and budgets for the next ten years. Residents have until the end of the month to submit feedback. So with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to the CBD to ask people if they'll have their say on the plan.
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Police investigate unexplained death near Dundas Corner Dairy

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 33 min ago
The sudden, unexplained death of a 19 year old woman is being investigated by Dunedin police. They won't say who the woman is, or whether she lived in the city. Police officers have carried out a scene examination in relation to the death, working this afternoon near the Dundas Corner Dairy. It sits on the corner of Dundas and Cumberland streets in the student quarter.
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Fleetwood Mac tickets sell out

Latest news from Channel 9 - 2 hours 35 min ago
More than 28,000 tickets have been sold for the Fleetwood Mac concert in Dunedin. The November event at Forsyth Barr Stadium has officially sold out, with all general admission tickets bought within an hour of becoming available. There were a number of pre-sales for priority clients, but general tickets went on sale this morning.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:25pm
There's mounting evidence to suggest New Zealanders are subject to mass surveillance, despite government denials. Professor Robert Patman from the University of Otago is a leading expert on international relations, and he joins us to discuss the latest revelations.
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City benefiting from nationwide tourism boom

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:23pm
Tourism is worth more than $400m to Dunedin each year. The city's benefiting from a nationwide tourism boom, with more visitors spending more money. And while industry leaders say Dunedin's got a solid grounding in the market, there's potential for its share to increase.
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Audience captivated by impromptu public display of dancing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:19pm
An impromptu public display of dancing has captivated people throughout the city.
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Assembly inspires the next generation of scientists

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:16pm
150 years of scientific study is being celebrated at Otago Boys' High School. The New Zealand Geological Survey, known as GNS, began in Dunedin in 1865, occupying the site where the school now sits. And an assembly has given the organisation's leader a chance to inspire the next generation of scientists.
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Local school grows poppies for ANZAC Day

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:13pm
A Dunedin school is doing something a bit different to commemorate this year's ANZAC Day. For the centenary of World War One, 100 poppies are being grown by pupils at Tahuna Normal Intermediate. They're hard at work ensuring the poppies are ready to give to veterans on April 25th.
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Unlikely industry bringing Dunedin a worldwide audience

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:10pm
An unlikely business is bringing millions of dollars into the city. It's something that often flies under the radar, going unnoticed by most residents but it's putting Dunedin in front of a worldwide audience.
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Hyde Street keg party goes back to the drawing board

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 7:07pm
The fun's over and now it's back to the drawing board for the annual Hyde Street student party. Stakeholders are about to meet to brainstorm the next event, and how it can be improved. They hope it'll be more of a celebration of scarfie life, than a day of drunken disorder.
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Otago University announces $200m spend on campus upgrades

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 6:35pm
The University of Otago has just announced more than $200m of campus upgrades. They include a new dental school and the major refurbishment of the existing chemistry building. Work on the dental school is expected to start in November, just after the science building project begins. Both projects have been in the planning stages for some time, but haven't been confirmed until now.
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Decrease in new housing consents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 6:31pm
The number of new houses being consented is starting to come down, following a four-year-long period of growth. In the last 12 months there have been 382 new houses consented in Dunedin. That's an average of just under 32 a month. Nationally the number of consents for new dwellings has more than doubled in the last four years.
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Parents of disabled child make plea to get back stolen car

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 7:25pm
The parents of a disabled girl are desperate to get back their stolen car, which they rely on to transport their daughter. The girl's mother made a plea on social media for information or sightings of the car - a maroon and silver Subaru grand wagon. She alleges it was stolen from South Road late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
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Research and development business spending increasing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 7:21pm
Businesses are spending more on research and development, and the trend is expected to continue. Commercial spend on research and development increased by $53m last year. The greatest rise in spending came from the services industry, mostly in relation to computer businesses. Their share of the market has almost doubled.
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Nightly interview: Bokyong Mun

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 7:05pm
An Otago University student has just returned to Dunedin from the Abel Tasman National Park, where she took part in a conservation campaign. Bokyong Mun spent three days paddling a kayak made of recycled materials around the coastal reserve.
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