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Local school celebrates Maori Language Week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 7:22pm
A resurgence in Maori culture has the staff of a local school praising the city's new direction. But as the nation marks Maori Language Week, the number of native speakers continues to fall, and that's got staff warning against complacency.
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DCC waives rates for historic properties currently being upgraded

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 7:16pm
Just over $34,000 in rates is being waived by the city council.
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DCC debates government forestry submission

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 7:13pm
Proposed new rules about forestry plantations are dividing city councillors. They're debating the contents of a submission to the government, in respect of industry standards.
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Flood volunteers publicly praised for their help

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 7:06pm
As some residents continue to feel the effects of last month's flooding, volunteers are being praised for their help. The Dunedin City Council is publicly thanking members of Taskforce Green, for playing a major role in the ongoing relief effort. And there's still no let-up in requests for assistance.
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Fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 7:03pm
Hundreds more local children are learning the basics of movement, at the city's top sporting venue. Sport Otago's fundamental skills programme continues to attract grants from community organisations. And the financial support means it can be expanded throughout the region.
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Historic former post office renovation nearing completion.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 6:50pm
Renovation of the historic former post office in North East Valley is nearing completion. The redevelopment of the century old building began earlier this year. And emphasis is being placed on preserving and celebrating its heritage aspects.
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Nightly interview: Stefan Meyer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 6:43pm
The government needs to change its focus in protecting native sea lions. That's the message from local academics, following the New Zealand sea lion's new-found status as an endangered animal. And Stefan Meyer, from the University of Otago's zoology department, joins us to explain.
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Cargill Enterprises gifted funds for a new forklift

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 5:58pm
A South Dunedin business which employs and trains disabled residents is receiving a boost. Cargill Enterprises is the trading arm of the Otago Disabled Citizens Society and it's being given $37,000 for a new forklift, to increase operations. Z Energy is providing the funding through its 'ood in the Hood'campaign.
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Section of Logan Park to be sold

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:29pm
A section of Logan Park is being sold by the city council, pending public feedback.
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Students slumber in the streets to help the Dunedin Night Shelter

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:25pm
A sleep out under the stars is generating thousands of dollars for the Dunedin Night Shelter. Tertiary students have slumbered in the street to help the shelter buy its rental premises. And organisers say that shows just how big scarfies' hearts are.
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Zombie themed fun run boosts local counselling service

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:20pm
A zombie themed fun run is boosting a free counselling service for children. The event's raised about two thousand dollars, as well as public awareness, for ChatBus. And it's got heartbeats racing among the living and the undead.
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University A once again at the top of premier rugby

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:15pm
After five long years, University A is once again at the top of premier rugby. The varsity side defected defending champions Taieri 31-15 in Saturday's final. And despite imperfect seasons, the captains of both teams say it's been a fantastic year.
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Tree removal at University of Otago sparks outrage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 7:12pm
The removal of about fifty trees from the University of Otago campus is sparking outrage. Almost eight million dollars is being spent on a new campus landscaping plan. And the lack of public consultation on the project has one student fighting back.
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Nightly interview: Cle-Anne Gabriel

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 6:54pm
The manner in which electricity is consumed throughout the city is currently being studied by the University of Otago. Cle-Anne Gabriel has been tasked with assessing the efficiency of Dunedin's energy use.
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Police investigate multiple hit and run incidents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 5:56pm
Two hit and run incidents are being investigated by police as the victims recover. A 17-year-old needed leg surgery after being hit by a car and dragged down George Street early yesterday. Police are pursuing a nominated suspect in relation to the incident, and have confiscated the vehicle involved. In Mosgiel, a five-year-old boy was injured when hit by a car about midday on Saturday.
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Anglican Family Care pay dispute comes to a close

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 27/07/2015 - 5:52pm
A lengthy pay dispute is over for local Anglican Family Care staff. They've battled to get a pay rise since last year. Negotiations with management, aided by union members, have finally come to a close. Staff went through the Employment Relations Authority to strike a living wage deal. There are just under 50 local staff, mostly women.
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Committee calls for major changes to alcohol advertising

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/07/2015 - 7:23pm
University of Otago academics are calling for major changes to the rules surrounding alcohol advertising. They're part of the Independent Expert Committee on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship. And they're accusing the government of putting business interests before public health.
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Business expanding for Otago's disabled citizens society

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/07/2015 - 7:16pm
The business arm of Otago's disabled citizens society is expanding, with a new $12,000 machine. Its purchase was made possible by a Dunedin businessman's donation. And while in many cases technology replaces manpower, this time it's creating jobs.
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More children receiving before-school health checks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/07/2015 - 7:12pm
More children are receiving before-school health checks than ever before through the Southern District Health Board. The latest government figures show 93% of southern children eligible for the free checks are getting them. It's through a national programme, identifying potential or developmental health problems in young children.
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Chemistry researcher receives University of Otago's highest accolade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/07/2015 - 7:01pm
A leading chemistry researcher is the latest recipient of the University of Otago's highest accolade. She's won the Distinguished Research Medal for more than two decades of work. And now she's passing on her knowledge to the city's budding scientists.
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