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Government urged to rollout tobacco plain packaging law faster

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:53pm
A University of Otago professor is urging the government to speed up the rollout of a plain packaging law for tobacco products. The government's put the brakes on a proposal to ban tobacco branding, following a legal challenge to a similar law in Australia. But local anti-smoking advocates want the law to be taken even further.
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Toitu receives bequest from wealthy Dunedin man

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:50pm
Otago Settlers Association members are beginning to plan what's next for Toitu after receiving an ongoing bequest from a wealthy Dunedin man. The association's just received $12,000 from the Darcy Christopher Foundation. And while previous foundation grants have gone toward redeveloping the settlers museum, this time it's hoped the money will be used differently.
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Bayfield shows off artistic talent

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:46pm
The artistic creativity of a group of Dunedin high school students is being shown to the public. Bayfield High School's art department is holding its annual exhibition of student work. And those running the show say it's a glimpse into what's going on inside the minds of senior pupils.
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Upgrade in the works for busy intersection following fatal crash

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:39pm
A busy back road intersection is being upgraded following a fatal crash, which claimed the lives of two people last month. The Dunedin City Council is responding to concerns about the site's safety. And a police investigation may demand more changes in the near future.
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CBD residents warned to be alert following attempted burglaries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:33pm
Dunedin police are concerned there's a young man actively trying to break into central city properties at night. Officers are warning residents in the CBD to be alert, following several attempted burglaries. Late last night a caucasian man in his late twenties, described as ''dirty looking'' was reportedly seen trying to enter a York Place address.
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Dairy exports in decline

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:30pm
A downturn in dairy exports is driving the sector into decline, by hundreds of millions of dollars. Last month total goods exports fell by $608m compared to the previous February. Milk powder, butter and cheese led the fall, due to lower prices and a drop in quantities. More than three quarters of the drop in value was due to falling exports to China.
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Nightly interview: Josh Thomas

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 6:00pm
This year's Dunedin Fringe Festival has finished on a high, with awards handed out to several artists and volunteers. A dozen shows also sold out, and festival director Josh Thomas joins us to talk about the highlights.
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Edible gardens growing in schools

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 5:59pm
More children are growing vegetables at school, where edible gardens are on the rise, both locally and nationally. New research from the University of Otago shows more than half of all surveyed primary and secondary schools have edible gardens. And that's likely to have a positive effect on children developing healthier eating habits.
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Well-known Dunedin jazz teacher retires

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 5:58pm
A well-known Dunedin jazz musician is being honoured in style. Calder Prescott has retired from teaching music at Logan Park High School after 40 years. And to pay tribute, pupils past and present are coming together to show their appreciation with a fittingly jazzy concert.
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Your word on attending upcoming concerts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 5:56pm
Three high profile international music acts are coming to the city. Rod Stewart and Neil Diamond will play at Forsyth Barr Stadium, followed by Fleetwood Mac. So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they plan to attend any of the concerts.
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Ratepayers warned not to get hopes up over DCC long term plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/03/2015 - 4:21pm
A warning is being issued to Dunedin residents considering the city council's draft long term plan. Several councillors say the document paints an optimistic picture, in contrast to the likely reality. And they suggest ratepayers shouldn't get their hopes up.
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Ratepayers warned not to get their hopes up over DCC long term plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 7:42pm
A warning is being issued to Dunedin residents considering the city council's draft long term plan. Several councillors say the document paints an optimistic picture, in contrast to the likely reality. And they suggest ratepayers shouldn't get their hopes up.
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SDHB highlighting its new 10-year plan with roadshow

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 7:12pm
Limited funding and other operational challenges are forcing change in the way health care is delivered locally. The Southern District Health Board is highlighting its new 10-year plan, which has been months in the making. And residents are learning how that will affect them, through a public roadshow.
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Petty crime wave hits Port Chalmers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 7:02pm
A petty crime wave has hit Port Chalmers, where several vehicles have been broken into and a small arson is being investigated. Police have received four reports of vehicles being burgled in the seaside town this week, and the latest incident was just last night.
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Government aims to reduce time taken for all court cases

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 7:01pm
The average civil court case in Dunedin takes more than six months to complete, as shown by the latest figures from the Ministry of Justice. In the last 18 months, the average length of civil cases in Dunedin has increased by just over 4%. The number's now sitting at 203 days per case. Local family court cases are also taking longer to complete than they used to.
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Your word on attending upcoming concerts at Forsyth Barr Stadium

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/03/2015 - 5:57pm
Three high profile international music acts are coming to the city. Rod Stewart and Neil Diamond will play at Forsyth Barr Stadium, followed by Fleetwood Mac. So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they plan to attend any of the concerts.
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Nightly interview: Simone Montgomery

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 7:24pm
People working as caregivers in Dunedin are receiving recognition this week, through several events and activities. It's part of national Caregivers Week, and Simone Montgomery from the New Zealand Nurses Organisation joins us to talk about what's happening.
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89 community groups nominated for Trustpower awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 7:19pm
Dunedin residents have nominated 89 different community groups, trusts and organisations for this year's Trustpower awards. The annual awards cover five categories, with the winner of each receiving $500. A supreme winner also gets $1500 and the chance to represent Dunedin at the national awards. Last year's supreme winner from Dunedin was Ignite Consultants.
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Dunedin North MP David Clark presents Invermay petition to parliament

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 7:17pm
Dunedin North MP David Clark has presented his Invermay petition to parliament, with more than 12,000 signatures. Dr Clark is the economic development spokesperson for the Labour Party, and he says he's overwhelmed by the level of support for the petition. It asks the government to save the Invermay agricultural research campus near Dunedin, rather than shift staff north.
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Community leaders aim to accelerate cosy homes initiative

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Dunedin's top health professionals are working with community leaders to accelerate the city's cosy homes initiative. They've established a trust to raise money and co-ordinate the insulation and heating of sub-standard properties. And that's likely to result in fewer health problems for residents.
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