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'Dry July' launched to raise money for cancer patients

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:47pm
With the start of a new month comes another nationwide charity campaign. Abstinence from alcohol is the current focus, to raise money for cancer patients. And it's got locals thinking about how they can improve their drinking habits.
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Spark apologises for ongoing network problems

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:43pm
National telecommunications company Spark is apologising to Dunedin residents for ongoing network problems. Some Spark customers have had trouble with text messages for more than a week. The problems started when Spark upgraded its software on the 20th of June. That was supposed to improve text messaging, but instead some Dunedin users haven't been able to send or receive texts.
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Latest research shows large appetite for electric vehicles

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:41pm
There's a large appetite for electric vehicles in New Zealand, shown by the latest local research. Dr Rebecca Ford, of the University of Otago's Centre for Sustainability, recommends changes to improve uptake. She says most people are willing to use electric vehicles but they're dissuaded by cost and confusion. There's about 660 electric vehicles nationwide.
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Auckland band share their passion for a small but cheerful instrument

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:39pm
Dunedin children are benefiting from the local tour of an Auckland band. The performers are holding musical workshops in several schools. And they're sharing their knowledge and passion for a small but cheerful instrument.
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Your word on a 9pm limit for alcohol sales

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:37pm
The Dunedin City Council is imposing more restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol. Its new policy includes a 9pm limit on alcohol sales from off-licence premises like supermarkets and liquor stores. So with that in mind, our word on the street team asked the public what they think about the change.
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New local alcohol policy limits liquor purchase and consumption

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:47pm
The city's long-criticised heavy drinking culture could be a thing of the past, with the approval of major changes. Councillors support a new local alcohol policy, which limits the purchase and consumption of liquor. Although there's one final hurdle, with appeals being considered.
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Former Caledonian Bowling Club sold

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:40pm
The site of the former Caledonian Bowling Club has been sold for more than a million dollars.
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Extra measures being taken to curb drunken disorder

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:34pm
As a new local alcohol policy is implemented, further measures are being taken to curb drunken disorder. Police and the Southern District Health Board are teaming up to address gross intoxication at local restaurants. And the call for action has come from the hospitality industry itself.
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Council allocates further funds towards gigatown

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:30pm
The gigatown project is getting a co-ordinator. City councillors approved spending $100,000 on the appointment and salary of a project co-ordinator, including overheads. They also voted to allocate a further $150,000 towards gigatown projects. It's intended the money will be spent within the new financial year.
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High school students test their brainpower

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:27pm
High school students are testing their brainpower outside the classroom. Dozens are in Dunedin competing in the second round of an international neuroscience competition. And it's got them thinking about a future in the laboratory.
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DCC takes ownership of Dunedin Venues Limited

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:24pm
City councillors have voted for the organisation to take on an extra $30m of debt. That's being transferred today from Dunedin Venues Limited. Councillors have also approved the equivalent payment of DVL shares, to repay the debt. And they've voted for the council to take ownership of the company, as well as Dunedin Venues Management Limited, for the new financial year.
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Nightly interview: Karen Palmer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:20pm
Government funding has been secured for a joint project between two local schools. Karen Palmer is the sport in education leader at Queen's High School. And she joins us to discuss the project.
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New SDHB team tours Otago and Southland

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:18pm
The new team in charge of the Southern District Health Board is travelling the region to assess facilities and liaise with staff. Commissioner Kathy Grant and deputy commissioners Graham Crombie and Richard Thomson will spend two weeks touring Otago and Southland. They're tasked with making sure the health board can maintain necessary services while reducing its huge financial deficit.
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Local church celebrates a hundred and fifty years

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 7:13pm
A hundred and fifty years of community engagement is being celebrated at a local church. Patrons are being treated to special services for the anniversary at Saint Peter's Caversham. And the milestone is reviving some important elements of Dunedin history.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 7:09pm
The University of Otago has just hosted its 50th Foreign Policy School. Professor Robert Patman is one of the directors, and he's here to tell us all about it.
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DCC to raise rates for the coming financial year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 6:09pm
A rates rise is being implemented by the city council for the coming financial year. The council's just adopted its long term plan, which sets out rates. That's resulting in a 3.8% increase for the 2015/16 financial year, starting on Wednesday.
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Teenagers apprehended in relation to recent Abbotsford burglaries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 6:05pm
Police are dealing with a couple of teenagers in relation to a series of recent burglaries in the Abbotsford area. Two youths have been apprehended for the crime, and a third is being sought. Police have taken possession of a range of stolen items, including several bicycles and push scooters. Officers are in the process of returning property to rightful owners.
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Local BYO sector gets a new set of guidelines

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 6:03pm
A call from local restaurant owners for help dealing with drunken patrons is being heeded by police and medical officers. They've developed a new set of guidelines for implementation throughout the local BYO sector. It limits alcohol to one bottle of wine between two people.
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Maori Hill School pupil wins regional story competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 6:00pm
A Maori Hill School pupil is the winner of a regional story competition. Year five pupil Amelie Warlow receives a $500 stationery voucher and $700 for the school to spend on books. Almost 100 schools from around the country took part by entering pupils in the national competition.
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Power outage affects more than 11,000 consumers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/06/2015 - 5:58pm
A large power cut has affected more than 11,000 consumers throughout the city. The electricity outage was caused by a fault at a local substation. And it's been met with frustration and concern among the general public.
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