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City council's draft long term plan hearing begins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Cycleways, Saddle Hill mining and Gigatown plans have come to the fore during the city council's draft long term plan hearing. Councillors, staff and community board members began initial discussions on the draft plan this morning. It was the outlying board members who had the floor, tasked with ensuring the needs of their communities were heard loud and clear.
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Caversham Highway development eye-catching

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:52pm
The latest part of the Caversham Highway development is proving a real eye-catcher.
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More on the line than medals at Otago Swimming Championship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:50pm
Hundreds of swimmers from throughout the South Island have dived into local waters for this year's Otago Swimming Championship. They've launched into the first sessions of the five-day event at Moana Pool. And while the competition is fierce, there's more on the line than just medals.
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Chorus yet to confirm when ultra-fast broadband will be available

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:48pm
Dunedin residents waiting for the southern hemisphere's fastest internet speeds remain in the dark. Chorus has yet to confirm when it will start installing the infrastructure needed for widespread ultra-fast broadband. That's despite promising a city-wide upgrade as the main prize in its national Gigatown competition.
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Gasworks Museum gears up for restorations

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:45pm
Volunteers at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum are gearing up to restore a large pillar, thanks to a grant from the Otago Community Trust. But despite the positive progress, museum trust members say maintaining the heritage site will require significantly more funding. And they're hopeful the Dunedin City Council will throw them a bone as part of its long term plan.
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Power cut to seven suburbs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:43pm
Electricity has been cut to seven Dunedin suburbs, allowing Delta staff to clear a fallen tree from power lines. About 4000 homes and businesses have been affected by the power outages. They only lasted about a minute, although the power supply was interrupted at least twice throughout the day. The first cut was scheduled for about 9am.
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Olveston Historic Home secures another win

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:40pm
Hot on the heels of a major tourism accolade, Olveston Historic Home has secured another victory. Its outdoor area has been recognised as a garden of national significance by The New Zealand Gardens Trust. And while it's not the only local property to receive the recognition, Olveston staff say the new-found status is a major boost.
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Your word on conserving water

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:39pm
The Dunedin City Council has asked residents to conserve water due to the recent run of hot, dry weather. Lake levels are low and staff hope the voluntary measure will prevent the need for mandatory water restrictions later in summer. With that in mind the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they're conserving water at home.
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Nightly interview: Liz Nidd

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 6:37pm
December house sales were the second-highest on record, bucking the established trend of a significant December slowdown. The latest data has been collated by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, and Otago/Southland spokeswoman Liz Nidd joins us to explain what's happening in the local market.
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Major fast food chain to open its first Dunedin franchise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:50pm
Business confidence in Dunedin is on the rise, and that's seeing more companies become established in the city. A major fast food chain is about to open its first Dunedin franchise, generating dozens of local jobs. And business leaders say that's just the beginning.
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Local high school riddled with toxic mould

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:48pm
Bayfield High School has been forced to demolish a classroom and part of an adjoining building, riddled with toxic mould.
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Fifa organisers hope to capitalise on Cricket World Cup hype

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:46pm
It's a big year for sport in New Zealand, and Dunedin's set to benefit. As the nation gears up to host the Cricket World Cup, organisers of another big tournament hope to capitalise on the hype. And they've turned their attention to Dunedin, where parts of the crowded sports calendar will play out.
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Police arrest local man in The Warehouse theft

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:43pm
Police have arrested a local man over the theft of $10,000 worth of equipment from The Warehouse. The 37 year old Dunedin man faces one count of theft in relation to the incident. It occurred last Thursday at the central city Warehouse on Maclaggan Street. The man allegedly entered a locked cupboard inside the store, and filled two large plastic bags with merchandise.
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Safety the major focus for upcoming orientation week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:41pm
The final preparations are under way for this year's student orientation week, set to entertain thousands on and off campus. The event's been in the pipeline for the last few months. And as it draws closer, safety is becoming a major focus.
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Business confidence is at all-time high

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:39pm
Business confidence is at an all-time high throughout the country, despite somewhat lacklustre profits. That's revealed in the latest quarterly survey of business opinion by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. It shows the economy is not as strong as people think it is. There is growth in the economy, but it's small compared to growth in business optimism.
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Regular exercise improves brain function

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:38pm
A University of Otago study has found that regular exercise improves brain function, even for young adults in their physical prime. And that's good news for Sport Otago, which is launching its programme of summer walks in Dunedin this week. It's aimed at encouraging residents of all abilities to make the most of the outdoors, for their own benefit.
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Rain brings relief to dry summer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/01/2015 - 5:37pm
Rain has brought some light relief to Dunedin, during what has been a seriously dry summer.
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Nightly interview: Tony Devereux

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 6:45pm
The southern hemisphere's oldest veteran car rally is about to take place in Dunedin. It's the annual Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run, and it's been held continuously for 61 years. Tony Devereux is involved, and he's here to give us the details.
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Forecast rates rise expected to draw substantial public feedback

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 5:52pm
The Dunedin City Council is about to start considering its long term plan, which lays out the city's future for the next 10 years. A forecast rates rise for the coming year, in part because of extra stadium costs, is expected to draw substantial public feedback. But the council's chief executive is quick to point out it's a business as usual plan, with no surprises.
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City lights destined for makeover

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 19/01/2015 - 5:49pm
The Dunedin City Council is investing in new technology for its street and traffic lights.
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