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Foodshare Dunedin openes new headquarters

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:14pm
Foodshare Dunedin has officially opened its new headquarters. It's a significant step up from where the operation began in 2012[twenty-twelve], in the boot of a car. But staff say the new venue is crucial in helping them meet the skyrocketing demand for food.
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Massive picnic party celebrates special anniversary for local kindergartens

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:11pm
New Zealand's first kindergarten opened in Dunedin 125 years ago. And the local kindergarten association has been celebrating the anniversary all year. Now it's the children's turn to have some fun, with a massive picnic party.
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Your word on the draft local alcohol policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:09pm
The Dunedin City Council is part-way through an extensive hearing for its draft local alcohol policy. Proposed changes to local alcohol rules have divided the community, with submitters equally passionate in support and opposition. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they think Dunedin's alcohol laws need to be changed.
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Unknown ancient whale revealed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 6:34pm
A previously unknown kind of ancient whale has been revealed by University of Otago palaeontologists. They have named the new genus ''Tohoraata'', which translates as ''Dawn Whale'' in Maori. The whales are believed to have lived up to 27 million years ago. Fossils from the whales have been found preserved in a rock formation near Duntroon in North Otago.
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New Zealand small business sector faltering

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 6:32pm
A new survey has found that New Zealand's small business sector is faltering. The survey was conducted by CPA Australia, one of Australia's largest professional accounting bodies. It's conducted annual small business surveys for Asia and the Pacific over the last six years.
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Nightly interview: John Christie

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 6:41pm
The Otago Chamber of Commerce has lost its chief executive, who's taken up the leadership of Enterprise Dunedin. It's a new role, within a newly-formed organisation. And director John Christie is here to tell us about his transition.
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Section of State Highway 88 legally recognised as a road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:57pm
A section of State Highway 88 is being legally recognised as a road after more than three years of use. The road near Anzac Avenue was realigned as part of the Forsyth Barr Stadium construction. But it has been the subject of a dispute between adjacent property owner Doug Hall and the Dunedin City Council.
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Median house price for Otago has falls

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:53pm
October has brought good and bad news for the Otago real estate market. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand reports that the median house price for Otago has fallen. But the volume of sales throughout the region was up last month, compared to September. Analysts say the Otago market is experiencing its usual spring lift in activity, although it is more subdued than in past years.
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Free cigarette butt bins distributed to Dunedin businesses

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:52pm
Dunedin businesses are being offered free cigarette butt bins, as part of a city-wide street cleaning initiative. The bins are being supplied by Keep New Zealand Beautiful, and can each hold about 600 butts. The organisation is holding a street cleaning expo in Dunedin at the beginning of December.
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Young Milton man faces court for double road fatality

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:49pm
A court case has begun in relation to a double road fatality near Green Island in May. A young Milton man stands accused, and is charged with the manslaughter of his girlfriend and her brother. The accused also faces two charges of dangerous driving causing injury to two teenagers.
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Basketball Otago set to reveal financial woes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:46pm
Basketball Otago is expected to reveal the true extent of its financial problems at a meeting at the Edgar Centre.
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Government invites petroleum companies to bid for exploration rights

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:44pm
The government is going through the process of inviting petroleum companies to bid for next year's exploration rights. It's known as the petroleum block offer, and in the past it's been met with support as well as resistance from the Dunedin community. So now the city council is seeking public feedback on the issue, to include within its own submission.
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Gigatown competition draws to a close

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:41pm
The country's first ''Gigatown'' is set to be crowned in just over a week. It follows months of online competition between New Zealand towns and cities, with supporters completing quizzes, and battling on social media. But there's still one last important step before the winner is decided.
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Top primary school athletes square off in Otago Athletics Championships

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 5:38pm
Otago's top primary school athletes have been squaring off in Dunedin. Hundreds of students from across the region met at the Caledonian Ground for the Otago Athletics Championships. And it seems some kids have even made it into the record books.
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Dunedin Hospital staff shine a light on premature birth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 7:11pm
It's World Prematurity Day, and staff at Dunedin Hospital have teamed up to shine a light on premature birth. They're hoping to give locals a glimpse into the reality of early births.
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Nightly interview: Ken Schumacher

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 7:09pm
An annual event which raises thousands of dollars for the local hospice is about to take place around Dunedin. It's the Otago Community Hospice Charity Cruise, and Ken Schumacher is here to tell us all about it.
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Traffic flow restricted as the Caversham Highway upgrade progresses

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 7:06pm
Dunedin motorists have been dealing with restricted traffic flow on the Southern Motorway, as the Caversham Highway upgrade progresses.
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New diversity strategy gains mayoral support

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 7:03pm
Dunedin's second annual pride festival has drawn to a close, but not without a bit of a shindig. Hundreds of people from all walks of life gathered in the Octagon to celebrate and learn more about the local queer community. And it wasn't all fun and frivolity - a new diversity strategy was also released, quickly gaining mayoral support.
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Dunedin residents contribute to new vaccine for rotavirus

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 7:01pm
Dunedin residents have played a critical role in the development of a new vaccine for rotavirus. They've gathered at the University of Otago's Hunter Centre to hear about the huge success of an associated clinical trial. And it seems they have plenty to be proud of in regards to their contributions.
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Local fashion designer turns eye on waste

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 6:59pm
There's been increased focus on the amount of waste generated in Dunedin and abroad by the fashion industry. It's been highlighted by a local fashion designer, to coincide with Recycling Week in New Zealand. The zero-waste movement is picking up traction throughout the city, with people of all ages and vocations becoming involved.
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