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Council allocates funding for new lighting at University Oval

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 6:54pm
The Otago Cricket Association is getting a major financial boost to establish new lighting at the University Oval. Up to a million dollars is being allocated to the project by the Dunedin City Council. But not all councillors are seeing eye to eye over the funding.
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Government announces its record health budget

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 6:52pm
The government's announced what it calls a record health budget, but there's no knowing whether more money will flow south. Last time Health Minister Jonathan Coleman visited Dunedin Hospital, he promised more money for the outdated facility. He's just announced an extra $320m for district health boards in the coming financial year.
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City's closet actors take the stage for a theatrical marathon

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/05/2015 - 6:49pm
Local theatre enthusiasts are conquering the complete works of William Shakespeare. They're taking to the stage for 86 hours straight, performing back-to-back readings of every single Shakespeare play. And the theatrical marathon is giving some of the city's closet actors their time in the spotlight.
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Nightly interview: Alan Mark

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:36pm
Dunedin residents are gathering to discuss climate change issues ahead of the government's involvement in a global summit. Emeritus Professor Alan Mark, of the University of Otago, is involved in the local discussion, and he joins us to explain what it's all about.
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Dunedin's central city to be revitalised

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:34pm
Dunedin's central city is to be revitalised following years of urban design, planning and community consultation. Dunedin City Council staff have developed a new plan for the main precincts within the city centre. And approval from councillors means work is about to begin.
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Employment issues for disabled people brought to fore

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:31pm
Workplace challenges are nothing new, but they're often exacerbated for people with disabilities. In Dunedin the issues around employment for disabled peoplebr / are being brought to the attention of the local business community. And it's all part of an attitude change.
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Otago Peninsula road work brought forward

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:27pm
Planned road work along Otago Peninsula is being brought forward, following public demands for urgent improvements.
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Councillors vote to spend on physio pool despite concerns

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:24pm
Up to $300,000 will be spent on the physiotherapy pool by the Dunedin City Council.
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OUSA crowns 2015's best landlord

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:22pm
A local property manager is celebrating her status as Dunedin's best landlord. The title has been bestowed upon her by the Otago University Students' Association. And staff hope it will inspire other landlords to follow her example.
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Port Otago details plans to deepen Otago Harbour channel

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:17pm
Port Otago is detailing plans to spend $30m over the next two years. It will deepen parts of the Otago Harbour channel, allowing larger container vessels and cruise ships to access Port Chalmers. The company also plans to deepen the berths where large container vessels can sit. That means new sheet piles will be installed, to reinforce the current wharf structure.
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School pupils explore Wonderland through ceramics

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:13pm
Dunedin primary school pupils are exploring a well-known literary wonderland through ceramics. They're learning the art of pottery from a local artist in residence at Macandrew Bay School. And their Alice in Wonderland theme is bringing some interesting creations to the fore.
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DCC delays local alcohol policy decisions

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:10pm
The Dunedin City Council is further delaying its local alcohol policy. The new policy was due to be revealed at a council meeting on Monday, as reported last night by 39 Dunedin News. But it's no longer likely to be considered before July. Council staff say meeting schedules for June are almost full, and councillors' time is being taken up by long term plan deliberations.
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Your word on out of control students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/05/2015 - 7:08pm
Dunedin tertiary students are back in the national spotlight, following fresh reports of drunken disorder and harassment. Police and university staff are investigating complaints by a local woman that she's being victimised by students. And with that in mind, our word on the street team asked members of the public if they think students are out of control.
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Mountain Biking Otago supreme winner at community awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:46pm
Mountain Biking Otago is the supreme winner of this year's Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards. The organisation will represent Dunedin at the national awards, being held in the city next March. Other local category winners include the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, YouthLine Otago and the Coastal Otago Scout Zone group.
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New local alcohol policy to be adopted Monday

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:40pm
Dunedin bar owners are about to discover the new rules they have to live by, when the city council reveals its new local alcohol policy. The council's due to adopt its new policy on Monday. That's when the details will become public for the first time, following months of consultation. More than 4000 submissions were lodged on the draft new policy, which many locals opposed.
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Nightly interview: Glen Hazelton

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:37pm
The government's just re-designated Dunedin as a low-risk area for earthquakes. And urban designer Glen Hazelton, of the Dunedin City Council, is here to explain what that means for the owners of local heritage buildings.
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St Clair seawall undergoing further reinforcements

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:35pm
St Clair's problem-plagued seawall is being further reinforced, in anticipation of wild winter weather. Vulnerable sections of the seawall's foundations are being strengthened by Dunedin City Council contractors. But getting work done in a timely manner is proving to be a challenge.
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South Dunedin Mall complex a potential new library site

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:30pm
A last-ditch attempt to address the need for a library in South Dunedin is being made before the city council signs off its long term plan.
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Police fitness programme targets at-risk youth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:27pm
At-risk youth are being given a new direction in life, through a fitness programme run by the police. It's being implemented at local schools, pushing participants' limits in order to build their confidence. And it's establishing some important relationships as well.
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Living up to creative city status a concern for city councillors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/05/2015 - 7:24pm
The cost of Dunedin living up to its status as a UNESCO Creative City of Literature is a concern for city councillors. They want to allocate funds for new literature projects, but have to consider the ongoing expense of maintaining public library collections. Although a forgotten stash of money could be the answer.
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