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Your word on the reduced alcohol limit for drivers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 17/12/2014 - 6:50pm
The government has changed drink-driving laws. And it means the permitted level of alcohol for drivers has almost halved. So the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if they support the reduced limit.
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DCC called on to help fund Mosgiel pool development

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 6:42pm
The Dunedin City Council has been called on to help fund a multi-million dollar pool development. Councillors have heard details of the proposal for a new Mosgiel aquatic facility. But they're not the only ones likely to be involved, with community members keen to take a leading role in the project.
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New freedom camping area gets the axe

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 6:39pm
The Dunedin City Council has put a stop to the trial of a new freedom camping area in the city. Councillors are concerned a new site, near Bayfield High School, would only add to increasing problems around freedom camping. And the ongoing issues at Macandrew Bay were enough to see the idea voted down, with 7 of the 13 councillors against it.
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Pixie Town popular for all ages

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 6:35pm
A myriad of holiday activities are on offer around the city, particularly for our youngest residents. One key attraction is Pixie Town, which has a long history in Dunedin, dating back to the 1970’s. But it's not just kids enjoying themselves, parents with fond memories of the Christmas attraction are also getting in on the action.
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Dunedin International Airport has new chief executive

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 5:57pm
A new chief executive has been confirmed for Dunedin International Airport. Richard Roberts has been appointed to the role. It's a promotion for Roberts, who has worked at the airport for 15 years. Most recently he's been the general manager of infrastructure and service delivery.
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Wholesale trade increases heading into Christmas

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/12/2014 - 5:55pm
Wholesale trade for groceries, liquor and tobacco has increased, heading into Christmas. Statistics New Zealand reports that trade sales of those products are up by $74m. That's in the last quarter of this year. Trade sales of motor vehicles and associated parts are also up. That sector has risen by 2% - a value of $39m.
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Nightly interview: Sam Clutterbuck

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 8:11pm
Surf life saving clubs across the city are gearing up for a busy summer. Sam Clutterbuck is the local club development officer for Surf Life Saving New Zealand. He's here to discuss his role, and how residents can stay safe in the surf.
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Future of the Green Island landfill in question

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 8:10pm
The Dunedin City Council is looking at the future of the Green Island landfill, and a possible replacement site. It's calling for expressions of interest into a potential public/private model for managing waste. And while consent for the Green Island landfill doesn't expire for nine years, council staff say now is the time to set a new plan in motion.
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Anglican Family Care staff and management in bitter dispute

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 8:04pm
A fight between staff and management at Anglican Family Care is heating up, with a rally held outside the organisation's Dunedin office.
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Sawyers Bay environmentally-friendly greenhouse now finished

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 8:01pm
A greenhouse with an environmentally-friendly twist has been built at Sawyers Bay School. Its walls are constructed from recycled plastic bottles. And although the building project is now finished, it's not been without its share of difficulties.
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Community group hosts end of year Christmas party

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 7:47pm
It's all go in the Northeast Valley, with celebrations for the festive season. Community group The Valley Project has hosted an end of year Christmas party at the Dunedin North Intermediate swimming pool. And while fun events have been the group's speciality of late, members have much bigger plans for the new year.
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Dunedin woman found showering in a stranger's home

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 6:01pm
A Dunedin woman faces several charges after she was allegedly found showering in a stranger's home. The 28 year old was arrested on Saturday after being found in a South Dunedin house by the owner. Police say the woman thought she was at the home of an acquaintance, and they suspect she was affected by drugs or medication.
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New x-ray machine installed at Dunedin International Airport

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 6:00pm
A new x-ray machine has been installed at Dunedin International Airport, to enhance customs checks. The biosecurity machine will help ensure international passengers arriving at the airport don't bring pests or diseases into the country. It has been installed by the Ministry for Primary Industries, and replaces an older model.
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Retired Dunedin businessman becomes Honorary Doctor of Commerce

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/12/2014 - 5:58pm
Retired Dunedin businessman and philanthropist Graeme Marsh has become the first Honorary Doctor of Commerce from the University of Otago. He was given the title at the university's graduation over the weekend. Marsh first graduated from Otago with a degree in accounting, and has held many positions on university boards and committees.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:46pm
It's the time of year when thousands of local university students graduate, but not before a last word of advice from their superiors. Professor Robert Patman has just given a graduation address, about the transformative power of education. And he joins us to explore that subject further.
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Child counselling service holds its annual street appeal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:39pm
A local child counselling service is appealing for financial help to keep its doors open. The Chatbus charity has held its annual street appeal. And it's hoped that will pay off, because the organisation needs more than $100,000 to cover its costs next year.
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Prime Minister John Key sneaks into town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:03pm
Prime Minister John Key has been in town, but he's kept his visit quiet. It's understood he was involved in several private meetings. There was no official word of his visit to Dunedin, and he didn't make any public appearances. His last public visit to the city was in mid-September.
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School children celebrate safety with a street parade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 6:01pm
Hundreds of Dunedin school children have taken part in a street parade. It's been held to celebrate the kids who give up their time to run road patrols at their schools. And amidst the fun was a serious safety message.
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Otago Polytechnic students graduate in record numbers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:59pm
A record-breaking graduation has been held in Dunedin, for Otago Polytechnic students.
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Jury delivers verdict in Oamaru murder case

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 5:57pm
The five people charged in relation to a murder near Oamaru last September have just been found guilty in the High Court at Dunedin. The jury delivered the verdicts this afternoon, after a nine-week trial. Four young men from Oamaru and Palmerston have been convicted of the murder of Justin McFarlane. And a Timaru woman has been convicted of being an accessory after the fact.
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