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Cost of operating in New Zealand a challenge for cruise lines

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 6:00pm
International cruise line representatives are finding New Zealand's fuel and port costs to be among the highest in the world. A recent Cruise New Zealand conference heard that while cruise passengers regularly rate their Kiwi experience highly, the high cost of operating here is a challenge for cruise lines.
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Public feedback wanted on draft local alcohol policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 5:56pm
The Dunedin City Council is seeking public feedback on the draft local alcohol policy. Councillors agreed to make the proposal available for public consultation at a meeting today. And council staff are urging the community to speak up and shape the policy.
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ATM attacked at local service station

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 5:54pm
The Caltex Valley Service Station received some unwanted visitors early this morning.
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Students help launch new campaign

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 5:52pm
The Otago University Students Association has helped launch a new campaign aimed at stopping sexual violence. The 'Are you that someone' campaign takes over from the older 'It's not ok' campaign. And the people behind it are hoping their messages are heard this week, and people learn to speak up.
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Zombie madness infects the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 5:46pm
It was a weekend of zombie madness in the city. A smorgasbord of undead-themed activities took place all over Dunedin. And locals were quick to dress up as the dead to take part.
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Saint Kilda Saints back on top

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 5:45pm
The Saint Kilda Saints have returned to the top of Dunedin men's basketball after a commanding win in Saturday's final. They beat a resurgent Bombers side who failed to complete one of the biggest turnarounds in the tournament's history. And for the winning side, it was a familiar face who ensured a comfortable victory.
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Nightly interview: Dallas Synnott-Chapman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 6:53pm
The premiere of a locally-filmed zombie movie isn't the only undead-themed event happening over the next few days. The Dundead pop culture festival has movie marathons, discos and more planned for the city. Joining us to talk about the horror in store is Dallas Synnott-Chapman.
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Fekitoa the favourite to start in Bledisloe Cup match

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 6:18pm
Highlanders centre Malakai Fekitoa's rise to fame could go one step further tomorrow night in Sydney. Fekitoa will be the favourite to start the Bledisloe Cup match at centre after starter Conrad Smith was flown back to New Zealand this morning with his wife in labour. Coach Steve Hansen told media Smith was still a possibility to play, but he 'wasn't holding his breath'.
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Growing mood of pessimism in prospective home buyers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 6:01pm
The mood of prospective home buyers has hit its lowest point since 2007 according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey. Chief Economist Nick Tuffley says a net 11% of all respondents are seeing now as a bad time to buy. He says recent interest rate rises, increasing house prices and lending restrictions have created a growing mood of pessimism in prospective home buyers.
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New hole opens up in St Clair's Esplanade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 5:55pm
A new hole has opened up in St Clair's Esplanade, despite nearly $700,000 being spent on the area in the last year. Sink holes opened the pavement in May 2013 after big tides sucked sand away from the beach, allowing the fill behind the wall to be sucked out. And despite a lot of time and money being spent on the problem, the city council says there's no cause for concern.
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Collectors out to raise funds for Amnesty International

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 5:52pm
About 60 collectors and their buckets braved the cold conditions today to raise money for Amnesty International.
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Locally produced zombie flick to premiere in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 5:50pm
The streets of Dunedin will fill with the undead tomorrow night for the world premiere of a locally produced zombie movie. I Survived a Zombie Holocaust will debut as part of the Dundead festival. And the film's creator says the city played a major role in the production.
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Scarfies embrace diversity celebrations

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 15/08/2014 - 5:48pm
A range of events have been held in the student quarter to raise awareness of the city's diversity. They're part of the Otago University Students' Association Diversity Week. And the people behind the scenes say scarfies are embracing the celebrations.
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Nightly interview: Liz Nidd

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 6:42pm
Right across the country house sales for July slumped 13% compared to last year's figures. The national median price rose more than 8% and that trend was seen here in Otago. But Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data out this week showed Dunedin sales were down almost 20%. Here to give us an update on sales locally is Liz Nidd, REINZ Regional Director.
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New Zealand's population is growing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:58pm
Statistics New Zealand figures out today show the resident population for the country was 4,442,100. In the year to June 2014 it's estimated the population grew by 1.5%, or 67,800 people. Statistics New Zealand say the country is growing at its fastest rate for over a decade. High immigration levels have boosted the numbers but they are down 29,000 fewer people than estimated.
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Retail spending continues to rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:55pm
Retail spending has continued to rise in the June 2014 quarter, led by an increase in the motor-vehicle and parts retailing industry. Statistics New Zealand says the volume of retail trade sales rose 1.2%, following a 0.8% rise in the previous quarter. Eleven of the 15 industries had higher sales in June. In actual terms, the value of total retail sales was $18.2b.
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Navy ship glides into town for a special visit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:53pm
Dunedin residents are getting a glimpse into life spent working at sea thanks to a visiting navy ship. The HMNZS Rotoiti steamed up the harbour this morning and is opening its doors to the public. And for one crew member, it's a very special visit.
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Brad Thorn leaves the Highlanders

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:51pm
Brad Thorn has most likely played his last game for the Highlanders after announcing his departure from the side this morning.
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Prime Minister gives advice to young high achievers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:49pm
The achievements of Otago's brightest high schoolers have been celebrated at today's Class Act awards. Prime Minister John Key was on hand to personally congratulate the pupils. And he had some advice for them as they reach the end of their high school years.
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Concert hopes to push up enrolment numbers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 14/08/2014 - 5:47pm
North Dunedin residents are being encouraged to pick up the pen and enrol to vote. The election is just over one month away and less than 80% of the area's residents are yet to enrol. And one local group is hoping a concert tonight will push that number up over the coming days.
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