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March of a colourful kind will commemorate World War One

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:12pm
More than 1200 young people will walk in their brightest colours from Tahuna Park to the Oval later this year to commemorate World War One. It will be part of Embarkation Weekend, signalling 100 years since more than 1100 men left Otago for a war that killed 18,000 Kiwis.
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Leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:08pm
The elections are still more than five months away, but leaders are already lobbying for votes in Dunedin. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters got his chance to speak to the Dunedin public over the weekend as he tries to stay above the 5% threshold needed for a seat in parliament.
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Nightly interview: Rosemary Overell

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:06pm
Tweeting, death, and Peaches Geldof took the attention of a Dunedin academic recently. Dr Rosemary Overell has been writing about the relationship between social media and the big sleep, and she joins us to explain.
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Astronomy the talk of the town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 7:03pm
Weather permitting you won't see the moon tonight, when you look up at the sky. That's because it'll be hiding in the earth's shadow. And one man who'll be casting his eyes skyward has just returned from Shanghai, where planets and astronomy was all that was talked about.
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Good old fashioned police work credited for fast capture of alleged robber

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 6:47pm
Dunedin police are crediting ''good old fashioned police work'' for the quick capture of a man alleged to have held up a Highcliff Road dairy yesterday afternoon. At around 2pm a man armed with a knife entered the Shiel Hill Food Centre and demanded money and cigarettes from a woman behind the counter. A quantity of cigarettes was taken during the robbery.
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Local farm sales up from last year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 6:44pm
Some buyer resistance to prices is emerging in the Otago rural real estate market, despite solid localised activity for sheep and beef farms. That came through in the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand's rural report for the three months to March. Nationwide there were 1,842 farms sold in the year to March, 28.5% more than the year before.
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Otago cricketer named in New Zealand test squad

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/04/2014 - 6:38pm
Otago cricketer Mark Craig is one of two new faces named in the New Zealand test squad to face the West Indies next month. Twenty-seven year old Craig was named after a stand-out Plunket Shield performance, taking 22 wickets for Otago. Head coach Mark Hesson said Craig, who is a right arm off-spinner, will be valuable against the West Indies left-handed heavy top order batting line-up.
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Royal Montage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 7:03pm
A montage of the Royal visit at the weekend.
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Dairy held up at knife point

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 7:01pm
Police say a young man with a knife has held up a Dunedin dairy this afternoon.
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Royal Rippa Rugby readily received

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 7:00pm
Making it to the finals of the Royal Rippa Rugby Tournament was quite an achievement for young players at the weekend. What made it even more special was the addition of some All Blacks and a couple of royals to the coaching teams. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as well as All Blacks Richie McCaw and Ben Smith took it in their stride to coach the under 7's players.
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David Cunliffe delivers key piece of health policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:59pm
Labour leader David Cunliffe delivered a key piece of the party's health policy on the steps of the Dunedin Municipal Chambers today. He visited the city that is hosting three political leaders this week, as national elections draw near. His plan to extend a national bowel cancer screening programme will cost $14 million, but how it will be paid for is information still to come.
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Rainfall and sun above average for March

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:58pm
Lots of rain and plenty of sun marked March in Dunedin, but it was strong wind that buffeted the city today.
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Hyde Street Keg Party a sea of colour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:57pm
Dunedin's Hyde Street keg party was a sea of colour on Saturday, with more than 3,000 dressed-up students attending. Police, pilots and superheroes were just some of the costumes. However, despite an official invitation, the Duke and Duchess failed to make an appearance.
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Royal fever reaches high over weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:57pm
It may have been cold in the city over the weekend but Royal fever was at an all time high, as thousands of people turned out to see the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The couple had a brief but busy itinerary in the city.
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Hotel may be dead in the water

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:46pm
Dunedin's multi-storey harbourside hotel appears to be dead in the water. Just before this bulletin went to air, development company Betterways sent a copy of a letter noting a memorandum of understanding deadline had passed. The company signed the memorandum with the council earlier this year, amid hopes the $100 million project could find a way forward.
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Brad Thorn likely to miss the season remainder

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:45pm
Highlanders lock Brad Thorn will likely miss the remainder of the Super 15 season. Thorn ruptured his right distal bicep in the side's win over the Blue Bulls on Friday night. He is scheduled to undergo surgery in the next few days, but due to the nature of the injury and expected recovery period, it is unlikely he will return this season.
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Regional Council to consider handing over bus network

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:45pm
The Otago Regional Council will this week consider handing over the city's bus network to the Dunedin City Council. A report to a meeting of the ORC says staff meetings have been held in the last six months to study the issue, after the DCC expressed interest in the idea.
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March comeback for services sector

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/04/2014 - 6:45pm
New Zealand's services sector had a comeback in March, after an unexpected dip in February. The BNZ-BusinessNZ performance of services index shows the sector, which accounts for about two thirds of the economy, had a reading of 58.3. A reading of 50 or higher indicates the sector is in expansion, while a reading below 50 indicates a contraction.
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Pukehiki invites the city to see what a close community can achieve

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:22pm
A tiny Otago Peninsula community is celebrating two decades of ownership of its historic local buildings. Twenty years ago the Pukehiki community paid 10c for its local church, though keeping it, the local hall and tiny library standing has cost much more. This weekend Pukehiki is inviting the city to see what can be done with a close community and a commitment to its heritage.
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Shore Street work expected to be complete next week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:18pm
Work to stop debris falling onto Shore Street's new cycleway-walkway is expected to be complete next week.
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