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Dunedin Gasworks Museum back in business

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:57pm
The Dunedin Gasworks Museum is back in business following the installation of its new $40,000 boiler. The museum has been operating for the last 14 months without steam, leaving many of the machines dormant. And after spending countless hours around the clock to get it ready for tonight's opening, staff are pleased to finally see steam again.
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Glenn Sutton completed gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:55pm
Dunedin endurance runner Glenn Sutton has completed the gruelling Badwater ultra-marathon race in the United States' Death Valley. He came 33rd overall, in a time of 36 hours, 30 and 28 seconds. Up to 100 competitors from around the world are invited to compete in the race each year. But Sutton was the only New Zealander participating this time.
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DCC produces new draft of its grants policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:53pm
The Dunedin City Council is re-thinking the way it applies grants to community groups and organisations. It's produced a new draft of its grants policy, following a review. And now councillors want to hear what residents think of the changes.
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Downward trend in local authority spending

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:42pm
Statistics New Zealand has released its latest comprehensive analysis of spending by local authorities, showing a downward trend. Published today, the data relates to the 12 months to June 2013. It shows spending on core services declined from $8.5b to $8.3b. It's the first fall in operating expenditure in 20 years.
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Newcastle United has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:39pm
Newcastle United has left Dunedin with a win, and local football fans wanting more. The international side played Sydney FC last night at the Forsyth Barr Stadium, comprehensively claiming victory by four goals. And despite a hard pitch, Newcastle manager Allan Pardew has nothing but good reports on the city and the stadium.
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Your word on the ice challenge

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 5:36pm
The ice challenge has been circulating on social media for the past few weeks. It sees people douse themselves in ice cold water to mimic the shock factor of chemotherapy. Those people are then encouraged to donate money to a cancer charity and nominate friends to also complete the challenge.
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Otago Girls' High School music department to undergo redevelpoment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:40pm
The music department at Otago Girls' High School is about to undergo a $2m transformation. The upgrade is scheduled to take place between December and July. And staff are excited for work to begin, as the existing facilities become increasingly too small and outdated.
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DCC seeking feedback on a communal housing development proposal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:36pm
The Dunedin City Council is seeking public feedback on a proposal to transform the former High Street School into a communal housing development.
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Local author short-listed for the New Zealand Post Book Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:34pm
A Dunedin born and raised author has been short-listed for the New Zealand Post Book Awards. Charlotte Randall is a finalist in the fiction category with her novel The Bright Side of my Condition. She's one of four category finalists, and is in the running to win Book of the Year. Randall was schooled in Dunedin, but now lives in Wellington.
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Two Dunedin labels chosen to showcase at New Zealand Fashion Week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:32pm
Two of Dunedin's beloved fashion labels are set to represent the city at this year's New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland. Nom*D and Company of Strangers are the only labels from south of Christchurch being showcased at the country's top fashion industry event. Nom*D has the coveted position of being the first label to show at this year's fashion week, starting on August the 25th.
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Nightly interview: Paul Gillies

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:29pm
A Dunedin business has recently cleaned up at the Landscaping New Zealand distinction awards. Design and Garden Landscapes won the national landscape of the year award, as well as a host of other accolades. Acting manager and site foreman Paul Gillies joins us to talk about the honours.
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Millions worldwide will see what Dunedin's made of

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:28pm
Dunedin harbours a talented pool of film and television professionals, and the city's reputation for producing world-class content is growing. At the centre of the local industry is NHNZ - formerly Natural History New Zealand. And its latest show is proof to millions worldwide that Dunedin residents are punching well above their weight.
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Dunedin hills bombarded by soldiers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:24pm
New Zealand's a peaceful nation, but the Dunedin hills have been bombarded by soldiers. They were involved in the 12th annual Twin Peaks Battle Tab, organised by the reserve army force. And while competitors from throughout the country took part, they proved to be no match for local knowledge.
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Dunedin runner halfway through the Badwater Classic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:20pm
Temperatures are up in the 30s, and Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton is approaching the halfway mark in the Badwater Classic in California.
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Green-fingered residents get into gardening

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:17pm
Despite Dunedin's nasty winter weather, green-fingered residents are being encouraged to get into the garden. A workshop to prompt plant enthusiasts into action was held at the Dunedin Botanic Garden at the weekend, in association with the Dunedin Rose Society. And it provided horticultural food for thought - at least in one aspect.
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New manager of city property appointed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 7:13pm
The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new manager of city property - to oversee its wide-ranging portfolio of buildings and land.
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Maori Language Week kicks off in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:50pm
Today is the beginning of Maori Language Week - the annual celebration of Te Reo throughout New Zealand. Here in Dunedin a range of activities and associated events are being held, including a programme run by the Southern District Health Board. And its staff are more than happy to korero in their dealings with the public.
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Temporary court building receives funding for next stage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:45pm
The Government has committed more than $3m to the next stage of development at the temporary Dunedin court building in High Street.
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More than football on Newcastle United's minds

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:43pm
Newcastle United will take the pitch at the Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night, with more than football on players' minds. Two Newcastle supporters were among the hundreds killed on Malaysian flight MH17, on their way to Dunedin for the pre-season fixture. And the side's manager is eager to honour the supporters with a win, especially after forming a close relationship with one of them.
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Fortune Theatre celebrates milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 7:40pm
A milestone in Dunedin's art scene was celebrated at the weekend. Actors, playwrights and show producers gathered for the Fortune Theatre's 40th anniversary. And it proved the curtain's not going to fall any time soon, with performance alive and well in the city.
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