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DCC considers fluoridated drinking water in the city's outlying areas

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:53pm
While most of metropolitan Dunedin receives fluoridated drinking water, the city's outlying areas do not. Now the Dunedin City Council is looking at whether to rectify that, by upgrading five of its water treatment plants. But that's likely to upset some residents and cost millions, so councillors have asked for a second opinion.
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Release date of gigabit internet speed announced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:50pm
It's just been confirmed Dunedin will have access to the southern hemisphere's fastest internet from the 25th of February. Digital Community Trust chairman Peter Hills welcomes the news, which ends months of speculation about the implementation of ultra-fast broadband. With gigabit internet speed, Dunedin will be at the forefront of digital capacity - comparable to the world's top cities.
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Future of old Caversham Tunnel up for discussion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:48pm
Questions have been raised over the future of the old Caversham Tunnel, currently off limits to residents. The Dunedin City Council's been asked to fix unsealed sewer manholes inside the structure, so it's safe for public use. And that's got councillors looking ahead, to what might follow.
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Jobs cuts at University of Otago's College of Education

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:46pm
More than 15 people have lost their jobs at the University of Otago's College of Education. They are the latest people to be made redundant since the college merged with the university in 2007. Money is at the heart of the problem - with the university having to subsidise the college.
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Compensation case back on track for David Bain

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:44pm
David Bain's case for compensation is back on track, after almost a year on hold. The former Dunedin man, who spent 13 years in jail for murdering his family, was acquitted during a retrial in 2009. He seeks compensation from the government for wrongful imprisonment. Last February he put his compensation claim on hold, for a judicial review into the government's handling of it.
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New Zealand chalks up first loss in Ice Hockey Championship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 23/01/2015 - 5:41pm
The New Zealand team has chalked up its first loss in the World Under 20 Ice Hockey Championship in Dunedin. Game 5 of the tournament saw New Zealand take on Mexico, who were desperate for a win after a crushing defeat against China. After the second period, the teams were tied at two, making for an exciting third period.
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Nightly interview: Liana Machado

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 6:53pm
A University of Otago study has revealed some surprises about the benefits of physical activity. Senior psychology lecturer Liana Machado led the research, and she's here to tell us all about it.
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Abundance of rental properties gives students upper hand

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:54pm
It's a busy time of year for tertiary students and landlords, with people moving in and out of flats across the city. Staff at the University of Otago's Student Accommodation Centre are helping people find their home sweet home. And they say this year it's the students who have the upper hand, with an oversupply of rental properties.
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Dangerous man on the run in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:50pm
Police are searching for a man, considered to be extremely dangerous and on the run in Dunedin.
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Local museum calls for greater sports appreciation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:48pm
There's no doubt New Zealanders love sport, but questions are being raised about the extent of national recognition for sporting achievements. The staff of a Dunedin museum are calling for greater sports appreciation throughout the country. And with Dunedin home to the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, the city's poised to play a crucial part.
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Fortune Theatre general manager resigns

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:46pm
The Fortune Theatre is again without a general manager, following the resignation of Jennifer Thompson. She's only been in the role for 18 months, and is leaving Dunedin for Wellington. Thompson is originally from the United States, and moved to Dunedin in July 2013 when her husband got a job at the university. Now they're both moving to the capital.
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Dunedin's public transport fate back up for debate

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:44pm
The future of public transport in Dunedin is once again up for debate. Dunedin city councillors have discussed whether the council should take over management of the bus network, as part of its long term plan. But the proposition continues to cause division.
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Petrol prices down

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:42pm
The consumers price index has fallen in the last quarter, following three consecutive quarterly rises. But the downfall is only slight, at 0.2%, and is typical of the December quarter. Lower prices for petrol and vegetables were major influencing factors, although they were countered by increased travel and housing costs.
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Highlanders back in training

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:40pm
The Highlanders are back in training, ahead of their first game this season.
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Black Caps in town and focused on victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:38pm
The Black Caps are in town ahead of Dunedin's doubleheader one day internationals against Sri Lanka. The boys are focused on victory, for an unbeatable series lead at the University Oval, after their four-wicket win in Nelson. But one player is already out with injury, and with the world cup looming, the side can't afford anymore mishaps.
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Cricket World Cup Trophy on display for fans

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/01/2015 - 5:36pm
Cricket was also the focus of a promotional lunchtime event in the Octagon.
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Nightly interview: David Agnew

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 6:41pm
A sea lion's recent visit to the saltwater pool at St Clair has brought Dunedin's wildlife to international attention. It's a crucial time of year for many native species which make a home of local beaches. Department of Conservation services manager David Agnew joins us to explain why extra care must be taken around those animals.
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City council's draft long term plan hearing begins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Cycleways, Saddle Hill mining and Gigatown plans have come to the fore during the city council's draft long term plan hearing. Councillors, staff and community board members began initial discussions on the draft plan this morning. It was the outlying board members who had the floor, tasked with ensuring the needs of their communities were heard loud and clear.
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Caversham Highway development eye-catching

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:52pm
The latest part of the Caversham Highway development is proving a real eye-catcher.
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More on the line than medals at Otago Swimming Championship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/01/2015 - 5:50pm
Hundreds of swimmers from throughout the South Island have dived into local waters for this year's Otago Swimming Championship. They've launched into the first sessions of the five-day event at Moana Pool. And while the competition is fierce, there's more on the line than just medals.
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