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Dunedin children learn to protect the environment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 8:22pm
Dunedin children are learning to protect the environment through an innovative programme being offered by Keep Dunedin Beautiful. It involves actors going into the classroom, and engaging pupils through humour. And it's proving to be a popular lesson.
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Ramadan comes to an end

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 8:18pm
Today marks the end of Ramadan in New Zealand, a celebration for all Muslims after a month of fasting. And those living in Dunedin were keen to share their joy in public.
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Taieri returns to the top of premier rugby

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 28/07/2014 - 8:16pm
Taieri has once again returned to the top of premier rugby in Dunedin, winning Saturday's final by a record margin. The Eels won the match 51 points to 6 against University, claiming their third title in the last four years. And despite a loss in round one of the competition, the Taieri captain says it's been a fantastic year.
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Dunedin leaders prepare to visit two sister cities

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:18pm
Dunedin leaders are preparing to visit two sister cities in Scotland and Japan as part of a mayoral delegation. Mayor Dave Cull will lead the delegation, to Edinburgh and Otaru. City councillors Neville Peat and Andrew Noone are also going. They'll be joined by Dunedin City Council community advisor Cara Paterson.
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Value of exported goods falls

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:14pm
The value of exported goods has fallen 7.4% in the June quarter. The seasonally adjusted value of exports was $12.4b. The drop follows a small increase in the March quarter, and large increases in the September and December quarters. Dairy prices have contributed to the decrease, with milk powder, butter and cheese down 8.1%. That's a drop of $335m. Logs, meat and fruit also fell.
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DCC pushes back public transport takeover

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:10pm
It seems the Dunedin City Council is getting cold feet about being responsible for public transport. The council initially looked at taking over operation of the city's public transport system from July next year. But now it's in favour of delaying that start date, until at least 2017.
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New director appointed to Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:04pm
The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new director of Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, following the departure of Linda Wigley last September.
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Nightly interview: Michael Sutton

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 7:02pm
A Dunedin man has been awarded the title of Amateur Landscape Photographer of the Year. The award was part of New Zealand's largest annual competition for amateur photographers. Winner Michael Sutton joins us to talk about his accolade.
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Possum traps found on walking tracks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 6:58pm
Members of the public are being urged to take care on walking tracks around the city after several possum traps were found in North Dunedin. Fifteen leg hold traps were found in the town belt bush area beside Opoho Park on Wednesday. And after similar incidents last year, Dunedin City Council staff think they know why the traps are being set.
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Dirty Dunedin streets an issue for local councilman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 6:55pm
The cleanliness of Dunedin has been brought into question. The issue has come up at a meeting of the Dunedin City Council's Infrastructure Services Committee. And contrary to what staff are used to - it wasn't a member of the public complaining.
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Police investigating string of burglaries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 25/07/2014 - 6:50pm
Dunedin police are investigating a number of burglaries, of homes and vehicles over the last few days.
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Nightly interview: Dene Mackenzie

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 7:12pm
The September elections are drawing closer and political leaders are making their push to be re-elected. And with politics comes controversy, so we're here to catch up with ODT political editor Dene Mackenzie to see who's polling well, and who might struggle leading up to September.
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Working while studying not a disadvantage for school children

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 6:38pm
Dunedin research has found that school children can combine study with part-time work, and not suffer any long-term disadvantages. The study was conducted by University of Otago researchers. They analysed data from the long-running Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study.
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Official cash rate rises

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 6:35pm
The Reserve Bank governor has raised the official cash rate, as expected. He also signalled a pause in rate hikes, to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The Kiwi dollar sank after he said its strength was unjustified, and that the currency could have a significant fall. The quarter point increase in the official cash rate to 3.5% was forecast by economists.
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Options explored to save historic facility

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 6:06pm
Staff and users of Dunedin's physiotherapy pool are exploring options to save the historic facility. The Southern District Health Board plans to close the pool in December because it's too expensive to run and needs an upgrade. But dozens are eager to find a solution, as it means more to the city than many may think.
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Pedestrianisation trial could see lower Octagon closed to traffic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 6:04pm
The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to close part of the Octagon to traffic, as part of a pedestrianisation trial.
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Public bus service changes will cost an extra $300,000 a year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 6:01pm
Changes to some of Dunedin's public bus services will cost an extra $300,000 a year. The current service programme has to be adapted to fit in with new legislation being implemented by the government. And it means the Otago Regional Council will foot half the bill.
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Dunedin's newest cinema complex finally unveiled

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 5:59pm
After a longer than expected rebuild, Dunedin's newest cinema complex will officially open to the public tomorrow. Reading Cinemas has taken over the old Hoyts complex in the Octagon. And after spending more than $5m, those in charge say they couldn't have done it without local help.
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Planning and regulatory committee considers report on climate change

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin City Councillors have started discussing how to protect the city from the effects of climate change. The council's planning and regulatory committee has considered a report about climate change adaptation. And it shows there are ways to protect South Dunedin from sea level rise.
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Montgomery Avenue and part of Leith Street to close

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 5:50pm
Dunedin City Councillors have voted to formally close Montgomery Avenue and part of Leith Street, to enable flood protection works.
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