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Pipe bands flock to Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 5:44pm
The best pipe bands in the South Island have competed in Dunedin, ahead of the national championships. Hundreds of pipers, drummers and ensemble members spent the weekend demonstrating their skills to judges and crowd members. Their two days of competition filled the Octagon, to the delight of some and the distraction of others.
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Opportunistic thieves target unlocked vehicles

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:36pm
The latest local crime trend involves the breaking into of vehicles parked in the Brockville area. Thieves have been active in the suburb this week, with police investigating three incidents from the last couple of days. Officers say it's a result of opportunistic thieves targeting unlocked vehicles. Items recently stolen from Brockville cars include wallets, a handbag and cash.
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Annual benefit dinner surpasses previous fundraising efforts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:34pm
A sold-out annual benefit dinner to raise money for local medical research has surpassed previous fundraising efforts. The dinner was organised and hosted by the Otago Medical Research Foundation. It generated about $75,000. That's a significant increase on last year's $58,000. And it's more than double the $35,000 raised in 2013.
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Nightly interview: Emily Wheeldon

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:29pm
A local businesswoman is at the centre of several new strategies and partnerships making a big impact nationwide. Emily Wheeldon is the managing director of Human Connections Group, and she's here to tell us about some of the projects she's involved in.
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Ultra-fast broadband celebrated with special launch ceremony

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:25pm
The fastest broadband speeds in the southern hemisphere are now officially available in Dunedin. And that's been celebrated with a special gigatown launch ceremony. But with less than half of the planned infrastructure installed, the city's internet revolution has only just begun.
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DCC looking into improving Wall Street Mall façade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:20pm
The Dunedin City Council is investigating whether to spend money improving the façade of the Wall Street Mall.
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Southern District Health Board in the national spotlight

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:17pm
The performance of the Southern District Health Board is in the national spotlight. Details about its latest health targets have been released by the Ministry of Health. Data shows the SDHB is excelling in some areas, but lagging behind in others.
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Prominent Dunedin business closes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:15pm
A prominent Dunedin business is closing, as its owners prepare to retire. Hayward's Auction House is a staple of the local second-hand retail market. But it's failed to sell, so the owners are pulling the plug, taking the name and the legacy with them.
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Missing teenager located safe and well

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:09pm
A Dunedin teenager who was the subject of a police search has been located in the city safe and well.
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National organisation puts children on the path to healthy smiles

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:06pm
A national organisation is making teeth a priority, for the benefit of local children. A recent oral health survey shows almost half of all Kiwi kids under the age of four don't get seen by dental professionals. So Plunket has partnered with Colgate to ensure families are on the right path to having healthy smiles.
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Your word on Saddle Hill quarrying

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 25/02/2015 - 7:02pm
The Dunedin City Council has asked the Environment Court to intervene in a debate about quarrying on Saddle Hill. The council wants the court to set conditions of consent, to protect the hill's ridge-line, before quarrying can resume. So our Word On The Street team asked members of the public if they think quarrying on Saddle Hill should be allowed.
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Nightly interview: Dr Trent Smith

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 7:18pm
The way people choose food may be the key to tackling obesity. That's the message from a University of Otago economist, who's got some recommendations for the government. He's Dr Trent Smith, and he joins us to explain.
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Expanding migrant population means added responsibility for local organisation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 6:00pm
There's increasing demand for local support services, with the steady expansion of Dunedin's migrant population. New migrant seminars are being held more frequently, to ensure foreign residents feel welcome and are capable of settling into the city. It's an added responsibility for one Dunedin organisation, but staff are happy to take on the extra work, to see newcomers thrive.
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Rotten power pole collapses

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:57pm
The collapse of a rotten power pole has closed a central city road for much of the day.
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Cycle training programme delivered in several schools

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:54pm
There's a cycling resurgence across the city, with Dunedin school pupils prominent among those embracing the mode of transport. Accordingly, a city council-led cycle training programme is being delivered in several schools, to teach children about road safety. And it appears to be paying off.
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Delays expected on southern motorway between Green Island and Fairfield

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:52pm
Dunedin motorists can expect delays using the southern motorway between Green Island and Fairfield over the next two weeks. The New Zealand Transport Agency is resurfacing parts of State Highway One, at a cost of almost $300,000. The work's due to begin tomorrow, on four separate sites. Existing road material will be milled out, and a new asphalt surface laid.
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DCC criticised for under-performing in the last financial year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:49pm
The Dunedin City Council has drawn criticism from Audit New Zealand for under-performing in the last financial year. But the reprimand comes with commendation for some council initiatives. And for those tasked with balancing the books, it's set to be a much smoother ride this financial year.
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Otago Museum redevelopment means staff growth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:46pm
Otago Museum is growing its staff base, as the facility prepares for major redevelopment. The facility is expanding its collections and research team, and plans to hire at least one new person as a conservator. Local students are also being offered work experience with the museum's collection of almost two million items.
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Age Concern Otago running senior chef class

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:43pm
Help is being offered to senior citizens struggling to cook nutritional meals for themselves. A senior chef class is operating through Age Concern Otago, which receives government funding for the project. And it's seeing an older group of residents develop a taste for some modern cuisine.
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Police concerned for the safety of Dunedin teenager

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 5:41pm
Police are concerned for the safety of a missing Dunedin teenager, not seen since last night.
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