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Course work and charity pair up

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:16pm
Raising money for peer support network CanTeen and completing a paper in a university qualification went hand in hand today. Students from a marketing paper and members of CanTeen's Otago/Southland branch jumped on bikes in the Meridian Mall to pedal the day away. Their efforts drew significant sponsorship and support from local businesses.
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Nightly interview: Steffan Browning

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:12pm
Green Party list MP Steffan Browning is in Dunedin tobr / talk about research on GE food and changes to the food bill. The Blenheim-based MP joins us tonight to tell us all about it.
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Local school has a lot of international flavour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 7:09pm
With over 24 different nationalities, George Street Normal School has a lot of international flavour.
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Road closures to accompany the royal visit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 6:53pm
Road closures and a clear-out of central city parking will accompany the royal visitors to Dunedin on Sunday. Upper Stuart Street below Moray Place, the upper Octagon and Harrop Street will be closed from 6am to midday. And people with cars parked in upper Stuart Street, Harrop Street or around the upper Octagon must remove their vehicles before 6am.
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Home sales in Dunedin down

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 6:51pm
The volume of home sales in Dunedin in March was down 16% compared with March last year. However statistics for the month from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand show the median price across Otago rose by $17,500. Institute director Liz Nidd says first home buyers remain cautious and investors are also taking a wait-and-see approach.
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4kmh threshold returning for Easter

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/04/2014 - 6:47pm
A 4kmh threshold before police issued tickets over summer slowed speeds, cut road deaths, and is about to return for Easter. Police ran a two month campaign in which they handed out tickets to anyone travelling more than 104kph. A preliminary analysis shows the proportion of drivers going more than 100kmh was up to 51% lower than during the previous four summers.
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Seating arrangement altered due to high demand for royal tickets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:33pm
The phones at Forsyth Barr Stadium have been running red hot this week with people snapping up tickets for this weekend's royal visit. Prince William and wife Kate will visit the stadium as part of their royal tour, watching a rippa rugby event on Sunday. Organisers had planned to use just the one stand for the event, but with such high demand they have had to alter those plans.
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Dunedin to host its first rugby league test in 90 years

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:28pm
Dunedin will host its first rugby league test in 90 years, when the Kiwis take on England at Forsyth Barr Stadium in November.
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Warehouse precinct work under budget scrutiny

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:25pm
Budget pressures on a Dunedin City Council upgrade of the historic warehouse precinct mean work near the former chief post office is in doubt. The council will debate the issue on Monday, and may be keen to keep the work going in an area on the rise.
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Sport Otago building life-long sporting connections

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:21pm
Sport Otago was hosting more than 100 energetic children at the Edgar Centre today. They were taking part in the annual Have-A-Go sports day. Organisers say giving young children the experience can lead to a life-long sporting connection.
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Nightly interview: Nicolas Dussex

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:19pm
New University of Otago research on keas was released last week, and should make an important contribution to the New Zealand alpine parrot's conservation. Researchers looked at genetic variation in kea populations. It found because of kea's genetic structure, it is possible to move birds between populations to reverse their ongoing decline.
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Highlanders make changes to their starting line-up

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:16pm
The Highlanders have made four changes to their starting line-up for tomorrow's critical match against the Bulls.
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Keeping warm becoming a priority for many families

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 7:12pm
As the nights in Dunedin get cooler, keeping warm becomes a priority for many families. A collaboration between Public Health South, the Dunedin City Council and the Blueskin Resilient Communties Trust aims to address the problem of cold homes. And for many homeowners the solution to keeping warm can be as simple as keeping the curtains closed at night.
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DCC push for changes to government earthquake-prone buildings legislation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:02pm
The Dunedin City Council is pushing for changes to government earthquake-prone buildings legislation it says does not recognise the city's larger stock of heritage buildings. A meeting on Monday will discuss the council's submission on the issue. The submission notes the strategic importance of heritage buildings to Dunedin, and questions what it says is a ''one size fits all'' approach.
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Screen industry revenue drops 4%

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/04/2014 - 6:00pm
Revenue in New Zealand from the screen industry dropped 4% last year compared with 2012. But Statistics New Zealand says it remained above the $3b mark. Most of the downward movement came from the production and post-production sector, which fell $190m. That was partly offset by a $70m increase in broadcasting and exhibition revenue.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 7:11pm
The situation in Ukraine has not become any less fraught over the last week. Nato has warned Russia further intervention in Ukraine would be a ''historic mistake'' with grave consequences. The warning came as Moscow masses troops on the Ukrainian border, and Kiev moves to reassert control over pro-Russian protesters across eastern Ukraine.
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Parents have taken a wrong turn at dinner time

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 6:05pm
A visiting chef specialising in children's food says New Zealand parents have taken a wrong turn at dinner time. Chris Fortune says parents are not sitting down at the dinner table to share the lives of their kids. Today he brought that message and more to Dunedin school pupils, teaching them all about the importance of good Kiwi tucker.
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Highlanders prepare for their biggest game of the season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 6:03pm
The Highlanders are preparing for a bruising encounter this week in what could be their biggest game of the season. The side will play its last home game for the month on Friday night against the Bulls. And after a nail biting win last week, the side knows another step up is vital if they are to have any chance against a physical Bulls side.
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Dunedin MP plans to keep growing petition to save Invermay

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 6:01pm
A Dunedin opposition MP plans to keep growing his petition to save Invermay, despite it reaching 5000 signatures.
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All Black coach attends Highlanders' training

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/04/2014 - 5:59pm
Dunedin-born All Black coach Steve Hansen was also in attendance at Highlanders' training today.
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