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34th Star Regent 24-hour book sale under way

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 7:10pm
It's that time of the year when Dunedin people come out in force to fill up their bookshelves. The 34th Star Regent 24-hour book sale got under way at midday today. 2500 boxes of books were available for sorting, sifting and trolling through. And as the title music from The Thunderbirds counted down, eager punters readied themselves for the annual run to the stage.
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Otago Daily Times car stolen and crashed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 7:07pm
Police say an Otago Daily Times car was stolen and crashed by a young Christchurch man this morning. Sergeant Nathan White said police were called to the crash at Waitati about 6am, where they found the company car and the alleged offender at the scene. The 24 year old man was arrested and charged with theft, drink-driving and driving while disqualified.
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Botanist Sir Alan Mark honoured

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 7:05pm
Dunedin botanist Sir Alan Mark is adding another string to his bow. He will receive an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Otago at its graduation ceremony tomorrow, when he will also give the graduation address. And although the degree recognises his many achievements, Sir Mark's long career is far from over.
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Joint initiative to be named Enterprise Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 7:03pm
Enterprise Dunedin is the name of a new Dunedin city council grouping responsible for economic development and city marketing. The initiative follows a review of operations that saw the council decide to form a new agency, and move Tourism Dunedin in-house from July. The group will consist of the council's economic development unit, i-SITE and staff from Tourism Dunedin.
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Nightly interview: Michael Woodhouse

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 6:59pm
Dunedin-based National Party list MP Michael Woodhouse spent Anzac Day at the ground zero of Gallipoli. The Veterans’ Affairs Minister travelled to Turkey to attend the 99th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. He joins us tonight for a review of that trip and to discuss the latest goings on back here in New Zealand.
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New man at the helm of Knox Church

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 02/05/2014 - 6:58pm
There's a new man at the helm of Knox Church and now he's returning to the place where he finished his theology training. The Reverend Dr Kerry Enright was formally welcomed into his church congregation last night. And he describes life as a minister being very different from when he was here thirty years ago.
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Nightly interview: Leo Schep

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 7:03pm
The Government recently announced legislation to remove all remaining psychoactive substances from sale would be introduced to the House next week. The legislation is expected to be passed under urgency, and should come into force not long after. National Poisons Centre toxicologist Dr Leo Schep is here to tell us what that might mean.
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Slip creates large obstacle for property owners

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 6:05pm
A large slip has forced Dunedin residents from their home. Part of a steep bank in Woodhaugh gave way early this morning, slamming into the back of a house below. No-one was injured in the incident, but it has created a large obstacle for property owners.
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Police cracking down this duck hunting season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 6:04pm
Police will be cracking down on everything from firearm licensing to safety and alcohol as duck shooting season begins.
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Dunedin added to the itinerary of a national cycling tour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 6:02pm
Dunedin is set to benefit from being added to the itinerary of a national cycling tour. The Tour of New Zealand bike race has been described by organisers as two courses, two islands and one destination. And in 2017 a new stage will be included to showcase just what this city has to offer, a unique and challenging race.
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Kevin Hague is in Dunedin talking about health care

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 6:00pm
Health is a key issue for the Green Party, which says more money needs to be invested in the sector. Greens health spokesman Kevin Hague is in Dunedin talking about the party's plans to right what it says are the wrongs of the Government in respect of health care. And that could see some significant changes in the city.
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First day of winter brings cold start

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 5:58pm
Winter cast its frozen glance towards Dunedin this morning, before the first day of the coldest season brought some unexpected sun.
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English rugby league coaching director checks out Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 5:56pm
An English rugby league coaching director has checked in to check out Dunedin, getting organised before the city's first international league test in 90 years. The director of performance and coaching for the Rugby Football League liked what he saw of the stadium that will host plenty of top level English teams this year.
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Police follow positive leads in violent assault case

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 5:53pm
Dunedin police are following what they say are positive leads in a violent assault case, thanks to information from the public. But officers still need help identifying several young males involved in the attack on a university student. The 18 year old was assaulted in Dundas Street at 11pm on April 17, and police say the offenders fled in two cars.
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Financial stress index falls to lowest level since 2012

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 01/05/2014 - 5:51pm
An economic index measuring financial stress in New Zealand shows stress has fallen to its lowest level since the beginning of 2012. Dun amp; Bradstreet’s Consumer Financial Stress Index shows levels improved during the first quarter of the year, dropping from 7.5 to -5.6 points in March. An index reading below zero indicates lower financial stress exists amongst consumers.
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Nightly interview: Kelvin Wright

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 7:09pm
Dunedin's Anglican bishop recently returned from a month-long walking and cycling trip through Otago and Southland. Dr Kelvin Wright's Hikoi of Joyful News marked 200 years since the beginnings of the Christian gospel in New Zealand. He joins us to tell us how it went.
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Tree on the chopping block

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 6:18pm
A century-old Dunedin tree faces the chopping block. The Wellingtonia in Wakari is more than 100 years old, and could be removed to protect a building that surrounds it, as well as the occupants. The Dunedin City Council hearings committee is considering just how dangerous the tree is.
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Refit under way on Reading cinema complex

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 6:17pm
The company that took over when the Hoyts Octagon Cinema closed its doors last August is hiring staff and beginning a refit.
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SDHB hopes to increase healthy immunisation statistics

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 6:14pm
Dunedin's health sector is getting in behind the World Health Organisation's annual push to promote immunisation. The Southern District Health Board is hoping to increase its already healthy immunisation statistics. The push comes as a once common illness considered almost extinct in New Zealand makes a disturbing comeback.
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Student bus discount trial draws to a close

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/04/2014 - 6:11pm
A bus trial offering Dunedin students cheap fares seems to have been a success.
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