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Taieri Gorge Railway walk raises money for local school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 29/04/2015 - 5:30pm
A unique opportunity to walk along part of the Taieri Gorge Railway is available to Dunedin residents. They'll be allowed to venture into train tunnels and cross railway viaducts. And the excursion will raise thousands of dollars for a local school.
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Your word on wearing black

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 29/04/2015 - 5:16pm
Local style has been under the spotlight, during the recent 16th annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week. The city's unique clothing aesthetic is associated with a distinct lack of colour. And with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word On The Street team asked members of the public if they think residents wear too much black.
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Lee Vandervis issues last-minute apology

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 29/04/2015 - 5:13pm
Embattled Dunedin city councillor Lee Vandervis has issued a last-minute apology over complaints levelled against him. He was asked to apologise to fellow councillors and staff, or face serious ramifications. And he's done so, but not before questioning the legality of the process.
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DCC considers ethical investing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 7:04pm
Dunedin city councillors are deciding whether to continue investing money in companies and industries deemed unethical. They're being asked to vote on a report which outlines options for the council's Waipori Fund. The council can change the way it invests its money, towards more socially responsible industries.
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Warrington beach access issue reaches resolution

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 7:02pm
Following months of debate, there's now a resolution in respect to the rocks blocking beach access at Warrington. While the issue continues to divide the small seaside community, the city council's taking a stand. But it may not have reached the end of the road just yet.
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ANZAC services turn out astounds organisers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 6:58pm
Those involved in organising local services are astounded by how many people attended. An estimated 20,000 people gathered for the dawn service at the Queens Gardens cenotaph. And thousands more paid their respects at other city services throughout the day, far exceeding expectations.
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Memorial to executed ANZAC soldiers unvieled on Quarantine Island

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 6:55pm
A new memorial to five executed ANZAC soldiers now stands on Quarantine Island in Otago Harbour. Community members believe it's the first of its kind in the country. And the reveal brings closure for one family, almost a hundred years after the executions took place.
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Eyes on local up-and-comers at annual fashion show

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 6:51pm
Fashion fever is dying down in Dunedin, following a week of glitz and glamour. The 16th annual iD Dunedin Fashion Week ended with two near sell-out runway shows at the Dunedin Railway Station. And while the city's top designers drew in the crowds, plenty of eyes were on local up-and-comers.
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Toitu exhibition gives local perspective on life in the trenches

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/04/2015 - 5:41pm
The lives of locals who fought at Gallipoli during the first world war are being revealed. All sorts of memorabilia has been curated for an exhibition at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, giving a local perspective on life in the trenches. And some truly personal stories are highlighted.
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Nightly interview: David Loughrey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 6:44pm
iD Dunedin Fashion Week is almost over, with the last two shows to be held at the Dunedin Railway Station. Otago Daily Times reporter David Loughrey is covering the event, and he joins us to share some highlights.
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Woman discovers family roots in Dunedin's RSA choir

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:55pm
A series of coincidences has seen one woman discover her family's role in the formation of Dunedin's RSA choir. She's the granddaughter of the choir's founder, who established the group after fighting at Gallipoli. And she's in the city to hear how the ensemble sounds, a hundred years on.
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Schools mark WWI centenary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:53pm
Dozens of schools throughout Dunedin are marking the centenary of World War One, in time with ANZAC Day.
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Local designer focussed on reducing waste

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:50pm
Modern consumerism and traditional Maori practices are being woven together for an ethical cause in Dunedin. It's the project of a local designer, who's focussed on reducing waste within the global fashion industry. And she's targeting the public, by using a central city icon.
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Cycle safety campaigns launched to prevent accidents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:48pm
Cycle safety is on the minds of Dunedin City Council staff, who're launching two campaigns to prevent accidents. The council's annual Be Bright campaign is about cyclists staying visible as days and nights get darker in winter. Strips of reflective material are being given out for free by the council, for cyclists to stick on their bikes.
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Thai professionals attend Dunedin development programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:45pm
Dunedin's main tertiary providers are joining forces to entice overseas governments to send employees to the city to learn. It's already resulting in 30 Thai healthcare professionals visiting Dunedin for a six week development programme. And programme providers hope it sparks interest from more government departments around the globe.
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DCC surveys businesses to gauge satisfaction

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:43pm
Dunedin business people are being surveyed about their experiences dealing with the city council. They're being asked to complete an online survey set up by council staff, to gauge satisfaction. And businesses which have had direct contact with the council in the past year are being targeted via email.
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Young New Zealand designer wins emerging

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/04/2015 - 5:40pm
A young New Zealand fashion designer is on top of the world, after beating his toughest international competition during a Dunedin event. The Massey University graduate claimed the top prize in this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards. And while judges were unanimous in their decision, the 27 other entries wowed the audience in equal measure.
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Nightly interview: Christine Garey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 7:16pm
The coastal road along Otago Peninsula is being widened, to improve safety and cater for increasing traffic. Otago Peninsula Community Board chairwoman Christine Garey is thrilled with the project, and joins us to talk about it.
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Swedish academic in town for Animal Law Week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:56pm
All manner of legal issues involving animals are being discussed at the University of Otago, for Animal Law Week. The international event's brought a Swedish academic to Dunedin, to work alongside students. And this year the annual week-long programme is especially well-timed.
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Progress made in Caversham Highway development

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 23/04/2015 - 5:54pm
Noticeable progress is being made in the lengthy Caversham Highway development, with the foundations of an overbridge taking shape at Lookout Point.
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