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New Zealanders use more internet data than last year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 6:00pm
New Zealanders have already used 53% more internet data than last year. That's 53,000 terabytes, excluding data from mobile phone connections. It's the equivalent of streaming more than 12 million high definition movies. Almost half of all broadband connections have data caps of 50 gigabytes or more. Three years ago, only 4% had data caps that large.
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Grant Robertson in Dunedin campaigning for leadership bid

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:58pm
Labour leader hopeful Grant Robertson has been in Dunedin, talking to party members about his leadership bid. The whirlwind visit was a chance for him to hear their views on Labour's dismal election result, and how the party can improve. And Robertson has also used the trip to connect with Dunedin's next generation of Labour Party members.
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Green Island supermarket one step closer to establishment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:56pm
The establishment of a new supermarket in Green Island is one step closer, thanks to the Dunedin City Council.
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Exams begin for University of Otago students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:54pm
End of year exams have begun for University of Otago students. Venues all over the world are playing host to the assessments. So now scarfies are putting their knowledge to the test.
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DCC between a rock and a hard place

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:52pm
Two rocks continue to divide the Warrington community, as well as the Dunedin City Council. The rocks block vehicle access to Blueskin Bay, at the top of an unformed legal road. And they'll remain in place for now, but will be the subject of countless hours of debate to come.
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Jane Austen and Beethoven combined in a one-woman play

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:49pm
A one-woman play based on the writing of Jane Austen and the music of Beethoven may seem like an unlikely combination. But for actress Penny Ashton it combines two of her loves - romantic books and classical music.
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Your word on disciplining bad online behaviour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:43pm
A Facebook page exposing explicit photographs of young Dunedin women has been shut down. It caught the eye of local law enforcement. And the University of Otago has disciplined a male student involved. So our Word on the Street team asked members of the public if tertiary institutions should discipline students for bad online behaviour.
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SDHB drafts new 10-year strategic health plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:16pm
A major rethink of health services in Dunedin is being considered by the Southern District Health Board. It has drafted a new 10-year strategic health services plan, which is now open to public consultation. And staff hope that will help determine how best to combat the challenges facing local healthcare.
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State-of the-art tug boat cruises the Otago Harbour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:09pm
For the last two months a new $11m tug boat has been cruising the waters of the Otago Harbour. It may look like a standard tug, but underneath its shiny exterior it's hiding two powerful engines. And the state-of the-art technology on board will prove useful in the future, as larger vessels visit the port.
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Nightly interview: Kelvin Cummings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:06pm
A Dunedin musician has just won a raft of awards at a country music competition held in Oamaru. Kelvin Cummings has returned from the Whitestone Country Music Awards, and he's here to tell us about his accolades.
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Murder trial begins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:03pm
A major murder trial is scheduled to begin in the High Court at Dunedin this week.
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Aramoana wharf restoration gets a vote of support

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:00pm
It's good news for the Aramoana League, which has long fought for the restoration of the Aramoana wharf. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee has voted to support the project. That means the council will likely spend several thousand dollars on wharf assessments, and take over its future maintenance.
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Campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists launched in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:57pm
A national campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists is being launched in Dunedin. It's called 'I'm an artist', and a Dunedin painter is one of five people featured. And the stigma surrounding disabilities is being tackled head-on by those behind the campaign.
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DCC public consultations may change

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:54pm
The Dunedin City Council is considering changes to how it consults the public on major decisions. Staff have drafted a new significance and engagement policy. And that's been brought before the council's community and environment committee.
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Digger equipment stolen from a Fairfield construction site

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:39pm
Dunedin police are investigating the theft of a 200kg digger piece from a Fairfield construction site. The hole-drilling equipment was allegedly taken from a Howarth Road property over the weekend. Sergeant Steve Aitken says it's possible the equipment was moved over a fence to be accessed from the motorway.
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Dunedin real estate prices drop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:31pm
Real estate prices have dropped in Dunedin, despite increases elsewhere in Otago. Dunedin prices were down 1% last month compared to September 2013, and were 5% less than in August. The median price was $265,000. But the volume of sales increased 22% for the month - to 152 sales. However that was 8% less than last September.
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Dunedin residents march against rape culture

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:34pm
Almost 200 Dunedin residents have marched through the city's streets to raise awareness of rape culture. It's a local problem, according to Rape Crisis Dunedin staff who held their annual public awareness-raising event on Saturday. And the Freely and Willingly march proved timely, given recent controversy in the city.
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Nightly interview: Maree Baker-Galloway

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:29pm
Dunedin residents are being encouraged to have their say on the protection of local marine areas. The South-East Marine Protection Planning Forum is holding a public meeting this month. Chairwoman Maree Baker-Galloway is here to tell us all about it.
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Work begins to re-open the Captain Cook Tavern

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:26pm
Construction work has begun on the Captain Cook Tavern, which is set to be re-opened.
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Inaugural Street Art Festival gives Dunedin an artistic makeover

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:23pm
Some of the city's streets and buildings are being adorned with art, for the inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival.
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