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New local alcohol policy a pleasant surprise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 5:48pm
Hospitality and student representatives are pleasantly surprised by provisional new alcohol rules. A local alcohol policy has been revealed by the city council, ahead of a vote for implementation. And it's vastly different to that which sparked mass controversy.
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Local pie maker takes on New Zealand's best bakers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/06/2015 - 5:46pm
A local pie maker is preparing to take on New Zealand's best bakers. He's been feeding his special mutton pies to residents for three decades. And he hopes his traditional recipe will rise to the top.
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Nightly interview: Dr Linda Gulliver

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 7:01pm
A global study is revealing the link between common chemicals and cancer. Dr Linda Gulliver, of the Faculty of Medicine at Otago University, is the only New Zealand scientist selected for the research.
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Icy conditions causing water pipes to burst

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 6:37pm
Icy conditions are causing water pipes to burst in some local properties. In one instance, firefighters were called to a burst water pipe servicing two buildings in Mosgiel. And the city council is warning the owners of unoccupied homes to prevent damage. Staff suggest that water control valves should be turned off at the footpath.
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Reduction of student reps on the university council draws opposition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 6:35pm
A plan to reduce the number of student representatives on the University of Otago council is drawing opposition. The students' association is against the move. And there are fears it could permanently tarnish the student-faculty relationship.
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School runs face cuts after Go Bus internal review

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 6:32pm
The city's main bus operator is cutting some of its school runs, following an internal review. Go Bus Transport will disestablish three of its existing school bus services at the end of this term. A run from Kavanagh College to Corstorphine is cut, as well as two runs between Portobello and John McGlashan College. The company's also putting up some of its school bus fares.
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Tertiary institutions secure grant for international education

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 6:21pm
Dunedin's two main tertiary institutions have secured just under $100,000 for international education. The money comes from the government's International Education Growth Fund. Just over $80,000 is going towards two programmes at the University of Otago. They'll help students studying abroad in Europe, the United States and Malaysia.
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Mother of dead prisoner prepares further legal action

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 6:01pm
The mother of a Dunedin man who died inside the Otago prison is preparing further legal action over his death. She's disgusted with the fact no-one is being held responsible for what she calls criminal neglect. And that's despite criticism from the coroner.
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Teenagers enter 'Dragon's Den' style competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:59pm
Local teenagers are lining up to be judged by business gurus. They're involved in a young enterprise competition, vying for investors, to progress their commercial ideas.
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Locals expected to regain full control of Basketball Otago

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:47pm
The chairman of Basketball Otago says locals could regain full control of the organisation within days. The indebted franchise has been under the control of Basketball New Zealand for the past few months. But its chairman says employment contracts and the payroll are being sorted out. It's possible locals will take back responsibility as soon as Friday.
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Your word on local health services

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/06/2015 - 5:45pm
The Southern DHB is expected to have a deficit of more than $40m in the coming financial year. Its ongoing financial problems are concerning some residents, who are worried services will be cut or compromised. So with that in mind, our word on the street team asked members of the public if they're worried about the provision of local health services.
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Nightly interview: Katy Atkinson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 7:02pm
A University of Otago student group has won the Ministry of Health's supreme volunteering prize. Cancer Core recently raised more than $60,000 through its inaugural Relay For Life effort. Former Cancer Core president Katy Atkinson now works for the Cancer Society, and she joins us to explain what the group does.
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Prison death highlights problems within Department of Corrections

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:59pm
The death of a Dunedin man inside Otago's prison has highlighted serious problems with the Department of Corrections and its staff.
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Dunedin company reaches investment goal to develop wind turbines

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:42pm
A Dunedin company has reached its investment goal to further develop wind turbines. Powerhouse Wind started a crowd-funding campaign to secure at least $400,000 from investors. That amount has just been surpassed, a couple of days before the campaign deadline. The firm's wind turbine prototype is already attracting interest from overseas.
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Council services survey distributed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:39pm
The city's largest survey about council services is being distributed among residents. 4,500 randomly selected locals are being sent the survey by an independent research company. They're being asked to comment on the city council and the services it provides, to identify demand for change. All members of the public can complete the survey through the council's website.
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Frozen snow and black ice hazardous for motorists

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:06pm
Frozen snow and black ice is causing problems for motorists, with several crashes reported throughout the city. And although police say the incidents so far have been minor, they're warning residents to drive to the conditions.
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SDHB sparks ingenuity with innovation forum

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:03pm
Southern DHB staff say a creative approach to medicine could help the organisation deal with its financial woes. The board's just held its first ever innovation forum, with staff discussing new technology and programmes. And it's hoped the presentations will spark even more ingenuity.
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Sawyers Bay School celebrates road safety victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:59pm
A local school is celebrating a small victory concerning road safety, following years of campaigning. A raised crossing platform is being installed outside Sawyers Bay School to slow motorists. And the principal hopes it'll set a precedent for other schools with the same problem.
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Native trees planted on local reserve

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:56pm
A local reserve is now home to 66 young native trees, planted with love by residents. Dozens of people took part in a mass planting, organised through Rotary Dunedin and Keep Dunedin Beautiful. And there are plans to further enhance the public space.
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Local pupil to represent New Zealand in cross country running

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:46pm
A John McGlashan College pupil is heading to Australia to represent New Zealand in cross country running. He's among ten track stars chosen during the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships held in Dunedin. And his selection isn't the only reason the local event's being celebrated.
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