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Montgomery Avenue to turn into a walkway

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:47pm
The Dunedin City Council has given its tick of approval to turn Montgomery Avenue into a walkway. Closure of the street will allow flood protection work on the Water of Leith to be continued by widening the river. But not all councillors were in favour of the change, with one questioning the original plans.
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2014 Masters Games' success leads to surplus in the budget

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:43pm
The success of this year's Masters Games in Dunedin means the Dunedin City Council will not have to dip into its reserves.
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DCC discusses initiatives to make homes warm, healthy and affordable by 2025

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:41pm
Insulation and ventilation continue to be the focus of the Dunedin City Council's goal to make every home warm, healthy and affordable by 2025. The council is involved in two initiatives related to housing, both of which were discussed at its community and environment committee meeting today.
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Giant inflatable brain on display

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:37pm
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery has had a giant inflatable brain on display this week to teach the public about brain health. The organ belongs to the University of Otago's Brain Health Research Centre. And it's teaching residents there's more to the mind than they think.
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Nightly interview: Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:34pm
Local tourism professionals have just returned from New Zealand's largest tourism conference in Auckland. It saw hundreds of people from throughout New Zealand and overseas gather, for four days of meetings, government announcements and events. Dunedin Host chairwoman Kylie Ruwhiu-Karawana was there, and she joins us to talk about the event's importance to the local tourism industry.
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Scrabble for Fun competition kicks off

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:32pm
The annual Scrabble for Fun competition kicked off at the Dunedin City Library today. About 120 local school children are taking part this year. And organisers hope the event will set some kids on the path to Scrabble stardom.
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Your word on snow preparedness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:29pm
Last week the city was covered by a blanket of snow. The icy weather caused cars to slide off the roads and even meant some of the city was cut off. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked the public if they have taken steps to prepare for emergency situations, like snow storms.
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Local film takes top spot at national film contest

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:19pm
A local film has taken top spot at a national film contest. The short film ''Inc'd'' won three main prizes at the Wairoa Maori Film Festival at the weekend. The Short Film Otago production was premiered in Dunedin last month. It was made by Darren Simmonds and Neil Durrant, and won the festival's top award as well as best actor, and the audience award for best film.
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Residential and non-residential building activity growing strongly

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/06/2014 - 7:17pm
Building activity continues to rise throughout the country. Statistics New Zealand says the volume of both residential and non-residential building activity grew strongly in the first quarter of this year. And overall building activity increased 16%. Non-residential building was up 17%, just ahead of the 15% growth in the residential sector.
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The Monarch is out of the water and under going work

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 7:01pm
Dunedin's largest wildlife tour boat is out of the water and under going work. The Monarch was hauled ashore on Friday as part of its yearly maintenance. And with a tight schedule, workers hope to have the boat back up and running in no time.
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DCC to consult the public about imposing 40km speed zones around schools

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:57pm
The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to lower the speed limit around five schools.
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DCC looks to improve city's dilapidated heritage buildings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:53pm
The Dunedin City Council will investigate ways it can improve the city's stock of dilapidated heritage buildings. It already encourages building owners to maintain old properties, but says some uncooperative owners have created an issue of demolition by neglect. So today the council's planning and regulatory committee made a decision in the hope of finding a solution.
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Teddy bear lanterns cute but challenging

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:49pm
More than 400 teddy bear lanterns will light up George Street later this month for the Midwinter Carnival. Dunedin residents took part in one of three organised workshops on Sunday, in the lead-up to the annual event. And with this year's carnival taking on a teddy bear theme, organisers say those making the lanterns are in for a challenge.
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Nightly interview: Hamish Walker

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:47pm
The National Party has appointed its new candidate for Dunedin South, in the lead-up to this year's election. He will run a campaign against the current Dunedin South MP Clare Curran, of the Labour Party. National candidate Hamish Walker joins us to introduce himself and his plans for the suburb.
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Long weekend sees a dozen reported burglaries and thefts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:34pm
A dozen burglaries and thefts from vehicles were reported to Dunedin police over the long weekend. There were at least seven burglaries across the city, mostly of houses and student flats. Laptops, clothing and groceries were among the items reported stolen. And about $160 dollars worth of cheese was taken from the Evansdale cheese factory near Karitane.
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New Zealand's Merchandise Terms of Trade rises

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:31pm
New Zealand's Merchandise Terms of Trade have risen 1.8% in the last quarter. Statistics New Zealand says the latest increase is due to rising export prices and falling import prices. Terms of trade is a measure of the purchasing power of New Zealand’s exports abroad. An increase means New Zealand can buy more imports for the same amount of exports.
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Dunedin receives two one-day internationals

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/06/2014 - 6:29pm
International cricket will return to the University Oval this summer in the form of two one-day internationals. New Zealand Cricket revealed its summer schedule this morning for matches before the 2015 world cup. New Zealand will play Sri Lanka in a Friday and Sunday double header in January.
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DCC works to make snow days easier on residents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 30/05/2014 - 7:03pm
With winter here, the Dunedin City Council is making it easier for residents to decide IF and HOW to navigate the city's streets on a snow day. The council has added more information to its website, and created ways for people to get Real Time information about road conditions and road closures. The council is also working more closely with other transport agencies.
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Police launch road safety campaign for long weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 30/05/2014 - 6:58pm
It is the start of another long weekend and Dunedin police launched a road safety campaign today.
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Nightly interview: David Clark

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 30/05/2014 - 6:56pm
AgResearch has made a final decision about the restructuring of its Invermay campus near Dunedin. And while some jobs have been retained locally, there is still widespread anger over the planned shift to Lincoln. Invermay campaigner and Dunedin North MP David Clark joins us to discuss the announcement.
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