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Stained glass for neonatal unit has a significant spiritual meaning

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 6:19pm
A stained glass window destined to adorn the hallway of Dunedin Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit is nearing completion. The work by a local stained glass painter is not just for decoration, it has a significant spiritual meaning behind it.
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Nightly interview: Pascal Sirguey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 6:15pm
Aoraki Mt Cook is about to shrink by 30 metres - officially, that is - after new measurements by the Otago National School of Surveying. Researcher Dr Pascal Sirguey joins us this evening to explain how the height was ascertained, and where the 30 metres of mountain has gone.
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Cycleway workers brave the elements

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 6:13pm
A widened cycleway along Portsmouth Drive is close to completion, with workers braving the elements as they reach the end of the project.
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Highlanders' first official match to be at home

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 6:11pm
The Highlanders will kick off their 2014 season next month with a new look line-up after last year's disappointing campaign. Their first official match will be at home against the Auckland Blues, a team that features league convert Benji Marshall. One Highlanders players who's fit and ready for the season, though, is telling Benji he better be ready.
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Dunedin artist has first solo exhibition in the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 6:08pm
Dunedin based artist Stanley Manthyng's first solo exhibition in the city is a collection of work based on famous people who've influenced him as a performer.
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OUSA predicting a tough year for students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 5:27pm
The Otago University Students Association is hoping the economy picks up this year, after a $700,000 drop in student earnings last year. Student Job Search figures show students earned $7.3m in 2013, down nine percent on 2012. Placements, and the number of weeks worked, fell 4% and 5% respectively. The average earning per placement fell four percent to $1,766.
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Guest nights figures for South Island lower than up north

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/01/2014 - 5:24pm
Commercial guest night numbers in New Zealand remain at a record high level, but the trend for the south appears to be flattening. November figures show a good month for international visitor arrivals, something reflected in a large increase in international guest nights.
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St Leonards shocked by deaths of a man and two small children

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 6:09pm
A tight-knit community in the small and picturesque suburb of St Leonards woke this morning shocked at the deaths of a man and two small children. The children died of shotgun blasts, as did the 51 year old man, who was confirmed this morning to have breached protection orders late last year.
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Nightly interview: Jamin Halberstadt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 6:08pm
New University of Otago research has shown people of mixed-race are considered more attractive, unless those judging are thinking about what racial group the person belongs to. The research has been carried out by Prof Jamin Halberstadt of the department of psychology and another researcher from the University of California in San Diego.
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Otago Volts confident

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 6:05pm
One year ago the Otago Volts stormed to victory at home in the domestic twenty20 final against Wellington. This Saturday they will look to replicate that result and return home as defending champions. The side say they are confident of going back to back, but are making no secret of their intentions beyond this weekend.
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Otago's Student Services urge caution

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 6:03pm
University students are busy moving in or out of flats at this time of year. For some it can be straightforward - for others it's a nightmare. As another year starts, the University of Otago's Student Services is warning students to be vigilant. The organisation says some landlords are great, but others are anything but.
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Motorcycle racing superstar in town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 6:01pm
One of New Zealand's motorcycle racing superstars was in town today, recounting tales of his thrills and spills on the Grand Prix Circuit. Graeme Croz Crosby hopped off big-time bike racing in 1982, and these days he enjoys sharing memories of time in the fast lane.
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Abuse charity says New Zealand still has far to go

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 5:58pm
A national domestic abuse charity says the deaths in St Leonards are a stark reminder of how far New Zealand has to go until women are safe in their homes. Safer Homes in New Zealand Everyday, or Shine, says the incident is also a reminder a protection order is only a piece of paper.
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Kiwi dollar hits eight-year high against Australian

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 5:46pm
Australians are looking at the New Zealand economy with some envy, as the kiwi dollar edges closer to parity with its Australian counterpart. The kiwi hit an eight-year high compared to the Australian dollar yesterday, rising close to AUS94c. Australian media are reporting New Zealand's economic forecast is one of the world's strongest.
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Mt Cook officially drops in height

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/01/2014 - 5:39pm
New Zealand's tallest peak Mt Cook will officially drop in height following new research at Otago University. The peak also known as Aoraki is set to fall by 30 metres, after an Otago-led climbing expedition in November did an analysis using GPS data. The mountain was listed at 3,754 metres above sea level in 1991, but is now said to be 30 metres shorter.
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NCEA results are out for students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 6:14pm
The results are out for thousands of NCEA students and the website delivering the good or bad news was coping well with demand. Last year a flood of traffic caused the NZQA site to crash, but there have been no reported issues today. And for one local high school pupil the wait for her results was well worth it.
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DCC heads into financial planning

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 6:12pm
The year may have only just kicked in for most people, but the DCC is about to head straight into meetings to plan its multi-million dollar budget for the next financial year. And the heat is on its new chief executive to keep it tight, as demands for financial restraint continue. And the result will affect every home-owner directly in the hip pocket.
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Renewal work taking place on North Road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 6:10pm
Road users in North Dunedin and those heading north out of the city may experience some short delays due to roadworks this week.
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New Zealand's best young ice hockey talents glide into town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 6:08pm
Some of New Zealand's best young ice hockey talent has been put to the test in Dunedin over the past five days. They have been skating up a storm as part of the U16 New Zealand trials. And they are in the city because of the quality of one of our venues.
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Nightly interview: Deborah Manning

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/01/2014 - 6:05pm
An organisation that takes food from businesses for redistribution to those in need has shifted a remarkable 50 tonnes of food since it began in 2012. Foodshare collects unwanted food from supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses, and redistributes it to agencies which run food banks or distribute to the hungry.
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