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Millions worldwide will see what Dunedin's made of

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 8:28pm
Dunedin harbours a talented pool of film and television professionals, and the city's reputation for producing world-class content is growing. At the centre of the local industry is NHNZ - formerly Natural History New Zealand. And its latest show is proof to millions worldwide that Dunedin residents are punching well above their weight.
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Dunedin hills bombarded by soldiers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 8:24pm
New Zealand's a peaceful nation, but the Dunedin hills have been bombarded by soldiers. They were involved in the 12th annual Twin Peaks Battle Tab, organised by the reserve army force. And while competitors from throughout the country took part, they proved to be no match for local knowledge.
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Dunedin runner halfway through the Badwater Classic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 8:20pm
Temperatures are up in the 30s, and Dunedin runner Glenn Sutton is approaching the halfway mark in the Badwater Classic in California.
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Green-fingered residents get into gardening

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 8:17pm
Despite Dunedin's nasty winter weather, green-fingered residents are being encouraged to get into the garden. A workshop to prompt plant enthusiasts into action was held at the Dunedin Botanic Garden at the weekend, in association with the Dunedin Rose Society. And it provided horticultural food for thought - at least in one aspect.
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New manager of city property appointed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 8:13pm
The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new manager of city property - to oversee its wide-ranging portfolio of buildings and land.
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Maori Language Week kicks off in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:50pm
Today is the beginning of Maori Language Week - the annual celebration of Te Reo throughout New Zealand. Here in Dunedin a range of activities and associated events are being held, including a programme run by the Southern District Health Board. And its staff are more than happy to korero in their dealings with the public.
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Temporary court building receives funding for next stage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:45pm
The Government has committed more than $3m to the next stage of development at the temporary Dunedin court building in High Street.
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More than football on Newcastle United's minds

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:43pm
Newcastle United will take the pitch at the Forsyth Barr Stadium tomorrow night, with more than football on players' minds. Two Newcastle supporters were among the hundreds killed on Malaysian flight MH17, on their way to Dunedin for the pre-season fixture. And the side's manager is eager to honour the supporters with a win, especially after forming a close relationship with one of them.
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Fortune Theatre celebrates milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:40pm
A milestone in Dunedin's art scene was celebrated at the weekend. Actors, playwrights and show producers gathered for the Fortune Theatre's 40th anniversary. And it proved the curtain's not going to fall any time soon, with performance alive and well in the city.
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Nightly interview: Stephanie Rotarangi

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:38pm
This month a new rural fire authority has come into being, merging the six former authorities within Otago. It's the country's largest single rural fire authority, and it's being led by a Dunedin-based woman. That woman - Dr Stephanie Rotarangi - joins us to talk about the changes.
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Protesters take to the streets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:34pm
Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in central Dunedin at the weekend, to raise awareness of the situation in Gaza.
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Taieri beatable despite 18-game winning streak

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 8:32pm
The biggest game in the club rugby season will take place on Saturday, with one side playing its fourth successive final. The Taieri Rugby Club and hundreds of Mosgiel fans will travel to Forsyth Barr Stadium, in the hope of a win over University. And although Taieri has had an 18-game winning streak, a rival captain believes the side is beatable.
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Nightly interview: Ash Kapur

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:53pm
A University of Otago graduate is celebrating the success of her documentary about famous New Zealand kakapo Sirocco. Her film is one of three finalists in the newcomer section of one of the world's most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festivals. Documentary maker Ash Kapur joins us to talk about it.
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New Dunedin Fringe Festival director appointed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:29pm
A new Dunedin Fringe Festival director has been appointed, to take over from founding director Paul Smith, who is stepping down. The new director is Josh Thomas, the current Dunedin manager of the New Zealand International Film Festival. He will take charge of the annual Fringe Festival, as well as Pecha Kucha Dunedin and the Amped Music Project.
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New Zealand drops in global innovation ranking

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:26pm
New Zealand's global innovation ranking has slipped from 17th to 18th, while Australia's has risen. The rankings are part of the 2014 Global Innovation Index, compiled by Cornell University. Australia has jumped three places to 17th, taking New Zealand's last spot.
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Dunedin sea level rise risks could cost the city millions

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 7:02pm
Millions will need to be spent on protecting South Dunedin from sea level rise, as a result of climate change. The most comprehensive information about the likely risks and costs associated with sea level rise in Dunedin has been compiled. Now councillors must consider what's likely to happen to the city in coming decades, and how much it will cost to mitigate adverse effects.
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By-election yields three new executive members

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 6:59pm
Three new executive members have been appointed to the Otago University Students' Association, following a by-election.
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Volunteer firefighters learn the ropes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 6:57pm
Volunteer firefighters from throughout the region are being put through their paces this week, learning the ropes for a whole range of scenarios. They're training at the Dunedin Central Fire Station, where they've spent five days practising various drills. And although volunteer numbers are high across the country, the Fire Service continues to encounter certain problems.
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Annual jaffa race raised money for three charities

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 6:55pm
Thousands of jaffas took the quick journey down Baldwin Street, to mark the end of the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival. For the first time in the event's history, three races took place, raising a significant amount of money for the three recipient charities. And this year all eyes were on the world's steepest street to see just what colour jaffas were hurtling downhill.
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Local group takes part in the Ice Challenge to benefit charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 8:17pm
It may be the middle of winter, but Dunedin is in the midst of an ice shortage. Shops are selling out as people are taking part in the Ice Challenge social media campaign. And despite some criticism, the craze is proving to have many benefits.
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