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20,000 expected for Highlanders Crusaders game

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 22/05/2014 - 5:49pm
This weekend's Highlanders Crusaders game looks set to blow the roof off Forsyth Barr Stadium. More than 16,000 tickets have already been sold, and a crowd of around 20,000 is expected. And they'll be anticipating a close encounter between two fierce rivals, in a match that could shape either team's season.
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Jetstar milestone could bring more business to Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:16pm
Jetstar will celebrate five years of operations this year, and with it could come more flights in and out of Dunedin. The Company's New Zealand Chief executive arrived in the city this morning, meeting with key stakeholders in the Otago region. And despite a few teething problems at the start, he says the airline is now operating better than ever and is looking to grow even further.
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Fire Service gives prison roof the once over

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:12pm
The former Dunedin Prison roof was given the once over this afternoon, with a little help from the Dunedin Fire Service.
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Nightly interview: Andrew Bowen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:10pm
The North East Valley Project was set up to explore ways that education providers and the wider community can enhance life for the families who live there. It aims to help facilitate growth within the community and help locals get to know one another.
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Talented teens take over the airwaves

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:08pm
Youth Week and New Zealand Music Month are both in full swing at the moment and to celebrate Otago Access Radio let some talented teens take over the airwaves. The station's youth co-ordinator says young people in the city are under represented on air, and the YouthZone Live show proves the city has some shining young stars waiting to be heard.
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Fifa fever hits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:06pm
Dunedin was hit by world cup fever today, with the Fifa under 20 football world cup trophy making an appearance.
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Your word on the budget

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:03pm
Last week the government revealed their budget for the 2014-2015 financial year. It laid out plans for a financial surplus, an extension to paid parental leave and more. The announcements were a pleasant surprise for some and shocking for others. The 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team took to city streets to ask those out and about if they'd looked over the budget.
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Landowners urged to exercise care when starting outdoor fires

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 8:01pm
The Otago Regional Council is urging landowners to exercise care and control when starting outdoor fires. An open fire season now applies for most of the Otago region, but outdoor fire permits are still required. The ORC advises landowners to read their permit and note the council's rules for discharges to air.
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Cold snap on the way

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 7:59pm
If you're still to get the firewood in, best you get it done before the weekend, as a cold snap is on the way. Raineffects Hydrologist Dave Stewart is among forecasters predicting snow to very low levels from Sunday. Stewart says the hill suburbs should expect a dusting of the white stuff, however it's not expected to settle due to the warm start to winter.
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Southern Cross Forest Products closure expected to have a serious financial impact

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 21/05/2014 - 7:57pm
Otago Chamber of Commerce CEO John Christie believes next month's closure of Southern Cross Forest Products is going to have a serious financial impact on our region. Christie says it's the supporting industries, like truck drivers and the businesses staff visit, that will be hit.
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Annual Plan deliberations leave DCC with surplus

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:17pm
After a week of decisions on spending at the Dunedin City Council, councillors were told they had a $345,000 surplus. And that left them in a position to decide whether or not to use it to reduce debt or increase rates.
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Dunedin's best off to Netherlands to compete in BMX world champs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:14pm
Three of Dunedin's best BMX riders will compete in the world champs in the Netherlands in July. Six out of the 11 competitors who took part in the nationals qualified, but due to time and money just three will be able to make it. And one rider who has his eyes set on the podium says he might not have taken up the sport if it was not for his little brother.
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Nightly interview: Rosemary Penwarden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:12pm
The Dunedin City Council voted recently to not invest in ethically controversial industries. Its decision means it won't make money from things like munitions, tobacco, gambling and fossil fuel extraction. Oil Free Otago spokeswoman Rosemary Penwarden joins us to explain why the council's decision is so important.
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OUSA celebrates 124 years

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:10pm
Cake, muffins and more were on offer at the Otago University Students' Association today as it celebrated a major milestone. The association turned 124 years old, but as always is looking towards the future. And it's showing this old dog has some new tricks.
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Newcastle United members in town checking out city facilities

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:07pm
Members from English Premier League club Newcastle United were in Dunedin this afternoon, checking out the city's facilities before its match in July.
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Unique tea cosies knitted for a good cause

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 7:05pm
Most kiwi's enjoy a hot cup of tea, but when it goes cold in the pot there's only one thing for it - a tea cosy. The creative folks from Northern Artery used their talents for creating the trusty tea pot warmer to raise funds for the local hospice. And they weren't your run of the mill tea cosies, with everything from licorice allsorts to knitted animals.
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Civic grant allocations saw some winners and some losers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 6:47pm
The Dunedin City Council's allocation of civic grants saw some winners and some losers, at the completion of annual plan deliberations. The Southern Sinfonia were among those groups successful in gaining a council contribution to its existing budget. The council agreed to a $15,000 top up.
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DCC issues annual Residents' Opinion Survey.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 6:45pm
Four and half thousand Dunedin residents will receive letters inviting them to take part in the Dunedin City Council's annual Residents' Opinion Survey. The survey helps to gauge the views of residents who may be less likely to let the council know what they think about the running of the city. It's open to all Dunedin residents and can be viewed and filled out online.
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Credit Union South appoints new chief executive

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 20/05/2014 - 6:43pm
Dunedin-based Credit Union South has appointed a new chief executive. Tania Dickie joined the Credit Union in 2012 and is the first woman to work in the role within the organisation. She has been acting chief executive for the last six months and is looking forward to stepping up permanently and building on Credit Union's achievements.
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Police hope fatal crash teaches young people to speak out against drink driving

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 19/05/2014 - 6:58pm
Police have named the two passengers who were killed in yesterday morning's crash on the Southern Motorway near Green Island. The brother and sister died when the car they were travelling in lost control and crashed into a pole and tree. And with alcohol and speed a factor, Dunedin Police are hoping the crash will remind young people to speak up against drink driving.
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