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Nightly interview: Hahna Briggs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:56pm
The Dunedin Pride Collective is gearing up for its second annual showcase of events this week. Dunedin Pride 2014 involves a range of activities, and co-ordinator Hahna Briggs is here to give us the details.
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Police hunt for underwear thief

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:25pm
Dunedin police are on the hunt for an underwear thief after a string of clothing thefts in the city. In the past week there have been three reported incidents in the student quarter. That's included the theft of women's underwear, as well as a dress. Police are unsure if the person, or persons, responsible are male or female.
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Dunedin freight company purchased by global competitor

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:23pm
A Dunedin freight company has been purchased by a global competitor. DCB International has been based in Dunedin for 45 years. It's been bought by Mainfreight for an undisclosed sum, and will continue operating under the new owner. The purchase was highlighted by Mainfreight in its half-year financial report, released this week.
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DCC considers new accommodation project near Logan Park

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:48pm
A resource consent application for new accommodation near Logan Park is being considered by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee.
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Local school children mingle with international health delegates

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:46pm
The seventh annual Otago International Health Research Network conference is being held at Otago Museum. It aims to bring together academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing health concerns of developing nations. And local school children are getting the chance to mingle with delegates, by providing some artwork to celebrate the event.
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Local government conference tackles issues of risk

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:43pm
Another significant business conference is under way in Dunedin, linking members of local government from throughout the country. The summit involves more than 200 people, who all work in or with councils and other territorial authorities. They're in town to discuss risk, and how it can be turned from a negative into a positive.
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Progress made on pipeline renewal work

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:41pm
Significant progress has been made on pipeline renewal work in Andersons Bay and Musselburgh. Earlier this year the Dunedin City Council awarded two tenders to a local company for the work. It's worth about $2.2m, and it seems everything is running on time.
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Your word on gigatown

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:39pm
The nationwide gigatown competition is in its final stage, with the social media component finished. For months Dunedin residents have been encouraged to support the city's bid for faster internet, by using specific content online. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they've supported the city in its bid.
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People gather to commemorate those who lost their life in WWI

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:46pm
300 people gathered at Queens Gardens to take part in the Armistice Day service of remembrance. It commemorates the armistice signed to end World War One, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. A field gun was fired at the beginning and end of two minutes' silence to remember those who lost their life in the war.
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Nightly interview: Dr Kristin Hillman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:36pm
The Otago University Students' Association has given out awards to some of the best tutors on campus. Dr Kristin Hillman is one of the recipients, and she's here to tell us about her winning teaching style.
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DCC receives 703 submissions on 'Big Decisions, Big Conversations'

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:32pm
Hundreds of Dunedin residents have had their say on the city council's 'Big Decisions, Big Conversations' consultation document.
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Public hearings for draft local alcohol policy begin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:29pm
A public hearing over the Dunedin City Council's draft local alcohol policy has begun. The hearing is set to run for a week. And with more than 4000 submissions lodged, there are plenty of differing views being shared.
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Top fashion designers scrutinised for iD Dunedin Fashion Week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:24pm
The country's top fashion designers are being scrutinised, for selection into next year's iD Dunedin Fashion Show. Each year the iD committee receives dozens of portfolios from designers eager to showcase their latest collections at the event. And this time it's one woman's job to choose the line-up, set to wow thousands on the Dunedin Railway Station runway.
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Otago Polytechnic student showcase kicks off

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:22pm
The annual Otago Polytechnic student showcase kicks off this evening. The 'Excite' event gives final year students the chance to show industry members and the public what they've been up to during the year. It starts with an engineering presentation, and will continue over three weeks with content from a variety of disciplines.
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Dunedin enters next stage of gigatown competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:16pm
Dunedin has entered the next stage of the national gigatown competition.
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Dunedin teen faces 15 charges of theft and burglary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:47pm
A Dunedin teenager faces 15 charges of theft and burglary, for which he has been remanded in custody. The 17 year old is due to appear in the Dunedin District Court on Friday. He is charged in relation to the theft of two vehicles and the burglary of several homes. Police believe he has also led to the identification of another person involved, and enquiries are continuing.
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Electronic spending increases

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:41pm
New Zealanders continue to increase the amount they're spending with electronic cards. There was a 1.5% rise last month, to more than $6b. It was the first time spending has risen in all six monitored retail industries since May. The three largest increases were in the categories of durables, fuel and consumables. Fuel was up the most, by $16m. That equated to an increase of 2.2%.
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Dunedin researchers receive Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:36pm
Two Dunedin researchers are among the recipients of the latest Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships. Lani Evans and Nicola Taylor will have their research projects funded by the government next year. They're among 14 Winston Churchill Fellows for 2015. Evans will travel to the United Kingdom and the United States to learn about organisations involved in the philanthropic sector.
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