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Nightly interview: Nicholas McBryde

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 7:57pm
The Arts Festival Dunedin celebrates the excellent and the extraordinary. It was established in 1999, and since the inaugural festival in 2000 it has continued to attract local and international performers. This year's programme was launched last week, and here to tell us what we can expect to see is festival director Nicholas McBryde.
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Undercover sting results in written warning for local bar

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 7:41pm
A Dunedin bar has received a written warning for serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron during a police sting at the weekend. Undercover police officers visited six bars in the city, some several times over. Just one bar was found to be serving alcohol to an intoxicated patron, about 4am yesterday.
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46 people convicted of failing to fill out census forms

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 7:39pm
Statistics New Zealand has prosecuted dozens of people for failing to fill out forms in the latest national census. The agency filed 99 cases in district courts throughout the country, following the census last July. As a result, 46 people have been convicted of failing to fill out forms. They have received fines ranging from $50 to $500.
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Tertiary students raise money for World Vision

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 7:03pm
A charity led by Dunedin tertiary students has raised more than $27,000 for World Vision. The brains behind the initiative say it's a big achievement. But they have plans to take it much further.
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Otago choir brings home bronze

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 7:01pm
A combined choir of Otago Boys' and Girls' High School pupils has won a bronze medal in the national Big Sing competition. The top award went to an Auckland combined choir. The Otago Boys' and Girls' singers received one of seven bronze awards in the competition.
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Dunedin man achieves two world firsts in a bodybuilding competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 6:59pm
Dunedin man Nick Chisholm has continued to beat the odds - competing in his first bodybuilding competition this afternoon. Chisholm deals with a condition called locked-in syndrome, meaning he is mentally alert in a body that won't respond. And after months of training, he showed off his body in an online competition, helping to complete two world firsts.
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National book festival hits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 6:56pm
A new generation of book-loving Kiwis is the aim behind a national festival brought to Dunedin's central city library at the weekend. The annual Storylines Festival is part of a plan by organisers to promote reading to children. But, as the event proved, it's not just the little ones getting behind it.
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Dunedin Thunder loses to Canterbury

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 6:54pm
Dunedin Thunder needs to win its next game after losing to the Canterbury Red Devils at the Dunedin Ice Stadium last night.
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Forsyth Barr Stadium hosts extreme riders

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 25/08/2014 - 6:53pm
Central Otago may have put on some of the season's best skiing conditions over the weekend. But it was inside Forsyth Barr Stadium where some of the more extreme riders landed on Saturday night. They competed in an indoor winch jam competition, and there was no shortage of tricks from the small field.
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Nightly interview: Ann Barsby

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 8:01pm
A Festival planned to celebrate Dunedin's Scottish Heritage will be held at the end of this month. The event is inspired by the Dunedin Burns Club and Robert Burns Association of the Pacific Rim. Co-ordinator Ann Barsby says Dunedin is the logical place to hold the festival, with its history and array of historic clubs and societies that are still going strong.
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Holiday park sector optimistic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 7:26pm
New research shows the winter blues are having less of an impact on the holiday park sector compared to last year. The Holiday Parks Business Confidence Monitor for July and August indicates 64% of campers are currently more optimistic than pessimistic. And while it is a decrease from June and July, it is 25% higher than the same period last year.
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Otago ITM cup squad have a chance to win back the Ranfurly Shield

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 7:21pm
The Otago ITM cup squad will have another chance this weekend to bring the Ranfurly Shield back to Dunedin. The side won the log of wood last year for the first time in 56 years when they beat Waikato. However, they only held the shield for a short time, after losing to Hawkes Bay just nine days later. Tomorrow they'll play Counties Manakau in Pukekohe.
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Police and Serious Fraud Office brought into DCC investigation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 7:03pm
The Dunedin City Council has called in the Police and notified the Serious Fraud Office in relation to an alleged $1.5M investigation.
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Police raise funds for Cure Kids

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 7:01pm
Today is Cure Kids' annual red nose day appeal. And people have been shaking the bucket around the country to fund-raise for the organisation. But Dunedin's men and women in blue took a different approach.
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Dunedin youth lead the charge to boost penguin population

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 6:59pm
An environmental programme is boosting Otago Peninsula's penguin population. The project is seeing hundreds of new plants added to a penguin nesting area. And Dunedin youth are leading the charge.
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Another ram raid burglary attempted

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 6:54pm
Another attempted ram raid burglary has occurred in the city.
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'Magic Flute' performed in Dunedin for the first time since 1991

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 6:52pm
Mozart's 'Magic Flute' will be performed in Dunedin tonight, for the first time since 1991. The opera show is being put on by the University of Otago's Music Department. And despite it being only a snippet of the full show, cast members are ready to put their practise into work.
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Forsyth Barr Stadium becomes mini winter wonderland

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 6:50pm
Forsyth Barr Stadium may be nicknamed the glasshouse by many, but today it has been transformed into quite the opposite.
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Nightly interview: Rob Thomson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 7:52pm
The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence has announced the launch of its new Families Free From Violence website. It's been developed with the support of the 'Are You OK?' campaign. And it encourages people to take responsibility for ending family violence in the community. Here to tell us more is Response Co-ordinator Rob Thomson.
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New cancer study published

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 7:27pm
New research shows Maori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Maori. A study just published by the Wellington branch of the University of Otago compared 172 Maori stomach cancer patients with 163 non-Maori patients.
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