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Relics and rarities travel the country

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:54pm
Antique collectors from all over the country are travelling the South Island with some precious items, in a bid to raise money for charity. The relics and rarities are on sale to the public and organisers say there really is something for everyone.
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Dramatic and exhilarating hits the Regent

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:52pm
An Australian circus troupe is about to take to the Regent Theatre stage with a dramatic and exhilarating display of strength and flexibility. The contemporary show isn't one where performers require a big top tent. But they will, however, be suspended high above the crowd.
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University taking disciplinary action

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 7:01pm
The University of Otago is taking disciplinary action against a student involved in an explicit Facebook page, shut down this week.
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Ta moko explored at Otago Polytechnic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:53pm
The art of ta moko is being explored in Dunedin, through a one-of-a-kind symposium at Otago Polytechnic. It brings together ta moko practitioners, academics and recipients from throughout New Zealand. They're celebrating the art form's past, while looking to its future in New Zealand and around the world.
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Dunedin mother recognised as New Zealand's most influential woman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:52pm
Dunedin mother Lesley Elliott has been recognised as New Zealand's most influential woman. She won the supreme accolade at last night's Women of Influence Awards in Auckland. Elliott has campaigned tirelessly against violence since her daughter's murder in Dunedin in 2008.
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Dunedin student sheds her head of hair

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:52pm
A Dunedin student has shed her head of hair in a bid to raise awareness of mental health issues. Sophie McKellar went bald today outside the University of Otago Hunter Centre. And she's hoping the bold stunt will make a difference in the lives of locals.
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Electronic card retail spending decreases

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:52pm
Retail spending using electronic cards decreased by a seasonally adjusted 0.1% last month. The largest retail movement in September was a 0.4% drop in consumables, worth $6.3 million. Fuel fell 0.8%, or $6.1 million. And durables was up 0.3% - worth $2.8 million. The total value of electronic card spending fell 0.2% to just under $6 billion.
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Meeting actresses leads to close bond

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:51pm
A meeting between two actresses from opposite sides of the world 15 years ago led to the pair forming a close bond. They've collaborated over that time to create a play that tells a true story of human strength and suffering of women in war. And Dunedin's hosting the New Zealand premiere.
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Eclipse wows city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:50pm
A total eclipse of the moon wowed Dunedin residents last night.
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Bomb scare brings central city to a halt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:50pm
A bomb scare has caused the central city to grind to a halt. What has been identified as an old mortar was found at the Hospice Shop, on the corner of State Highway One and Jetty Street. And that has prompted a big response from authorities.
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Musicians play in Octagon for Mental Health Awareness week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:13pm
Music designed to uplift the mood of passers-by has been playing in the Octagon, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Outram function centre brought before Dunedin District Licensing Committee

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:12pm
The owners of an Outram function centre have unwittingly been breaking the law, by allowing guests to consume alcohol on site. The husband and wife who run Grandview Gardens have been doing so without a liquor licence since 2009. And that has brought them before the Dunedin District Licensing Committee.
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Explicit Facebook page shut down

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:10pm
A Facebook Page containing explicit photographs of young Dunedin women has been shut down. The page titled RACK Appreciation Society appears to have been established by a young Dunedin man. And it had thousands of male members, including hundreds of University of Otago students. It was shut down this week following complaints by dozens of local women and threats of legal action.
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Puppies help with exam stress

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:09pm
Dogs are well-known for being man's best friend, and a local trio of cute canines is proving that. The three puppies have temporarily moved into a building of the Otago University Students' Association. And it's all in the name of helping stressed-out scarfies unwind.
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Ngai Tahu commercial arm boosts annual profit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:08pm
Ngai Tahu's commercial arm has boosted its annual profit - up 20%. Ngai Tahu Holdings had a net profit of $145.9 million in the last financial year. Profit swelled by more than $33 million in earthquake insurance proceeds. And there was almost a $15 million gain on asset sales. Ngai Tahu's trading surplus more than doubled, to just over $160 million.
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Basketball players converged on Edgar Centre for Under 13 Championships

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:04pm
More than 600 basketball players have converged at the Edgar Centre, for the Under 13 Championships. Organisers are on the lookout for talented players to take on a developmental tour. And they're hoping that the next Steven Adams is just a couple of baskets away from being discovered.
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Tony Ensor selected for the All Blacks Sevens side

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:01pm
Dunedin rugby player Tony Ensor has been selected for the All Blacks Sevens side to play in Australia this weekend. It's Ensor's first call-up to the side, which will play on the Gold Coast in the opening tournament of the HSBC World Sevens Series. Ensor earned the selection after putting in an impressive performance last weekend in the New Zealand development side, which lost to Fiji.
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Word on the Street

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 6:59pm
Dunedin City Council staff are consulting the public about making changes to the city centre. The council wants upgrades of the CBD included in its next long-term plan. So with that in mind, our word on the street team sought out people's thoughts on whether the CBD should be redeveloped.
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Dunedin Night Shelter Trust receives $200,000

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 6:45pm
The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust has just received $200,000 in a community grant. The money was allocated by the Otago Community Trust. And the show of generosity is helping to secure the night shelter's future in the city.
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Michael Woodhouse new Minister of Police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Dunedin MP Michael Woodhouse has become the Minister of Police in the new National administration. Woodhouse has also been given a newly created role. That's as Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, which replaces the former Labour portfolio. Woodhouse remains the Minister of Immigration, but he's lost his former role as Minister of Veterans' Affairs.
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