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Nightly interview: Kim Romeril

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:56pm
Dunedin's neighbourhood support network is growingbr / throughout the city, with more associated groups popping up. Kim Romeril is the Otago area co-ordinator, and she joins us to talk about the organisation's work.
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First gigabit connections made

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:54pm
The first connections to gigabit internet speed are being made in Dunedin. A local technology business is one of the first to make the most of Dunedin's win in the national gigatown competition. Staff are astounded by the results, which they say will change the lives of residents throughout the city.
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Local pupil invited to commemorate ANZAC Day in Gallipoli

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:35pm
The privilege of attending ANZAC Day commemorations in Gallipoli has been extended to a Dunedin school boy. The Logan Park High School pupil is heading to Turkey in April after winning a war-themed speech competition. He's long had a passion for war history, and expects the trip to be life changing.
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Dwindling international student population get warm welcome

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:31pm
The University of Otago is struggling to maintain its international student population. Foreigners studying locally are seen as a valuable addition to the city, bringing in money and expertise. And this year's intake is receiving a warm welcome, as part of Orientation Week.
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Students encouraged to strike a balance between work and play

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:28pm
University students are being encouraged to strike a balance between work and play. More than a hundred clubs and societies are open to local students for that purpose. And an event showcasing what's on offer may also serve to bring campus outsiders into the fold.
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Your word on cricket versus football

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 6:26pm
Cricket fever has hit Dunedin, with a sell-out University Oval hosting the first of three ICC Cricket World Cup matches. In a few months international footballers will descend on the city, for the FIFA U-20 World Cup. So the 39 Dunedin News Word On The Street team asked members of the public if they're more excited about the cricket or the football.
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Furniture and rubbish in front of flats set alight

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 5:58pm
Police are hunting three men, thought to be responsible for lighting fires in the student quarter overnight. Officers say people's lives were in danger when furniture and rubbish at the front of student flats was set alight. Two wheelie bins were also set on fire. A flat in Leith Street is significantly damaged.
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Otago has lowest birth rate

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/02/2015 - 5:55pm
Otago has the lowest birth rate in the country, while Northland has the highest. The national average is just over two children per woman, but Otago females only average 1.6. It's believed that has a lot to do with the university population in Dunedin. Statisticians say the large number of female students in the city tend to delay motherhood until they've completed their qualifications.
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Nightly interview: Annika Korsten

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 7:07pm
The Dunedin Community Food Harvest Group is gearing up for another round of fruit picking, baking and preserving. The group's looking for people throughout the community to be involved, and Annika Korsten joins us to explain.
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Smokefree campaigns having a positive effect

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 6:27pm
Research from the University of Otago shows smokefree campaigns are having a major and positive effect. Places of employment which have banned smoking on-site report workers are quitting the habit. And in general, most people support smokefree policies.
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Dunedin brothers place in world's largest short film contest

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 6:25pm
Two Dunedin brothers have won a major accolade at the world's largest short film contest. Twins Luke and Kirk Bremner placed second in New Zealand for the international Tropfest competition. Their short film titled ''This Side Up Removals'' is a mockumentary about a young furniture remover vying for respect. It was filmed in Dunedin's student quarter on a single day late last year.
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Terminally ill man tours South Island on a Vespa

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:56pm
A Dunedin man with terminal cancer is facing his fate head-on. He's raising money for new research, by fulfilling a long-held dream to navigate the South Island on a Vespa. And already he's surpassed his initial fundraising target, although he's far from the finish line.
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Couches set on fire at street parties

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:54pm
Police are gearing up for more drunken disorder in the student quarter, following several nights of street parties.
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Surf scientist talks on the dangers of tidal rips

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:51pm
Dunedin residents are being educated about the dangers of tidal rips at popular local beaches. An international surf scientist is in town, teaching high school and university students about rips and how to identify them. His visit comes after a disastrous summer, which sees New Zealand claim the third highest drowning rate in the developed world.
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Sports day lures students from their flats

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:46pm
Thousands of university students have filled a local park to get physical. With orientation week in full swing, a sports day has enticed scarfies from their flats. And it's hoped the event will lead to more than just a healthy exercise routine.
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Fans enjoy Dunedin's first ICC Cricket World Cup match

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:44pm
Cricket fans have enjoyed a spectacular day at the University Oval, with Dunedin hosting the first of three ICC Cricket World Cup matches. The Black Caps won the toss to field first against Scotland. And while the game was a sell-out, there's also been plenty of action off the pitch.
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Open day exposes potentially lucrative industry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 5:41pm
A local farm open day has exposed what could prove to be a lucrative business. The owners of a Dunedin alpaca farm opened their gates to give visitors a glimpse into one of New Zealand's lesser known primary industries. And as demand increases for alpaca fleece products, so too does the chance for residents to cash in.
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Nightly interview: Fernanda da Silva Tatley

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 7:18pm
A new society has been established to help members of Dunedin's creative community sell their wares. Dunedin Designed Inc includes artists, jewellers, fashion designers and other local artisans. Chairwoman Fernanda da Silva Tatley joins us to explain what it's all about.
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Street party draws complaints from neighbours and city contractors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 7:12pm
More than five hundred kilograms of broken glass has been removed from Hyde Street, where a massive party was held on Saturday.
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Scottish cricketers meet fans before their first world cup game

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 7:06pm
The arrival of Scotland's world cup team has intensified cricket fever in Dunedin. Players took some time at the weekend to meet fans, before their first world cup game. And with Dunedin dubbed the Edinburgh of the south, all the stops have been pulled out to make the Scots feel welcome.
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