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Nightly interview: Jonathan Daley

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 7:06pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Jonathan Daley, of the Conservative Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate.
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Six people taken to hospital after a fire at a Dunedin school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:29pm
A suspicious fire at a Dunedin school is being investigated by police. Central Dunedin and Willowbank firefighters were called to Logan Park High School this morning, about 9am. It appears the blaze broke out at the school because someone lit a paper dispenser on fire within a toilet block.
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Volume of manufacturing sales drops

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:26pm
The volume of manufacturing sales has dropped, with mixed results across industries in the last quarter. Overall there was a 0.7% drop in sales, led by large decreases in meat and dairy products. They fell 1.4% - continuing a downward slide since the end of last year. The overall value of manufacturing sales fell 1.9% - the equivalent of $481m. Meat and dairy sale values fell 5.7%.
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Summer school enrolments opened with fanfare

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:58pm
Enrolments for the 15th Summer School at the University of Otago opened with noisy fanfare today. Members of the St Kilda Brass Band were joined by students as they led a parade around campus. This year's seen an increase in the selection of papers on offer, and the Summer School's director says those enrolling will be spoilt for choice.
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Residents gather to read poems and prose about surveillance

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:54pm
A global movement reached Dunedin today, when several residents gathered to read poems and prose about surveillance and associated issues.
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DCC interested in the recycling needs of commercial precincts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:52pm
Business owners and occupiers in the central and south Dunedin areas are going to be surveyed by the Dunedin City Council. The council wants to know whether there's a greater need for recycling in those commercial precincts. And at least one city councillor is excited about the prospect.
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Mums, dads and children gathered at Forsyth Barr Stadium to celebrate

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:48pm
A free family fun day attracted hundreds of mums, dads and children to the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the weekend. The Father's Day themed event was run by the Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence. And it was the first time the organisation's gone public with new resources designed to bring the community together.
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Multi-million dollar St Clair apartment complex on hold

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:45pm
Plans for a multi-million dollar apartment complex along the St Clair Esplanade are on hold, as negotiations continue with a potential buyer.
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Chinese Moon Festival attracts young and old

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 5:43pm
More than 300 Dunedin residents spent their weekend celebrating traditions from a far-away land. The annual Chinese Moon Festival attracted young and old to the Dunedin Chinese Garden, where performers entertained in cultural costumes. The festival is celebrated around the globe, but organisers say it has a special place in Dunedin.
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Nightly interview: Alison Mercer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:43pm
A University of Otago study has just revealed more information about the Varroa infestation and its impact on bees in New Zealand. The findings are set to provide valuable insight for the future management of threatened bee populations worldwide. Professor Alison Mercer, from the university's department of zoology, joins us to talk about it.
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21 year old charged with being drunk in charge of a firearm

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:21pm
A young Dunedin man has appeared in court in relation to the shooting of two buses and a house last week. The 21 year old has been charged with being drunk in charge of a firearm. He appeared in the Dunedin District Court this morning, but didn't enter pleas to the nine charges he faces. He's been granted a registrar's adjournment to next appear in court on September the 26th.
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Wholesale trade market buoyant

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 6:18pm
The wholesale trade market is buoyant, with sales rising 1.8% in the June quarter. Statistics New Zealand says the growth follows a slight fall in the previous quarter. All six wholesaling industries have increased - the first time that's happened since December 2013. The largest growth was recorded in machinery and equipment wholesaling, up 3.2% or $140m.
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DCC hopes to attract investment from the NZTA

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:52pm
The Dunedin City Council is making a bid for funding, in the next round of allocations from the New Zealand Transport Agency. The council has to submit its preferred transportation projects by the end of the month. And councillors have identified several which they hope will attract investment from the national agency over the next decade.
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Bell Tea building sold

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:49pm
Dunedin's distinctive Bell Tea building on the corner of Hope and Carroll streets has been sold.
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Urban wasteland utilised and made sustainable

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:48pm
A Dunedin environmental project is proving urban wasteland can be utilised and made sustainable. The man behind the ReScape development spoke at the city's botanic garden today about his project. And he says there's a lot of misconceptions about what can be done with Dunedin land.
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Five days of sporting madness for hundreds of secondary school pupils

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:46pm
Hundreds of secondary school pupils have ditched the classroom this week for five days of sporting madness. Dunedin's played host to a variety of players and participants, as part of the nationwide Winter Tournament Week. And with some competitive matches on offer, Dunedin schools haven't failed to impress.
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Nightly interview: Miriam Mowat

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 6:54pm
In the lead-up to the general election, the 39 Dunedin News team has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Miriam Mowat, of the Democrats for Social Credit Party, joins us to talk about why she's running for the Dunedin North electorate.
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DCC loses third senior staff member over Citifleet fraud scandal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 6:26pm
A third senior staff member at the Dunedin City Council has resigned over the Citifleet scandal. Financial controller Maree Clarke will end her six years in the role before Christmas. Her resignation follows those of Kevin Thompson and Tony Avery, who also had management positions in council departments linked to Citifleet.
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Dunedin house values decrease

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 6:22pm
Dunedin house values have decreased by 0.4% in the last three months. But they still remain 1.3% higher than this time last year. Agents say listings are relatively low across the city, but those on the market are selling fairly quickly, showing some demand. Two thirds of recent activity has involved houses less than $300,000.
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Corstorphine community thrives under a new active families initiative

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 6:01pm
The Corstorphine community is rising above its negative stereotypes through a new active families initiative. It was started last year by Corstorphine resident Esme Helm, who received a doctor's referral for a similar programme. And there's widespread hope within Corstorphine that it will help revitalise the area, as well as encourage spin-off programmes in other suburbs.
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