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Nightly interview: David Bilkey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 7:03pm
It's all about brain research this week, as the Otago Museum hosts a series of presentations and activities for Brain Awareness Week. Professor David Bilkey is the director of the University of Otago's Brain Health Research Centre, and he joins us to talk about what's happening.
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Dunedin's heritage buildings celebrated in annual Re-use Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:57pm
The increasingly impressive renovation of Dunedin's heritage buildings is being celebrated. Several projects have been recognised in the annual Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards. And one has emerged a winner, despite bleak beginnings.
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Liquor law changes being decided in closed meeting

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:53pm
The controversial proposal changing Dunedin's liquor laws is being finalised.
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Skateboarding, tattoos and piercings bylaws up for review

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:51pm
The rules around skateboarding, tattoos and piercings in Dunedin are up for review. The city council's asking residents if they feel existing bylaws should be updated, and modern technology is making it easier for locals to have their say.
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Student union demonstration held at the University of Otago

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:48pm
A demonstration involving top representatives from national student unions has been held at the University of Otago. It was lead by the presidents of the Tertiary Education Union and the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations. They were joined by several locals, gathered at the university's registry steps opposite the Leith. The rally began at 1pm.
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Entrepreneurs, mentors and investors gather to launch new businesses

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:45pm
Top businessmen and women from throughout New Zealand are coming to Dunedin to give advice to budding entrepreneurs. They're visiting for the fourth annual Startup Weekend, being held at Otago Polytechnic at the end of the month. It'll see entrepreneurs, mentors and investors gather locally to launch new businesses.
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New DCC project aims to eliminate tagging

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:43pm
While Dunedin's becoming a city of street art, there's plenty of unwanted graffiti around town. A new project spearheaded by the Dunedin City Council aims to eliminate tags from public and private property. It's just begun, resulting in a fresh new look for one central city street.
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Kiwi magician teaches local pupils how to make bullying disappear

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 5:41pm
Kiwi magician Greg Britt is a man on a mission. He's visiting Dunedin, performing his magic show at several schools. And he's teaching local pupils a valuable lesson, about how to make bullying disappear.
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Moana Pool hosts four-day swimming competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 6:00pm
Hundreds of swimmers from throughout New Zealand have travelled south for a major swimming competition. Moana Pool is hosting the four-day division 2 event with the first sessions launched today. And competition is fierce, with the chance to rise up the New Zealand swimming ranks on the line.
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Local awards ceremony recognises those making the city beautiful

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:59pm
A plastic bottle hot house and a new community walkway have come out on top in a local awards ceremony. Dunedin's annual beautification awards have recognised the hard work going into making the city attractive. And increasingly organisers are noticing it's the younger generation taking the lead.
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Side effects of Cyclone Pam felt in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:56pm
The side effects of Cyclone Pam are being felt in Dunedin. The ex-tropical storm has devastated much of Vanuatu, but associated ocean swell is pleasing local surfers. And while most residents are shivering through the southerly change, there's some relief forecast.
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Opposing parties reach agreement over Portobello Road development

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:54pm
Parties at loggerheads over plans to develop the southern part of Portobello Road have reached an agreement. The Dunedin City Council and Automobile Association has met with cycling advocacy group Spokes and business owners about changes to the road. Representatives have come up with a mutually agreeable plan to widen the section of road between Timaru Street and Portsmouth Drive.
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DVML allocating funds to community groups

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:51pm
Staff at Dunedin Venues Management Limited are assessing applications for the latest round of community events funding. The company, which manages Forsyth Barr Stadium, gets $750,000 each year to allocate to community groups. That's so the stadium can be used as a community facility, as well as a commercial venue.
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Ralph Hotere's ceramic collection to be displayed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:49pm
A collection of ceramics owned by celebrated Dunedin artist Ralph Hotere is about to be publicly displayed for the first time. Many of the pieces have been created by fellow Dunedin artists over the past few decades. And the addition of some Hotere paintings is helping to illustrate the creative interaction between them.
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Your word on street art in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 5:46pm
Another street art mural is being painted in central Dunedin, by a visiting Australian artist. The Rattray Street mural is the first of many scheduled to be painted in the city this year. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team has asked members of the public if they think the city needs more street art.
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Nightly interview: Stephen Packer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:17pm
Public donations are being counted for the Otago Healthcare Chaplaincy Support Trust, following a street appeal. Trust chairman Stephen Packer joins us to discuss what the money will be used for.
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Endangered kiwi chicks settle into new home at Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:14pm
Five critically endangered Haast Kiwi chicks are the newest residents at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary. They're settling into their new surroundings within the local wildlife reserve, following a welcome ceremony. And their specially-built creche will allow them to grow safely before their next journey begins.
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Health project aim to reduce alcohol related harm to young people

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:09pm
Young people taken to Dunedin Hospital with alcohol related problems are the focus of a new health project.
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Poor oral hygiene highlighted in new dental campaign

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:05pm
The harsh reality of poor oral hygiene is being highlighted in a new dental campaign. World Oral Health Day is coming up, and local medical professionals are getting behind a new Smile for Life message. It's hoped a series of posters will inspire locals to take oral hygiene head-on.
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DCC instates new internal audit policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 17/03/2015 - 7:03pm
A new internal audit policy is in place at the Dunedin City Council. The council learned its lesson the hard way, being defrauded of about $1.5m by a former employee. And following a rebuke from Audit New Zealand, the council's taking action to ensure its finances are secure.
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