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DCC's Waipori Fund above target for the first time since 2008

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 7:36pm
The city council's Waipori Fund is in a good position, above target for the first time since 2008. It's performed well in the past year due to strong equity in the bond markets and a weakening New Zealand dollar. The council's investment portfolio has a market value of just over $81m. That's a 13% return for the year, exceeding the official cash rate and consumer price index.
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Nightly interview: Anne Stevens

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 7:31pm
A local taskforce is being established to lobby the government about its indecision over the historic Dunedin courthouse. The facility's closed indefinitely, while the Ministry of Justice considers whether to spend millions on necessary earthquake strengthening. Dunedin barrister Anne Stevens is leading the call for the courthouse to re-open, and she joins us to discuss the campaign.
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Dunedin woman wins national dance competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 7:28pm
Victory in a national dancing competition is a dream come true for one Dunedin woman. She's won a major title at the Highland and National Dancing Championships in Ashburton. And now she's giving locals an insight into the blood, sweat and tears needed to reach the top.
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Your word on saving the historic Dunedin courthouse

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 22/07/2015 - 7:24pm
As highlighted earlier, locals are setting up a taskforce to lobby the government over Dunedin's historic courthouse. The Ministry of Justice has closed the iconic building while it decides whether to pay for necessary earthquake strengthening. So our word on the street team asked the public if the government should spend millions to re-open the courthouse.
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Local woman duped through internet scam

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 7:30pm
A local woman's been duped out of $2,000 through an internet scam. She befriended an American man on Facebook, and believed he was sending her $300,000 in the mail. She received an email from a Malaysian courier company asking for $2,000 to release the package. The woman paid the money, but contacted police after she was asked for more.
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Less people on benefits than last year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 7:22pm
The government's claiming a welfare victory, with less people on benefits than a year ago. National MP Michael Woodhouse says that includes 19 fewer beneficiaries in Dunedin. But there's still concern over local jobs, with regional manufacturing down significantly. The downturn's slightly mitigated in Dunedin by an increase in activity as a result of recent flooding.
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Large bequest donated to the Otago SPCA

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 7:13pm
A large bequest could significantly boost resources at the Otago SPCA.
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Police pursue suspect in the theft of $22,000 cash

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 7:09pm
Police are pursuing a suspect in relation to the theft of $22,000 in cash from a local business. The money was stolen from a locked office inside a Frederick Street business earlier this month. Police aren't disclosing the identity of the company while their investigation continues. Nothing else has been reported stolen from the property.
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Nightly interview: Richard Roberts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 6:57pm
There's change ahead in the local airline sector, with new regional flights on the horizon. That comes as Dunedin International Airport is re-branded. And chief executive Richard Roberts is here to talk about the changes, and the challenges ahead.
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Local academics lead new government science programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 5:58pm
Local academics are leading a new government science programme, launched today. The Otago trial is one of three nationwide, and the first to begin. And it's expected to spark further scientific projects in the city.
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Twenty southerners set out to aid international relief efforts in Nepal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 5:56pm
Locals are gearing up for an international relief effort in Nepal. Twenty southerners are set to join Habitat for Humanity's charitable house build in the disaster-stricken country. And they're aiming for an ambitious outcome.
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Exhibition on 'the darknet' surprising some members of the public

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 5:53pm
Local marijuana advocates are shining a light on the darkest reaches of the internet. They're behind an exhibition on what's referred to as the darknet, often used for illegal activity. And it's surprising some members of the public.
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Educational recycling programme being expanded

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 5:50pm
A long-running education programme about recycling is being expanded. It's been taught in schools for almost a decade by members of a local theatre group. And its success is being recognised nationally.
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Locals respond to the DCC's latest opinion survey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 21/07/2015 - 5:48pm
More than 1000 people have responded to the council's latest residents opinion survey. The council sent the annual survey to 4500 randomly selected residents. They were asked to comment on the council and the services it provides. All locals were able to complete the survey online, before it closed on the 17th. Detailed results should be published by the end of next month.
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Nightly interview: Neville Jemmett

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 7:01pm
Plans to return cable cars to High Street are gathering speed. The Dunedin Heritage Light Rail Trust is bringing enthusiasts together and launching a fundraising campaign. Spokesman Neville Jemmett is here to talk about the project.
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Council admits to costly cycleway catastrophe

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:57pm
City council staff are admitting costly mistakes in the development of South Dunedin cycleways.
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City's first female intermediate school principal appointed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:54pm
The city's first female intermediate school principal is now on the job. She's started at Dunedin North Intermediate, with pupils and staff holding an official welcome. And she's already eyeing up some major challenges.
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University students demystify the world of physics

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:52pm
University of Otago students are shedding light on a complex subject that affects everyday living. They're demystifying the world of physics to members of the public. And it's all in conjunction with a global year of recognition.
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Police investigate incidents of theft from the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:50pm
Police are investigating several incidents of theft and burglary from the weekend. A PlayStation 3 and associated games were stolen from a Fingall Street home in South Dunedin. The property owners have nominated a suspect. Officers are also looking for a stolen Toyota Silica, which was taken for a test drive in St Kilda last Thursday.
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Dive Otago crew get behind a world-first event

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:48pm
More local women are getting involved in scuba diving, although the uptake is relatively slow. And that's prompted the Dive Otago crew to get behind a world-first event.
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