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Anaesthesia Day hopes to reduce the number of smokers in the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:50pm
Medical specialists and smoke-free campaigners have joined forces to get locals to give up tobacco. It's National Anaesthesia Day, and the link between smoking and surgery is being highlighted. And doctors running celebrations in Dunedin hope they can help reduce the number of smokers in the city accordingly.
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North East Valley gets electricity infrastructure upgrade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:47pm
An upgrade of electricity infrastructure is being undertaken in North East Valley.
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Otago Polytechnic Students' Association celebrates milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:46pm
A student association formed in the 1960's is about to celebrate a major milestone. The Otago Polytechnic Students' Association is turning 50years old. Former presidents and executives are gathering this weekend to share stories and reminisce about the organisation's achievements.
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New Zealand's premier percussion group sets up in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:41pm
It takes nearly two days to set up the drums and instruments for New Zealand's premier percussion group, Strike. And thanks to modern technology, the show being performed in Dunedin will also comprise artists on the other side of the world.
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Unique performance blends music and puppetry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:39pm
A unique performance blending music and puppetry makes up The Paper Cinema's Odyssey. The show is about to make its New Zealand debut in Dunedin. And the brains behind the show say they have a unique tale to tell.
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Nightly interview: Melissa Baucus

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 7:10pm
Initiatives to help Dunedin entrepreneurs develop new business ideas are springing up around the city. But there's more to be done, according to University of Otago professor of entrepreneurship Melissa Baucus.
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Nominations open for Toroa Award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 6:44pm
Nominations are open for this year's Toroa Award, recognising environmental programmes by coastal Otago schools, classes, groups and individuals. The award is administered by the Otago Peninsula Trust and the Department of Conservation. It's now in its fourth year, and was last won by Macandrew Bay School for a Survive and Thrive oceans and waterways project.
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New Zealanders use more internet data than last year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 6:00pm
New Zealanders have already used 53% more internet data than last year. That's 53,000 terabytes, excluding data from mobile phone connections. It's the equivalent of streaming more than 12 million high definition movies. Almost half of all broadband connections have data caps of 50 gigabytes or more. Three years ago, only 4% had data caps that large.
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Grant Robertson in Dunedin campaigning for leadership bid

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:58pm
Labour leader hopeful Grant Robertson has been in Dunedin, talking to party members about his leadership bid. The whirlwind visit was a chance for him to hear their views on Labour's dismal election result, and how the party can improve. And Robertson has also used the trip to connect with Dunedin's next generation of Labour Party members.
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Green Island supermarket one step closer to establishment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:56pm
The establishment of a new supermarket in Green Island is one step closer, thanks to the Dunedin City Council.
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Exams begin for University of Otago students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:54pm
End of year exams have begun for University of Otago students. Venues all over the world are playing host to the assessments. So now scarfies are putting their knowledge to the test.
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DCC between a rock and a hard place

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:52pm
Two rocks continue to divide the Warrington community, as well as the Dunedin City Council. The rocks block vehicle access to Blueskin Bay, at the top of an unformed legal road. And they'll remain in place for now, but will be the subject of countless hours of debate to come.
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Jane Austen and Beethoven combined in a one-woman play

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:49pm
A one-woman play based on the writing of Jane Austen and the music of Beethoven may seem like an unlikely combination. But for actress Penny Ashton it combines two of her loves - romantic books and classical music.
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Your word on disciplining bad online behaviour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/10/2014 - 5:43pm
A Facebook page exposing explicit photographs of young Dunedin women has been shut down. It caught the eye of local law enforcement. And the University of Otago has disciplined a male student involved. So our Word on the Street team asked members of the public if tertiary institutions should discipline students for bad online behaviour.
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SDHB drafts new 10-year strategic health plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:16pm
A major rethink of health services in Dunedin is being considered by the Southern District Health Board. It has drafted a new 10-year strategic health services plan, which is now open to public consultation. And staff hope that will help determine how best to combat the challenges facing local healthcare.
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State-of the-art tug boat cruises the Otago Harbour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:09pm
For the last two months a new $11m tug boat has been cruising the waters of the Otago Harbour. It may look like a standard tug, but underneath its shiny exterior it's hiding two powerful engines. And the state-of the-art technology on board will prove useful in the future, as larger vessels visit the port.
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Nightly interview: Kelvin Cummings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:06pm
A Dunedin musician has just won a raft of awards at a country music competition held in Oamaru. Kelvin Cummings has returned from the Whitestone Country Music Awards, and he's here to tell us about his accolades.
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Murder trial begins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:03pm
A major murder trial is scheduled to begin in the High Court at Dunedin this week.
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Aramoana wharf restoration gets a vote of support

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:00pm
It's good news for the Aramoana League, which has long fought for the restoration of the Aramoana wharf. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee has voted to support the project. That means the council will likely spend several thousand dollars on wharf assessments, and take over its future maintenance.
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Campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists launched in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:57pm
A national campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists is being launched in Dunedin. It's called 'I'm an artist', and a Dunedin painter is one of five people featured. And the stigma surrounding disabilities is being tackled head-on by those behind the campaign.
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