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Dunedin youth lead the charge to boost penguin population

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 5:59pm
An environmental programme is boosting Otago Peninsula's penguin population. The project is seeing hundreds of new plants added to a penguin nesting area. And Dunedin youth are leading the charge.
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Another ram raid burglary attempted

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 5:54pm
Another attempted ram raid burglary has occurred in the city.
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'Magic Flute' performed in Dunedin for the first time since 1991

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 5:52pm
Mozart's 'Magic Flute' will be performed in Dunedin tonight, for the first time since 1991. The opera show is being put on by the University of Otago's Music Department. And despite it being only a snippet of the full show, cast members are ready to put their practise into work.
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Forsyth Barr Stadium becomes mini winter wonderland

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 22/08/2014 - 5:50pm
Forsyth Barr Stadium may be nicknamed the glasshouse by many, but today it has been transformed into quite the opposite.
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Nightly interview: Rob Thomson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 6:52pm
The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence has announced the launch of its new Families Free From Violence website. It's been developed with the support of the 'Are You OK?' campaign. And it encourages people to take responsibility for ending family violence in the community. Here to tell us more is Response Co-ordinator Rob Thomson.
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New cancer study published

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 6:27pm
New research shows Maori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Maori. A study just published by the Wellington branch of the University of Otago compared 172 Maori stomach cancer patients with 163 non-Maori patients.
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Highest recorded visitor arrivals to New Zealand for July

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 6:25pm
The number of visitor arrivals to New Zealand for July was the highest ever recorded for that month. Figures released by Statistics New Zealand reveal the milestone, with more than 196,000 people visiting the country throughout last month.
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Labour leader visits Dunedin to talk local issues

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 6:01pm
Election campaigning is in full swing. Labour leader David Cunliffe visited Dunedin today to announce policy targeting the area. And other political parties are ramping up their campaigns too.
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Wendy's construction site burgled

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 5:59pm
The construction site for a new Wendy's fast food restaurant in South Dunedin has been burgled.
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SDHB launches pilot recycling programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 5:57pm
The Southern District Health Board has launched a new pilot recycling programme. Several departments in Dunedin's public hospital will recycle PVC products after use as part of the initiative. And staff are embracing the move.
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No place like home for one choreographer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 5:56pm
Those going to the Regent Theatre on Saturday night could be in for a celestial surprise. The Royal New Zealand Ballet will perform the last Allegro show of its nationwide tour. And for one choreographer, there's no place like home to finish off the tour.
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Otago rowers head to China

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 5:53pm
From first time rowers to competing in China in under a year, eight University of Otago students have come a long way. The students will fly to Xi'an in China tomorrow to row against a Chinese University. And after already beating their fellow squad in Dunedin waters earlier this year, the group is not looking to come home empty handed.
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Nightly interview: Gerard Collings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:52pm
A public transportation plan covering the Otago area was developed this year by the Otago Regional Council. It went out for public consultation and the bulk of changes were made in Dunedin. Those changes aim to provide faster and more direct routes for passengers. The ORC's Support Service Manager, Gerard Collings, is here to tell us more.
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Lorde to perform in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:28pm
Kiwi singer Lorde has announced she will tour New Zealand, and Dunedin is one of the four venues she'll play. The double Grammy award winner will perform at the Dunedin Town Hall on the 29th of October, in what is the singer's first ever tour of this country. Lorde made headlines across the world with the success of her single 'Royals' and her album 'Pure Heroine'.
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More skilled jobs advertised online

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:26pm
A government report says the number of skilled job vacancies advertised online in New Zealand is increasing. The amount of jobs advertised has risen 0.6% from June. And in total the number of internet-advertised skilled jobs has grown 9.9% in the last year.
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Brad Thorn to play for English club Leicester

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:00pm
Brad Thorn has confirmed his next move, after being told he was no longer needed by the Highlanders. Thorn will move to the UK next month and play for English club Leicester. The 39 year old played two seasons for the Highlanders, but confirmed last week he would not be playing in the next Super Rugby campaign. It's believed this will be his last year playing professional rugby.
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Sister-city relationship hugely important to Shanghai

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:55pm
Dunedin and Shanghai are marking 20 years since the beginning of our sister-city relationship. A delegation representing the Chinese city's Mayor's office is visiting as part of those celebrations. And they say the intercity relationship is hugely important to Shanghai.
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St Clair Esplanade repairs to be finished by the end of the week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:52pm
Dunedin City Council staff report work to repair damage to the St Clair Esplanade will be finished by the end of the week.
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Mixed school choir hopes to bring back the gold from national competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:50pm
Some of Dunedin's best young voices are on a jet plane about to take on the rest of the nation. The Otago Boys and Otago Girls mixed choir left this morning to compete in the national 'Big Sing' competition in Auckland. And after a couple of silver medals in years past, one teacher is hoping to go one better.
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Hundreds attend primary school Ukulele Jam

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:48pm
More than five hundred children and their ukuleles strummed in tune this morning at Tahuna Intermediate. They were learning and performing as part of the Ukulele Jam for primary schools. And with the instrument growing in popularity, one teacher says it's clear to see a reason why.
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