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Draft strategic health services plan consultation under way

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 6:01pm
Public consultation on a major Southern District Health Board plan is under way. And that's seen DHB representatives head to a local marae for feedback. With a week to go before talks on the draft strategic health services plan end, city residents are being urged to voice their opinions.
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Dunedin academic hosts conference on war memorialisation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:59pm
A leading Dunedin academic is hosting a major conference on war memorialisation in the city.
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Moana Pool hits major milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:57pm
Moana Pool has reached a major milestone - with staff celebrating 50 years since it was opened on this day in 1964. The pool replaced the old Tepid Pools in Moray Place, which closed as population pressure became too much. And for years now Moana Pool has been a hive of activity, regularly used by a variety of groups and individuals throughout the city.
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Celebratory rally marks special anniversary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:55pm
It's the 50th anniversary of the South Island branch of the Jowett car club, and members have flocked to Dunedin for a celebratory rally. That's led to some fierce competition, as the classic car enthusiasts battled it out across an obstacle course to prove their might.
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Dunedin Public Art Gallery curator leaves Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 14/11/2014 - 5:53pm
The Dunedin Public Art Gallery is losing its curator of seven years. He's leaving Dunedin to lead the Ilam School of Fine Arts at Canterbury University. It's an exciting move for the long-time art lover, but one that's tinged with sadness.
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Nightly interview: Chris Watkins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 7:19pm
Christmas is fast approaching, and so is the associated debt some people find themselves in following the festive season. Chris Watkins from the Salvation Army is spearheading a campaign for Dunedin families to save themselves from financial stress, and he joins us to talk about it.
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ODT Features interview: Murray Kirkness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 7:01pm
Proposed changes to local alcohol laws have attracted the largest response from submitters that the city council has ever seen. The draft local alcohol policy is now the subject of an extensive hearing. Otago Daily Times reporters have sat through the whole thing, and editor Murray Kirkness is here to give us an insight.
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Otago tourism fared well through winter

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:57pm
The latest statistics on tourism show Otago has fared relatively well through winter. The number of commercial guest nights in the region are up slightly on the same time last year. In July, August and September there were about 1.2 million commercial guest nights in Otago. In the year to September more than 5 million commercial guest nights were recorded in the region.
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Local surf life saving club competes to win new inflatable rescue boat

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:55pm
A Dunedin surf life saving club is one of three in the South Island competing to win a new inflatable rescue boat. The boat's worth $25,000, and will be given to the winning club, complete with all associated accessories. Public voting for the competition is about to close, and members of the local cash-strapped club say it would be an invaluable addition to their fleet.
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Teen hitchhiker steals car

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:52pm
A Dunedin mother has reportedly had her car stolen by a teenage hitchhiker, while collecting her children from school.
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Police support draft local alcohol policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:50pm
Police have thrown their support behind the Dunedin City Council's draft local alcohol policy. Officers delivered a staunch message during the third day of a hearing for the proposal. They're urging council staff to refrain from watering down any of the provisions.
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Secondary school pupils inspired by peace

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:48pm
The subject of peace has inspired Dunedin secondary school pupils to create artworks that are on display in a local church.
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Dunedin police target the security of two local suburbs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:46pm
Dunedin police are honing in on two local suburbs, where there's been a recent spate of burglaries and car crime. Officers have been out and about, warning residents in Tainui and Musselburgh to be aware that they're being targeted. It's a double-pronged approach, making the most of old and new policing methods.
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Arthur Street School pupils learn from one of the country's best ballerinas

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 5:40pm
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is visiting the city, and that's led to an exciting day for Arthur Street School pupils. They've had the time of their lives, learning some tricks of the trade from one of the country's best ballerinas.
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OUSA slams draft local alcohol policy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:59pm
The second day of the Dunedin City Council's hearing over its draft local alcohol policy has wrapped up. And it's seen representatives from the Otago University Students' Association slam the proposal. They want to see the DCC take its policy back to the drawing board.
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Nightly interview: Hahna Briggs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:56pm
The Dunedin Pride Collective is gearing up for its second annual showcase of events this week. Dunedin Pride 2014 involves a range of activities, and co-ordinator Hahna Briggs is here to give us the details.
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Police hunt for underwear thief

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:25pm
Dunedin police are on the hunt for an underwear thief after a string of clothing thefts in the city. In the past week there have been three reported incidents in the student quarter. That's included the theft of women's underwear, as well as a dress. Police are unsure if the person, or persons, responsible are male or female.
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Dunedin freight company purchased by global competitor

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 6:23pm
A Dunedin freight company has been purchased by a global competitor. DCB International has been based in Dunedin for 45 years. It's been bought by Mainfreight for an undisclosed sum, and will continue operating under the new owner. The purchase was highlighted by Mainfreight in its half-year financial report, released this week.
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DCC considers new accommodation project near Logan Park

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:48pm
A resource consent application for new accommodation near Logan Park is being considered by the Dunedin City Council's hearings committee.
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Local school children mingle with international health delegates

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 5:46pm
The seventh annual Otago International Health Research Network conference is being held at Otago Museum. It aims to bring together academics from around the world to discuss the most pressing health concerns of developing nations. And local school children are getting the chance to mingle with delegates, by providing some artwork to celebrate the event.
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