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Annual teddy bear picnic continues to be a popular holiday fixture

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 7:02pm
About 200 children and their teddy bears gathered at Larnach Castle this morning. Children dressed their bears in foil and paraded them on a runway, as part of the eighth annual Teddy Bear's Picnic for the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival. And while the carnival's Couture event has come and gone, some of the teddy bear outfits proved that style has not.
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New Chair of General Practice appointed at the medical school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:57pm
The University of Otago has appointed a leading British professor to be the Elaine Gurr Chair of General Practice at the Dunedin School of Medicine.
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From recycling bin to display table

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:54pm
An assortment of material has been transported from the recycling bin to the display table, for an art competition with a twist. The sixth annual Recyclia awards has been held in Dunedin this week. And the dozens of entries from far and wide are proof that doing something good for the environment can be a whole lot of fun.
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Cultural festival in Scotland lures in another local

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:26pm
Another Dunedin Public Art Gallery staff member has been invited to take part in cultural festivities in Scotland. The gallery's public programmes manager Robyn Notman is one of seven New Zealanders involved in an international delegate programme in Edinburgh. It's part of the Edinburgh Festival and is being run by the British Council and Creative New Zealand.
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Century of data compiled shows steady increase in costs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 6:23pm
A century of data on consumer prices within New Zealand has been compiled, showing a steady increase in costs. Statistics New Zealand has been measuring consumer prices for 100 years, and in that time they've risen by 7500%. The goods and services measured in the consumers price index have also changed markedly, reflecting changes in society.
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Nightly interview: Angela Wanhalla

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 6:58pm
A University of Otago academic has just won Australia's leading award for history writing, joining an elite group of New Zealanders with the prize. History academic Dr Angela Wanhalla was named the winner of the Ernest Scott Prize on Friday.
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Local man top amateur landscape photographer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 6:30pm
A Dunedin man has been named New Zealand's top amateur landscape photographer. Michael Sutton was awarded the title at New Zealand's largest annual amateur photography competition. Sutton, from Glenleith, scooped the top honour with a dramatic shot of seabirds flying through a squall off the coast of St Clair.
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Volunteer groups hope to sign up eager students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 6:02pm
Twenty-four Dunedin volunteer groups have descended on the University of Otago campus, in the hope of signing up eager students. Stalls were set up in the university's link area, as part of the inaugural Otago Volunteer Fair. And while many past and present students have volunteered on campus, there's a push to get them out in the wider community.
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Dunedin represented at Local Government conference

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 6:01pm
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and fellow Dunedin City Councillors are representing the city at the Local Government New Zealand annual conference in Nelson.
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Confectionery, costume and charity go well together

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 5:58pm
An aspiring Dunedin writer has had success in a different creative field, winning the Cadbury Couture event. Hundreds of people attended the fashion show at the Forsyth Barr Stadium last night. And it proved that confectionery, costume and charity go well together.
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Art Award entries at an all time high

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 5:56pm
This year's IHC New Zealand Art Awards look to be bigger than ever, with entries from Dunedin at an all time high. There were 215 entries from the South Island judged today, with the top ten selected for September's national competition. And while many of the artists struggle with everyday tasks, creating inspired pieces of work isn't one of them.
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Heirlooms and knick-knacks dusted off for appraisal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 5:53pm
Treasured items owned by Dunedin residents have been under the spotlight, during an antique appraisal. The afternoon activity was organised by the Dunedin South Presbyterian Church, as a fun and interesting social event. And it saw plenty of heirlooms and knick-knacks dusted off, to the delight of owners and onlookers alike.
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Your word on doing business

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 5:52pm
A Dunedin business has announced it will close its Mosgiel store at the end of the month. Business owners say the store's no longer viable, after undergoing expensive resource consent requirements, set by the Dunedin City Council. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to the CBD to ask people if they think it's hard to do business in Dunedin.
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Consumers price index continues to rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 5:50pm
The consumers price index continues to rise, with a 0.3% increase in the June quarter. The index measures the rate of price change for goods and services purchased by New Zealand households. There were also small increases in the March and December quarters. Higher prices for vegetables and housing-related items were countered slightly by cheaper holiday deals, cars and fruit.
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Government pledge to Dunedin conservation projects announced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 7:26pm
The Government has pledged $300,000 towards conservation projects steeped in Dunedin. Conservation Minister Nick Smith made the announcement in the city this morning, during the launch of an associated DVD. And the money will help ensure the survival of seabirds, through the work done locally by two community groups.
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Century-old tree gets the axe

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 7:20pm
Arborists have begun removing a century-old tree from a Wakari property, following the city council's granting of consent to do so.
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Nightly interview: Maureen Howard

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 7:12pm
The Dunedin City Council is helping residents become more sustainable, through free workshops. The council contracts sustainable living practitioner Dr Maureen Howard to run the workshops. She joins us to explain what it's all about.
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Petty crime spree in Mosgiel

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 6:46pm
There's been a petty crime spree in Mosgiel, with several burglaries, thefts and incidents of graffiti reported in the last few days. Police are investigating four burglaries in the wider Mosgiel area, including two where vacant homes have been vandalised. Graffiti and broken windows were left at an Ayr Street address, as well as at a newly constructed house in Silver Springs Boulevard.
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New 4G services to launch next month

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 6:44pm
Telecom has announced it will launch new 4G services next month, to extend and accelerate the roll-out of high speed mobile broadband across New Zealand. The new services will utilise spectrum in the 700 megahertz band that Telecom acquired in a recent Government auction. Telecom now owns the largest block of that spectrum, which has enabled its expansion.
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Furniture fire fracas flares up

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 6:12pm
Tertiary students are back in Dunedin this week, for the start of the second semester. And emergency services have seen the return of furniture fires in the residential area around campus. It's not unusual for couch fires to plague the city, but firefighters say a worrying trend is emerging.
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