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Frozen snow and black ice hazardous for motorists

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:06pm
Frozen snow and black ice is causing problems for motorists, with several crashes reported throughout the city. And although police say the incidents so far have been minor, they're warning residents to drive to the conditions.
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SDHB sparks ingenuity with innovation forum

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 6:03pm
Southern DHB staff say a creative approach to medicine could help the organisation deal with its financial woes. The board's just held its first ever innovation forum, with staff discussing new technology and programmes. And it's hoped the presentations will spark even more ingenuity.
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Sawyers Bay School celebrates road safety victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:59pm
A local school is celebrating a small victory concerning road safety, following years of campaigning. A raised crossing platform is being installed outside Sawyers Bay School to slow motorists. And the principal hopes it'll set a precedent for other schools with the same problem.
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Native trees planted on local reserve

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:56pm
A local reserve is now home to 66 young native trees, planted with love by residents. Dozens of people took part in a mass planting, organised through Rotary Dunedin and Keep Dunedin Beautiful. And there are plans to further enhance the public space.
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Local pupil to represent New Zealand in cross country running

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/06/2015 - 5:46pm
A John McGlashan College pupil is heading to Australia to represent New Zealand in cross country running. He's among ten track stars chosen during the New Zealand Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships held in Dunedin. And his selection isn't the only reason the local event's being celebrated.
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Livingstone murder case prompts nationwide policing changes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 6:01pm
Failures by local police in respect of the Livingstone murder case are prompting nationwide change. The Chief Coroner recommends a raft of changes to the way family violence cases are handled by police. And in Dunedin, the top cop says officers have already learned from their mistakes.
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Five Highlanders picked for All Blacks training squad

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:50pm
Dunedin may soon lay claim to five All Blacks, following the Highlanders' win over the Chiefs on Saturday. Highlanders first five-eighth Lima Sopoaga has made the All Blacks training squad. The 24 year old is enjoying the best season of his career. And Highlanders wing Waisake Naholo has also made All Blacks selection for the first time.
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Snow blankets hill suburbs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:47pm
Snow is still blanketing much of the city, particularly in the hill suburbs. The overnight snowfall is the latest in a string of extreme weather events, from which residents are slowly recovering. And police are issuing stern warnings about dangerous driving conditions.
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Nissan owners beware

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:45pm
Police are warning the owners of Nissan vehicles to be extra vigilant, following the theft of several cars of that type. Officers are investigating reports of three Nissan vehicles being stolen from the Liberton area. Only one of the vehicles has been recovered. All three thefts occurred on Friday morning. A Nissan Pulsar and Nissan Safari were stolen from Franklin Street.
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Junior inventors go head to head

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:43pm
Local school pupils are fine-tuning their robotic creations for a national competition. Several Dunedin youth have won categories in this year's Robocup Otago contest. And they're making the most of what they've learned, after battling alongside more than 100 junior inventors.
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More New Zealanders visiting Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:41pm
Strong growth in the local accommodation sector is a result of more New Zealanders visiting the city. The latest data shows an almost 18% increase in the number of domestic guest nights per month. That's responsible for driving up total guest nights, despite a drop in the number of international visitors. Dunedin's overall occupancy rate is about 70%.
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Young local musicians take top honours at competitition final

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:39pm
Dunedin's young musicians have taken all the top honours at this year's Otago Smokefreerockquest final. The winning band is made up of three Taieri College pupils, and a Logan Park High School trio came second. The category for solo and duo acts was won by a two-person ensemble, made up of Taieri and Kaikorai Valley College pupils.
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Midwinter Carnival draws record crowd

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 22/06/2015 - 5:36pm
A record crowd at this year's Dunedin Midwinter Carnival is being put down to perfect weather conditions. Hundreds of families rugged up to celebrate the year's longest night, which was cool but clear. And they contributed to one of the city's most colourful annual displays.
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Local six-year-old attracts worldwide attention for nature documentaries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 6:38pm
A passion for all things scientific is having unexpected benefits for a local six-year-old. He's attracting worldwide attention for his nature documentaries. And that's leading him in the direction of an interesting career.
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Government minister praises the Green Island community

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 5:50pm
A government minister is praising the people of Green Island for their community development initiatives. The suburb's been visited by Community and Volunteer Sector Minister Jo Goodhew. And she's pleased with the projects being implemented with government funding.
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Carisbrook School's high-tech computing facility officially open

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 5:47pm
A $50,000 computing facility is officially open at Carisbrook School. The high-tech studio is already being used by pupils, to connect with their peers around the world. And staff hope it inspires similar set-ups elsewhere.
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Number of reported firewood thefts soar

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 5:45pm
As temperatures plummet, the number of reported firewood thefts soar. The latest case involves the disappearance of 4.7 cubic metres of bluegum pine from a vehicle. It was parked in Harvey Street, Waitati. Police believe the theft is linked to the burglary of a nearby house in Waitati Road. In that case gardening supplies were stolen, including a shade cloth and potting mix.
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Dunedin retail fashion scene boasts large local presence

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 19/06/2015 - 5:42pm
With the introduction of the world's largest clothing stores into New Zealand, there's extra pressure on homegrown fashion. Dunedin's retail scene boasts a large local presence. But one of the city's success stories warns the market is becoming increasingly competitive.
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Nightly interview: Richard Thomson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 18/06/2015 - 6:56pm
Financial problems at the Southern District Health Board are nothing new, and Richard Thomson knows that more than most. He's been on the board since 2001, as a chairman and a member. He's now a deputy commissioner, and he joins us to explain the difficulties involved in running the organisation.
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Dunedin man faces burglary charges

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 18/06/2015 - 6:49pm
A young Dunedin man faces a burglary charge for allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in cash from an inner city bar.
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