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Hayden Paddon celebrates Otago Rally victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 6:00pm
Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon is celebrating his victory in the weekend's Otago Rally. He shocked the public and his fellow drivers, by beating hot favourite Ken Block and top international racer Alister McRae. And he's also driven his way into the history books.
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Residents urged to learn sign language.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 5:58pm
There's a local push for more residents to learn sign language. It's the third official language of New Zealand, and while there's a lot of local support for deaf people, they hope to receive even more.
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Dunedin Hospital upgrades a hot topic in parliament

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 5:57pm
Dunedin Hospital is a hot topic in parliament, as politicians consider the facility's planned upgrade. The leader of the opposition has just toured the hospital, following a visit by the health minister in February. And it seems both sides are keen to claim kudos, although there's still doubt over when any improvements will happen.
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Increase in electronic spending

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/05/2015 - 5:54pm
Shoppers spent $4.5b using electronic cards last month. That's an increase of almost $200m compared to last April. Statistics New Zealand says card spending rose in all retail industries except for fuel. The 4% increase is in line with general retail trends, up overall over the last decade.
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Nightly interview: Matt Carter

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 7:08pm
Students and staff at Otago Polytechnic may be subject to more comprehensive drug and alcohol testing. The polytechnic's existing policy for drug and alcohol testing is being reviewed. And director of organisational development Matt Carter joins us to explain why.
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Local union seeks legal advice over hospital food services outsourcing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 6:34pm
The Southern District Health Board may be taken to court for its decision to outsource food services. Local union members are seeking legal advice on the issue. And they're slamming the DHB for how it's going about the change.
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Young aspiring writers put through their paces

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 6:32pm
Dunedin's young aspiring writers are being put through their paces by a top New Zealand author. They're involved in a young adult writing workshop, held as part of the annual writers and readers festival. And it could see local secondary school pupils tackling their own novels.
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Students run campaign to support earthquake victims

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 6:31pm
A group of local tertiary students are running their own campaign to support Nepal's earthquake victims. And although it's been a couple of weeks since the disaster occurred, the devastation is only just hitting home for some.
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Dunedin emerging as a sustainable fashion hub

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 6:27pm
A local fashion designer is representing Dunedin at an international sustainability showcase. The award-winning Otago Polytechnic graduate aims to promote the city as an emerging sustainable fashion hub. And she says Dunedin's well on its way to achieving the status.
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Labour leader to visit Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/05/2015 - 6:01pm
Andrew Little is expected to make his first official visit to Dunedin, six months after being elected leader of the Labour Party. His absence thus far comes after Labour has long criticised the government for ignoring the regions. Little is due to spend one day in Dunedin, on Monday.
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Nightly interview: Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 7:14pm
The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill has passed its final reading in parliament. It brings greater clarity, transparency and enforceability to New Zealand's animal welfare laws. And University of Otago law lecturer Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere joins us to explain what it means.
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Local government leaders prepare for a week of public hearings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 7:12pm
Local government leaders are bracing themselves for what is expected to be a confronting week of public hearings. The Dunedin City Council is hearing submissions on its draft long term plan, which sets out priorities and budgets for the next ten years. It's received more than 2,000 submissions, and hundreds of members of the public plan to speak at the hearings, starting Monday.
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Reserve Bank head of operations in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 7:10pm
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's head of operations is in Dunedin, offering residents a unique insight into his day-to-day work. Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand is involved in several local events, including a long lunch with members of the Otago Chamber of Commerce. He's also delivered a careers talk at the University of Otago, for all students interested in the banking sector.
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Rally legend in town vying for redemption

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 6:01pm
A world-renowned rally driver is in the city, taking on some of New Zealand's top racers. He's spent the day getting used to local conditions during a test day. And while his eyes are on the finish line, the motorsport star is aiming for more than just a win.
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Art student auctions gallery window space

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 5:59pm
A Dunedin art student is thinking inside the box for her latest project. Instead of displaying her own work, she's auctioning a gallery window space to the highest bidder. And with no limit on what can be displayed, she hopes the conceptual piece stirs discussion about all that art can be.
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Southern District Health Board approves food services outsourcing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 5:57pm
Despite widespread public opposition, the Southern District Health Board is outsourcing its food services. Board members voted to approve the controversial plan, after receiving a public petition against it. And that's put jobs on the line.
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Physio pool unlikely to be saved in time

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/05/2015 - 5:55pm
Fundraising to save the local physio pool is not expected to meet its end-of-June deadline. Negotiations between the pool trust and the health board are continuing. But the need for a major cash injection is still critical for the complex to remain open.
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Perceived danger of Dunedin roads keeping residents off bikes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:35pm
A local cycle safety instructor says the perceived danger of Dunedin roads is keeping residents off bikes. It's road safety week and city council co-ordinated events include a safety skills day at Queens' High School. And there's advice for all residents, about minimising risk.
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No arrest yet in the assault of a two-month-old baby girl

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:31pm
There's still been no arrest over the serious assault of a two-month-old baby girl. The infant remains in Dunedin Hospital in a serious but stable condition. Police were alerted to the incident on the 10th of April, when the baby was admitted to hospital with fractured limbs and a brain injury.
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Nightly interview: Elizabeth Pack

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:26pm
A local group has been established to preserve an architectural legacy. Elizabeth Pack is the convener of the Basil Hooper Project, and she joins us to explain what it's all about.
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