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Local country music club take old-fashioned approach to fundraising

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 6:38pm
Members of a local country music club are taking an old-fashioned approach to fundraising. They've held a large community garage sale to ensure the club's legacy of almost 40 years can continue. And with club membership on the rise, there's confidence in the future of country music in the south.
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Visiting film-maker calls for end of marijuana prohibition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/04/2015 - 6:30pm
A visiting international film-maker is calling for the end of marijuana prohibition in New Zealand. He's premiering a documentary inspired by Dunedin's cannabis legalisation movement at the University of Otago. And with drug law reform a hot topic, he says the status quo is doing more harm than good.
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Nightly interview: Neville Martin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 6:40pm
The Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust is ramping up efforts to raise money to save Dunedin's only therapeutic swimming pool from closure. Trust secretary and treasurer Neville Martin is here to give us an update on how things are going.
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Search for missing woman scales down

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 6:37pm
A scaled down search continues for a woman missing in Dunedin now for two weeks.
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Long-running competition puts electrical apprentices to the test

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 6:35pm
Local electrical apprentices are testing themselves in a long-running annual competition. A handful of regional participants will be selected to compete in the national finals next month. And the competitors, of a high standard, are believed to have a bright future ahead of them.
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Otago curlers take time out to attend local curling clinic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 6:25pm
A pair of Otago curlers are off to Russia to represent New Zealand in a world tournament. Before jetting off, they've taken time out of their busy training schedule to attend a curling clinic in Dunedin. And they hope to inspire some newcomers to the sport.
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Rod Stewart concert at Forsyth Barr Stadium hailed a success

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 6:22pm
The first of this year's major international concerts at Forsyth Barr Stadium is being hailed as a success, fuelling hopes for future gigs.
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Community groups and organisations to be publicly recognised

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 5:53pm
This year's best efforts by community groups and organisations are about to be publicly recognised in an awards ceremony. Judging has just taken place for the local Trustpower awards. And although judges can't spill the beans yet, they're spreading word about one exciting development.
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Large crowd of music fans turn out for 7th annual Feastock concert

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 5:50pm
Musicians and fans alike have come together to enjoy a taste of the modern Dunedin sound. The 7th annual Feastock concert brought a large crowd of people to a local backyard. And with the event going from strength to strength, organisers are hopeful about what the future has in store.
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Police seek more information in relation to fatal road crash

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 5:45pm
Dunedin police hope to speak with more people in relation to a fatal road crash in Mosgiel. 88 year old Mosgiel man Rex Sheldon died in Dunedin Hospital on Saturday, as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. It occurred at the intersection of Bush and Gordon roads just before 3pm on Friday.
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Commercial guest nights across Otago rising every year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 5:42pm
The need for more accommodation in Dunedin is evident in the increasing number of visitors staying in the city. The latest data from Statistics New Zealand shows commercial guest nights across Otago are rising each year. For the month of February they were up 5.7%. And a slightly lower increase was also recorded in January.
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Snow closes local road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/04/2015 - 5:39pm
Three Mile Hill is currently closed due to snow. It's the first time this year a local road has been closed because of wintry conditions. The road, which connects Dunedin with Mosgiel and the Taieri, was closed about 3.30 this afternoon. At present it's the only road closed because of snow. But all motorists are urged to take extreme care, particularly in the hill suburbs.
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Nightly interview: Stephanie-Anne Ross

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 6:56pm
There's been a large gathering of youth leaders in Dunedin this week, for the annual South Island conference of Students Against Dangerous Driving. South Otago High School head girl Stephanie-Anne Ross is a national leader for the organisation, and she joins us to talk about the event.
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Charity house to be entirely constructed in a carpark

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 6:02pm
Nail by nail, an entire house is being constructed in a Dunedin carpark this month. The project's for charity, and involves dozens of builders working around the clock until completion. And they've only got half a dozen days of construction, before the home has to be ready for auction.
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Caversham residents oppose new childcare facility

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:54pm
Dunedin City Council planners are in support of a proposed childcare facility in Caversham, although it's opposed by neighbouring residents.
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Last cruise ship of the season sails away

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:50pm
The last cruise ship of the season is about to depart Dunedin, ending what has been a stellar run. Good weather has meant far less cancellations than last season, when Dunedin lost seven cruise ship visits. And by all accounts the city's expecting an even better season ahead.
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Dunedin schools receive funding to develop links with China

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:48pm
Three Dunedin schools are receiving government funding to further develop links with sister schools in China. Otago Boys' and Girls', as well as Tahuna Normal Intermediate, are among 20 schools nationwide which successfully applied for funding. In total the government's spending $50,000 through its New Zealand-China Sister Schools Fund. It's administered by Education New Zealand.
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Local carpentry apprentice vies for national glory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:45pm
A young Dunedin carpentry apprentice is vying for national glory, having won a regional building challenge. He's busy clocking up hours on local construction sites for his apprenticeship. And the work's serving as perfect preparation for his up-coming challenge.
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DCC relaxes new natural hazard management rules

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:40pm
The Dunedin City Council is relaxing its new rules around natural hazard management, which limits development in areas deemed at risk. The council outlined its new hazard management plan last year, and received more than 180 public submissions. Many residents, business owners and developers were concerned the rules were too restrictive.
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Anglican Family Care opens new premises

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/04/2015 - 5:37pm
Months of hard work are paying off for Anglican Family Care staff, with the opening of their new premises. Formerly in Bath Street, the service now has a bigger and brighter building nearby, in Hanover Street. And after a financially tough few years, staff are looking forward to starting fresh in a new location.
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