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Travelling musical duo reminds Dunedin of its Scottish heritage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 7:02pm
A travelling musical duo is helping Dunedin live up to its Scottish heritage. The performers are bringing their mix of music and comedy to the city's youngest and oldest residents. And although they're a long way from home, they're enjoying the opportunity to reach a wide audience.
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Thousands filled the Octagon to enjoy some fun, food and entertainment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 6:58pm
Shoppers hungry for a bargain flocked to the 31st annual Thieves' Alley market day at the weekend. Tens of thousands of people filled the Octagon to enjoy some fun, food and entertainment. And the event's proved a boon for businesses, not only in Dunedin but throughout the country.
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Performers prepare Chinese New Year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 6:54pm
Dunedin's Chinese community is preparing to welcome the year of the sheep with a public display of traditional culture. Performers are practising their drumming and dragon dancing ahead of the Chinese New Year event. And while the focus is on Chinese celebrations, locals from different cultures are also involved.
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Police investigate cemetery vandalism

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 6:02pm
The racist defacing of graves in the Southern Cemetery is being investigated by police. Several gravestones within the Jewish section of the cemetery have been vandalised. One headstone has been painted with a swastika and others have been smashed in the anti Semitic attack.
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Fruit and vegetable prices up

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 5:59pm
General food prices are up already this year, with fruit and vegetables leading the way. In January alone food prices rose 1.3 percent, following a stable last few months. Chicken, energy drinks and yoghurt prices were down, but that wasn't enough to counter spikes in fresh produce.
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Dunedin City Council faces off with the University of Otago

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/02/2015 - 5:57pm
Some unlikely cricketers have taken to the pitch, for a town versus gown match. Dunedin City Council players challenged those from the University of Otago, as a precursor to the first local Cricket World Cup game. And with cricket fever gripping Dunedin, it's given fans some action ahead of the Black Caps' match against Scotland.
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Nightly interview: Judy Bennett

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 6:47pm
A Dunedin woman is about to begin a three-year study, supported by a Marsden Fund grant. Professor Judy Bennett is looking into the history of coconuts being used as a commodity throughout the Pacific. And she joins us to explain what she hopes to discover through the research.
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Students return with a bang

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 6:37pm
A series of couch fires near the University of Otago campus have marked the return of students to Dunedin. Firefighters were called to several incidents in Castle Street, Leith Street North, and Dundas Street overnight. At least three cases involved couch fires, while a loud explosion signalled damage to a chilly bin and other household items.
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National Innovation Partnership aim to make the most of faster internet speed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:57pm
Members of the national Innovation Partnership are planning how they can help Dunedin residents and organisations make the most of faster internet speed. They held a meeting in the city this week, to discuss ideas with various business leaders and stakeholders.
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Air traffic controller commitment to aviation safety earns scholarship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:54pm
A local air traffic controller's lifelong fascination with planes has paid off, in the form of an industry scholarship. The Dunedin International Airport worker has received $5,000 to develop an electronic tool. He's committed to improving aviation safety, and hopes the scholarship allows him to do just that.
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Knitters decorate Octagon for Cricket World Cup

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:51pm
A crafty project to launch the Cricket World Cup in Dunedin has seen parts of the Octagon transformed.
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National survey rates Dunedin Hospital highly

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:49pm
Patient care at Dunedin Hospital is highly rated, as evident in the latest national inpatient experience survey. It acknowledges top work at the Southern District Health Board across several categories, including communication and co-ordination. And while staff are pleased with the results, they're not resting on their laurels.
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Locals show concern for the environment with an unusual gesture

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:47pm
Early Valentine's Day cards are piling up at the Dunedin City Council. They comprise messages of support and thanks from locals concerned about the environment. It's an unusual gesture, and one that comes with a serious tone.
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Beverage company Wests makes plans to expand

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:44pm
As residents continue to lament the demise of Dunedin's manufacturing sector, one local business is bucking the downward trend. Beverage company Wests is marking a significant production milestone. And there are plans to expand on-site operations even further.
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New Basketball Otago chairman hopes to avoid liquidation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 5:42pm
The future's looking brighter for embattled sporting organisation Basketball Otago, following an eleventh hour financial contribution.
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Free education offered through Otago Polytechnic

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 7:29pm
Free education is being offered through the Otago Polytechnic, as part of a government initiative. The polytechnic is providing some free level 2 courses, to get more people into tertiary study and jobs. About 80 percent of local teenagers gain level 2 qualifications at high school. It's the required standard to enter university and other tertiary institutions.
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Planned Otago Museum development gives stargazers something to look forward to

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 7:26pm
Millions of dollars is being pumped into Otago Museum, for the development of a science centre. Staff have just revealed details of the project, set to begin this year. And it's giving Dunedin stargazers a lot to look forward to.
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North Dunedin schools report increased rolls

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 7:23pm
Schools in the north end are benefiting from a shift in demographic, as the area becomes less student orientated and more family friendly. The suburb's primary and intermediate schools are starting the year with increased rolls. And for Dunedin North Intermediate, that means more space and more staff are needed.
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Former pupil at the helm of Otago Boys' High School

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 7:21pm
A new year signals a new man in charge at Otago Boys' High School. Former pupil Richard Hall has taken over as the school's rector, following the retirement of Clive Rennie. Hall's been in the job for less than a month, but already he's got big plans for the institution.
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Education initiative gives Pacific Island community a helping hand

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/02/2015 - 7:19pm
Dunedin's Pacific Island community is getting a helping hand thanks to a newly established education initiative. The Pasifika Power Up Programme is being launched in Dunedin, to improve the achievement standards of local Pacific school children. And organisers are working hard to ensure parents, pupils and school staff get excited about learning outside the classroom.
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