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Tourism and the creative sector show economic growth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:46pm
Tourism and the creative sector are leading the city's economic rise. The latest report from Business and Economic Research Limited shows Dunedin's economy has grown 2.2%. That's in the 12 months to March last year. Over the last decade, there's only been a minimal upswing in the city's gross domestic product. Tourism is up almost 10%, and the creative sector by almost as much.
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Future of local table tennis looking bright

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:44pm
A record turnout and heated matches have Otago Table Tennis celebrating this year's regional competition. It's been bolstered by visiting players from Shanghai, and it's left the future of local table tennis looking bright.
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Locals dress up for an evening of live music, dance and haggis

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 20/07/2015 - 5:42pm
The city's heritage has come to the fore at a popular castle ball. It saw residents dress in their finery for an evening of live music, dance and haggis. And the event rounded-off this year's Cadbury chocolate carnival.
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Nightly interview: Robert Scott

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 7:09pm
The members of one of Dunedin's most successful bands are in line to receive another major award. The Clean is nominated for the 1981 Silver Scroll Award that was never presented. And band member Robert Scott joins us to discuss the late-coming recognition.
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Aoraki Polytechnic Dunedin campus faces closure

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:59pm
As the city welcomes new education programmes, others face obsoletion.
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Colourful candies hurtle down Baldwin Street

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:55pm
One of the city's most iconic and unique events is again generating tens of thousands of dollars for charity. The annual jaffa race has sent colourful candies hurtling down Baldwin Street. And it's made certain spectators especially joyful.
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Former motoring museum turning into a community workshop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:53pm
A former motoring museum in North East Valley is being converted into a community workshop. It's allowing like-minded residents to collaborate on projects with a sustainable focus. And already some low-carbon conversions are in the pipeline.
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Insurers fork out close to $30million for the recent flooding

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:50pm
Insurers are already forking out close to $30million for the recent flooding. More than 2000 claims have been lodged, most for domestic property damage. Some claims have yet to be properly valued, and the total insurance cost is expected to increase significantly. In one case, the cost of damage to a Green Island section has topped $20,000 for assessment alone.
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OUSA runs bottle buy back day

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:47pm
Students with large collections of recyclable goods are turning their stash into cash. Each semester the Otago University Students' Association runs a bottle buy back day. And it sees members exchanging money for empty vessels.
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Fonterra cuts over five hundred jobs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:45pm
Long-running problems in the dairy industry have come to a head, with Fonterra axing just over five hundred jobs. The dairy giant employs more than 18,000 people, mostly in New Zealand. It plans to save about $60m a year with the job cuts. It's not yet known if local staff are affected. The global dairy trade auction results are at a six-year low.
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Historic exhibition showcases how the written word has shaped Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 17/07/2015 - 5:40pm
Dunedin's city of literature status is being celebrated with a historic exhibition of written works. It features titles from a range of authors with local associations. And it showcases how the city's been shaped by the pen over a century.
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Nightly interview: Dr Craig Grant

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 6:31pm
A new position's been created at Otago Museum, and a local academic appointed to the role. Dr Craig Grant is the museum's new director of science engagement. And he joins us to explain the job and what he hopes to achieve.
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Council's pays out $46,000 from flood relief fund

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 6:26pm
The council's paid out $46,000 from its flood relief fund, to affected residents not otherwise eligible for assistance.
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Local mother calls out 'inconsiderate' drivers using mobility parking

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:54pm
A Mosgiel mother's furious about ongoing problems with mobility parking. She's angry at able-bodied motorists who illegally use parks for people like her wheelchair-bound daughter. And she says it's those inconsiderate residents who make difficult living even harder.
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Petition over the future quarrying of Saddle Hill delivered to DCC

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:50pm
A petition of more than 3,000 signatures has been delivered to the Dunedin City Council. It calls for action over the future quarrying of Saddle Hill. And the local MP behind it is hopeful of a positive outcome.
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Young golfers take their game to the next level

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:39pm
Dozens of young golfers are using the end of their school holidays to put in some time on the green. They're braving the wet weather to participate in a junior tournament at St Clair. And it's helping the fledgling athletes take their game to the next level.
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Police to keep eye on planned View Street party

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:37pm
Police and council officers are keeping a close eye on View Street, where a large party is planned to the dismay of neighbours.
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Kids challenged to recycle trash into artwork

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:35pm
The best recycled art in the city has been revealed. A collaborative contest between Keep Dunedin Beautiful and Cadbury has been challenging kids to upcycle trash into artworks. And the competition's come with some serious messages.
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Dunedin's top chefs run chocolate cooking classes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 16/07/2015 - 5:33pm
While chocolate's the main focus of this week's Cadbury carnival, some of Dunedin's top chefs are expanding people's palates.
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Nightly interview: Virginia Driver

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 7:03pm
The people behind a local charity are calling for help, to assist the city's most vulnerable residents. It's an especially critical time of year for the Dunedin Curtain Bank. And chairwoman Virginia Driver joins us to explain why.
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