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Telecom officially Spark New Zealand

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:34pm
Telecom has officially changed its company name to Spark New Zealand. Spark's managing director Simon Moutter says the Telecom name no longer reflected everything the company offers. He says the company has been transforming over the last 18 months to keep up with changes in global communications. And re-branding is the latest step in that process.
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Penguins at risk from habitat degradation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 7:31pm
University of Otago researchers are among the co-authors of a major study of the world's different penguin species. And the findings suggest the birds are at continuing risk from habitat degradation. Scientists recommend establishing more marine protected areas to help reduce the effects of food scarcity, oil pollution and climate change.
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Nightly interview: Matthew Scadden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 7:28pm
A once in a lifetime opportunity is just what a young Dunedin actor has had the fortune to fulfil. Matthew Scadden has returned from three weeks in London where he performed at the Globe Theatre. He was one of 24 Shakespearean actors from across the country selected to make the trip.
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Police recover stolen property

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 7:26pm
Dunedin Police have recovered several stolen items from a property in Brockville thanks to help from the public. Sergeant Steve Aitken says a laptop and television were stolen from an address in Norfolk Street, while golf clubs and builders tools were taken from a Valpy Street address.
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Increased petrol spending hurting retailers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 7:23pm
New research has revealed a 105% increase in spending on petrol is hurting retailers. Consulting firm RCG has studied fuel-spending trends, and discovered petrol station sales have risen from $3.8b a year to $7.8b in the past 10 years.
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Police launch new campaign targeting domestic violence

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 5:59pm
New Zealand Police have launched a new campaign aimed at reducing domestic violence. Police say there is traditionally a spike in family related violence around August. And they hope this campaign - with a little bit of help from other organisations - will start a downwards trend.
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Animal control officer helping Samoa introduce dog control laws

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 5:56pm
A Dunedin animal control officer is heading to Samoa to help authorities in the country introduce dog control laws. Karan Whyte will travel overseas early next week. And she's excited at the prospect of giving back to a community she loves.
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Poetry and art come together at Olveston house

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 5:53pm
Olveston house is once again the topic of discussion. An exhibition labelled PoARTry at Olveston has combined local poet Ruth Arnison's work with several New Zealand artists. All the work was inspired by the house, and it's one Arnison says tells many stories.
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Massage Awareness Week treats central city shoppers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 5:51pm
Shoppers in the central city were treated to free 15 minute massages today as part of Massage New Zealand Awareness Week.
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Local pupils have their sights set on a major national tap dance contest

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 5:49pm
Two Bayfield High School pupils have been dancing up a storm on the tap circuit. Lara Davidson and Isaac Chirnside have excelled in a range of competitions throughout New Zealand and Australia. And they've got their sights set on a major national contest.
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New Dunedin Clutha Waitaki area commander appointed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 7:10pm
Inspector Jason Guthrie has been appointed as the new area commander to Dunedin Clutha Waitaki. Guthrie follows Inspector Greg Sparrow to the role after his retirement earlier this year. Guthrie had been relieving as an area commander for the past few months.
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Unemployment rate at lowest since 2009

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 7:08pm
Pre-election results indicate the level of unemployment inbr / New Zealand has fallen to 5.6% according to figures released by Statistics New Zealand today. The unemployment rate is now at its lowest point since the March quarter in 2009 but The Household Labour Force Survey reports the number of employed has actually risen by 3.7%.
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Peace vigil held to mark a solemn occasion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 7:04pm
Members of the Dunedin public have joined people around the world in commemorating the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A peace vigil was held in the central city to mark the solemn occasion. And organisers had a message of hope and peace to share with those in attendance.
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Tourists in stable condition following plane crash

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:57pm
Two tourists are recovering in Dunedin Hospital after their plane crashed in Central Otago.
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Positive sideline behaviour focus of new initiative

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:54pm
Sport Otago has launched a new sporting initiative aimed at controlling sideline behaviour. The project is to encourage a positive and supportive environment for everyone to enjoy sport, and to eliminate questionable behaviour. And while the message is to watch what is said on and off the sports field, staff still want parents to remain vocal.
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Nightly interview: Jennifer Evans

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:50pm
There is a new director at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum, who will also oversee the management of the Dunedin Chinese Garden. Jennifer Evans was recently appointed to the role, having been the acting director since September. She joins us to talk about the museum's future.
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Creative ideas plentiful at science and technology fair

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:48pm
Nearly three hundred displays from controlling body odour to finding the greasiest potato chips are on display at the Otago Museum. They are there as part of the Aurora Energy Otago Science and Technology Fair. And with many creative ideas, one organiser says the best ideas have come from real life problems.
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Your word on the Caledonian Bowling Club

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:46pm
The Caledonian Bowling Club is looking for a new premises, after the Dunedin City Council announced it would sell the land it uses. Members of the club are mad the site has been taken away for the sake of greater council profit. So the Dunedin News team decided to ask the public whether the council should forsake profit to let the Caledonian Bowling Club stay.
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Nightly interview: Greg Mirams

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 6:48pm
A South Dunedin company is going from strength to strength, partnering with major United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Techion Group is an animal parasite diagnostics company. Founder Greg Mirams joins us to talk business.
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Strong northwest winds improve air quality

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 6:25pm
Strong northwest winds brought an abrupt end to the string of high-pollution days in Central Otago last week. The Otago Regional Council says air quality generally improves during August as days get longer and temperatures get a bit milder. Dunedin, Mosgiel and Palmerston all recorded good air quality every day last week.
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