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Prime Minister John Key visits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 7:19pm
Prime Minister John Key made a fleeting visit to Dunedin this morning, just four days out from the general election. He visited Silver Fern Farms, then fronted a media stand-up about surveillance. Key addressed the current allegations of mass surveillance and spying, brought to the fore by opponent Kim Dotcom.
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Slow month in the real estate market

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 16/09/2014 - 7:17pm
It's been a slow month in the real estate market, with the national median house price up just 1%. 5,500 homes were sold nationwide last month, down 7% compared to July. And that number was 16.3% less than last August. But in Otago the average house price is up $18,000 - 7.7% - on last August. And in Dunedin there's been a 12% increase on this time last year.
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Nightly interview: Warren Voight

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 7:51pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Warren Voight, of the Democrats for Social Credit Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Several incidents of theft and burglary reported over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 7:24pm
Dunedin police are investigating several incidents of theft and burglary reported over the weekend. A clothes dryer worth $500 was allegedly stolen from a South Dunedin house on Saturday night. In a separate incident, a speed scanner was reportedly taken from inside a car parked in Clyde Street.
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Food prices increase following a fall in July

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 7:22pm
Food prices have increased marginally in the last month, following a fall in July. Prices rose 0.3% in August, with fresh vegetables leading the increase. Vegetable prices were up 8.6%, but that was offset by cheaper bread and other groceries. Bread was down 10%, averaging just over a dollar a loaf for supermarket brand white bread.
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Dunedin academics working to revolutionise infant formula

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 7:03pm
New Zealand's economy is set to reap the benefits of research at the University of Otago. Dunedin academics are working on two groundbreaking products, to revolutionise infant formula and protein powder. And the Government's backing the studies, contributing $2m to the work.
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Have A Go Expo showcases fitness activities for all ages

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:56pm
Dunedin's an active city, boasting a large number of exercise options for people of all abilities.
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Makes and models from around the world on show for the annual Autospectacular

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:52pm
Two hundred and eighty classic cars were rolled into the Edgar Centre at the weekend, attracting a record crowd. The annual Autospectacular brings together prized vehicles from car clubs across the South Island. And this year included makes and models from around the world, but one collection stood out from the others.
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Young tech savvy competitors squared off over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:50pm
Which is the best robot in New Zealand? That was the question on everyone's lips at the RoboCup Junior nationals in Dunedin at the weekend. It saw dozens of young technology savvy competitors square off in a range of battles, with one simple goal: to win.
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Many hands made light work at the Dunedin Botanic Garden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:48pm
The start of spring is a busy time for gardeners, and those in Dunedin are no exception. The workload is particularly significant at the Dunedin Botanic Garden. And that's where many hands made light work at the weekend.
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Local school comes up with a novel approach to raising money

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 15/09/2014 - 6:45pm
Fundraising can be a time-consuming task for schools. So Kings' High School has come up with a novel approach to raise money for new tablet computers, with staff looking to the United States for inspiration.
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Nightly interview: Clare Curran

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 7:52pm
In the lead-up to this month's election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Clare Curran, of the Labour Party, joins us to talk about why she's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Dunedin businesses finalists in New Zealand Innovators Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:58pm
Four Dunedin businesses are finalists in this year's New Zealand Innovators Awards. Scott Technology Limited is shortlisted in the agriculture and environment category for its work on automated lamb boning. Nomos is a finalist in the financial and professional services section, as is Thankyou Payroll. And Photonic Innovations Limited is a finalist in the health and science category.
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University of Otago researchers receive more than $10m of funding

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:55pm
Researchers at the University of Otago have received more than $10m from the Government to continue six groundbreaking projects. The money, administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, will be allocated over the next six years. And it means some life-changing work is able to be completed years ahead of time, by some of the city's most innovative academics.
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Dunedin man wins online body building competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:52pm
A Dunedin man has won the world's first online body building competition for people with physical disabilities.
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Ice hockey players from the north take on the south

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:49pm
Glory and bragging rights are on the line this weekend as the best ice hockey players from the north take on those from the south. The Skate of Origin event is an annual climax to the end of the season. But for some players there's more than just a trophy at stake.
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National Girl's and Women's Football Week celebrated in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 12/09/2014 - 6:47pm
Hundreds of Dunedin primary school girls have gathered on the Forsyth Barr Stadium pitch to test their football skills. Right across the country the game is being celebrated with National Girl's and Women's Football Week. And it gives those of the fairer sex an opportunity to play against each other without the boys joining in.
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Nightly interview: Julian Crawford

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 8:17pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Julian Crawford, of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Continued rise in guest night numbers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 7:33pm
The tourism industry is celebrating a continued rise in the number of guest nights. Statistics New Zealand reports that guest nights have generally been on the increase for more than two years. In July guest nights throughout the country rose 1.3%. That followed a fall the previous month.
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South Dunedin's industrial area is changing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 7:06pm
The face of South Dunedin's industrial area is changing, to accommodate a mix of retail, commercial and residential activity. It's the subject of a resource consent application before the Dunedin City Council. And it has planners on both sides arguing, about whether the suburb's existing zones are relevant within its changing landscape.
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