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Nightly interview: Graham Redding

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 6:43pm
There's a new master at Knox College, one of Dunedin's oldest university halls of residence. The Very Reverend Dr Graham Redding has taken over the role, and he joins us to talk about it.
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State Highway 88 work expected to finish soon

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:52pm
After years on hold, an intersection along State Highway 88 is finally being completed. It will improve traffic flow around Forsyth Barr Stadium and open up a road that's been off limits. Contractors are on site, and work's expected to finish soon.
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First anniversary of the Livingstone murders

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:50pm
The St Leonards community is quietly marking the first anniversary of the Livingstone murders.
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Young Dunedin artists rise to international fame

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:47pm
Two young Dunedin artists have risen to international fame, thanks to social media. Henry and William Riepl surprised their parents by drawing on the eggs in their fridge. But no-one could anticipate where the egg army would turn up next.
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Police locate missing boy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:45pm
Dunedin police have found a 12 year old boy, who was reported missing on Tuesday.
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High temperatures putting pets at risk

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:43pm
Dunedin's SPCA staff are asking residents to keep a close eye on their animals during summer. The city's seen unusually high temperatures over the past few weeks, and that's putting pets at risk.
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Test match credited for boosting Dunedin economy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:41pm
November's international league test between New Zealand and England generated about $3m for Dunedin's economy. A survey of ticket holders revealed an average spend of about $400, for those from out of town. Just over 15,000 seats were sold for the test, held at Forsyth Barr Stadium. About half the crowd was made up of people who live outside Dunedin.
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Poppies stolen from a Dunedin garden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:39pm
About 50 poppies have been stolen from the garden of a house in Calton Hill. The flowers were taken overnight from a property in Ryehill Street. It's the second time poppies have been stolen from a Dunedin garden this year. Sergeant Steve Aitken says poppies are often targeted for their milk, which can be used to make opium. Police inquiries into the theft are continuing.
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Knitters put their spin on World War One commemorations

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 15/01/2015 - 5:37pm
Poppies of a different kind are the focus of a project at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum. Knitters are coming together to put their spin on World War One commemorations, for this year's 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing. And the finished product is due to be revealed in time for Anzac Day.
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Nightly interview: Dr Marion Poore

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 6:43pm
There's been a tiny improvement in the way New Zealanders drink alcohol, revealed in the latest national health survey. It shows the overall level of hazardous drinking has dropped by 2% in the last seven years. And many people feel that's not enough. Dr Marion Poore, from the Southern District Health Board, is here to explain.
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Finalists chosen for this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:53pm
Otago Polytechnic fashion graduates are among the finalists chosen for this year's iD International Emerging Designer Awards. About 100 young designers from around the world applied to be involved, with just 30 making the cut. And the polytechnic's academic leader of fashion says that demonstrates the high calibre of Dunedin's young creatives.
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Deborah Bay pontoon repairs taking longer than expected

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:51pm
The repair of a floating pontoon at Deborah Bay is taking longer than expected, with the facility likely to be closed for another six weeks.
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Otago Volts vie for Ford Trophy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:49pm
The Ford Trophy has come to Dunedin, with the Otago Volts playing against Canterbury at the University Oval. And with a positive performance so far, not even the wet weather could dampen the local team's spirits.
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Secondary school pupils receive NCEA results

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:47pm
Thousands of local secondary school pupils have viewed their NCEA results. The results for November and December examinations were today published on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority's website. Students must log in to be able to see their marks, and from tomorrow they can request physical records of achievement. Marked papers will be mailed to pupils in coming weeks.
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Life, music and fashion of David Bowie a topic of interest for students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:45pm
Summer school is well under way at the University of Otago, with some unlikely papers being studied. One such offering is all about the life, music and fashion of David Bowie. And it's bringing together students from multiple courses.
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Petrol prices remain low

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:43pm
Petrol prices remain low, having fallen consecutively more than 20 times since October. There is some variation between regions, stations and companies, but fuel is up to six cents cheaper in many places. That's compared to what it was just a few days ago. In Dunedin the price of 91 is sitting around $1.70 per litre. Diesel has also dropped.
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DCC prepares to launch into draft long term plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:41pm
The Dunedin City Council is preparing to launch into its draft long term plan. Councillors will begin formal discussion of the document next week. The long term plan outlines the council's financial strategy for the next ten years. It takes into consideration major changes and development, in respect of infrastructure, assets, services and economic development.
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Regent Theatre wins national award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:38pm
The Regent Theatre has punched above its weight to win the national medium venue of the year award. The award brings with it recognition locally and internationally. And staff are confident that will bring more top performances to the south.
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Your word on the holidays

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 14/01/2015 - 5:36pm
The Christmas holiday period has come to a close, and many people are finding themselves back at work. The 39 Dunedin News team has also had a break, but is now back in action. And with that in mind, our Word on the Street crew went to central Dunedin, to ask people what they did during the holidays.
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Nightly interview: Clare Curran

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 6:40pm
A petition to stop quarrying on Saddle Hill has been launched by Dunedin South MP Clare Curran. She wants the Dunedin City Council to again try its luck with the Environment Court, for an urgent stop work order. And she's here to tell us how the petition is tracking.
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