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OUSA leadership roles up for grabs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:33pm
The resignation of several executives of the Otago University Students' Association has forced a by-election. Nominations for the four vacancies open tomorrow. And despite the impromptu change in those leadership roles, remaining OUSA members say there's no cause for concern.
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Dunedin International Science Festival hosts world class science performer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:31pm
World class science performer Dr Graham Walker was one of many highlights of the start of the Dunedin International Science Festival. It began on Saturday and runs through the week, with events planned throughout the city. And as Dr Walker explains, anyone can get involved in science, and it's closer to home than it may seem.
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A taste of country comes to town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:29pm
Dunedin's a city, but every so often a taste of the country comes to town. Hundreds of hunters gathered in the suburbs yesterday, to show off their spoils from the annual Mornington Tavern Stag and Boar Hunt. It's one of the largest hunting competitions in the region, and by the looks of things participants won't be going hungry. (Warning - this story contains images that may offend.)
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Seven burglaries reported over weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:26pm
Two cars and several computers have been stolen in the latest spate of burglaries in Dunedin. Seven burglaries were reported to police over the weekend, including four in the student quarter. A silver 2010 Mitsubishi ute is still missing from a Waldronville house, along with a computer.
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Dunedin homes win awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:24pm
Five Dunedin homes have won awards in the Southern Registered Master Builders' House of the Year competition. Two of the winning Dunedin homes were constructed by Gray Bros Residential Builders. One was the best new house worth $1-2 million, and the other won the sustainable home award. A Mosgiel house by Jennian Homes Otago won gold in the $250,000 to $350,000 category.
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Off-licence liquor store faces opposition from University staff

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:26pm
There's increasing scrutiny in Dunedin on those in the liquor industry, and whether existing licences to sell alcohol are compliant with new legislation. The Dunedin District Licensing Committee is considering an application for an off-licence in the student quarter. And those in opposition include staff from the university, as well as nearby halls of residence.
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Energy efficient street lighting announced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:19pm
The Dunedin City Council has announced it will spend about $6m changing the city's street lighting.
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Local man running hot

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:17pm
Running more than 200 kilometres in temperatures around 50 degrees Celsius may sound like a crazy idea. But that's exactly what one Dunedin man will attempt, when he leaves the city on Monday. And although Dunedin temperatures aren't the warmest, he found an easy way to acclimatise.
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New exhibition hopes to show a different side to WWI

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:11pm
Dunedin residents are getting a look into the reality of World War One thanks to a new exhibition at the city library. The Keepsakes display showcases a wide range of material gathered by a local librarian during the war. And staff hope it'll show the public there's more to the great war than the battles.
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Record number of resource consent applications submitted

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:10pm
There was a record-breaking number of resource consent applications to the Dunedin City Council last month. The council received 174 applications - nine more than the previous record of 165 in June 2008. Of those received, 112 came in the last week of the month. Just over 50 were lodged in the last day. The monthly number of consents has averaged 87 over the past 16 years.
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Nightly interview: Samuel Mann

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 7:02pm
The issue of sustainability is becoming more entrenched in the everyday lives of Dunedin residents. But it's not just about driving less and growing vegetables. Dr Samuel Mann from the Otago Polytechnic joins us to talk about sustainability and computing.
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Dunedin coffee factory expansion will generate new jobs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 6:58pm
Cerebos Greggs has announced more details about the $10m expansion of its Dunedin coffee factory. It confirmed the development will generate 17 new jobs in the city, due to be advertised soon. The company is demolishing an empty building it owns in Forth Street, which was once part of the original Gregg's factory.
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Local lecturer recognised at the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:39pm
University of Otago staff are celebrating, after their colleague took home the supreme award in this year's Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. An afternoon tea was held in the Richardson Building to celebrate Dr Karyn Paringatai's achievement. And it's something the long-time lecturer is still getting used to.
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Significant increase in respiratory and gastroenteritis illness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:32pm
Dunedin is in the grip of a widespread sickness outbreak, which has prompted the Southern District Health Board to issue several warnings.
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Beef grading process showcased to food entusiasts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:28pm
A cow carcass weighing almost 200kgs was hung and judged by several food enthusiasts in Dunedin today. It was part of the International Food Design Conference, where staff from Silver Fern Farms showcased their process of grading beef. But as one chef explained, even the best piece of meat can be ruined if people don't follow simple steps.
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Theft of items from cars a daily occurrence

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:23pm
A spate of vehicle break-ins has Dunedin police warning residents against leaving valuables in cars - even if they're locked.
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Nightly interview: Carl Scott

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:20pm
Shocking footage has emerged of a Canterbury pig farm, exposed by activists from a group called Farmwatch. Among them is Waitati resident Carl Scott, who has long been involved in advocating for the rights of animals. He joins us tonight to talk about the group's discovery, and what should be done about it.
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Free art analysis service proving popular

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:18pm
A unique service is being offered to Dunedin residents by staff of the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. On the first Thursday of every month, the gallery's curator and conservator spend the morning analysing artworks brought in by members of the public. It's a free service and it's proving popular among all sorts of residents.
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University of Otago out to prove they can foot it with the best

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:12pm
Three University of Otago sports teams are out to prove they can foot it with the best in Australia. Two basketball teams and one touch side will fly to Newcastle tomorrow to compete in the Eastern Australia University Games. They're the only ones from New Zealand competing, and want to show their Trans-Tasman rivals they're not just there to make up the numbers.
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Teaching New Zealand culture with singing, dancing and puppetry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 7:08pm
Dunedin children are getting a new perspective on Matariki from a local story teller. Kaitrin McMullan has been performing at kindergartens around the city as part of this year's Maori New Year festival. And with singing, dancing and puppetry she's teaching youngsters about an important part of New Zealand culture.
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