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Volunteers tackle one of Dunedin's most targeted graffiti zones

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 5:52pm
Dozens of volunteers picked up paint brushes this morning and took aim at Dunedin's graffiti. They cleaned a wall running alongside the train tracks in Caversham, as part of a project organised by Keep Dunedin Beautiful and a local bank branch. The wall is one of Dunedin's most targeted areas for graffiti, but it's hoped some new tactics will see a reduction.
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Medical students hold an art auction for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 04/09/2014 - 5:49pm
Three charities are set to benefit from the creativity of the city's future doctors. University of Otago medical students have joined forces to hold an art auction tonight. And the woman who started it all says it's a great chance to help the groups who help the community.
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Nightly interview: Dave Cull

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 6:42pm
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has just visited our Scottish and Japanese sister cities of Edinburgh and Otaru. He's here to tell us about the trip, as well as talk about some of the main issues facing the Dunedin City Council at present.
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University of Otago research confirms negative effects of cigarette promotion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:58pm
New research from the University of Otago has confirmed widely-held beliefs about the display and promotion of cigarettes and tobacco. Otago researchers have found that the more young people see tobacco displays or promotions, the more likely they are to smoke. The research was led by Lindsay Robertson of the university’s Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit.
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Building activity continues to increase

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:55pm
Building activity continues to increase, with a small rise in the June quarter. Overall the volume of building activity grew by 1% in that period. It followed a 15% increase in the previous quarter. Non-residential building activity was up 2.5%, while housing volumes remained the same. In current prices, the unadjusted value of all building activity in the June quarter was $3.8b.
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Otago Polytechnic staff create learning platform for employment seekers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:53pm
About twelve million rejection letters are sent to unsuccessful Kiwi job seekers each year. That's led several Otago Polytechnic staff to create a learning platform for people finding employment. And while the initiative is aimed at helping the unemployed, it's also providing benefits to the working population.
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First votes cast for the general election

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:51pm
The first votes have been cast for this year's general election, at advance voting booths set up throughout the country including in Dunedin.
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New street cleaning plan developed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:49pm
Disgust at the state of Dunedin's inner city streets has prompted the city council to ramp-up its cleaning regime. A new street cleaning and litter collection action plan has been developed. And it's been put before councillors, who will monitor progress with a view to implementing further changes if necessary.
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Dunedin joinery firm called upon by animated film company

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:47pm
An international animated film company is calling on the services of a Dunedin joinery firm. Local joiner Daniel Lunn has been tasked with creating nine wooden tables for the UK based paper cinema show ''Odyssey''. And while his knowledge of the show is limited, he's excited about what the work means for the company.
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Dunedin choir prepares to take the show on the road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:42pm
Today was a day of celebration for the combined Otago Girls' and Boys' High School choir Barock. The group was presented with awards won at last month's Big Sing finale in Auckland. And now staff at both Dunedin schools are preparing to take the show on the road.
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Your word on a housing warrant of fitness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 5:40pm
Presbyterian Support Otago recently issued a report detailing the sad state of rental housing in Dunedin. The organisation supports a proposed warrant of fitness scheme for rentals, which was recently trialled in the city. And with that in mind, our Word on the Street team sought public opinion about the idea.
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Nightly interview: Shane Gallagher

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 7:01pm
In the lead-up to this month's election, the 39 Dunedin News team has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Shane Gallagher, of the Green Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Southern District Health Board involved in a fraud investigation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:30pm
A multi-million dollar dispute involving the Southern District Health Board is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. The health board has been in dispute with South Link Health over contract payments since 2002. Neither party will disclose how much money is in dispute, but it could be up to $15m, counting interest.
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Video Ezy making an effort to move with the times

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:26pm
Video Ezy is the latest brand to launch on-demand content through the internet, in an effort to move with the times. It's the largest franchised DVD rental chain in New Zealand, and now it's the only one to have an online rental platform. Video Ezy On Demand will allow users to pay for selected content, including thousands of movies and the latest releases.
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Saint Clair esplanade may be getting a new addition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:23pm
A life-size sculpture of a well-known local sea lion may be installed at the eastern end of the Saint Clair esplanade. The sculpture is likely to be commissioned by the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust. It's asked the Dunedin City Council for permission to have the sculpture installed, to honour the sea lion known as Mum.
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New seating for the precinct district unveiled

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:00pm
Dunedin's ongoing warehouse precinct revitalisation project has passed another milestone. New seating commissioned by the Dunedin City Council for the area has been unveiled. But the newest additions to the precinct contain some secrets.
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Number of dogs in Dunedin rises, as does complaints

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 5:57pm
The number of dogs in Dunedin continues to rise, bringing an increase in dog-related complaints and more intensive control operations by the Dunedin City Council.
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38 year old bus back on the road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 5:55pm
After sitting dormant in a paddock for more than a decade, a 38 year old Dunedin bus is back on the road. The bus was operated in Dunedin for 17 years, then sold to an Oamaru transport company. But now it's back carrying Dunedin passengers, although it hasn't been easy getting the wheels to spin once again.
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Local charity celebrates a milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 5:53pm
More than 100,000 kilograms of food destined for landfill has been recovered by a local charity. FoodShare has been retrieving unwanted food from a range of Dunedin businesses since early 2012. But even as the organisation celebrates its success, demand for its service is growing exponentially.
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Dunedin exhibits an art collection Japan banned

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 5:50pm
A collection of art work prohibited from public view in Japan is available for all eyes to see in Dunedin. The exhibition called 'Shunga' is a collection of Japanese erotic prints. And while some people may consider them pornographic, a local art historian says the work is quite remarkable.
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