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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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Upcoming cruise season may mean changes to the Octagon

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 7:04pm
There might be changes made to the Octagon for the coming cruise ship season, which starts next month.
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Political picnic held to encourage students to vote

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 7:02pm
Tertiary students can be notoriously absent from voting booths come election day, with thousands choosing not to take part. But voting has been the centre of focus at the University of Otago campus, where a political picnic was held. It was aimed at getting students to vote, by giving them a taste of what's on offer in Dunedin's electorates.
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Colourful yarn bombs at St Clair stolen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 6:58pm
Several of the colourful yarn bombs decorating bollards at St Clair have allegedly been stolen.
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DCC in a better financial position

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 6:56pm
The Dunedin City Council is in a better financial position than it had forecast for the financial year just finished. An interim result for the council during the last twelve months was presented to councillors this week. And while there are things to be celebrated, it's not all good news on the council's books.
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Sustainability celebrated on campus

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 6:53pm
Students at the University of Otago have been taking a break from hitting the books, to get their hands dirty in the garden. This week is Sustainability Week on campus, and it's a chance to raise awareness of environmental and social issues that concern us all.
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Laughter yoga gaining popularity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/09/2014 - 6:51pm
A unique brand of yoga is taking Dunedin by storm. Membership in Dunedin's laughter yoga club is on the rise. And while it might look a bit funny, the people involved take the fitness craze seriously.
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Nightly interview: Stan Lusby

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 8:20pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight independent candidate Stan Lusby joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate.
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Productivity Commission conducts more research on affordable housing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 7:38pm
More research is being conducted by the Productivity Commission in respect of affordable housing. The commission will expand on its 2012 report, which included recommendations for the government. Now it will investigate land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth.
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Dunedin Botanic Garden construction project near completion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 7:02pm
Work on a $5.5m construction project at the Dunedin Botanic Garden is almost finished. New propagation facilities and glasshouses have been constructed, as well as a boiler house. It's one of the biggest upgrades in the garden's 150 year history, but locals can't see it just yet.
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Urgent doctors facility may have a change of address

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 7:00pm
The Dunedin Urgent Doctors and Accident Centre is likely to be moved from its current location in Hanover Street.
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Parents of Dunedin's top athletes share discuss good sideline behaviour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 6:58pm
How to be a good sporting parent is the question being asked of the mums and dads of some of Dunedin's top athletes. They took centre stage last night, sharing their personal experiences of bringing up a sports champion. And there were a few stand-out suggestions for audience members to take home.
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Pupils showcase wearable sea creations

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 6:55pm
Underwater sea creatures have been the centre of attention at George Street Normal School.
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Tourism industry's most influential people visit Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 6:53pm
Dunedin's attractions are being scrutinised by some of the tourism industry's most influential people. More than 100 delegates are in town for the i-SITE New Zealand annual conference. And while they're taking in the city's sights, they're also discussing the latest tourism challenges.
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West Harbour community to benefit from artist in residence programme.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/09/2014 - 6:51pm
The children of Dunedin's West Harbour community are set to benefit from a revitalised artist in residence programme. It is being organised by the West Harbour Arts Charitable Trust. And almost 100 artists from far and wide have honed their talents to support the initiative.
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