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Police release identity of man killed in farming incident

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 5:44pm
Police have publicly released the name of the man killed near Waikouaiti yesterday. He was Christopher Thomas Murphy. The 24 year old was from Waikouaiti. He was found dead on a rural property yesterday morning. It's believed he died in a tractor roll-over. Emergency services were called to the scene about 11am.
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Plunket opens new premises

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 5:42pm
A year's hard work has paid off for Plunket staff, with the grand opening of their new premises. The new South Dunedin facility houses Plunket's main Dunedin office as well as a car seat service. And staff say having a range of programmes under one roof will make life easier for many Dunedin families.
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Chinese business delegation in town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 5:39pm
A business delegation from China is in Dunedin. Mayor Dave Cull has welcomed the delegates to the city, during a function at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. The visitors are from the Qingdao Bureau of Commerce. Dunedin already has several business ties with the Chinese city, which is where the Haier Group is based.
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New rescue boats arrive in time for the busy summer ahead

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 5:37pm
The Brighton Surf Life Saving club is on a roll. It's just opened its renovated club rooms, and received not one, but two new rescue boats. That's come at an ideal time, with a busy summer expected.
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Gift exchange project aims to lessen the financial stress of the holiday season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 5:35pm
A gift exchange project in North East Valley is allowing residents to do some Christmas shopping without spending a cent. It's been set up by a community group, which spent a week collecting donated goods. And now they're all being given away, in an effort to lessen the financial stress of the holiday season.
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Nightly interview: Nicola Taylor

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/12/2014 - 1:16pm
A Dunedin woman is among the latest recipients of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship. Nicola Taylor will head overseas to do her research, and she joins us to explain what that will entail.
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Long time principal retires

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:56pm
Clive Rennie is saying goodbye to Otago Boys' High School. He's been running the school for more than a decade. And despite entering retirement, Rennie's already planning his next work within New Zealand's education system.
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Indoor cycling challenge launched for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:53pm
An upcoming fundraiser for the Otago Community Hospice has been launched, with an indoor cycling challenge. Dozens of people from local businesses took part in the event at the Wall Street Mall. Their aim was to raise awareness and recruit participants for the fundraiser - a midnight ride along the Otago Central Rail Trail.
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Police warn motorists about changes to drink-driving laws

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:51pm
Dunedin police are targeting motorists to warn them about changes to drink-driving laws.
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Octagon Christmas tree erected

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:49pm
The Christmas tree in the Octagon is being set up, to coincide with the first of the month.
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Collaborative project incorporates 100 year old film with modern maori music

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:46pm
Some of the earliest recorded footage of local Maori is being shown to the public. Short films dating back 100 years are being screened at a local marae, alongside more recently captured content. It's part of a collaborative project that also incorporates modern Maori music.
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Annual household income increasing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:42pm
People are spending more on housing, as shown by the latest Household Economic Survey. Home-owners are also spending more on their mortgage principal, rather than just interest. The survey shows average annual household income has increased in the last couple of years. It's now almost $89,000. The average amount each household is spending per week has also risen, to almost $300.
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Man dies in farming incident

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:40pm
A man has died in a farming incident near Waikouaiti. Details of the incident are scarce, but police have confirmed that a man was killed in a tractor roll-over this morning. Emergency services were called to a rural property near the township just before 11am. The male driver of a tractor was found dead at the scene.
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Green thumbed residents test their gardening might

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:38pm
Residents with green thumbs have tested their gardening might against each other. That's thanks to the annual Otago Rose Society show held at the weekend. And conveners say there's a lot to love about the flower.
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Octagon hosts skateboarding competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/12/2014 - 5:35pm
The Octagon has hosted a skateboarding competition, which drew dozens of riders to the central city at the weekend.
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Nightly interview: David Clark

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 6:55pm
Dunedin North MP David Clark has just been promoted in the latest Labour Party caucus reshuffle. He's number 10 on the caucus list, which is his highest position to date.
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Basketball Otago enters voluntary liquidation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:53pm
The future of Basketball Otago is looking bleak, with the organisation entering voluntary liquidation. So several sports fans have come up with a fundraiser to rescue the group. And they're hoping it'll be a slam dunk.
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OUSA leaves national students' association union

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:51pm
The Otago University Students' Association is pulling out of the national students' association union.
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Craigieburn Reserve Fund excess to go back into the community

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:50pm
The Leith Valley is set to benefit from money left over in the Craigieburn Reserve Fund. More than $300,000 is available in the fund. And some of that will be used to plan further biodiversity, recreation and heritage work in the wider Leith Valley area.
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Local residents awarded for their community service

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:47pm
Three Dunedin residents have been honoured for their service to the community. They are among 10 recipients of the Kiwibank Local Heroes Awards for Otago. The awards have just been announced in Dunedin. Special Rigs for Special Kids founder Greg Inch is one of the Dunedin heroes. Another is Sister Chanel, a long-serving ward hostess at Mercy Hospital.
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