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Nightly interview: Dougal McGowan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 7:16pm
A career change has seen the former deputy rector of Otago Boys' High School become the chief executive of the Otago Chamber of Commerce. Dougal McGowan has just started in his new role, and he joins us to talk about his views on the local economy.
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Lee Vandervis at the centre of conduct committee hearing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:59pm
Dunedin City Councillor Lee Vandervis has been at the centre of a conduct committee hearing.
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Brain Awareness Week looks at Parkinson's disease

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:57pm
Parkinson's disease is affecting hundreds of people in the local community. And it's been the subject of a talk at Otago Museum, for Brain Awareness Week. Researchers say while there's been significant progress in the development of treatments for the condition, there's no miracle cure on the horizon.
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Bright yellow rubber ducks bring in money for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:55pm
More than $20,000 is going to charity following an unconventional fundraising event. It involved the journey of thousands of bright yellow rubber ducks down the Leith waterway. The money comes at a good time, as charities find it increasingly difficult to compete for funds.
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School kids push their physical limits

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:52pm
Hundreds of pupils have pushed their physical limits at Mornington School's annual triathlon. The event was held at the school on the weekend. But it wasn't just kids on the track - some older participants also threw themselves into the mix.
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Runners and walkers compete in annual Stadium 2 Surf event

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:50pm
More than 1,200 runners and walkers have pounded the pavement for the annual Stadium 2 Surf event. Some competitors took a laid back approach, while others pushed hard to challenge themselves. Organisers say it's not about the time participants take, but the fact they're cementing the race in Dunedin's athletic calendar.
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String of arsons concern police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 6:32pm
A series of arsons throughout the city is concerning police, firefighters and residents alike. At least four couches were burned in the student quarter at the weekend, between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Four letterboxes in South Dunedin were also targeted by arsonists, believed to be linked to a large house party.
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DCC investment fund doing well

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 5:47pm
The Dunedin City Council's investment fund is doing particularly well, thanks to favourable exchange rates and returns on equity. The Waipori Fund's net operating result was just over $4.5m for the first six months of the financial year. That's about $3m more than budgeted. A large chunk has come from exchange rate gains, through investments held in foreign currency.
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Nightly interview: Cath Irvine

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:17pm
The Dunedin City Council has joined a national campaign to encourage residents to reduce their food waste. The campaign's called Love Food Hate Waste, and council waste strategy officer Cath Irvine joins us to explain what it's all about.
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Otago Polytechnic graduation first of the year

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:14pm
More than 350 students have graduated in person from Otago Polytechnic.
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The generosity of locals to thank for new cancer research scholarship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:11pm
A new cancer research scholarship has been established in the name of a Dunedin man who's battling the disease. The Wayne Biggs Summer Internship will allow a researcher to spend six weeks attempting scientific breakthroughs for existing and future patients. It's all down to the generosity of locals, including the pupils of a primary school.
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Model United Nations conference hits town

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 7:04pm
More than a hundred secondary school pupils are about to converge in Dunedin, for a model United Nations conference. They'll each represent a country during the two-day programme, centred around the UN's Millennium Development Goals. It's a chance for them to meet like-minded peers, as well as expand their political horizons.
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Anglican Family Care workers protest domestic violence

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 6:59pm
A local social service agency has gone orange to protest domestic violence in the city. Anglican Family Care workers dressed up and released balloons, in support of the international Orange Day movement against violence. Staff say domestic abuse is a major issue in Dunedin, and they want to help.
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Short Film Otago calling for new scripts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 6:55pm
Short Film Otago is calling for new scripts, having received just over $40,000 in funding. The money was allocated by the Otago Community Trust. Entries for new scripts are open until May, with two likely to be selected for production. The latest funding will also enable three scripts submitted last year to be made into short films.
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Local quilt-making showcased

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 13/03/2015 - 6:50pm
Three decades of local quilt-making is being showcased in public, to mark an important anniversary. It's 30 years since the Otago quilters and patchworkers guild was established in Dunedin. Members hope their designs from 1985 onwards entice some younger members to join.
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Police investigate unexplained death

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:16pm
Dunedin police are investigating the unexplained death of a 24 year old man at a house in Belleknowes. The young man's death was reported by a friend, who rang emergency services just before midday. Police say it's too early to speculate on the circumstances of the man's death.
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More commercial burglaries reported to police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:13pm
More commercial burglaries within Kaikorai Valley and Roslyn are being reported to police. Half a dozen incidents were reported earlier this week, and since then several others have come to light. Police suspect the burglaries are connected, although those responsible have yet to be apprehended.
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Teenagers learn to Drive to Survive

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:11pm
Dunedin teenagers are learning about the potential dangers of getting behind the wheel, at a Drive to Survive expo. It includes a staged car accident and a series of interactive safety workshops. Organisers hope that through education, they can help to reduce the number of crashes involving teenagers.
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Fish donated to Penguin Place

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:06pm
Three tonnes of fish is being donated to Penguin Place, where about 70 birds are currently being looked after by conservation staff.
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Natural burials proving more popular than expected

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 7:01pm
A city council trial of natural burials is proving more popular than expected. The alternative to coffin burials has been available to Dunedin residents for more than a year now. And there's potential to expand locations for the environmentally-friendly practice.
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