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State-of the-art tug boat cruises the Otago Harbour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:09pm
For the last two months a new $11m tug boat has been cruising the waters of the Otago Harbour. It may look like a standard tug, but underneath its shiny exterior it's hiding two powerful engines. And the state-of the-art technology on board will prove useful in the future, as larger vessels visit the port.
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Nightly interview: Kelvin Cummings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:06pm
A Dunedin musician has just won a raft of awards at a country music competition held in Oamaru. Kelvin Cummings has returned from the Whitestone Country Music Awards, and he's here to tell us about his accolades.
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Murder trial begins

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:03pm
A major murder trial is scheduled to begin in the High Court at Dunedin this week.
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Aramoana wharf restoration gets a vote of support

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 7:00pm
It's good news for the Aramoana League, which has long fought for the restoration of the Aramoana wharf. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee has voted to support the project. That means the council will likely spend several thousand dollars on wharf assessments, and take over its future maintenance.
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Campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists launched in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:57pm
A national campaign to raise awareness of disabled artists is being launched in Dunedin. It's called 'I'm an artist', and a Dunedin painter is one of five people featured. And the stigma surrounding disabilities is being tackled head-on by those behind the campaign.
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DCC public consultations may change

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:54pm
The Dunedin City Council is considering changes to how it consults the public on major decisions. Staff have drafted a new significance and engagement policy. And that's been brought before the council's community and environment committee.
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Digger equipment stolen from a Fairfield construction site

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:39pm
Dunedin police are investigating the theft of a 200kg digger piece from a Fairfield construction site. The hole-drilling equipment was allegedly taken from a Howarth Road property over the weekend. Sergeant Steve Aitken says it's possible the equipment was moved over a fence to be accessed from the motorway.
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Dunedin real estate prices drop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/10/2014 - 6:31pm
Real estate prices have dropped in Dunedin, despite increases elsewhere in Otago. Dunedin prices were down 1% last month compared to September 2013, and were 5% less than in August. The median price was $265,000. But the volume of sales increased 22% for the month - to 152 sales. However that was 8% less than last September.
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Dunedin residents march against rape culture

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:34pm
Almost 200 Dunedin residents have marched through the city's streets to raise awareness of rape culture. It's a local problem, according to Rape Crisis Dunedin staff who held their annual public awareness-raising event on Saturday. And the Freely and Willingly march proved timely, given recent controversy in the city.
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Nightly interview: Maree Baker-Galloway

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:29pm
Dunedin residents are being encouraged to have their say on the protection of local marine areas. The South-East Marine Protection Planning Forum is holding a public meeting this month. Chairwoman Maree Baker-Galloway is here to tell us all about it.
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Work begins to re-open the Captain Cook Tavern

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:26pm
Construction work has begun on the Captain Cook Tavern, which is set to be re-opened.
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Inaugural Street Art Festival gives Dunedin an artistic makeover

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:23pm
Some of the city's streets and buildings are being adorned with art, for the inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival.
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Cultural dance show makes its debut

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:19pm
A cultural dance show with a twist is making its debut in Dunedin tonight. And it's got the team behind the work excited, about showcasing the unique creation to a local crowd.
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Local dancers learn from leader in Maori contemporary dance

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:17pm
A group of Otago University dance students had the privilege of working with an artistic director from Auckland this afternoon. The Atamira Dance Company is a leader in Maori contemporary dance. Members are in the city for the arts festival, sharing their empowering art form.
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Multi-ethnic dancing and singing on display

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 7:00pm
A high energy display of dancing and singing over the weekend brought together not just different cultures, but also two local churches.
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Food prices fall

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Food prices fell 0.8% last month, following a small rise in August. Lower September prices reflected seasonally cheaper fruit and vegetables, down 6.5%. Grocery items fell 0.2%, with lower prices for butter and cheese. That was countered by a 1.2% rise in the cost of meat, poultry and fish.
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Dirt bike stolen from a home in Saint Clair

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/10/2014 - 6:27pm
Police are investigating the alleged theft of a dirt bike from a Lock Street home in Saint Clair. Officers say a shed on the property was entered sometime between Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. A dirt bike worth about $1500 was taken from inside. Police are also investigating the alleged unlawful taking of a car from Leith Street.
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Nightly interview: Dave Cull

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:21pm
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has just been involved in the national council strategy day, held in Wellington and organised by Local Government New Zealand. He joins us to explain what it was, and why it was important to attend.
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Expert from the United States aims to improve the health of residents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:23pm
Obesity remains a chronic health concern throughout the world, including in Dunedin. And a United States expert on the subject is in town to lead a workshop aimed at improving the health of residents. The emphasis is on marginalised communities, particularly those with limited access to good nutrition and education.
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Otago Polytechnic lecturer and graduate finalists for Excellence in IT Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:19pm
An Otago Polytechnic lecturer and graduate are about to find out if they're the top in the country when it comes to information technology. They're finalists in this year's Excellence in IT Awards, being announced at a gala dinner in Auckland this evening. Professor Samuel Mann has been nominated for excellence in IT education.
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