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Local school robbed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:23pm
Thousands of dollars worth of equipment is missing from a Dunedin school, and police are investigating.
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Sustainable technology challenge pitched to Dunedin schools

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:21pm
There's a plan to bring a new educational science challenge to Dunedin. It would see local secondary school pupils teaming up to design and build electric vehicles. And they'd be raced in a competition geared towards the future of sustainable technology.
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Otago futsal tournament one of the largest in the country

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:17pm
Almost 40 futsal teams from around Otago are in Dunedin for an annual one-day tournament. The teenage players are competing for victory in what has become one of the largest futsal events in the country. And it's all down to the sport's growing popularity in Dunedin.
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Primary school pupils warm up for winter sports

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:14pm
Hundreds of young children are getting their first taste of winter, at a sporting event. It's aimed at helping primary school pupils develop the fundamental movement skills required for a range of sports. And it's warming them up for plenty of physical activity over the next few months.
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Your word on getting the flu jab

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/05/2015 - 7:11pm
Local medical staff are being vaccinated against influenza, to survive the flu season and help contain illness during winter. And they're encouraging residents to do the same. So with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they have, or will, get a flu jab this year.
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Nightly interview: Mel Warhurst

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 7:25pm
A local university student is about to travel to South Africa, to help people in struggling communities. Mel Warhurst is going through an international exchange programme, and she's here to tell us all about it.
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Planet Media Dunedin Limited in debt to OUSA

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:25pm
The Otago University Students' Association is reportedly owed almost $250,000 by a subsidiary company. A report from the latest OUSA executive meeting details the debt, owed by Planet Media Dunedin Limited, formerly known as Radio One Limited. The company was established in 1998 as a subsidiary of the students' association.
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Dunedin man reported missing after four years

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:22pm
A Dunedin man has been reported missing by his relatives, who say they haven't seen or heard from him in more than four years.
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Police partner with Plunket to look out for children on our roads

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:20pm
Dunedin police are partnering with Plunket to encourage drivers to watch out for children. And they're checking car seats throughout the city, as part of global Road Safety Week. It's all part of a wider scheme to reduce the number of children harmed on local roads.
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Students take opportunity to network with prospective employers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 6:00pm
Local tertiary students are learning they need more than just a qualification to get a good job. They've spent the day considering their futures at an annual careers fair. And many have taken the opportunity to network with prospective employers, aiming to get a foot in the door.
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Flash mob encouraging hand hygiene breaks out at Dunedin Hospital

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:58pm
Impromptu song and dance is being used to spread a healthy message at Dunedin Hospital. Staff formed a flash mob in the reception area, promoting hand hygiene to bewildered witnesses. And among the fun was a lifesaving lesson.
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Asthma Otago urges sufferers to take control

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:54pm
Asthma Otago is urging locals with the condition to take control, amidst the increasing overuse of inhalers. Staff say Dunedin's notoriously substandard housing is also making life harder for local asthma sufferers. And they're targeting one demographic in particular.
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Otago Polytechnic students pay tribute to Dunedin nurses in WWI

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 5:51pm
Past and present Otago Polytechnic students are working together in an original and mutually beneficial arrangement. They're creating a museum exhibition about the Dunedin nurses who served in World War One. And there's potential for the project to lead to further collaboration.
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Thieves active in St Kilda and Fairfield

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:34pm
More than a dozen burglaries throughout the weekend are being investigated by Dunedin police. Thieves have been most active in the suburbs of St Kilda and Fairfield. Houses are being targeted, with windows smashed and outdoor equipment like solar lights being stolen from backyards. In some cases thieves have entered homes through unlocked doors and open windows.
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Earthquake shakes most of the lower South Island

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:31pm
A magnitude 5.8 earthquake has shaken Dunedin and most of the lower South Island. The earthquake happened at 2.30 this afternoon, and was centred about 30 kilometres north-west of Wanaka. It had a reported depth of 4kms, and lasted for almost a minute.
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DCC's financial position better than expected

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:27pm
The Dunedin City Council is finishing the financial year on a high, with an operating surplus of almost $8m. Its finance committee has just analysed the latest accounts, which show the council's in a better position than expected. It's received more money through its invested Waipori Fund, and saved on asset maintenance.
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Nightly interview: Fatima McKague

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:25pm
The improvement of local housing is a topic being addressed by a group of residents. They've just been involved in a cosy homes expo, and organiser Fatima McKague is here to tell us all about it.
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Dunedin cannabis users call for marijuana legalisation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:23pm
Dunedin cannabis users are calling on the government to address the legality of marijuana. About 200 people gathered in the Octagon at the weekend to smoke cannabis in protest of current drug laws. And they hope to influence a change, as marijuana legalisation continues to be a hot topic around the world.
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Hundreds of school pupils gear up for annual stage challenge

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:20pm
Dunedin teenagers are the first in the country to compete in this year's stage challenge. Hundreds of high school pupils are at the Edgar Centre, rehearsing dance moves, adjusting costumes and applying make-up. And it's all in the name of creative learning.
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Dunedin's female weightlifters going stong

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:17pm
Dunedin's female weightlifters are making a name for themselves nationally. They're among the top-ranking athletes within New Zealand's Olympic weightlifting scene. And their efforts at a local competition are set to bring even greater success.
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