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Road safety improvements dominate discussion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 5:02pm
Timing of aspects of Otago Peninsula road safety improvements dominated discussion at the first public meeting of this year's DCC annual plan consultation.
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15th iD Dunedin Fashion Week opens

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 5:00pm
200 people attended the official launch of this year's iD Dunedin Fashion Week - the 15th anniversary of the event. The iD committee last night welcomed designers and international guests, sharing the story of an event that has evolved over the last decade and a half. But for some young designers it was all about networking and taking in the experience of an international fashion event.
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David Clark tried on some new duds for fashion week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 4:58pm
Politics and fashion are not usually spoken of in the same sentence. But today the two met head-on as Labour MP David Clark got to try on some of the latest threads from a local designer. And despite proclaiming not to be a fashion guru, the local MP is not as far away from performing on the catwalk as you may think.
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Different aspects of sled dog sports on show

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 4:56pm
Canines, bikes and scooters came together on Saturday as part of the Southern Region Sled Dog Club's open day. Members and those interested were invited to learn about the different aspects of sled dog sports on both snow and dirt. The club was established 20 years ago with just one sport, but has now grown to include many more.
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Fewer victims of crime last year in the Dunedin Clutha Waitaki area

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 4:54pm
Police have welcomed new figures showing 300 fewer victims of crime last year in the Dunedin Clutha Waitaki area, compared to the year before. New figures on reported crime show a 2.8% drop in 2013. Police say highlights are a 7% reduction in theft, an 8% reduction in property damage, and a 7% reduction in public order offending.
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Housing market expected to slow under weight of rising interest rates

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/04/2014 - 4:52pm
The Westpac Bank has suggested the rationale for loan-to-value ratio restrictions might cease to be relevant as interest rates rise. The bank's latest weekly commentary notes a broad based pick-up in the economy. And it says it expects the housing market to slow substantially under the weight of rising interest rates necessary because of booming construction and export sectors.
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Hundreds line up early to get their hands on royal tickets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 6:02pm
Hundreds lined up early this morning to get their hands on free tickets for the upcoming royal visit to Forsyth Barr Stadium. In two weeks time their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be watching local rippa rugby teams compete in a mini-tournament.
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DCC adopts a formal position on smoking

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:59pm
The Dunedin City Council has adopted a policy that formally states its position on smoking. The policy supports the goal of a smoke-free city. And while it is education-based and voluntary, the council heard this afternoon it may be just the start of long-term incremental change.
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Well known comedian and historian pleased with Dunedin's offerings

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:57pm
It was a trip down memory lane for people who turned up on the weekend to be part of a television series filmed at Otago Boys High School. Presenter Sir Tony Robinson is well known as a comedian and historian and says he was pleasantly surprised by what people had brought to show him.
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Green Island Swamp Rats claim championship trophy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:54pm
Two of New Zealand's best batsmen have helped the Green Island Swamp Rats claim Dunedin cricket's championship trophy. Jesse Ryder and Hamish Rutherford put on the club whites for the first time this season, after finishing their domestic season last week. And although he likes a drink off the field, Ryder was keeping quiet on if he would join the side for a celebratory drink.
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Nightly interview: Cath Smith

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:52pm
School of Physiotherapy associate dean Dr Cath Smith has begun a study that films dog walkers with chronic health conditions. The study is intended to reveal how exercising a dog affects a person's well-being.
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ORC approves changes to its Otago water plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:32pm
The Otago Regional Council has approved changes to its Otago water plan, a policy set to kick in on the 1st of May. The plan change sets out an approach to managing discharges to water. The focus will be on controlling contaminant discharges, rather than regulating the land use activities that create them.
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New brain injury service set to start tomorrow at Wakari Hospital

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:31pm
An ACC-contracted seven day-a-week traumatic brain injury service is set to start tomorrow at Wakari Hospital. The Southern District Health Board says the service involves residential rehabilitation for clients with a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. It covers the period from when the client is in acute hospital care emerging into consciousness, to when they are discharged.
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Technology to improve Tourism Industry profitability

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 5:29pm
The Tourism Industry Association says technology use will improve profitability and enhance the visitor experience. The association responded to a new report showing more effective business use of the internet could add $34b each year to the New Zealand economy.
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Nightly interview: Jenny Olsen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:54pm
Opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement are set to take to the streets tomorrow in what they are calling a national day of action. The proposed trade agreement is under negotiation by eleven Asian and Pacific-rim countries, including the United States. Everyone from actors to medical professionals have raised concerns about aspects of the agreement.
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British comedian and historian in Dunedin filming a television series

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:08pm
He was once Blackadder's off-sider with a cunning plan. Now Baldrick - or Tony Robinson - is the master of the history documentary. The British comedian and historian is in Dunedin this week filming a television series - and he has a role for locals.
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Heritage award won by a small Dunedin business

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:07pm
A heritage award won by a small Dunedin business has highlighted the progress being made down the back alleys of the city's historic sector. Immersion Marketing took out an award this week for interior work on a heritage building at the Dunedin Heritage Re-use Awards. The company set up in the area because of cheaper rents, but says the neighbourhood is starting to hum.
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Pianist to play one-handed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:05pm
Playing the piano with one hand is a challenge most people would find daunting. But it is a challenge accepted by one pianist who will perform with the Southern Sinfonia tomorrow evening. As part of the World War One 'We Will Remember Them' show, the artist reveals his decision to use a solitary hand is in keeping with the theme of the show.
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Local teacher receives significant award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:03pm
Encouraging secondary school students to participate in sports has resulted in a Dunedin man receiving a significant award for his services. The Sports Expo started five years ago at Kaikorai Valley College and now involves many local schools. The New Zealand Secondary Sports Council says the award recipient is a man who deserves recognition for his work.
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Freedom camping trial at Macandrew Bay up for debate

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 5:01pm
Dunedin City Council staff have recommended continuing a freedom camping trial at Macandrew Bay, despite an Otago Peninsula Community Board call to abandon the initiative. The council trial allows up to five non self-contained vehicles to park at the township overnight.
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