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Nightly interview: Megan Gibbons

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 6:42pm
Sport Otago is hosting a series of public workshops for athletes, coaches and anyone interested in physical development. The latest seminar on sports nutrition was presented by Megan Gibbons, the head of Otago Polytechnic's Institute of Sport and Adventure.
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All Dunedin homes to be warm, healthy and affordable by 2025

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:57pm
More Dunedin homes are being targeted by the city council, to receive insulation and energy efficient heating. The council aims to make every local home warm, healthy and affordable by 2025. And while progress is slow, members of the newly established Cosy Homes Trust are happy with what's being achieved.
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Service and Food Workers Union prepares counterproposal to planned outsourcing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:54pm
The Service and Food Workers Union is preparing a counterproposal to the planned outsourcing of kitchen work at local medical facilities.
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Willowbank fire station redevelopment a high priority

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:51pm
Just as one Dunedin fire station has been completely redeveloped, the Fire Service is turning its attention to another. It's set aside millions of dollars for station improvements throughout the country. And there's one local station in particular that's high on the priority list.
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Mosgiel residents talk concerns with DCC staff

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:49pm
Intersections and pool facilities are major issues for Mosgiel residents. They've been speaking with community board members and Dunedin City Council staff, over the council's long term plan. It's part of wider public feedback the council's seeking about its priorities for the future.
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Port Otago tests suction dredging vessel

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:45pm
Port Otago is testing its suction dredging vessel this month, to see whether it's suitable for a harbour deepening and widening project. The company has consent to deepen and widen the main shipping channel in the Otago Harbour, between Port Chalmers and Taiaroa Head. That will allow larger ships to access the port in future.
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Restaurant Brands gets rid of zero hour contracts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:43pm
At least one major fast food conglomerate is planning to abolish zero hour contracts, following widespread national opposition. Restaurant Brands, which owns chains like KFC and Pizza Hut, claims it will end zero hour contracts by July. It's working on a new collective agreement, being negotiated with Unite Union. The union has about 2,000 members working for Restaurant Brands.
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Highlanders train ahead of their match this weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/04/2015 - 5:41pm
A close match between the Highlanders and Crusaders is expected this weekend, with the teams currently ranked 5th and 6th respectively.
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Nightly interview: Jamin Halberstadt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:55pm
A new University of Otago study is uncovering the part that religion has to play when it comes to romantic relationships. Professor Jamin Halberstadt, of the university's Department of Psychology, co-authored the study.
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Dunedin Hospital forging ahead with redevelopment plans

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:53pm
The plan to completely redevelop Dunedin Hospital is forging ahead, with a person employed to oversee the project.
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Equal pay advocate spreads her message in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:51pm
The woman who's become the face of New Zealand's equal pay movement is in Dunedin to spread her message. She's spent the afternoon talking with local caregivers and union members about their rights. And she hopes that leads to greater equality between the city's male and female workforce.
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Local artist exposing the underbelly of the consumer world

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:49pm
On the eve of Dunedin's biggest fashion showcase, a local artist is exposing the underbelly of the consumer world. She's curating an exhibition to educate people about the different aspects of mass consumerism. And how with modern technology, consumers themselves are becoming products.
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Andersons Bay church faces demolition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:46pm
The large Presbyterian church in Andersons Bay will most likely be demolished, despite attempts to save the building.
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Your word on Easter trading

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 6:44pm
Retailers nationwide continue to push for relaxed Easter trading laws, hopeful shops will be allowed to open on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Presently the only businesses allowed to open on those days are ones that offer specific services. So with that in mind, the 39 Dunedin News word on the street team asked members of the public if shops should be allowed to open throughout Easter.
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Octagon overrun with minis

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 5:51pm
The Octagon's been overrun with more than 50 minis, driven into town for a national charity cruise. Those involved are following in the tracks of the characters from a well-known New Zealand film, to raise money for KidsCan. And the campaign's garnering plenty of support, with dozens of mini enthusiasts happy to tackle the large journey in their small cars.
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Orokonui tuatara eggs believed to have hatched

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 5:49pm
It's believed tuatara eggs have hatched inside Orokonui Ecosanctuary. It would be the first time in hundreds of years that tuatara eggs have hatched in the wild, within the South Island. University of Otago researchers found evidence of the hatching in the last couple of weeks. They discovered three empty eggshells with characteristic splits formed by baby tuatara when they exit.
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Liquidators of Law Courts Hotel reveals the extent of debt owed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 5:47pm
Liquidators of the Law Courts Hotel have revealed the business owes almost $200,000 to the Inland Revenue Department. The IRD has filed a claim for outstanding tax of $188,000. Other creditors owed money include local companies Emerson's Brewery and Dunedin Refrigeration. The Law Courts is located in lower Stuart Street, and stopped trading in early February.
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Money available for community projects in West Harbour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/04/2015 - 5:44pm
Up to $8000 is available for community projects in the West Harbour area. The money's available to West Harbour residents and community groups in $1000 grants. It's held by the Thankyou Charitable Trust, which was launched in 2013 to distribute funds through the work of Thankyou Payroll.
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Nightly interview: Dr Graham Redding

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 7:00pm
These days Easter means many different things to different people, from chocolate indulgence to religious recognition. Reverend Dr Graham Redding is the master of Knox College, and he joins us to discuss the holiday's meaning.
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Search for missing Alexandra woman expands

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/04/2015 - 6:56pm
It's been more than a week since an Alexandra woman was reported missing in Dunedin by her family. The ongoing effort to find the 53 year old is expanding, to include aerial and coastal searches. But there's also growing doubt about whether the search will end happily.
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