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Dunedin lawyer admits to Ponzi scheme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:59pm
A Dunedin lawyer has admitted stealing $2.8m from clients through a Ponzi scheme. John David Milne admitted the long-term fraud in the Christchurch District Court this morning. The 79 year old stole from clients over a period of 21 years. He had his own Dunedin legal practice for 48 years until it was bought by Craig Paddon Law in 2008. Milne was declared bankrupt in 2012.
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Mental Health Awareness Week not just for those living with mental health issues

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:56pm
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the spotlight is on supporting people, while eliminating discrimination. About 20% of the population experiences a mental disorder. And in Dunedin there's a whole week of activities planned for the entire community, not just those living with mental health issues.
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Waldronville fire under investigation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:53pm
The Otago Rural Fire Authority is conducting a thorough investigation into a large blaze at Waldronville.
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Teenage mountain bikers hit the track

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:49pm
More than 150 teenage mountain bikers from across the country are in Dunedin to discover who's the best on the track. They're taking part in the New Zealand Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships. And there's been some major changes to this year's event.
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Craft Beer and Food Festival a financial flop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:46pm
The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival run by the Otago University Students' Association has failed to make a profit. But organisers say that won't be the case next year, as they intend to capitalise on several improvements. The festival is as big as the main event during Orientation, and association members feel they've got the mix just right.
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Celebrity chefs duck dive for Child Cancer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:44pm
Moana Pool was inundated with more than a thousand small yellow ducks at the weekend, all bobbing around to raise money for a local charity. The Otago/Southland branch of the Child Cancer Foundation was the recipient. And the event saw a pair of celebrity chefs take the plunge to find the winning ducks.
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Dozens turn out to discover hidden gems

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:41pm
There's treasure to be found in Caversham. Dozens of people were tasked with discovering hidden gems in the suburb, during a community event at the weekend. And while treasure was the focus, organisers hope those searching were able to find even more.
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Nightly interview: Bruce McKinlay

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 6:35pm
A Dunedin conservation worker is at the helm of international efforts to protect migratory New Zealand birds. Bruce McKinlay, from the Department of Conservation, has just returned from overseas. And he's here to tell us about his work at home and abroad.
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Student's passion for design aids local charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:44pm
A Dunedin student is using her lifelong passion for design to aid a local charity. Tessa Hewlett has created a range of furniture to sell, to help raise money for the Otago Community Hospice. But her creations come with a twist.
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Age Concern Otago out for annual street appeal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:42pm
Age Concern Otago is undertaking its annual street collection, to raise funds for the variety of services it provides.
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Dunedin police recover stolen property

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:40pm
Dunedin police have recovered $10,000 worth of stolen property over the past few days. The property was reported stolen from at least 10 local addresses, burgled in the last two months. It includes five laptops, power tools, memory cards, alcohol and other household items. Officers found the stolen gear when they searched three Dunedin houses.
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Beer connoisseurs spoilt for choice

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:38pm
Beer connoisseurs will be spoilt for choice in Dunedin this weekend. They'll discover new taste sensations developed by micro breweries throughout the country. And one local brewer says the worldwide renaissance of craft beer has led to an explosion of interest in different styles of the beverage.
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Outreach programme aims to shape North East Valley's future

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:37pm
What needs to be improved in North East Valley? That's the question being asked of residents over the next two weeks, by those behind the Valley Project. They've started an outreach programme, and they want people from all walks of life to help shape the valley's future.
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Audacious business challenge won buy yoghurt company

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:35pm
An organic yoghurt company started by a University of Otago student has won this year's Audacious business challenge. Thykk Yoghurt was the supreme winner of the competition, and it's also been selected for the next stage of another business contest. It was started by Otago student Alice Marsh and her business partner Hamish Macintosh.
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Children experience the Dunedin Museum in an exciting and different way

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 5:33pm
The school holidays have been described as chaotic by staff at the Otago Museum, and that's just the way they like it. They've embraced the chaos theme and are guiding children around the galleries in an exciting and different way.
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Nightly interview: Antoinette Smith

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 6:39pm
A Dunedin woman has earned a top award in a national competition for contact centre staff. Antoinette Smith works for Credit Union NZCU South. And she's here to tell us about her accolade.
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ODT Features interview: Murray Kirkness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 6:31pm
The new government is taking shape, as Prime Minister John Key decides which parties he wants to partner with for the next three years. But perhaps more important is the make-up of cabinet, and Otago Daily Times editor Murray Kirkness joins us to explain why.
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Local butcher selected for 2015 Sharp Blacks squad

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 6:29pm
A Dunedin man has been selected to be part of the Sharp Blacks, an internationally competitive team of butchers. He is one of six New Zealanders selected for the 2015 squad. And he says the dream come true is still sinking in.
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Dunedin osteopath suspended from practising

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 5:56pm
A former Dunedin osteopath has been suspended from practising in New Zealand for 12 months. Paul Edward Bolton has been found guilty on three charges of professional misconduct. He worked at Consultancy House Clinic between January and May 2012. In that time he threatened fellow staff members and performed inappropriate procedures on patients.
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Residential property market remains subdued

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 5:54pm
Asking prices for residential properties remain subdued nationwide, for the fifth consecutive month. The average asking price rose 0.1% in September, to about $480,000. The Auckland market in particular has slumped since the March peak when asking prices were up 5%. Overall six regions have had double-digit increases in the last year.
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