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Local year-round accommodation prices stable

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 6:27pm
New research reveals Dunedin's one of the most stable places in the country in terms of year-round accommodation prices. Local hotels are among the most affordable in the South Island. And accommodation overall in the city varies just 21% between the cheapest and most expensive months. That's a small difference compared to other centres. In Oamaru, prices vary as much as 74%.
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University of Otago increases scholarships to entice more students

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 6:25pm
The University of Otago is ramping up its scholarship programme to entice more students. It's introducing a new scholarship and increasing others for first-years. The new scholarship is for top secondary school leavers pursuing science, humanities and commerce degrees. It's worth up to $5000, depending on the level of NCEA achievement.
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Council funded internships lined up for summer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:54pm
Another 48 local business internships are being lined up for summer, with fresh funding from the city council. The Sexy Summer Jobs Business Internship Programme is in its eighth year. And those involved expect it will continue to boost the economy.
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Two men charged in relation to Maitland Street shooting

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:51pm
Two men charged in relation to the shooting of another man are now before the court.
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Dunedin and Shanghai battle it out through table tennis

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:49pm
A sibling rivalry between Dunedin and its sister city Shanghai is being started through table tennis. Chinese players are in the city, seeing the sights and preparing for a major sporting contest. And their training camp's been kicked off with some unique views.
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Cadbury Couture wearable art show raises money for Plunket

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:46pm
Just over $12,000 has been raised for Plunket, through a local fashion show with a twist. The Cadbury Couture wearable art event attracted hundreds of spectators at the Dunedin Town Hall. And for one designer, it's a case of double victory.
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DCC staff delighted with public suggestions for a former school site

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:43pm
City council staff are delighted with the huge public response to a call for suggestions on the former Corstorphine School site.
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Your word on preparing for snow days

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 15/07/2015 - 5:38pm
Dunedin's been hit with several snow days already this winter. Widespread ice and snow down to sea level causes problems for motorists, closes schools and cancels events. So our word on the street team asked members of the public if they're prepared for snow days.
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Clear frost from car windscreens or face fines

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 7:18pm
Police are warning residents to clear frost from car windscreens, or risk being fined. Officers can issue fines of $150 to people driving with partially covered windscreens. Sergeant Steve Aitken says it's dangerous and illegal to drive with obscured vision. He says frosty conditions are no excuse, and residents should make time to clear windscreens properly.
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Locally developed software connects businesses with customers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 7:12pm
Locally developed computer software is connecting businesses with more than 53,000 Dunedin customers. Amplifier is an online marketing tool designed to help small businesses grow. Already more than 50 Dunedin organisations are using the software, developed by local media specialist Roy Hawker. They include the Otago Rugby Union, Otago Cricket and Veggie Boys.
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Otago graduate hits the reality television runway

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 7:07pm
An Otago Polytechnic fashion design graduate is making it big in the United States. Duncan Chambers-Watson is one of 16 designers on the upcoming season of reality television show Project Runway. He's one of just a few New Zealanders to be selected for the long-running show, now in its 14th season. And he's the only Otago graduate to be selected.
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Nightly interview: Dave Brown

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 6:45pm
The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust's fundraising campaign to purchase its premises has been going for over a year. It's raised more than $300,000 - over half the amount needed. Trust chairman Dave Brown joins us, to discuss the campaign and demand for services.
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Business and education symposium brings delegates to the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 6:40pm
A national symposium on business and education is bringing about a hundred delegates together in the city.
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Student representation halved on the University of Otago Council

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 5:54pm
Widespread opposition has failed to stop the University of Otago Council from axing one of its student representative positions. Students turned up to this afternoon's council meeting to protest the move. But a last-minute amendment to retain both student council representatives was shot down.
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Public opinion sought on ways to make the city more energy efficient

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 5:50pm
Residents are being asked to voice their opinions on how the city can become more energy efficient. It's part of a wider push to make sure local communities are able to cope with change. And that also includes efforts to protect the environment.
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DCC pushes to save the city's historic courthouse

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 5:47pm
A civic push to save the city's historic courthouse is putting pressure on the government. The city council is launching a taskforce to lobby the Ministry of Justice over the building's future. And that's come as local members of the judiciary highlight the facility's significance.
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Go kart racing brings recognition to a local school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 5:39pm
Balmacewen Intermediate is receiving national recognition from a kart-racing organisation. The school's now on KartSport New Zealand's honours board, thanks to pupil success in a nationwide contest. And the event itself is also generating kudos for the city.
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Crunchie train a sell-out success

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 14/07/2015 - 5:36pm
This year's chocolate carnival crunchie train has been a sell-out success.
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Nightly interview: Tania Baron

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 6:43pm
Dunedin policewoman Inspector Tania Baron has just become the first female road policing manager for the southern police district. She's in charge of the largest road network of any police district in the country.
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Local designers take out top honours at architecture awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 6:37pm
Three local designers have received top honours in a regional architecture awards ceremony.
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