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Otago University students and staff fund-raise to repair vandalised grave

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 5:58pm
Dunedin residents are banding together to see a renowned local surveyor's grave repaired. Fundraising from students and staff of the University of Otago has generated enough money to repair Charles Kettle's vandalised grave. And those involved say their efforts are a good way to commemorate someone integral to the city's formation.
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New Zealand's best chefs serve gourmet fare at unusual locations

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 5:56pm
A special treat is on the menu tonight for Dunedin residents involved in a fundraising initiative. It will see gourmet fare served at some unusual locations, by some of New Zealand's best chefs. And the result will be even sweeter for the recipients of the thousands of dollars raised.
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Promising young player hoping for a big ITM Cup season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 5:54pm
Otago will send a relatively young but experienced squad into this year's ITM cup. Most of the core players from last year's championship side have returned, despite some big name losses. And after an injury-riddled start to his rugby career, one of the youngest but most promising players is hoping for a big season.
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Fashion community comes to the aid of a local family

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 5:51pm
Dunedin's fashion community has come together to help a local family through the hardest of times. Business owners, designers and retailers recently offered up their time and service as well as thousands of dollars worth of product to the cause. And the fashionable fundraising initiative also led to a wardrobe update for hundreds of other residents.
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Dunedin student gets more than he bargained for

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 7:22pm
A 19-year-old Dunedin student got more than he bargained for when he went to the central police station this morning. About 3am he went to report that he had been assaulted, but he appeared extremely intoxicated and police were suspicious about how he had travelled to the station.
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Travelling internationally continues to be popular

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 7:18pm
The number of New Zealanders travelling internationally continues to grow year on year. Data from Flight Centre - New Zealand’s largest travel retailer - shows a booking increase of 12% last month. There were more than 600,000 bookings to destinations around the globe. Hot spots include London, Los Angeles, Paris, Honolulu, San Francisco and Bali.
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Nightly interview: Lynley Hood

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 7:06pm
The Corstorphine community has banded together over the last few months, making positive changes for all residents. Author and Corstorphine resident Lynley Hood has been at the centre of the action. She joins us to talk about her improved neighbourhood.
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Safe cycle routes a main priority for DCC

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 6:03pm
Millions of dollars is being pumped into the development of safe cycle routes through Dunedin. It's a main priority for the Dunedin City Council, which has already implemented the first stage of a ground-breaking cycle network in the city's south. But rising costs have brought the one-of-a-kind project into question.
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Preferred route for harbourside area cycleway chosen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 6:00pm
The Dunedin City Council has chosen its preferred route for a cycleway through the harbourside area.
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Student art week a big hit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 5:58pm
More than 200 pieces of art work from some of Dunedin's best young artists are on display this week. Fifty-six students have exhibited their work as part of the main exhibition of the Otago University Students' Association art week. And just three days in, organisers say it's proving to be a big hit with students and staff.
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Puppy carers needed to look after future guide dogs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 5:56pm
The Blind Foundation is calling on Dunedin residents to become puppy carers - looking after guide dog puppies before they undergo formal training. There's a lack of carers in the city, and people who meet the criteria are being urged to volunteer their services. And one Dunedin woman knows more than most about just how vital those services can be.
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Otago's gymnastics talent on display

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 5:52pm
The number of children taking up gymnastics in Dunedin continues to rise. The talent of those involved was on show recently, in the Otago artistic championships held at the Caledonian Gymnasium. And with selection into October's nationals on the line, competitors put on their best show.
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Your word on the cleanliness of Dunedin streets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 30/07/2014 - 5:50pm
Last week one city councillor described Dunedin's inner city streets as filthy. He says the lack of cleanliness paints a poor picture of Dunedin for visitors and something needs to change. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team went to George Street to ask people if they're satisfied with the cleanliness of the CBD.
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Nightly interview: Geoffrey Miller

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 7:15pm
Election campaigning has come a long way over the decades, from billboards and placards to Twitter and Facebook. And the use of social media and modern technology is at an all-time high among candidates. University of Otago political analyst Geoffrey Miller joins us to talk about the effect that's having.
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Liquidators try to claw back money lost through Ponzi scheme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:42pm
Liquidators are closing in on money lost through the Ross Asset Management group of companies. The group was found to be a Ponzi scheme, but some investors managed to withdraw millions before it collapsed. Now liquidators are trying to claw back some of the $115m lost. That's to secure money for about 1200 rightful investors.
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Spike in burglaries and thefts expected for August

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:04pm
Dunedin police are preparing for an expected spike in the number of domestic burglaries and incidents of theft from cars. It happens around August each year, and while officers don't know what prompts the trend, they know who's most at risk. And it seems to be residents within a particular area of the city.
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Proposed public transport system changes a lot to take in

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 6:02pm
Considerable change is proposed for Dunedin's public transport system, and there's a lot for residents to get their heads around.
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Dunedin's oldest bowling club forced to close its doors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:59pm
Members of Dunedin's oldest bowling club are disappointed they've been told to close its doors. Caledonian Bowling Club members were informed last week that the club will have to shut down at the end of October. And while the building will almost certainly go, members say the club will not.
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Economic development strategy the focus of doubt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:57pm
Economic development is one of the Dunedin City Council's main priorities. And one of the projects it's working on aims to strengthen the council's relationship with the Dunedin business community. But there's doubt internally about whether the initiative is as effective as staff say it is.
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Ethical pig farming gains strong support in the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 29/07/2014 - 5:54pm
There's strong support in Dunedin for the ethical farming of pigs, as shown by the large number of people involved in a protest at the weekend. It was organised by several animal advocacy groups, including SAFE and Farmwatch. And they weren't the only ones lending their voices to the nationwide call for change.
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