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Ministry of Justice still unsure it will save Dunedin's historic court house

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 6:07pm
The Ministry of Justice has revealed the complex issues it's facing with earthquake strengthening Dunedin's historic court house. Staff have toured the iconic local building today, but they're still not fully committing to saving the site.
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Several vehicles vandalised over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 6:01pm
Police are looking for those responsible for vandalising several vehicles over the weekend. The spate of tagging occurred late Friday night in the Belleknowes area. Several cars parked on Napier Street were tagged with the letters EBW in red spray paint. Vehicles on nearby Jubilee Street and Hawthorne Avenue were also tagged.
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Employment law changes aim to rein in unfair business practices

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 5:57pm
A Dunedin-based MP says his changes to employment law will rein in unfair business practices. Michael Woodhouse has announced a raft of measures to tackle things like zero hour contracts. But they're being dismissed by some as window dressing.
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Over half a million dollars handed out to local community groups

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 5:54pm
Unprecedented interest in a city council grants scheme has seen more than half a million dollars handed out to local community organisations. Surf Life Saving New Zealand has received the largest chunk, with the group getting a little over $100,000. The Fortune Theatre Trust and Southern Sinfonia are among the other major benefactors.
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New public sculpture commemorates important local animal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 5:51pm
A new piece of public art is telling the story of an important local animal. The life-size sea lion sculpture commemorates the return of New Zealand sea lions to the mainland after more than 150 years. And it's hoped it'll help raise the public profile of the endangered species.
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Chocolate carnival celebrates 15th birthday

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 13/07/2015 - 5:47pm
The city's annual chocolate carnival is celebrating its 15th birthday. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend events over the next week. And it's giving locals with sweet teeth new ways to have fun with chocolate.
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Inaugural tourism summit gains support from locals

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 7:04pm
Organisers of an inaugural tourism summit being held in the city say they've had significant local support. The tourism industry association has held its Dunedin Regional Summit, with a few dozen local business representatives coming along. While the biggest turnout they've seen came from Auckland's recent regional summit, conveners say the Dunedin support stacks up well.
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Nightly interview: Dave Stewart

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 6:56pm
The city has been hit by yet another snowfall this week. Dunedin's hill suburbs bore the brunt of the icy blast, while locals on the flat have had to deal with chilly temperatures and sleet. Local weather forecaster Dave Stewart joins us now to talk about the Wintry weather.
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Sideline abuse prompts reminders that sport isn't all about winning

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 5:56pm
More incidents of sporting spectator abuse are coming to light in the city. The latest have reportedly occurred during children's hockey games. And it's prompting reminders that sport isn't all about winning.
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Staff recruitment begins for new hotel

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 5:54pm
Staff recruitment is beginning at a new hotel in the city.
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Thousands attend Re-Orientation events

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 5:51pm
Re-Orientation is in full swing with thousands of students attending events to celebrate the start of the second semester. Despite huge crowds at each event, those organising the gigs and the city's emergency services say this year, behaviour's been good. And the student's association says it's taken a proactive approach in terms of safety, to ensure the event has a future in Dunedin.
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St Leonard's Playcentre saved from closure

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 5:48pm
A drastic upswing in public support has saved a St Leonard's Playcentre from closure. Staff have been working hard for months to encourage more people to get behind them. And they've thrown a party for kids and teddy bears alike to mark their success.
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North East Valley undergoes infrastructure upgrade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 10/07/2015 - 5:46pm
Power poles are being replaced in North East Valley.
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Law changes set new minimum housing standards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:56pm
Dunedin landlords will be required to meet minimum housing standards under tenancy law changes.
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Grant helps Basketball Otago rise from the ashes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:55pm
Basketball Otago is rising from the ashes, with help from a major financial grant. The embattled organisation has received several thousand dollars in funding. And that's led to an all-time record turnout to a skills development programme.
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Dunedin man put himself and others at risk

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:55pm
Local authorities say a 24 year old Dunedin man put himself at risk by choosing to tramp in poor weather conditions near Middlemarch. Police were called to assist when the man failed to return by yesterday afternoon.
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Years of research pays off for University of Otago scientist

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:53pm
Years of international research is paying off for one University of Otago scientist. Staff at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology have been looking at ways to ensure plants can defend themselves against infection. And it's the agricultural sector that's set to benefit.
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Otago Polytechnic staff member chosen as coach for a national mentoring programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:52pm
An Otago Polytechnic staff member has been chosen as a coach for a national mentoring programme. Eva Gluyas is the only polytechnic worker in the country chosen to coach in the Better by Design programme. She'll be teaching businesses across New Zealand how to be innovative and internationally competitive. Gluyas previously coached in 2013.
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Clubs and Societies interest groups compete for new members

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:49pm
Interest groups from all walks of life are competing to attract new members. A large number of students are taking the time to view stalls as part of the bi-annual clubs day at the University of Otago. And the event aims to help make new students feel at home, and welcome back some of the regulars.
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Otago Museum staff preparing to take locals on journey through space

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/07/2015 - 6:38pm
Otago Museum staff are preparing to take locals on a journey through space. A mini-planetarium is being installed, as staff create shows for the full-size complex. And virtual reality equipment's being used to speed things along.
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