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Busy weekend for Dunedin police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 6:41pm
It has been a relatively busy weekend for Dunedin police, dealing with several incidents of violence, disorder, burglary and theft. One police officer was allegedly assaulted by a 19-year-old Dunedin man, who now faces two charges in relation to the offending. There were three other incidents of disorder at the weekend, which also led to arrest.
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Dunedin housing market in slump

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 14/07/2014 - 6:39pm
The housing market in Dunedin has slumped, with average prices and sale volumes falling. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says it's been the worst June on record for house sales in Dunedin, outside of the normal January holiday slowdown. Sale volumes fell 23% compared to last June, and 27% compared to May.
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Nightly interview: John Broughton

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:58pm
Professor John Broughton, from the University of Otago, is the latest manawhenua representative to be elected on to the Otago Museum Trust Board. He's also in his 40th year at the university, where he works in the Dunedin School of Medicine and the Faculty of Dentistry.
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Less rain than normal for Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:26pm
Dunedin's had almost 80% less rain than normal over the past month. The latest data shows just 12mm fell during June - which is about 79% below average. That data was recorded at the Dunedin airport, and in Musselburgh. Elsewhere, Pine Hill received almost 40mm during the month. But even that wasn't enough - with the area 40% below average.
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Food prices continue to rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:23pm
The price of food is continuing to rise, with a 1.4% increase in the last month. That follows small percentage rises in both May and April. Statistics New Zealand says the increase is being influenced by seasonally higher prices for fresh vegetables and meat. Vegetable prices rose almost 9% in June, although the cost of fruit dropped slightly.
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Cow versus car collision has silver lining

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:05pm
A young Dunedin woman is getting her life back on track, after narrowly escaping injury in a terrifying car crash. Her vehicle was extensively damaged when a cow jumped out in front of her while she was driving on State Highway One north of Dunedin. And despite losing her beloved Mini Cooper, she's grateful for the good things which have come from the incident.
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Re-Orientation more fun than watching paint dry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:02pm
Re-Orientation is in full swing at the University of Otago, with thousands of students attending events to celebrate the start of the second semester.
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Locals band together to free imprisoned doctor

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin residents are banding together in a bid to free a doctor imprisoned in Myanmar. Members of Amnesty International's Dunedin North chapter are preparing for a concert tonight, to draw attention to the case. And they say locals shouldn't be ignoring human rights abuses in other countries.
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Highlanders looking to qualify for the post-season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:54pm
When the Highlanders take the field tomorrow night, history will be breathing right down the side's neck. One competition point, or a string of other results, will see the side qualify for the post-season for the first time since 2002. And while it's been a long time coming, the side is not looking past this weekend.
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Nightly interview: Natalie Clark

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 7:00pm
Dunedin dancers have been learning from the best in the business this week, as the Okareka Dance Company is in town for its latest production Mana Wahine. Dunedin's the only South Island location on the tour, and residents have also been treated to a dance company workshop. Rehearsal director Natalie Maria Clark joins us to explain.
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Dunedin woman pleads guilty to fraud through false benefit claims

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 6:27pm
A Dunedin woman has admitted defrauding the Government of about $30,000 through false benefit claims. The 31-year-old woman appeared in the Dunedin District Court this morning. She pleaded guilty to five charges in relation to the fraud, which happened over a number of years. She received benefit overpayments totalling $29,000.
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Trend for guest nights continues to grow

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 6:04pm
A record number of people are staying in tourism accommodation. Statistics New Zealand says the trend for guest nights has continued to grow and is at a new high. In May guest nights rose 2.3%, following an even higher increase in April. There was more tourism growth in the North Island than the South, but overall guest nights rose for all accommodation types.
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Dunedin teenagers head to Shanghai

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:59pm
Dunedin's sister-city relationship with Shanghai is being further strengthened by five Dunedin teenagers. They're travelling to the Chinese super-city to take part in a youth camp, involving secondary school pupils from around the world. And they won't be the only ones to benefit from the trip.
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High-speed pursuit ends in assault of a police officer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:56pm
A Dunedin police officer is recovering from an assault, after a high-speed pursuit ended in violence and the arrest of a young man.
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Nathan McCullum runs cricket clinic with Otago's future stars

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:54pm
Otago's next crop of cricketing stars may be getting an advantage over some of their northern rivals. Black Cap Nathan McCullum is running a coaching clinic with some of the region's top talent. And although many of them haven't put the pads on since summer, the coach feels this is the best time of year to hone their skills.
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Forensic scientist pushing to strengthen the industry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:52pm
A Dunedin researcher is calling for more people to embark on scientific careers within New Zealand. She's involved in forensic science at the University of Otago. And as part of her push to strengthen the industry, she's starting with the city's youngest residents.
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Museum ceramics collection expanded

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:50pm
Otago Museum has expanded its ceramics collection with the addition of almost 100 new pieces. The works come from the estate of the late Dunedin artist Ralph Hotere, who died last year. And museum staff are already planning an exhibition to let locals see the artwork that inspired the renowned artist.
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Instructor teaching children the science of self defence

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 5:46pm
Most people who take karate lessons don't think too much about the physics involved in the sport. But that's what one instructor is trying to push this week, teaching Dunedin children about science as well as self defence. And while the physicality of karate shows through her classes, the educational element is proving just as important.
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Nightly interview: Migoto Eria

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 7:44pm
Otago Museum has just appointed its first Curator Maori, as part of its move to strengthen collection-related staff. Migoto Eria was formally welcomed to Dunedin and to the museum during a recent ceremony. And she joins us to talk about the role and what she hopes to achieve.
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Police finish investigating the brutal assault of three young women

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 6:02pm
Dunedin police have finished their investigation into the brutal assault of three young women by a group of teenagers. The incident happened in Cargill Street, where three women in their late teens were set on by four younger females. Police have spoken to the four female offenders, aged 15 and 16.
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