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University of Otago scientist's work could effect global technology

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:55pm
A University of Otago scientist has played a crucial role in a major computing discovery. Dr Jevon Longdell is part of a small team which has made a big leap forward in quantum computing. And it's work that could have a massive effect on global technology.
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Confiscated fishing boat set to leave Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:52pm
A confiscated Korean fishing boat is set to finally leave Dunedin's harbour, after almost two years.
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Historic building renovations progress on Princes Street

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:50pm
The Exchange-end of Princes Street is on the cusp of a return to former glory, as building renovations progress. And city council staff say it's the right time for further improvements, with so much development momentum in the area.
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Nominations open for Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:48pm
Nominations are now open for awards that recognise the top local voluntary groups and organisations. The Trustpower Dunedin Community Awards are part of a wider awards network run each year by the electricity company. Last year's supreme winner in Dunedin was Ignite Consultants. Anyone can nominate a voluntary group or organisation for the awards, before the deadline of 13th of March.
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Cruise ship season in good shape

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:46pm
This cruise ship season is on track to be one of the best yet for Dunedin. Good weather has meant only one visit has been cancelled so far, compared to last season's seven. And the latest study of passenger habits reveals they're spending more than ever.
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Kmart and Salvation Army thank locals for their Christmas generosity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:45pm
Kmart and Salvation Army staff are thanking locals for their generosity, after thousands of gifts were donated to a combined Christmas appeal. Last month people placed 3,450 presents under a Christmas tree in the Dunedin Kmart store. Those gifts were then distributed by the Salvation Army to local families in need at Christmas.
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Community auction organised to support local family

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:41pm
The family of a young Dunedin man with terminal cancer is the focus of an up-coming community auction. The Biggo Night Out has been organised to raise money for the family of Wayne Biggs. The 43 year old has terminal cancer, and a trust has been set up to support his wife and their two young children. Since the cancer was diagnosed, Mr Biggs and his wife have both had to stop work.
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Respected Dunedin scholar celebrated

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:39pm
The life of a respected Dunedin scholar is being celebrated at the University of Otago. A collection of items detailing the life of Joseph Mellor has been assembled. And it's hoped the expo will shine a light on one of the city's lesser known personalities.
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Mural faces removal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 13/01/2015 - 5:38pm
An impromptu artwork on a concrete wall in North Dunedin may be granted retrospective resource consent.
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Nightly interview: Dave Stewart

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 6:41pm
Dunedin has been basking in the sun so far this summer, and many residents are keen to see the warm weather continue. Local forecaster Dave Stewart from Raineffects is here to tell us what's in store.
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Public asked to conserve water

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 6:01pm
The Dunedin City Council is asking the public to conserve water as river levels decline. The voluntary restrictions have been put in place to combat the warm weather's impact on waterways. And it's hoped the measures will be enough to prevent harsher action being taken.
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DCC takes over inner city cardboard collection

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:59pm
The Dunedin City Council is taking over the cost of collecting cardboard from the inner city.
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More than 200 high school students head back to class early

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:57pm
Although it's the school holidays, more than 200 high school students are heading back to class this week. They're taking part in the University of Otago's Hands-On Science programme. The annual programme allows teenagers from all over the country to explore science without the usual classroom restrictions.
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Increase in light vehicle thefts concerns police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:54pm
There has been a noticeable increase in the number of stolen motorcycles, mopeds and motorised scooters throughout Dunedin. Police say the trend is concerning, with dozens of light vehicles being targeted by thieves over the last six months. Police say the thefts are happening all over the city, and are not concentrated in one area.
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Courts re-turfed at the Edgar Centre

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:51pm
The finish line is in sight for a half million-dollar project at the Edgar Centre. More than a dozen courts are being re-turfed at the sporting complex. And it's work that's been a long time coming.
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Dunedin housing activity remains static

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:49pm
Building activity continues to increase throughout the country, with housing consents hitting a seven-year high. The peak for consents was reached in November, when more than 2000 new dwellings were consented. Many of those were for apartments in Auckland and Christchurch. Those areas accounted for 70% of consent activity throughout the country.
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Entries roll in for Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:46pm
Entries are rolling in for this month's Dunedin to Brighton Veteran Vehicle Run. A vintage fire engine from 1916 will be a star attraction of the annual classic car showcase, being held on January the 24th. Already entered are more than 20 cars each over 100 years old. And there's also two vintage motorcycles and a truck registered.
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Holiday programme aims to inspire young people to develop a social conscience

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:44pm
A free school holiday programme is keeping local students productively occupied. But activities aren't just for fun - they're designed to inspire young people to develop a social conscience. And one popular offering includes help for some of the city's furry friends.
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Local art exhibition proves popular among visitors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 12/01/2015 - 5:42pm
Lofty price tags are the one thing missing from a local art exhibition, which is proving popular among visitors.
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Annual community Christmas dinner makes some big changes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 23/12/2014 - 5:50pm
Christmas is only a couple of days away, and for many locals it's a difficult time of year. But the annual community Christmas dinner is a relief for many. And this year there's been some big changes made.
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