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Alliance Group announces profit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 6:45pm
Alliance Group farmer shareholders will receive a pool payment for the first time in three years. The company has announced an operating profit of $17.6m over the last year. That's up from $8.4m in the previous year. The better financial result means there's a $7m pool payment for shareholders. Alliance Group turnover has increased to $1.46b.
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DCC elections under review

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 10/11/2014 - 6:43pm
An independent review team has been appointed to look at how Dunedin City Councillors are elected. The council is required by law to have its representation processes reviewed. The review team will consider whether councillors should be elected within wards, or at large, or a combination of both. And it will look at the role and responsibility of community boards within the district.
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Non-profit organisation and local pilot team up to create jobs for residents with disabilities

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 7:02pm
A non-profit organisation has teamed up with a local pilot to create jobs for Dunedin residents with disabilities. Through the use of modern drone technology, they're hoping to kick-start a new business in the city. And they'd like to eventually employ disabled Kiwis across New Zealand.
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Nightly interview: Jen Olsen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:58pm
People around the country are gearing up to protest the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Tomorrow's nationwide day of action against the agreement includes Dunedin, and event organiser Jen Olsen joins us to explain its significance.
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Dave Cull meets with British High Commissioner

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:56pm
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull has met with the British High Commissioner to New Zealand.
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Former NASA astronaut visits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:53pm
A former NASA astronaut has been touring New Zealand, leading workshops for health professionals. It's part of the inaugural Patient Safety Week being run by the Health Quality and Safety Commission. And the Dunedin workshop at Otago Museum attracted about 100 people from throughout the region.
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OUSA president resigns

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:51pm
The president of the Otago University Students' Association has resigned. Today is Ruby Sycamore-Smith's last day on the job. And she's hoping her early departure will help the incoming OUSA president excel in his new role.
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Further delays in the opening Woodhaugh Gardens paddling pool

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:48pm
There's been a further delay in the season opening of the paddling pool at Woodhaugh Gardens.
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Residential property values increase

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:35pm
Nationwide residential property values for October have increased 5.9%, but growth is slow. Values were up 1.1% percent over the last three months - the slowest rate since October 2012. The Auckland market has increased 9.2% year on year, while values are falling in Dunedin. Home values in the city overall are down 0.2% for the last three months.
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Dunedin broadcast man honoured as Otago's business personality of the year.

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 6:33pm
Dunedin broadcasting stalwart Michael Stedman has been honoured as Otago's business personality of the year. His accolade was part of the Westpac Otago Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards, announced in Dunedin last night. Stedman helped establish NHNZ, having been the executive producer of the Natural History Unit.
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Controversial draft local alcohol policy hearings to begin next week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:40pm
The Dunedin City Council is about to hold hearings on its controversial draft local alcohol policy. Council staff are finalising the speaking order for the hearings, which begin next week. And they're quick to tell the public that nothing is set in stone yet.
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Nightly interview: Simon Pickford

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:36pm
The Dunedin City Council has appointed a new general manager of services and development. Simon Pickford took up the role in early October, and he joins us to talk about how it's going.
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DCC calls on artist to continue beautifying Dunedin streets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:29pm
There's a further push to beautify parts of Dunedin, with the city council calling on artists to help.
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Plunket's new initiative targets toddler safety

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:24pm
Dunedin toddlers are the focus of a new street safety programme, being run by Plunket. The organisation is giving out free helmets and high-visibility vests to local two-year-olds, as part of its 'Seen and Safe' programme. The initiative was launched at South City Mall, where an associated expo was held for children and their parents.
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Community fan day held to meet the New Zealand Kiwis

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:21pm
Excited sports fans got a chance to get their rugby league fix in Kaikorai Valley this morning. The New Zealand Kiwis held a community fan day to give young Dunedinites some face to face time. And it proved a good way to promote Saturday's history-making match.
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Children compete for a spot in the Otago athletics championships

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 7:16pm
Mosgiel's Memorial Park has become a battleground for the greater Green Island athletics competition. Hundreds of children took part, competing for a spot in the Otago athletics championships later this month. And organisers believe there's a huge amount of talent and passion for sport in Dunedin.
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Dead penguins attacked by stoat or ferret

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 6:52pm
The Department of Conservation has confirmed the cause of death for dozens of little blue penguins near Doctors Point. Autopsy results show the 29 penguins were attacked by a single stoat or ferret. Doc staff say the deaths will have a significant impact on the local penguin population, which will take years to recover.
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Unemployment is falling

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 6:44pm
Rising employment is more than keeping up with New Zealand's growing population, while unemployment is falling. Statistics New Zealand says unemployment has fallen to just 5.4%. Due to strong migration, the country's had its largest annual rise in population in a decade. There were 72,000 more people employed over the last year, and 64,000 more people in the country.
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Dunedin's top shop fails to impress

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 06/11/2014 - 5:57pm
Dunedin's top shop has failed to impress judges at the Retail New Zealand Top Shop Awards. The Spark store in George Street was named the top shop for Otago and Southland in September. But it was beaten by an Auckland store in the national finals. Most of the overall winners were from Auckland, with the supreme award going to a shoe shop in Newmarket.
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Fire Service warns locals to keep safe around fireworks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 7:33pm
Guy Fawkes has arrived, and Dunedin residents are expected to flock to the shops to pick up this year's batch of pyrotechnics. That's got local staff from the New Zealand Fire Service speaking out, warning locals to keep safe when letting off fireworks.
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