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Nightly interview: Richie Poulton

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 6:44pm
A University of Otago professor has made the list of the world's top 1% of the most-cited science researchers. Professor Richie Poulton is the director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study. He joins us to talk about his work, and the recognition it's brought.
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National median house price falls

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 6:26pm
The national median house price fell by just over $11,000 in July. But prices across Otago bucked the trend, rising up to $9,000. Figures released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand report the market is firmly in winter mode, with listings low and activity muted. It says rising interest rates and the forthcoming election are most likely influencing buyer behaviour.
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Medical students throw their support behind housing warrant of fitness scheme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin's medical students have thrown their support behind a national rental housing warrant of fitness scheme. They've started a campaign to support the programme recently trialled across the country. And those involved with the movement say the health issues resulting from poor quality housing need to be tackled head on.
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Art event attracts record sale and visitor numbers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:54pm
Student artists at the University of Otago have made a record amount of money after the most successful Art Week ever.
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New Otago rugby captain says it's a huge honour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:51pm
With a proud history of more than 130 years, Otago rugby has had many iconic captains. And now the newest man to join that prestigious list is Taieri hard man Charlie O'Connell. And after watching many of his predecesors, he says it's a huge honour to be given the role.
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Five Otago teams to battle it out in nationwide cooking competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:49pm
Five teams of budding young chefs from Otago are among the top 12 school teams that will battle it out in the kitchen for a nationwide cooking competition. Balmacewen Intermediate, Dunedin North Intermediate, Waitati School and two teams from Outram School are in the regional final.
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Art show a chance for kids to express themselves

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:47pm
School pupils are giving the city a taste of their creativity this week. Hundreds of works of art have gone on display at Bayfield High School. And those running the show say it's a chance for art loving kids to express themselves.
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Music lovers celebrate World Vinyl Day

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 12/08/2014 - 5:45pm
Whether you're a new age hipster or a long time music fan, there's a good chance you love the feel of vinyl. Today was the perfect opportunity to cherish that love by celebrating World Vinyl Day. And while record sales are experiencing a resurgence, finding something to play them on could be the hard part.
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Dunedin man arrested following drug bust

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 7:07pm
A 21 year old Dunedin man has been arrested following a drug bust in the city. LSD and Ecstasy was recovered today by members of the Southern Police and New Zealand Customs, after two search warrants were executed. The drugs had been imported from Germany and the United Kingdom.
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Nightly interview: Dave Stewart

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 6:57pm
After some warmer-than-average temperatures in Dunedin, last week's cold blast that left a blanket of snow covering the city was a reminder we're still in the grips of Winter. Here to talk to us about the weather we've been experiencing and what may be on the horizon is Raineffects director Dave Stewart.
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Minivan and car collision on Hanover Street

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 6:27pm
A woman has been taken to hospital after a car crash on the corner of Hanover Street and State Highway 88. Senior Sergeant Dave Scott says a minivan and a car collided about 3.55pm. The woman was one of seven passengers in the minivan, and the only person hurt in the accident. Senior Sergeant Scott says the incident was potentially a case of failure to give way.
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Electronic retail spending flat in July

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 6:24pm
Statistics New Zealand has released data that shows retail spending using electronic cards was flat in July. 118M transactions were made across all industries for the month, with an average spend of $51. The three largest retail movements were durables, up $9.8M, consumables, up $5.4M and fuel, down $4.8M. The total value of electronic card spending fell 0.1%.
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University of Otago looks into the effects of sports drinks on children

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 6:22pm
A study looking into the dangerous effects of sports drinks on children is being undertaken by the University of Otago. 82 children aged between 10 and 12 are taking part, and the study involves various sports such as netball, rugby and football. Lead researcher Moira Smith claims many of the drinks recorded thus far are caffeinated and full of sugar, with little nutritional benefit.
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World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie visits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 5:59pm
Some of Dunedin's best young fighters had a chance to learn from one of the very best in world martial arts. World renown fighting legend Royler Gracie has visited a local academy, giving some hands on teaching in Gracie Jiu Jitsu. And while many of the arts techniques are used worldwide in various fighting styles, the main aim for those learning is self defence.
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Great white sharks project coming to an end

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 5:56pm
A joint NIWA and Department of Conservation project to find out more about the great white sharks that inhabit New Zealand waters is coming to an end.
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Local woman returns home to fulfill a lifelong dream

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 5:54pm
She's been honing her conducting skills with the best there is all over the world, but now a local woman has returned home to fulfill a lifelong dream. Holly Mathieson is the conductor for an upcoming Southern Sinfonia concert. And as opening night gets closer, she can barely contain her excitement.
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Railway station hosts 133 art works competing for Art Awards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 5:51pm
Everything from paintings of native birds to African Elephants is on display this week at the Dunedin Railway Station. 133 pieces of art work have been hung as part of the Edinburgh Realty Premier Art Awards. And with a large number of entries, the prizes are well worth the artists' time and effort.
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Local high school prepares for Big Sing finale

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 11/08/2014 - 5:48pm
A local high school choir singing in the art gallery over the weekend did so to get experience performing in front of crowds. The choir is heading to the Big Sing finale in Auckland in a week's time, and is putting the finishing touches on its routine.
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Snow closes roads and wrecks havoc on morning commuters

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:10pm
Three Dunedin main roads were forced to close this morning after snow fell to sea level overnight. And it meant many drivers struggled to get to work on time with snow freezing fast. But with an earlier start time than most people, one Dunedin battler finished his job just in time.
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Snow day a welcome holiday for some

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:07pm
Early morning snowfall saw sports grounds closed, flights cancelled and public transport grind to a halt. Most schools, kindergartens and early childhood centres shut their doors for the day. And while the chilly weather burdened some, others saw it as a chance to have some fun.
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