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Science fiction and fantasy material on display

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:56pm
An impressive collection of science fiction and fantasy material is on display at the University of Otago. Thousands of items have been donated to the university, following the death of an avid fan and collector. Library staff say the exhibition's timely, with both genres undergoing a resurgence in popularity.
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Nightly interview: Shelley Gorman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:53pm
A reunion of past and present Plunket workers has been held in Karitane, the birthplace of the national organisation. Plunket community support co-ordinator Shelley Gorman was there, and she joins us to talk about how far the service has come.
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Exclusive Dunedin play a startling true story

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 12/03/2015 - 6:51pm
The startling true story of a local man in World War One is being brought to the stage. The War Play has been written by a living relative of the main character, and it's being showcased exclusively to Dunedin audiences, to coincide with the war's centenary commemorations.
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Nightly interview: Dr Paula O'Kane

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 7:00pm
The future of work in Dunedin is becoming clearer, through a piece of research carried out by staff at the Otago Business School. They've canvassed local business and community leaders on their visions of the future of work in the city. Dr Paula O'Kane joins us to explain the results.
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Purakaunui shooter exiled to Gisborne

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:56pm
The woman charged over the shooting of a man at Purakaunui last week has been forced to leave Dunedin. She's appeared in the Dunedin District Court, and been bailed to an address in Gisborne. The 34 year old woman, identified as Annabelle Wyant, must live under a curfew at the specified address while on bail. She's not to return to Dunedin until her trial.
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Otago's economy steadily increases

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:53pm
Otago's economy has steadily increased, as have all other regional economies throughout New Zealand. Otago's gross domestic product for the year ending March 2014 was worth just under $10b in current prices. That's double the value of the region's GDP from the year ending March 2000. Every year since the region's GDP value has gone up.
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Strengthening Chinese bond set to enhance local business

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:48pm
Business representatives from at least two local companies are securing commercial deals in China. At the same time, a Chinese delegation is in Dunedin signing a formal friendship city agreement. It's all evidence of a strengthening bond which is set to enhance local business, tourism and education.
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Skateboarding bylaw consultation comes to a close

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:46pm
An extended public consultation on the city council's skateboarding bylaw is about to end.
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Top business students awarded scholarship money

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:44pm
Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money is being divvied out among the University of Otago's best business students. The money comes from an international company working with the tertiary institution to boost the prospects of top academics.
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Street artist adds a splash of colour to the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:41pm
A run-down part of the city is receiving a splash of colour from a visiting Australian street artist. He's painting a mural on the side of a local hotel, and the work's sheer scale means it's Catching Clouds.
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Macandrew Bay School under construction

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 5:39pm
Almost a million dollars worth of construction is going into improving Macandrew Bay School. A new communal learning space and special needs amenities are at the fore of the redevelopment. And as the school's roll is increasing, staff say the temporary displacement is a small price to pay for some much needed space.
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Nightly interview: Paul Phelan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 6:52pm
A new general manager has been appointed at Larnach Castle, to replace Andrew Husheer who's now working in Queenstown. Paul Phelan has stepped into the role and he joins us to talk about his ambitions for the tourist attraction.
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Botanic Garden redevelopment hits snag

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:57pm
Malfunctioning equipment is delaying progress on a multi-million dollar Dunedin Botanic Garden redevelopment. A new nursery is a modern addition to what is formally recognised as New Zealand's oldest garden. And while construction of the facility is complete, there's still work to be done before the first plants can be moved in.
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Roslyn businesses burgled over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:49pm
Dunedin police are investigating the second spate of suburban commercial burglaries within the last month.
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Cloth nappies scheme finding success

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:47pm
A scheme allowing easy access to cloth nappies is finding success among Dunedin families. The city's first official nappy bank is open, where reusable nappies can be donated and accessed for free. And while the cost-cutting is a major draw card, one Dunedin mother is also pleased about helping the environment.
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Otago Community Trust distributes funds

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:44pm
More than $300,000 in funding has just been distributed by the Otago Community Trust. It donated money to 32 community groups and organisations in the latest allocation. Projects to tie in with World War One centenary commemorations have received funding. The trust has also supported the restoration of Charles Kettle's grave, being undertaken by the national institute of surveyors.
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Lawn bowlers raise money for rescue helicopter trust

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:42pm
Local lawn bowlers have raised more than $1,000 for Otago's rescue helicopter trust. Dozens gathered for a charity fundraising tournament held in St Kilda, showing their support for what's being heralded as a great cause.
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Otakou gets electricity upgrade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:39pm
Aurora Energy is about to upgrade the electricity supply to the small settlement of Otakou, at the far end of the Otago Peninsula. The existing supply of 6,600 volts will be increased to 11,000 volts. It will be a more reliable power supply to the homes, farms and businesses in the area.
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Dunedin women enter cycle race to raise money for a local school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:37pm
Four Dunedin women are entering the Tour of New Zealand cycle race to raise money for a local school. They'll pedal more than 600 kilometres around the South Island in April. They're doing it for the kids, hoping their efforts will pay off in the classroom.
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Experimental performers prepare for annual Fringe Festival

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 5:34pm
Many of Dunedin's most experimental artists and performers are preparing to showcase their latest work to Fringe Festival audiences. The annual festival begins this week, and for one local husband and wife team it's the pinnacle of creative expression.
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