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Leith flood protection work coming to an end

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:45pm
Major flood protection work on the Water of the Leith is coming to a close, just in time. The Otago Regional Council has had contractors on site for the past few months, working towards a deadline. And now attention is turning to the next stage of the multi-million dollar project.
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Value of New Zealand exports fall

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:43pm
The overall value of goods exported from New Zealand has fallen. Figures show that exports were down more than $200m in October, compared to the same month last year. The fall is largely related to goods exported to China, such as milk powder. Huge reductions in the quantity and value of milk powder exported to China has cost hundreds of millions of dollars.
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Neil Diamond to perform in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:41pm
Dunedin audiences are set to be entertained by another major international act at Forsyth Barr Stadium.
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Mystery illness killing yellow-eyed penguin chicks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 28/11/2014 - 5:39pm
A team of researchers is trying to identify why so many yellow-eyed penguin chicks are dying. A mystery illness appears to be killing the endangered birds along the Otago coast. And samples are being taken from penguin chicks on the Otago Peninsula.
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Nightly interview: Maureen Viggo

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 6:49pm
Rose societies appear to be dwindling throughout the country, but the Otago club remains strong. Its members are preparing their best buds and blooms to showcase at their annual show this weekend. Society president Maureen Viggo joins us to talk about it.
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Police have lead in truck battery thefts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:54pm
Dunedin police have a lead in relation to a spate of truck battery thefts over the last couple of weeks. One stolen battery was recovered at a scrap metal yard in Green Island on Wednesday night. That's after two truck batteries were reported stolen from the Green Island area on Monday.
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New business book showcases local enterprise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:49pm
A new business book is being launched in Dunedin, to showcase local enterprise. The Little Black Book of Dunedin Business is being launched by the Grow Dunedin Partnership. Chairman Chris Staynes says the book will help people realise the range of innovative and exciting companies within the city. It's part of wider plans to develop the local economy.
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Gigatown victory for Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:47pm
Dunedin has become the nation's first gigatown. The city was announced as the winner of the social media competition at a ceremony in Wellington last night. And it's a victory that's brought a spectrum of emotions from locals.
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Students give feedback on skateboarding bylaw

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:45pm
Changes to the skateboarding bylaw have been delayed, so tertiary students can provide feedback.
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New plan for collecting and recycling waste under consideration

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:43pm
A new plan for collecting and recycling waste in the central business area is being developed by the Dunedin City Council. Commercial property owners and tenants have been involved in the plan's development. And now it's been approved for consideration as part of the council's next long term plan.
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School children learn out of classroom

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:41pm
More than 400 school children have learned a variety of movement skills, from jumping to kicking, during a sports event. The children were from nine different Dunedin schools. And organisers hope to expand the programme to include even more schools in the new year.
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International delegation trips called into question

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/11/2014 - 5:36pm
There have been numerous civic delegations to different countries this year. Scotland, Japan and China have all recently been visited by the mayor and other community leaders, in an effort to boost economic and educational ties. But whether such delegations are worth their cost has been drawn into question.
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Nightly interview: Jim Reid

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 7:13pm
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is the fourth leading cause of death in New Zealand. It's more commonly referred to as COPD, but many Kiwis aren't even aware of it. So Associate Professor Jim Reid, from the Dunedin School of Medicine, is here to tell us all about it.
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Dunedin is the Gigatown champion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 7:03pm
Dunedin has won the gigatown competition. Chorus announced the city's victory at a ceremony held in Wellington. Dozens of locals filled Gigatown Headquarters to watch the ceremony. Nerves gave way to cheers and tears as the city was crowned victorious. For full coverage on the city's win, check out 39 Dunedin News tomorrow.
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National New Zealand income on the rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 6:24pm
The income of New Zealand as a nation is on the rise. For the year to March, New Zealand earned $14.4b more than in the previous year. The figures from Statistics New Zealand show disposable income is up throughout the country, and it's worth almost $200b. Much of the growth has been led by business profits. Income from employment has also increased.
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Otago regional councillors endorse new public transport plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 5:58pm
Dunedin's public transport system is in for a major shake-up. Otago regional councillors have endorsed a new public transport plan. That means locals are likely to notice some major changes to buses around the city.
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Hundreds gather to see Cricket World Cup trophy

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 5:56pm
Excitement over the Cricket World Cup has brought the Octagon to life, with hundreds of people gathering to see the tournament trophy. Both young and old cricket fans celebrated by meeting some of the sport's greats. And they took advantage of the sunshine to hone their own cricket skills.
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Drug dealers busted by police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 5:54pm
Four alleged methamphetamine dealers have been busted by police in Dunedin.
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Patients surveyed by Southern District Health Board

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 5:52pm
Dunedin patients are being asked to give their opinion on their time spent in hospital.
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Paint party's future in doubt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/11/2014 - 5:50pm
The future of the Illuminate Paint Party in Dunedin is unknown. There's opposition to a special liquor licence application for next year's event. That was discussed at a hearing, where party organisers said the event's viability could be compromised if alcohol is banned.
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