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No timeframe set for SDHB decision to be made

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 11/06/2015 - 7:03pm
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman won't say when he'll make a decision about replacing the Southern District Health Board. He may appoint an independent commissioner to run the beleaguered organisation. The minister received a response from the DHB yesterday, and is reportedly taking board members' views into account.
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Nightly interview: Paul Gourlie

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 6:55pm
The Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council has a new leader. Paul Gourlie has just been elected as the organisation's president. And he joins us to talk about its future.
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Courthouse earthquake strengthening plans progressing slowly

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 6:45pm
While visiting the city, Amy Adams is also responding to concerns about the future of the historic courthouse.
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Communications Minister in Dunedin assessing gigatown

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:51pm
Dunedin must set an example for the rest of the country, when it comes to using ultra-fast broadband. That's the message from Communications Minister Amy Adams, who's in the city assessing the local uptake of gigatown connections. And she's excited by what she sees.
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OUSA calls for housing warrant of fitness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:47pm
There is a renewed push for minimum housing standards in Dunedin. The Otago University Students' Association is calling for a housing warrant of fitness to be implemented. And staff say that will help prevent the health problems plaguing tertiary students.
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Police investigate fresh cases of theft

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:45pm
The city's problem with theft is far from over, with several fresh cases being investigated by police. At least three bicycles have been stolen from homes in and around Abbotsford in the past couple of days. Officers say unsecured bikes and push scooters are easy targets for opportunistic thieves.
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Otago Polytechnic students and staff rally for Nepal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:42pm
More than a month on from the devastating earthquakes in Nepal, locals are rallying to support victims. Otago Polytechnic students and staff are fundraising to send relief packs to the disaster-stricken country. And their efforts are being matched by a couple of large organisations.
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Dunedin business goes into liquidation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:39pm
The local creditors of a liquidated business have a month to stake their claims for compensation. Sandblasting Specialists Dunedin Limited was placed in liquidation on Thursday. The Parry Street business was established in August 2011. It's under the sole shareholding of Waitati resident Brett McClanachan.
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Four local doctorate students receive scholarship funds

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:36pm
Thousands of dollars is being dished out to University of Otago students, to continue on their chosen career paths. The four doctorate students each receive $1000 as part of a national scholarship competition. They've been judged on their passion and ability to make a difference. One is working to obliterate Alzheimers disease, and another plans to research solar energy overseas.
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Your word on flood-related property damage

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 10/06/2015 - 5:33pm
Residents are recovering from a spate of disruptive weather, including snow, an earthquake and some of the worst flooding the city's ever seen. Widespread damage is being assessed and repaired, as locals clean up their homes and businesses. And with that in mind, our word on the street team asked members of the public if their property was damaged in the deluge.
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Hundreds remain displaced a week after devastating floods

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:48pm
It's estimated that hundreds of residents remain displaced, almost a week after the city's devastating floods. In response, a recovery centre is now up and running in South Dunedin, for those most in need of assistance. And it's part of what authorities expect to be a lengthy clean-up process.
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Fifa tournament putting Dunedin on the world map

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:46pm
Local Fifa U-20 World Cup matches are paying off big time. Accommodation providers are packed as the city brims with visitors. And publicity generated by the tournament is putting Dunedin on the world map.
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Historic wharf to be restored

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:43pm
A forgotten civic asset is due to be restored, thanks to the gumption of a local community group. The Aramoana League has support from the city council to revive a recreational wharf. And that'll ensure a historic link is maintained.
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Art of Maori poi making passed on to locals

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:41pm
Locals are learning the art of Maori poi making in time for Matariki, the Maori new year. Free public workshops are being held at the central library. And participants are discovering more than just craftsmanship.
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John McGlashan pupils win local chamber music contest

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:38pm
Three young musicians from John McGlashan College are heading to Christchurch after winning a local contest. They've beaten about 120 other performers in Dunedin's annual chamber music competition. And the event itself is undergoing a major change, for a historic reason.
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Mosgiel woman finalist for New Zealand Book Award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 6:00pm
A Mosgiel woman is a finalist in this year's New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults. Karen Trebilcock is believed to be the only local author selected as a finalist for the competition. Her book titled Night Vision, published under her pseudonym Ella West, is one of five in the young adults category.
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High rent and tenancy issues behind restaurant closure

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/06/2015 - 5:59pm
High rent and tenancy issues are reportedly behind the closure of a local restaurant and function centre. Embers, in Manor Place, has been closed by owner and director Jason Bucklar. He says body corporate rules and high rent prevent him from running the business viably. And he claims a landlord failed to meet compliance standards, affecting his ability to renew the business on-licence.
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Otago Community Trust allocates funds to local organisations and charities

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/06/2015 - 6:51pm
More than a million dollars in funding is being doled out to local organisations and charities. The Otago Community Trust is allocating $1.2m to 30 different groups. Among the local recipients is the Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust, which is being given $300,000. A project to restore a basilica in South Dunedin is also receiving $100,000.
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Nightly interview: Alan Shanks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/06/2015 - 6:45pm
A recent research project by University of Otago students is revealing a unique insight into the activities of some local social services. Alan Shanks is the chief executive of the Council of Social Services Dunedin.
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Contamination poses widespread health threat

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/06/2015 - 6:21pm
Residents' health is at risk, following last week's unprecedented flooding. Environmental health officers say contamination poses the most widespread hazard the city's faced in years. And that's prompting calls for sodden goods and materials to be thrown away.
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