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Octagon traffic flow altered for cruise ship season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 5:48pm
Changes are being made to the traffic flow in the Octagon, in preparation of the cruise ship season starting this month.
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Face of Dunedin's CBD may be about to change

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 5:38pm
The face of Dunedin's central business district may be about to change. The Dunedin City Council is looking at ways to improve the CBD over the next decade. It wants to know how residents feel, and is seeking candid feedback.
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Lingerie items decorated for Breast Cancer awareness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 02/10/2014 - 5:36pm
Lingerie items decorated with bees, shells or feathers might not be seen in everyday fashion. But a competition that aims to raise awareness of the charity Breast Cancer Cure has seen 15 bras creatively transformed. They're on display at a local store, and will be modelled alongside garments from one of New Zealand's distinguished designers.
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Nightly interview: Roger McElwain

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 7:07pm
Dunedin has hosted a series of events over the past month, to mark the beginning of the centenary of World War One. Roger McElwain is the deputy chairman of the World War One Governance Committee, and he joins us to talk about the commemorations.
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Southern Police District records drop in crime

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 6:28pm
There's been a 5% drop in recorded crime throughout the Southern Police District in the last financial year. Statistics New Zealand released its latest recorded crime data today. It shows there were 6,684 recorded offences in the district. That's down from just over 7,000 in the previous financial year.
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Power prices continue to rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 6:00pm
Power price rises continue to outstrip inflation due to large increases in monopoly transmission and lines charges. The Electricity Authority has released its latest annual report. It shows the lines component of household power bills increased by 6.7% in the three months to June. That's while retail charges fell by 0.7%. Monopoly charges are regulated by the Commerce Commission.
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DCC treated to free blood pressure checks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:56pm
High blood pressure is the number one risk factor for stroke, and Dunedin residents are being urged to have it checked regularly. The Stroke Foundation set up free blood pressure checks at the Dunedin City Council for staff. And clinicians think they might have saved someone from stroke, after making several referrals.
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Long-running Anzac Avenue dispute may soon be resolved

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:53pm
A long-running dispute over the future of the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue may soon be resolved.
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State of the art technology helps improve comfort for Dunedin cyclists

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:50pm
Dunedin is home to an array of cycling opportunities for those who like to get around the city on two wheels. And now it offers access to a combination of technology, not available anywhere else in New Zealand. It's helping improve comfort for riders, particularly those with nagging injuries and pain.
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Permanent bridge across the Leith opens

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:44pm
A major milestone has been reached in the Water of Leith flood protection and drainage scheme. A new permanent bridge across the Leith has been opened. And work is now under way on the next stage of the multi-million dollar project.
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New initiative allows students to work on their studies, whether they're on campus or not

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:40pm
A new computing initiative at the University of Otago is making life easier for students. The virtual computer desktop has been deployed, as the first of its kind in New Zealand. And it's giving scarfies a way to work on their studies, whether they're on campus or not.
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Your word on Dunedin Hospital services

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 01/10/2014 - 5:36pm
Last week a top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital quit, citing frustration with the Southern District Health Board. He sent a powerful message to the board, forcing members to listen to his concerns. But board executives say they too are under strain, and they blame a lack of government funding.
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Nightly interview: Chris Snow

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:26pm
Applications are now open for community grants through the Speight's Fund. It's a chance for environmental projects in and around Dunedin to receive a financial boost. Chris Snow from the Speight's Brewery is here to tell us all about it.
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Good news, Bad news: DCC companies reveal financial performance reports

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:19pm
The Dunedin City Council's business arm has revealed its latest financial performance. Dunedin City Holdings Limited has made a $12.5m profit in the last financial year. And while that's good news for the council, the results aren't as positive for another of its companies.
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First cruise ship of the season cancels

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:14pm
There has been a hiccup in the coming cruise ship season, before it has even begun. The first cruise ship to visit Dunedin this season was expected to dock at Port Chalmers next week. But that's no longer the case, and tourism professionals hope the cancellation isn't the first of many.
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New pilot programme targets health in the local Maori community

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:12pm
Maori health providers are set to offer nurse-led clinics under a new programme being piloted in Otago. The clinics have been launched at a Dunedin marae. And it's hoped the initiative leads to drastically improved health for members of the local Maori community.
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New trial road symbols aim to improve safety for cyclists

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:08pm
Hundreds of Dunedin residents are responding to a road sign trial, being conducted in the city by the New Zealand Transport Agency. It is an effort to understand whether symbols painted on main roads will improve safety for cyclists and motorists. And the Dunedin City Council has been collecting feedback, with some interesting results.
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DCC hears feedback on recycling services

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 7:04pm
The Dunedin City Council is analysing the public's response to its plan for more recycling services in the centre of town.
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Wallets, iPhones and computers targeted by thieves

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 6:44pm
iPhones, wallets and computers are being targeted by Dunedin thieves. Police are investigating three incidents of burglary and theft which occurred in the city yesterday. The back door of a Wakari house in Centennial Avenue was forced open, and more than $1000 worth of gear was stolen. It included an apple iPad, a playstation and an iPod nano.
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Upward trend in new dwelling consents coming to an end

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 6:41pm
While the number of new dwellings being consented remains at its highest level in seven years, the trend is slowing. Statistics New Zealand says the trend for new dwellings has more than doubled since 2011. But it's still 25% below the peak of 2004. Last month there were just over 2000 new dwellings consented nationwide. That included 254 apartments.
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