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Saddle Hill quarrying halted by temporary ban

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 6:00pm
There's been a temporary ban on the alteration of the Saddle Hill ridgeline. An Environment Court judge has ruled that the company quarrying on Saddle Hill must not alter the landmark's profile, at least for now. The interim measure was asked for by the Dunedin City Council, so conditions of consent for the activity could be agreed upon.
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Nightly interview: Debbie Downs

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 7:20pm
A change of leadership is steering the Otago University Students' Association in a new direction. Debbie Downs has just taken over as the association's chief executive, following the departure of Darel Hall. And she joins us to discuss her plans in the role.
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Abandoned school gets new lease on life

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:02pm
An abandoned Dunedin school has become a thriving community hub, linking local authorities, agencies and iwi. The former Forbury School is under a new management agreement, thanks to Ngai Tahu. And it means the facility's got a stable future in the community, to offer a raft of services.
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DCC aims to engage with youth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:55pm
A new project to engage youth in local politics is being implemented by the Dunedin City Council.
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Innovative teaching recognised at awards ceremony

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:52pm
Innovative teaching has seen four University of Otago lecturers formally recognised as being outstanding. The top academic staff on campus were named during a recent awards ceremony, and faculty members hope the recipients continue to inspire those around them.
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University of Otago scientists lead studies on Antarctica

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:49pm
Global warming and its impact on Antarctica is being further investigated by local researchers. University of Otago scientists are leading several studies which have just received funding to proceed. They'll look at how ice floating at the edge of Antarctica interacts with the surrounding Southern Ocean.
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Latest high-tech gear showcased at local expo

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:46pm
For the 1.1m New Zealanders living with disability, things are getting easier thanks to advances in technology. And the latest equipment to improve the lives of disabled people has been showcased at a local expo. For many of those attending, it was the first opportunity to use such high-tech gear.
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New survey investigates Otago's coffee-drinking habits

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:44pm
A new survey is shedding light on the coffee-drinking habits of Otago residents in comparison to the rest of the country. The consumer survey shows Otago drinkers spend an average of $13 a week on espresso from chain stores. And they're more likely to go out of their way for a good cup of coffee than any other Kiwis.
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School pupils ditch the classroom for a day of running, biking and swimming

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:42pm
Hundreds of school pupils from the city's southern suburbs have spent the day running, biking and swimming at Mosgiel. They participated in the annual greater Green Island triathlon, and this year the event has seen some changes.
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Thousands swarm Outram to see Cavalcade

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:38pm
Thousands of people swarmed the tiny settlement of Outram at the weekend, for the arrival of Cavalcade trail riders and walkers. They watched as hundreds of horses were paraded through the streets, many hitched to old style wagons. And despite the risk of disaster amidst the dry high country conditions, it was a problem-free event.
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Nightly interview: Nigel Dickson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 6:50pm
Local researchers are learning more about the extent of fertility problems as men and women age. Those involved with the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study have released their latest findings. Associate Professor Nigel Dickson is one of them, and he joins us to explain what it means.
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New approach to sex education introduced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:52pm
A new approach to sex education is being introduced to local schools and organisations. It deals with modern problems, as youth are increasingly bombarded with conflicting messages through the internet. And the founder thinks that'll help local youth develop healthy relationships.
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Caledonian running track to be replaced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:50pm
The Caledonian running track is being replaced, at a cost of almost half a million dollars.
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Golf tournament helps students take their studies further

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:48pm
An annual golf tournament is helping Otago Polytechnic students take their studies further. Tens of thousands of dollars has been raised through the event, with staff from several Dunedin businesses taking to the green. And they received a helping hand from a golf pro, who drew in a few extra dollars, ensuring everyone's a winner.
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Southland crime suspects arrested in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:46pm
The two suspects in a Southland crime have fled to Dunedin, where they've been arrested. Police apprehended a 15 year old girl and 20 year old man in Mosgiel this morning. Last night the girl allegedly assaulted a 57 year old woman she lives with, threatening her with a knife at their Invercargill home.
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International guest helps spark enthusiasm for athletics

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:43pm
A programme to draw young people into athletics has been launched in Dunedin, bringing together several hundred primary school children. They spent the morning running, jumping and throwing at Forsyth Barr Stadium. And they were visited by an international guest, who helped to spark some enthusiasm.
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Dunedin City Holdings reports increase in revenue

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
The commercial arm of the Dunedin City Council is reporting a solid half-year financial result. Dunedin City Holdings revenue for the six months to December was up 9% to just over $128m. The investment group has had higher operating cash flow, paid off more of its debt, and posted a $10m after-tax profit.
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Surfers come together to celebrate milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:38pm
Dunedin surfers have come together to mark a hundred years since the city was visited by the Hawaiian man credited with the sport's establishment. The Duke long board festival at St Clair involved much of the local surfing community and attracted dozens of spectators. And it stirred memories of another surfing legend.
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Armageddon expo draws out fans

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:34pm
Dunedin's self-described geeks and pop culture enthusiasts spent the weekend in heaven, as the city hosted the annual Armageddon expo. It's the third time the event's been brought to Dunedin, and it's shown that local nerd culture has changed in some unexpected ways.
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Traffic delays expected to last several weeks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 7:06pm
Traffic delays to the west and south of Dunedin city are expected to last at least several weeks. A large slip has opened up a crack in Portobello Road, which is slowing motorists around Turnbulls Bay. Work to repair the road will take about three weeks, during which time traffic is being diverted. There's also major roadworks on State Highway One through the city's southern suburbs.
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