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Otago ahead in the laundry department

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 27/03/2014 - 5:28pm
Otago has emerged as a bastion of laundry efficiency, with a new survey showing residents who step out washed, dried and ironed. A Canstar Blue survey of more then 2000 people found Otago residents were least likely of six New Zealand regions to consider price when buying detergent. They were also least likely to forget to hang out their washing, and least likely to wear un-ironed clothes.
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Nightly interview: Lynne Stewart

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 5:36pm
Today is International Purple Day for epilepsy, and Epilepsy New Zealand is marking the event for the third time. An estimated 90,000 people in New Zealand live with the condition. Lynne Stewart from Epilepsy New Zealand is here to tell us about the condition, and about Purple Day in Dunedin.
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Road show parks up in South Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 5:32pm
The Dunedin City Council's annual plan road show parked in South Dunedin this afternoon, as the council looked for public views on local concerns.
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Slow start to the year in hiring

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:49pm
Rising economic confidence levels in New Zealand do not appear to be translating into plans to hire staff. Recruitment firm Hudson has reported a slower-than-expected start to the year in terms of hiring. The Hudson Report on employment trends says hiring expectations have dipped slightly for the second consecutive quarter.
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More staff flowing into the Exchange area

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:46pm
Dunedin businesses in the Exchange area are preparing to take on more staff following the reopening of the former chief post office. Around 145 staff will work in the building from this week, occupying the bottom two floors. With an influx of people to the area, we went and talked to some local business owners to see what they think of the change.
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New cycleway proposal presented

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:44pm
A new proposal that would provide separated cycleways - but loses fewer parking spaces - has emerged, as Dunedin looks for ways to curb cyclist fatalities. The plan the New Zealand Transport Agency and Dunedin City Council is calling option 1A was presented this afternoon. And it could be an option that bypasses an angry reaction from those keen to keep parking spots on the one-way system.
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Pool manager resigns

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:42pm
The manager of Moana Pool and Dunedin's other swimming pools has resigned for health reasons, following an investigation into vending machine contracts.
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Seminar a regional collaboration of mental health workers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:39pm
A professional development seminar for mental health support workers held in Dunedin today was a regional collaboration. It brought together 100 workers from around the South Island. And with no formal organisation, these workers have had to create and develop their own support network to share ideas.
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Your word on Brendon McCullum Drive

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 4:37pm
Otago and New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum made history last month, becoming the first New Zealander to score 300 runs in a test match. Dunedin City Councillor Hilary Calvert said last week she wanted to recognise his achievement by changing the name of Logan Park Drive at the University Oval to Brendon McCullum Drive.
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Nightly interview: Maree Baker-Galloway

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:12pm
Dunedin environmental lawyer Maree Baker-Galloway is chairwoman of a new group set up to consider how to protect the southern coastline. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith announced recently the appointment of a 14-member Otago Marine Protection Planning Forum to do the work.
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Otago rugby players take to the catwalk

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 6:10pm
Otago rugby players got to show their elegance off the field on Sunday, taking to the catwalk at Dunedin's Railway Station. Four players will feature as t-shirt models during the iD Fashion Show, as well as helping one designer complete her show. But while dancing around outside backs on the field may come natural to the players, walking in a straight line did not.
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Scottish Parliament Member on a flying visit of Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:49pm
A Member of the Scottish Parliament was on a flying visit to Dunedin today, preaching independence for his country and taking comfort from the Mosgiel sign. Michael Russell is in the city as part of his visit to an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development teaching summit in Wellington. And he had a welcome that was a little bit Scotland, and plenty of Dunedin.
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Old Chief Post Office back in business

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:47pm
Dunedin's old Chief Post Office is finally back in business, with the former heart of the Exchange beating strongly as office workers move in.
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Rugby league nines tournament kicked off season

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:44pm
Rugby league nines came to Dunedin on the weekend, with teams from Otago and Canterbury fighting for a new trophy. The tournament at Tahuna Park was the first nines event to invite teams from outside the city, and to include women's sides. And it began the winter season with a bang.
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Premier rugby season kicks off

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:27pm
A grand final rematch at Kettle Park has kicked off the premier rugby competition in Dunedin. Dunedin played Taieri in last season's grand final, with the former winning in dramatic fashion. Taieri was out for revenge to start the season strong, but as history suggests, beating the champ is harder than it seems.
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Shore Street crash caused traffic delays

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 5:25pm
A 45 year old man had to be cut from the roof of his car by fire service personnel following a crash in Andersons Bay early today. The man was taken to hospital with moderate injuries after the crash in Shore Street. Police say two cars were involved in the incident just after 6am. The road was closed for about an hour, resulting in traffic delays.
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Steinlager renews partnership with All Blacks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 4:59pm
Steinlager has renewed its partnership with the All Blacks for another five years. The Lion Nathan beer brand has naming rights to the three-test Steinlager Series in 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020. The sponsorship has also been expanded to include the All Blacks Sevens for the first time, meaning the brand will be the team’s official sponsor at the 2016 and 2020 Olympics.
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Conference looking for solutions in pain management

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 6:05pm
Persistent pain can affect many different people, and treating that pain can prove a complex issue. The Pain Society Conference at the Town Hall will look for solutions to help those affected. Treatments have improved in recent years, but one organiser says we still have plenty to learn to find a solution.
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Environmental advocates hope to create a public amenity for the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 5:59pm
A group of Dunedin environmental advocates are hoping to restore 120 hectares of land by the Green Island landfill to native bush and wetland. Trustees from the Dunedin Environment Centre say their long-term plan would see the area turned into a public amenity for the city. But there is plenty of work - and fund raising to do - before that dream is realised.
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Performers explore the lighter side of art

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 21/03/2014 - 5:56pm
Balloons were expanding and increasing in number at the Fringe Festival Fishbowl today, as the festival draws to a close.
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