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DCC funds internship programme to boost employment

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:52pm
The Dunedin City Council is putting its money where its mouth is, funding an internship programme to boost employment in the city. The council has identified employment and a strong economy as top priorities. So councillors are hoping the project pays off, for the benefit of the wider community.
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Pupils come up with creative ways to recycle and re-use everyday items

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:49pm
Aspiring young fashion designers at Dunedin North Intermediate sent their designs down the catwalk this afternoon. The pupils had three days to come up with creative ways to recycle and re-use items as wearable art. And as the results show, they've let their imaginations run wild.
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Nightly interview: Colin Nicholls

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:46pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Colin Nicholls, of the Act Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Logan Park Drive poplars to be removed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:43pm
A dozen poplar trees along Logan Park Drive are to be removed by the Dunedin City Council.
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Proposed St John store in South Dunedin draws opposition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:40pm
A plan to establish a St John store and community support office in South Dunedin is drawing opposition.
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St Clair Esplanade yarn bombed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:37pm
Dunedin residents visiting the St Clair Esplanade got a colourful surprise this morning. The entire waterfront had been decorated with handmade crafts. It's called yarn bombing. And the people behind it have an important message to spread.
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Police have lead in Logan Park High School arson

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:40pm
Dunedin police say they have a strong lead in the case of suspected arson at Logan Park High School. Fire crews were called to the school about 9am yesterday, after a toilet roll dispenser was set alight inside a girls' toilet. The fire spread up a wall and caused significant damage, expected to cost thousands.
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Slight increase in retail spending

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:33pm
Last month saw a slight increase in retail spending, with electronic card transactions up 0.5%. There were 119 million transactions, worth $6b. The hospitality and consumables industries were the main drivers of August's retail increase. Hospitality was up $9.8m - 1.3%. And consumables was up by almost the same amount, while fuel was down 0.4% or $2.7m.
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Nightly interview: Jonathan Daley

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 8:06pm
In the lead-up to the election, 39 Dunedin News has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Jonathan Daley, of the Conservative Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin North electorate.
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Six people taken to hospital after a fire at a Dunedin school

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 7:29pm
A suspicious fire at a Dunedin school is being investigated by police. Central Dunedin and Willowbank firefighters were called to Logan Park High School this morning, about 9am. It appears the blaze broke out at the school because someone lit a paper dispenser on fire within a toilet block.
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Volume of manufacturing sales drops

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 7:26pm
The volume of manufacturing sales has dropped, with mixed results across industries in the last quarter. Overall there was a 0.7% drop in sales, led by large decreases in meat and dairy products. They fell 1.4% - continuing a downward slide since the end of last year. The overall value of manufacturing sales fell 1.9% - the equivalent of $481m. Meat and dairy sale values fell 5.7%.
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Summer school enrolments opened with fanfare

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:58pm
Enrolments for the 15th Summer School at the University of Otago opened with noisy fanfare today. Members of the St Kilda Brass Band were joined by students as they led a parade around campus. This year's seen an increase in the selection of papers on offer, and the Summer School's director says those enrolling will be spoilt for choice.
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Residents gather to read poems and prose about surveillance

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:54pm
A global movement reached Dunedin today, when several residents gathered to read poems and prose about surveillance and associated issues.
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DCC interested in the recycling needs of commercial precincts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:52pm
Business owners and occupiers in the central and south Dunedin areas are going to be surveyed by the Dunedin City Council. The council wants to know whether there's a greater need for recycling in those commercial precincts. And at least one city councillor is excited about the prospect.
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Mums, dads and children gathered at Forsyth Barr Stadium to celebrate

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:48pm
A free family fun day attracted hundreds of mums, dads and children to the Forsyth Barr Stadium at the weekend. The Father's Day themed event was run by the Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence. And it was the first time the organisation's gone public with new resources designed to bring the community together.
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Multi-million dollar St Clair apartment complex on hold

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:45pm
Plans for a multi-million dollar apartment complex along the St Clair Esplanade are on hold, as negotiations continue with a potential buyer.
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Chinese Moon Festival attracts young and old

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 6:43pm
More than 300 Dunedin residents spent their weekend celebrating traditions from a far-away land. The annual Chinese Moon Festival attracted young and old to the Dunedin Chinese Garden, where performers entertained in cultural costumes. The festival is celebrated around the globe, but organisers say it has a special place in Dunedin.
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Nightly interview: Alison Mercer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:43pm
A University of Otago study has just revealed more information about the Varroa infestation and its impact on bees in New Zealand. The findings are set to provide valuable insight for the future management of threatened bee populations worldwide. Professor Alison Mercer, from the university's department of zoology, joins us to talk about it.
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21 year old charged with being drunk in charge of a firearm

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:21pm
A young Dunedin man has appeared in court in relation to the shooting of two buses and a house last week. The 21 year old has been charged with being drunk in charge of a firearm. He appeared in the Dunedin District Court this morning, but didn't enter pleas to the nine charges he faces. He's been granted a registrar's adjournment to next appear in court on September the 26th.
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Wholesale trade market buoyant

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 7:18pm
The wholesale trade market is buoyant, with sales rising 1.8% in the June quarter. Statistics New Zealand says the growth follows a slight fall in the previous quarter. All six wholesaling industries have increased - the first time that's happened since December 2013. The largest growth was recorded in machinery and equipment wholesaling, up 3.2% or $140m.
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