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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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Otago researcher awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 6:38pm
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the government. Doctor Michael Knapp is one of ten fellowship recipients, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. The Otago researcher will receive up to $800,000 over the next five years.
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Nightly interview: Vivienne Cuff

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 7:47pm
Archives New Zealand has just opened a new exhibition in Dunedin. It's a selection of World War One documents, including soldier's letters and photographs. Archivist Vivienne Cuff joins us to talk about it.
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Police urge locals to look after valuables

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:15pm
Dunedin police are urging residents to keep their vehicles and property secure during the school holidays. The warning comes after a couple of vehicle break-ins over the past few days. Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford says a vehicle parked in Mount Cargill Road had its front passenger window smashed. An iPhone, wallet and cards were taken from inside.
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Local construction company heading to court

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:12pm
A long-running dispute between the owner of a local construction company and its former Dunedin manager is set to continue in court. Former Lund South Dunedin manager David Low claims he is entitled to bonus payments, understood to be worth about half a million dollars. But the company's owner, Russell Lund, disputes that.
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Departure of Otago troops to the battlefields of WWI commemorated

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:04pm
Dunedin residents have commemorated the departure of Otago and Southland troops to the battlefields of World War One. It's been a hundred years since the soldiers left for the war. And a parade held at the weekend brought that century-old occasion back to life.
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SDHB investigates a fire at Wakari Hospital

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:56pm
A fire within a secure mental health ward at Wakari Hospital is being investigated by the Southern District Health Board.
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Amateur boxers go toe to toe for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:54pm
Eighteen aspiring boxers have gone toe to toe in the ring to raise money for charity. They fought in this year's Southern Showdown event at the Edgar Centre. And at the end of the night, it was one man standing tall after winning the main match.
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Hills rang with the sound of gunfire over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:50pm
The commemoration of southern troops embarking for World War One wasn't the only military exercise held over the weekend. Current day reserve soldiers were busy training in the high country around Middlemarch. And they had the hills ringing with the sounds of live gunfire.
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Art auction raised money for artist in residence programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:44pm
An art auction to raise money for an artist in residence programme has generated about $15,000.
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Residents entertained by Chinese folk music

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:41pm
Traditional Chinese folk music entertained dozens of Dunedin residents at a free lunchtime concert.
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