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Bomb scare brings central city to a halt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 09/10/2014 - 6:50pm
A bomb scare has caused the central city to grind to a halt. What has been identified as an old mortar was found at the Hospice Shop, on the corner of State Highway One and Jetty Street. And that has prompted a big response from authorities.
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Musicians play in Octagon for Mental Health Awareness week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:13pm
Music designed to uplift the mood of passers-by has been playing in the Octagon, as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.
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Outram function centre brought before Dunedin District Licensing Committee

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:12pm
The owners of an Outram function centre have unwittingly been breaking the law, by allowing guests to consume alcohol on site. The husband and wife who run Grandview Gardens have been doing so without a liquor licence since 2009. And that has brought them before the Dunedin District Licensing Committee.
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Explicit Facebook page shut down

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:10pm
A Facebook Page containing explicit photographs of young Dunedin women has been shut down. The page titled RACK Appreciation Society appears to have been established by a young Dunedin man. And it had thousands of male members, including hundreds of University of Otago students. It was shut down this week following complaints by dozens of local women and threats of legal action.
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Puppies help with exam stress

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:09pm
Dogs are well-known for being man's best friend, and a local trio of cute canines is proving that. The three puppies have temporarily moved into a building of the Otago University Students' Association. And it's all in the name of helping stressed-out scarfies unwind.
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Ngai Tahu commercial arm boosts annual profit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:08pm
Ngai Tahu's commercial arm has boosted its annual profit - up 20%. Ngai Tahu Holdings had a net profit of $145.9 million in the last financial year. Profit swelled by more than $33 million in earthquake insurance proceeds. And there was almost a $15 million gain on asset sales. Ngai Tahu's trading surplus more than doubled, to just over $160 million.
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Basketball players converged on Edgar Centre for Under 13 Championships

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:04pm
More than 600 basketball players have converged at the Edgar Centre, for the Under 13 Championships. Organisers are on the lookout for talented players to take on a developmental tour. And they're hoping that the next Steven Adams is just a couple of baskets away from being discovered.
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Tony Ensor selected for the All Blacks Sevens side

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 7:01pm
Dunedin rugby player Tony Ensor has been selected for the All Blacks Sevens side to play in Australia this weekend. It's Ensor's first call-up to the side, which will play on the Gold Coast in the opening tournament of the HSBC World Sevens Series. Ensor earned the selection after putting in an impressive performance last weekend in the New Zealand development side, which lost to Fiji.
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Word on the Street

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 6:59pm
Dunedin City Council staff are consulting the public about making changes to the city centre. The council wants upgrades of the CBD included in its next long-term plan. So with that in mind, our word on the street team sought out people's thoughts on whether the CBD should be redeveloped.
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Dunedin Night Shelter Trust receives $200,000

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/10/2014 - 6:45pm
The Dunedin Night Shelter Trust has just received $200,000 in a community grant. The money was allocated by the Otago Community Trust. And the show of generosity is helping to secure the night shelter's future in the city.
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Michael Woodhouse new Minister of Police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 6:30pm
Dunedin MP Michael Woodhouse has become the Minister of Police in the new National administration. Woodhouse has also been given a newly created role. That's as Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, which replaces the former Labour portfolio. Woodhouse remains the Minister of Immigration, but he's lost his former role as Minister of Veterans' Affairs.
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Average income of New Zealanders on the rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 6:18pm
The average income of New Zealanders appears to be increasing. Each year Statistics New Zealand surveys 30,000 people in the June quarter. This year the median weekly income from wages and salaries increased 2.3% to $863. The average weekly income increased 3% to $991. Median hourly earnings increased 1.7% to almost $22. And average hourly earnings increased 3% to $26.78.
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Dunedin lawyer admits to Ponzi scheme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:59pm
A Dunedin lawyer has admitted stealing $2.8m from clients through a Ponzi scheme. John David Milne admitted the long-term fraud in the Christchurch District Court this morning. The 79 year old stole from clients over a period of 21 years. He had his own Dunedin legal practice for 48 years until it was bought by Craig Paddon Law in 2008. Milne was declared bankrupt in 2012.
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Mental Health Awareness Week not just for those living with mental health issues

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:56pm
It's Mental Health Awareness Week and the spotlight is on supporting people, while eliminating discrimination. About 20% of the population experiences a mental disorder. And in Dunedin there's a whole week of activities planned for the entire community, not just those living with mental health issues.
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Waldronville fire under investigation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:53pm
The Otago Rural Fire Authority is conducting a thorough investigation into a large blaze at Waldronville.
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Teenage mountain bikers hit the track

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:49pm
More than 150 teenage mountain bikers from across the country are in Dunedin to discover who's the best on the track. They're taking part in the New Zealand Secondary School Mountain Bike Championships. And there's been some major changes to this year's event.
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Craft Beer and Food Festival a financial flop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:46pm
The Dunedin Craft Beer and Food Festival run by the Otago University Students' Association has failed to make a profit. But organisers say that won't be the case next year, as they intend to capitalise on several improvements. The festival is as big as the main event during Orientation, and association members feel they've got the mix just right.
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Celebrity chefs duck dive for Child Cancer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:44pm
Moana Pool was inundated with more than a thousand small yellow ducks at the weekend, all bobbing around to raise money for a local charity. The Otago/Southland branch of the Child Cancer Foundation was the recipient. And the event saw a pair of celebrity chefs take the plunge to find the winning ducks.
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Dozens turn out to discover hidden gems

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/10/2014 - 5:41pm
There's treasure to be found in Caversham. Dozens of people were tasked with discovering hidden gems in the suburb, during a community event at the weekend. And while treasure was the focus, organisers hope those searching were able to find even more.
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Nightly interview: Bruce McKinlay

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 03/10/2014 - 6:35pm
A Dunedin conservation worker is at the helm of international efforts to protect migratory New Zealand birds. Bruce McKinlay, from the Department of Conservation, has just returned from overseas. And he's here to tell us about his work at home and abroad.
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