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Woman fights for justice

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 04/02/2015 - 7:04pm
A Dunedin mother is fighting for justice in the case of her son's death at a nearby prison. She's waited four years for those involved in the incident to be held accountable. And despite a major setback, she's vowing to do all she can to ensure her son's fate isn't repeated.
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Nightly interview: Laura Black

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 6:52pm
A relatively new service at the Methodist Mission is proving popular among residents. It's an independent advocacy service, for people who need help dealing with various agencies, organisations, laws and entitlements. Methodist Mission director Laura Black joins us to explain what it's all about.
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Future of Dunedin's physiotherapy pool looking brighter

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 6:44pm
The future of Dunedin's physiotherapy pool is looking brighter, with the city council likely to underwrite its operating costs. But there's still some major hurdles to overcome before trust members and users are able to celebrate the facility's retention in the community.
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Anadarko research vessel in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 6:01pm
A research vessel linked to oil giant Anadarko is in Dunedin to continue oil and gas prospecting off the Otago coast.
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Massive demand for free computer lessons

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 6:00pm
Massive demand for free computer lessons is stretching resources at SeniorNet Otago. The voluntary organisation desperately needs more tutors, willing to spend a few hours a month teaching others. And with the ever-changing array of personal computer gadgets, there's no let-up in sight.
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State Highway 88 traffic restrictions lifted

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 5:58pm
Traffic restrictions along State Highway 88 have finally been lifted, after three years of delay.
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Ambitious team of cyclists raise money for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 5:55pm
The upcoming long weekend won't mean rest and relaxation for an ambitious team of cyclists. 46 riders are set to bike from Middlemarch to Alexandra in the dead of night, to raise money for charity. And with fundraising on track to exceed expectations, all that's left to do is pedal.
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More work done on warehouse precinct

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 5:53pm
More work is being done to enhance Dunedin's warehouse precinct, which has already come a long way in the last few years. Several retail, office and residential developments are currently taking place in the area. And planners are turning their attention to what that means for the city's future.
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Temporary liquor ban approved for North Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 03/02/2015 - 5:50pm
Police have an additional tool to deal with drunken revellers during what will be a busy month of events. The Dunedin City Council has approved a temporary liquor ban in North Dunedin, while the city hosts student orientation and major sports games. And police are confident prevention is better than a cure.
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Nightly interview: Danielle Culling

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 6:41pm
A local woman is helping children to relax and make the most of their time in class. It's through a programme developed overseas, which Danielle Culling implements locally.
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Police searching for arsonist

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:59pm
Police are searching for an arsonist, believed to be responsible for lighting several fires in Dunedin at the weekend. A van was set alight in Luke Street, Ocean Grove just after 2am yesterday. And a couple of hours later, a clothing bin was set on fire in Tomahawk Road. Then a letterbox in Luke Street was set alight, and the blaze spread to a nearby tree and fence.
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Community groups and organisations invited to use Forsyth Barr Stadium

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:57pm
Dunedin community groups and organisations are invited to apply for funding to use Forsyth Barr Stadium. Each year the company that runs the stadium has to allocate $750,000 in funding for community use. That's part of its agreement with the Dunedin City Council. The money covers the cost of using the stadium for non-profit groups and charities.
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ORC seeks formal declaration of drought

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:51pm
A local call for help has gone unanswered by the government. The Otago Regional Council seeks formal declaration that the region's in a state of drought. And with little sign of relief, council staff are running out of options.
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Physio pool granted a reprieve

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:48pm
A last-minute reprieve has been granted to the Otago Therapeutic Pool Trust, from the Dunedin City Council.
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Local children return to class

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:46pm
Thousands of local children have returned to their classrooms for the start of another school year. It's brought the usual mixture of excitement, angst and relief for pupils, parents and teaching staff. And one principal has some advice for all those starting term one.
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Inaugural rugby tournament held to aide injured rugby players

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:44pm
More than $10,000 has been raised to help injured rugby players. Hundreds turned out to the inaugural Spartans rugby tournament at Green Island in the weekend. And even a few sporting legends were among them, eager to get in on the action.
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Military theme set for 61st annual modelling festival

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:42pm
The local model engineering society is cashing in on World War One centenary commemorations. It has set a military theme for this year's 61st annual modelling festival. Thousands of models are on display, giving young and old alike a glimpse into the past.
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Pre-schoolers practise fundamental movement skills while having fun

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/02/2015 - 5:41pm
Hundreds of young children have started the month with a triathlon, as part of a Sport Otago event. It's helped pre-schoolers develop fundamental movement skills while having fun. And there's increasing demand for the activity, prompting plans for a repeat.
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Nightly interview: Dr Kirsten Coppell

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 6:56pm
Interesting findings about people with coeliac disease have come from a University of Otago study. It's the first national survey of people with the condition, which makes them react abnormally to gluten. Dr Kirsten Coppell was involved, and she's here to explain the results.
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Stoats weasel their way into Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 6:23pm
Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff are closely scrutinising the facility's predator-proof fence, after two stoats made their way into the reserve. The stoat intrusions were discovered three weeks apart. Staff believe the fence is secure, but they've become more vigilant since the pests were caught.
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