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Nightly interview: Bruce Kyle

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 6:35pm
The Otago Peninsula Biodiversity Group has ramped up efforts to deal with possums on the peninsula. They've been using new technology to track traps, by way of an internet-based app. Bruce Kyle is part of the group, and he joins us to talk about the pest situation.
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Wild weather causes crashes around the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 6:25pm
Wild weather has caused nine crashes around the city, including a multi-vehicle pile up at the Taieri Bridge.
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DCC allocates funds for local events

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:51pm
The Dunedin City Council's allocated more than $400,000 for events in the area. The council's backing a dozen different festivals and events - iD Dunedin Fashion Week is the big winner, receiving $100,000. The remainder of the money has been split up between several other events. They include the international science festival and the Otago Rally.
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Creeping costs of new laws putting pressure on hospitality industry

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:47pm
Hospitality New Zealand says the creeping costs of new laws are putting pressure on local businesses. The organisation's released a report on the different factors impacting hospitality in Dunedin and the rest of the country. Staff say higher licensing fees is having significant negative effects for local business owners.
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Super Rugby trophy heading out on tour of Otago

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:38pm
Rugby fans are being given a chance to get up close and personal with the Highlanders' trophy. It's the prize for the team's historic victory in last weekend's Super Rugby final. The trophy is being taken on a tour across Otago, starting at the end of this week. There's huge demand from rugby fans for photos with the trophy and that's prompted the tour.
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Wintry blast blankets hills in snow forcing locals to abandon vehicles

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:15pm
The city is bearing the brunt of the latest wintry blast. With much of the hill suburbs blanketed in snow, locals are having to abandon their vehicles. And it's prompting reminders to be smart when travelling in dangerous conditions.
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Gang Show director celebrates three decades at the helm

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:11pm
A local man is celebrating more than three decades spearheading the Otago Gang Show. He's been directing the production with his wife since 1980. And they've come up with something extra special for this year's performance.
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Local trust thanked for contributions to the Chinese Garden

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:08pm
A partnership between a local trust and the city's Chinese garden is blooming. Rhododendrons for Dunedin members are being thanked for botanical contributions to the garden earlier this year. And it's helping illustrate the similarities between China and Dunedin.
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Your word on using public transport

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 08/07/2015 - 5:02pm
Dunedin's public transport system has received a major overhaul. Bus fares have gone up, travel routes have been altered, and more changes are planned. With that in mind, our word on the street team braved the cold to ask locals if they use public transport.
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Nightly interview: Paul Hunt

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 6:53pm
The Otago University Students' Association is campaigning against moves to reduce the number of student representatives on the university council. The group wants to ensure students have a voice at varsity. President Paul Hunt joins us now to discuss the push to maintain the status quo.
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Faulty parking meters causing headaches

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 6:03pm
An increasing number of parking meters are causing headaches for local motorists. Statistics from the city council show more meters are developing faults. But there are solutions for drivers which don't end in fines.
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Moana Pool diving platforms resurfaced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 5:56pm
Diving platforms at Moana Pool are being resurfaced for the first time.
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Green thumbs maintain rare rose collection at Northern Cemetery

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 5:53pm
A garden restoration campaign is in full swing for one of the city's final resting places. The Northern Cemetery is the only Victorian garden of its kind in the southern hemisphere. And an enthusiastic team of green thumbs are making sure its rare rose collection is maintained and grown.
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Otago SPCA urges locals to keep kids safe around pets

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 5:48pm
The Otago SPCA is urging locals to keep children safe around pets. They've employed the help of a couple of rescued dogs to spread a safety message. And the educational efforts are highlighting widespread issues with neutering.
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Highlanders looking forward to what's next

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 07/07/2015 - 5:43pm
The excitement of the weekend's big rugby win is slowly subsiding. With the hard-won Super Rugby trophy now in its final resting place at the stadium, the Highlanders are looking to what's next. And with all but five places in next year's squad locked in, management are keen to keep a good thing going.
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Nightly interview: Simon Pickford

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 7:20pm
Local businesspeople have been surveyed about their satisfaction in dealing with the city council. It's highlighted room for improvement, and council staff are working to make business interactions easier. Simon Pickford is the council's general manager of service and development, and he joins us to explain.
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Thousands pack Octagon to celebrate Highlanders victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:52pm
Rugby fans turned out en masse to salute the champion Highlanders. Donning their blue and gold, thousands packed the Octagon to celebrate the team's maiden Super Rugby victory. And it was a chance for the team to show their appreciation for the local support they've received all season.
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22 year old man accused of murder

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:50pm
A 22 year old man accused of murder has been remanded in custody.
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Visiting Chinese students formally welcomed to the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:46pm
The Dunedin-Shanghai sister city relationship's being bolstered by a group of visiting Chinese students. They've been formally welcomed to the city by local Maori leaders and the Mayor. And they're looking forward to an extremely hands-on experience while they're here.
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Spate of South Dunedin car thefts continues

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 06/07/2015 - 5:43pm
The spate of car thefts in South Dunedin is continuing, with the area around Hillside Road the latest hit. A silver Peugot is yet to be recovered after it was taken from the Pak'n'Save car park on Friday. And on nearby Bayview Road, a blue Ford truck has also been reported stolen.
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