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Local school grows poppies for ANZAC Day

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 6:13pm
A Dunedin school is doing something a bit different to commemorate this year's ANZAC Day. For the centenary of World War One, 100 poppies are being grown by pupils at Tahuna Normal Intermediate. They're hard at work ensuring the poppies are ready to give to veterans on April 25th.
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Unlikely industry bringing Dunedin a worldwide audience

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 6:10pm
An unlikely business is bringing millions of dollars into the city. It's something that often flies under the radar, going unnoticed by most residents but it's putting Dunedin in front of a worldwide audience.
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Hyde Street keg party goes back to the drawing board

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 6:07pm
The fun's over and now it's back to the drawing board for the annual Hyde Street student party. Stakeholders are about to meet to brainstorm the next event, and how it can be improved. They hope it'll be more of a celebration of scarfie life, than a day of drunken disorder.
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Otago University announces $200m spend on campus upgrades

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 5:35pm
The University of Otago has just announced more than $200m of campus upgrades. They include a new dental school and the major refurbishment of the existing chemistry building. Work on the dental school is expected to start in November, just after the science building project begins. Both projects have been in the planning stages for some time, but haven't been confirmed until now.
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Decrease in new housing consents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 31/03/2015 - 5:31pm
The number of new houses being consented is starting to come down, following a four-year-long period of growth. In the last 12 months there have been 382 new houses consented in Dunedin. That's an average of just under 32 a month. Nationally the number of consents for new dwellings has more than doubled in the last four years.
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Parents of disabled child make plea to get back stolen car

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 6:25pm
The parents of a disabled girl are desperate to get back their stolen car, which they rely on to transport their daughter. The girl's mother made a plea on social media for information or sightings of the car - a maroon and silver Subaru grand wagon. She alleges it was stolen from South Road late Saturday night or early Sunday morning.
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Research and development business spending increasing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 6:21pm
Businesses are spending more on research and development, and the trend is expected to continue. Commercial spend on research and development increased by $53m last year. The greatest rise in spending came from the services industry, mostly in relation to computer businesses. Their share of the market has almost doubled.
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Nightly interview: Bokyong Mun

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 6:05pm
An Otago University student has just returned to Dunedin from the Abel Tasman National Park, where she took part in a conservation campaign. Bokyong Mun spent three days paddling a kayak made of recycled materials around the coastal reserve.
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DCC to undertake full review of liquor ban area

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 6:03pm
A proposal to extend the existing alcohol ban to include a notorious party flat has been abandoned by the Dunedin City Council. Councillors instead want to see a review of the entire liquor ban area. But there's debate about when that should happen, with new liquor laws about to be adopted.
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Oil Free Otago protest in front of National MP Michael Woodhouse's office

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 5:59pm
Protesters have delivered an anti-government message to the office of local National MP Michael Woodhouse.
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Budding entrepreneurs get boost from business start-up event

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 5:56pm
Dunedin's budding entrepreneurs are buzzing from their big boost at a business start-up event. Mentoring from established professionals has kick-started several commercial proposals. And event organisers say that's proof of the fact that anyone can start a business.
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60 Year old water pipelines to be replaced in in Pine Hill

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 5:53pm
The Dunedin City Council is spending over half a million dollars on a pipeline renewal project in Pine Hill. Over the next two months, the 60 year old water pipelines in the area will be replaced. And it's hoped the work will have additional benefits, helping reduce the risk of flooding in the north end.
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South Dunedin residents learn about community safety

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 5:49pm
Neighbours Day celebrations are providing an opportunity for South Dunedin residents to learn about community safety. People from various emergency and community groups have gathered for a neighbourhood safety expo, to introduce locals to their services.
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Musicians converge on Mosgiel for brass band competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/03/2015 - 5:47pm
Musicians from across Otago and Southland have converged on Mosgiel for a brass band competition. Organisers say local bands came out tops in the B and C grade contests, although the skill on display was universally impressive.
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The week that was

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 5:53pm
Shots from the week that was, set to music by Fleetwood Mac.
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School pupils sleep rough for Cyclone Pam victims

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 5:46pm
Local primary school pupils are sleeping rough to raise money for Cyclone Pam victims. Sacred Heart pupils are constructing cardboard shelters to sleep in, showing solidarity with those who've lost everything. It's a quirky twist on the common sleepover, with a sobering lesson attached.
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International technology expert holds public internet training workshop

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 5:44pm
Hundreds of locals have already signed up to the city's new gigabit speed internet network. And more is being done to push that number higher, ensuring the city develops digitally. An international technology expert is providing an insight into Dunedin's digital future, through a public training workshop.
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Dunedin man arrested for assaulting police officer

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:58pm
An 18 year old Dunedin man is facing an assault charge, after allegedly punching a local police officer. The incident is said to have occurred at Starters Bar, where police were called last night to deal with reports of disorder. It's alleged the teenager punched the police officer several times at the pub.
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Otago businesses struggling to achieve successful development

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:55pm
A survey of Otago businesses shows many are struggling to find the time and money for successful development. Almost all expect profit to either stay the same or increase this year. But little things are going out the window, and some of the country's top professionals are responding to the call for help.
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Residents asked to weigh-in on DCC's draft long term plan

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/03/2015 - 4:52pm
Dunedin residents are being asked for feedback on the city council's draft long term plan. The document lays out DCC budgets for the next decade, and outlines how local government debt will be reduced. It also sets limits on the rates locals will pay. Consultation on the long term plan officially opens tomorrow, and runs until April 28th.
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