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Consumer New Zealand conducts supermarket survey

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 6:38pm
Consumer New Zealand has conducted its latest annual supermarket survey, showing that PAK'nSAVE has the lowest prices overall. The budget brand supermarket had the cheapest standard products in all seven centres surveyed. Savings at PAK'nSAVE for a basket of 40 grocery items averaged about $14. Countdown supermarket beat New World for cheaper prices in the four North Island locations.
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Sandfly Bay Wildlife Reserve volunteers win award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 05/11/2014 - 6:35pm
Volunteers who patrol the Sandfly Bay Wildlife Reserve have won the supreme prize at this year's Coastal Otago Conservation Awards. The volunteers were celebrated by the Department of Conservation for educating visitors about endangered yellow-eyed penguins. Their work is part of wider efforts to ensure the native birds aren't harmed by the reserve's 50,000 visitors each year.
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Thousands flock to Wingatui Racecourse

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 7:06pm
The Melbourne Cup Race Day is a staple of Australasia's sporting calendar. Once again many have turned out to celebrate, with thousands flocking to Wingatui Racecourse. And it seems even those with no interest in horse racing are getting involved.
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Nightly interview: Phil Ker

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 7:03pm
Plans are under way for Otago Polytechnic to become a world-class institution, through the establishment of a charitable foundation. Chief executive Phil Ker joins us to explain.
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DCC receives insurance payout in Citifleet scandal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:58pm
The Dunedin City Council has received a $750,000 insurance payout in relation to the Citifleet scandal.
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Dunedin researchers take part in international study

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:55pm
Dunedin researchers are taking part in a new international study of a chronic breathing disorder. Staff based at the Caversham Medical Centre are in the process of recruiting locals for the study. And they say the research could make a big difference in the lives of many.
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City cycleways spark debate among city councillors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:52pm
The topic of cycleways through central Dunedin has again sparked debate among city councillors. The council met to consider a report on the progression of separated cycleways along State Highway 1. And the questioning of suitable members for a working party saw one councillor asked to leave.
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Country's top young singers showcase their talent

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:50pm
A musical performance in Mosgiel has delighted hundreds of people. The daytime concert was a chance for some of the country's top young singers to showcase their talent. And they managed to cater for the predominantly senior audience, by delving deep into the musical theatre archives.
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Police seek witnesses to brazen daytime attack

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:33pm
A serious assault in Mornington has police seeking witnesses to the brazen daytime attack. A man was set on by three others in Eglinton Road about 3pm yesterday. He suffered injuries to his face and head as a result. Detective Sergeant Rob Hanna, of the CIB, says the three alleged offenders fled the scene in a red vehicle.
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Surge in number of new listings on the residential property market

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:31pm
The number of new listings on the residential property market surged by 32% last month. That's shown in the latest statistics from New Zealand's largest online database of homes for sale. There were almost 14,000 new listings in the market during October, following a slow September.
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Orokonui Ecosanctuary's 21 year old kaka dies

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 04/11/2014 - 6:29pm
A treasured 21 year old kaka at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary has been found dead by staff. The kaka was named Mr Roto, and was reared as a chick at the Dunedin Botanic Garden aviary. He was found dead under a rotten pine log by Orokonui's lead guide, who used a radio tracker to locate him. Mr Roto was one of the first South Island kaka to be introduced to the ecosanctuary in 2007.
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Nightly interview: Rob Fitzpatrick

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 7:22pm
For years troubled Dunedin youth have received help through a mentoring programme, aimed at giving them a new direction. Rob Fitzpatrick is the man behind the initiative at present, and he's here to talk about how it works.
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Local burglaries investigated by police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 6:32pm
A major residential burglary is being investigated by police, who want information about a woman in the area at the time. About $5000 worth of electronics and jewellery was stolen from a Musselburgh house on Saturday afternoon. A Maori woman was seen driving a silver hatchback nearby at the time, and police want to speak to her.
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Consumer New Zealand targets dodgy door-to-door sellers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 6:30pm
Consumer New Zealand has launched a nationwide campaign against what it calls dodgy door-to-door sellers. Staff say they often deal with complaints about the hard-sell and exploitative tactics of such traders. Many cases involve elderly or vulnerable consumers, who are pressured to sign for products they don't want or can't afford.
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DCC re-starts the Warm Dunedin programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 6:24pm
The Dunedin City Council is again offering residents help with insulation and clean heating. It's re-started the Warm Dunedin programme, through which ratepayers can get an advance on their rates to help with associated costs. More than 600 home owners took up the offer when the programme was in operation between February 2013 and May this year.
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Dunedin in first place on the final leg of the gigatown race

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 5:58pm
The race to become New Zealand's first gigatown is in its final stretch, and Dunedin is in first place. With the finish line in sight, those running the city's campaign are urging locals to keep up the momentum on social media. Because it's not over yet.
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Rural firefighters stationed at Woodside vegetation fire

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 5:56pm
Rural firefighters will spend this week at the scene of a massive vegetation fire at Woodside, near Outram.
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New police campaign targets student valuables

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 5:54pm
Dunedin police have begun a new campaign to encourage students to protect their valuables. The men and women in blue have been out and about today door-knocking to spread the message. And they're hoping to give scarfies a new perspective on burglary.
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Dunedin police search for missing teen

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 5:52pm
Dunedin police are searching for a 16 year old, who went missing two weeks ago.
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Otago's disability sport sector gets a boost

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 03/11/2014 - 5:50pm
A newly created role at ParaFed Otago is set to boost the region's disability sport sector. The organisation's first ever sports development officer has been in the job for two months. And he's already changing the landscape for many local athletes.
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