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New street cleaning plan developed

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 6:49pm
Disgust at the state of Dunedin's inner city streets has prompted the city council to ramp-up its cleaning regime. A new street cleaning and litter collection action plan has been developed. And it's been put before councillors, who will monitor progress with a view to implementing further changes if necessary.
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Dunedin joinery firm called upon by animated film company

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 6:47pm
An international animated film company is calling on the services of a Dunedin joinery firm. Local joiner Daniel Lunn has been tasked with creating nine wooden tables for the UK based paper cinema show ''Odyssey''. And while his knowledge of the show is limited, he's excited about what the work means for the company.
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Dunedin choir prepares to take the show on the road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 6:42pm
Today was a day of celebration for the combined Otago Girls' and Boys' High School choir Barock. The group was presented with awards won at last month's Big Sing finale in Auckland. And now staff at both Dunedin schools are preparing to take the show on the road.
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Your word on a housing warrant of fitness

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 03/09/2014 - 6:40pm
Presbyterian Support Otago recently issued a report detailing the sad state of rental housing in Dunedin. The organisation supports a proposed warrant of fitness scheme for rentals, which was recently trialled in the city. And with that in mind, our Word on the Street team sought public opinion about the idea.
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Nightly interview: Shane Gallagher

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 8:01pm
In the lead-up to this month's election, the 39 Dunedin News team has invited all local candidates to come into the studio for an interview. Tonight Shane Gallagher, of the Green Party, joins us to talk about why he's running for the Dunedin South electorate.
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Southern District Health Board involved in a fraud investigation

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 7:30pm
A multi-million dollar dispute involving the Southern District Health Board is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office. The health board has been in dispute with South Link Health over contract payments since 2002. Neither party will disclose how much money is in dispute, but it could be up to $15m, counting interest.
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Video Ezy making an effort to move with the times

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 7:26pm
Video Ezy is the latest brand to launch on-demand content through the internet, in an effort to move with the times. It's the largest franchised DVD rental chain in New Zealand, and now it's the only one to have an online rental platform. Video Ezy On Demand will allow users to pay for selected content, including thousands of movies and the latest releases.
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Saint Clair esplanade may be getting a new addition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 7:23pm
A life-size sculpture of a well-known local sea lion may be installed at the eastern end of the Saint Clair esplanade. The sculpture is likely to be commissioned by the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust. It's asked the Dunedin City Council for permission to have the sculpture installed, to honour the sea lion known as Mum.
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New seating for the precinct district unveiled

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 7:00pm
Dunedin's ongoing warehouse precinct revitalisation project has passed another milestone. New seating commissioned by the Dunedin City Council for the area has been unveiled. But the newest additions to the precinct contain some secrets.
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Number of dogs in Dunedin rises, as does complaints

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:57pm
The number of dogs in Dunedin continues to rise, bringing an increase in dog-related complaints and more intensive control operations by the Dunedin City Council.
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38 year old bus back on the road

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:55pm
After sitting dormant in a paddock for more than a decade, a 38 year old Dunedin bus is back on the road. The bus was operated in Dunedin for 17 years, then sold to an Oamaru transport company. But now it's back carrying Dunedin passengers, although it hasn't been easy getting the wheels to spin once again.
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Local charity celebrates a milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:53pm
More than 100,000 kilograms of food destined for landfill has been recovered by a local charity. FoodShare has been retrieving unwanted food from a range of Dunedin businesses since early 2012. But even as the organisation celebrates its success, demand for its service is growing exponentially.
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Dunedin exhibits an art collection Japan banned

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 02/09/2014 - 6:50pm
A collection of art work prohibited from public view in Japan is available for all eyes to see in Dunedin. The exhibition called 'Shunga' is a collection of Japanese erotic prints. And while some people may consider them pornographic, a local art historian says the work is quite remarkable.
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Nightly interview: Fran Bolgar

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 7:52pm
An initiative has just begun in Dunedin which aims to increase the community's resilience and sustainability. It's called the Big Green Challenge, and it offers grants for projects that work towards an environmentally friendly future.
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Citifleet fraud scandal costs the DCC another manager

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 7:32pm
Another manager at the Dunedin City Council has resigned over the alleged Citifleet fraud. Kevin Thompson was the group manager of regulatory services, and had oversight of Citifleet. He's currently on leave, but has just tendered his resignation effective from October 3. It was announced in a statement released earlier this evening.
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Stolen firearm and ammunition concerns police

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Dunedin police have concerns about the theft of a firearm and ammunition from a vehicle parked in the North-East Valley over the weekend. A hunting rifle and a box of bullets was stolen from the vehicle, which was parked in Arden Street on Saturday night. The vehicle owner discovered a passenger door was left ajar, when checking on the vehicle yesterday morning.
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Export volumes fall, import volumes rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 7:25pm
Export volumes have fallen 5.3% in the last quarter. But import volumes have risen, up 3.6%. Statistics New Zealand says export volumes recorded their largest fall since the March 2008 quarter. That was largely due to falls from high levels in key areas such as meat, forestry and dairy. Import volumes have been steadily rising - up 19% over the last seven consecutive quarters.
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Initiatives launched to register not enrolled Dunedin residents

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 7:23pm
More than 14,000 Dunedin voters are still not enrolled - with less than three weeks to go before the general election. Statistics from the Electoral Commission show the majority of those not enrolled are aged 18 to 24. And with time running out, a range of initiatives are being set up to register remaining Dunedin residents.
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Protesters oppose National-led government

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 6:51pm
Dozens of protesters took to central Dunedin streets on Saturday, to demonstrate their opposition to the National-led government.
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DCC committee discusses the physiotherapy pool's future

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 01/09/2014 - 6:49pm
There may be light at the end of the tunnel for Dunedin's physiotherapy pool, earmarked for closure by the Southern District Health Board. The Dunedin City Council's community and environment committee discussed the pool's future at a meeting this afternoon. And members have made some recommendations for the council, which could come as good news to pool users.
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