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Nightly interview: Deborah Lambie

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:58pm
A Dunedin woman has won the coveted title of Miss South Island, in the country's latest major beauty pageant. Deborah Lambie received the crown last weekend, having already won Miss University, as well as third place in last year's Miss Universe New Zealand. She joins us tonight to talk about her success, and what she does off the stage.
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Dunedin becoming a leader in the zero waste fashion movement

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:55pm
Dunedin has long been regarded as a fashion forward city, and now it's fast becoming a leader in the zero waste fashion movement. Two Dunedin designers are preparing to showcase their latest eco-fashion collections at a major runway show in Wellington. And one has her sights set even higher - on cracking the commercial retail industry.
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Past and present pupils celebrate 25 years of musicals

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:53pm
A collaboration between past and present Kavanagh College pupils will come together on stage this week. They'll perform a show called 'A Dream to Share' to celebrate 25 years of musicals at the college. And as many former pupils graduated several years ago, it took some adjusting to get them back on stage.
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Face-to-face settlement services offered as part of nationwide initiative

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:46pm
Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin is offering face-to-face settlement services to migrants, as part of a new nationwide initiative.
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Nightly interview: Graham Smith

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:50pm
Each year in Dunedin the Michelle McCormack Award is presented to an outstanding tourism professional, nominated by their peers. This year's recipient is Graham Smith, the night duty manager at Larnach Castle. He joins us to talk about his role and the importance of customer satisfaction.
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Horse-riding equipment stolen from property near Middlemarch

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:35pm
About $20,000 worth of horse-riding equipment has been stolen from a rural property near Middlemarch. Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford says the equestrian gear was reportedly taken on Saturday morning, from a property between Middlemarch and Dunedin. Among items stolen were horse saddles, bridles, riding boots, and horse covers. It wasn't the only theft reported over the weekend.
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Number of consented new dwellings at highest level in seven years

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:33pm
The trend for the number of consented new dwellings is at its highest level in seven years. Data collated by Statistics New Zealand shows the trend for new dwellings has been steadily increasing over the last three years. In Dunedin there were 413new dwellings consented in the last 12 months. And 160 of those have been since the start of this year.
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Moana Pool maintenance work will see the facility meet worldwide standards

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:06pm
Moana Pool is about to undergo maintenance work that will see the facility meet worldwide swimming standards. A new bulkhead will be installed during July, replacing the slightly bent one installed in the 1970's. It's expected to cost about $150,000, but staff say that's money well spent.
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Speed limit changes recommended for 12 roads

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:04pm
The Dunedin City Council is considering whether to change the speed limit of a dozen roads, as well as several school zones in the city.
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Debating competitions about to kick off in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 6:01pm
One of the biggest debating competitions in the world is about to kick off in Dunedin. The Australasian Inter-varsity Debating Championship brings together some of the best verbal fighters from this generation. And they're keen to unleash in what organisers say will be a spectacle unlike any Dunedin has seen before.
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Local pupils will represent Otago at national chess tournament

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 5:59pm
Pupils from George Street Normal School and Balmacewen Intermediate will represent Otago at a national chess tournament later this year. They won their respective categories at the Otago Southland Interschool Team Chess Championship in Dunedin at the weekend. And for a game that's been played through the ages, chess seems to have struck a chord among Dunedin's youngest.
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Retro Lab put together to entertain kids over holiday break

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 5:57pm
School holidays are about to start and a range of events are being planned to keep Dunedin children entertained over the next two weeks. Among them is a Retro Lab, being put together by staff at Dunedin Public Libraries. And they hope it will educate today's youngsters about what was cool when their parents were at school.
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Local bands team up to pay tribute to the Fab Four

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 5:56pm
To many people, The Beatles will go down in history as one of the most influential bands to grace the world stage. The famous foursome visited Dunedin in 1964 and played in front of a large crowd. And 50 years on, several local bands teamed up to pay tribute to the Fab Four.
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Nightly interview: Mark White

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 7:02pm
The sport of competitive weightlifting is seeing a resurgence, and that's evident in the number of Dunedin residents getting involved. The Otago Amateur Weightlifting Association was well represented at the weekend's South Island Olympic Weightlifting Championships. Coach Mark White joins us to talk about the sport and why it's so popular.
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Dunedin cannot escape the impact of resource scarcity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 6:06pm
Resource scarcity is changing the world, according to organisers of the University of Otago's Foreign Policy School. The annual event started today, and it will see several renowned scholars discuss the issue over the weekend. And they say even Dunedin cannot escape the impact.
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Forum on water plan changes draws crowd

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 6:04pm
About a hundred people gathered in Dunedin this morning to hear about the Otago Regional Council's water plan changes.
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Six of Dunedin's best vie for Golden Gloves titles

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 6:02pm
Six of Dunedin's best young boxers will vie to be champions of the ring in next month's New Zealand Golden Gloves tournament. Three will enter the tournament as current New Zealand champions, with one fighter as young as 12 years old. All are training at least twice a day, and making no secret of what they want to achieve.
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Council extends deadline on earthquake strengthening

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 5:59pm
The Dunedin City Council has accepted it will take far longer for the city's earthquake-prone buildings to be formally assessed.
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Naval recruitment proving tricky despite strong history of service

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 5:57pm
The Chief of Navy was in Dunedin this week, taking part in a function at HMNZS Toroa. The naval reception was held to show appreciation for community members who support the local reserves. And although there's a strong history of service in Dunedin, recruitment's proving tricky.
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Fundraising initiative saw teens swap uniforms for a game of netball

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 5:55pm
Teenagers from two Dunedin schools swapped uniforms for a friendly game of netball this week, as part of a fundraising initiative.
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