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New approach to sex education introduced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:52pm
A new approach to sex education is being introduced to local schools and organisations. It deals with modern problems, as youth are increasingly bombarded with conflicting messages through the internet. And the founder thinks that'll help local youth develop healthy relationships.
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Caledonian running track to be replaced

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:50pm
The Caledonian running track is being replaced, at a cost of almost half a million dollars.
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Golf tournament helps students take their studies further

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:48pm
An annual golf tournament is helping Otago Polytechnic students take their studies further. Tens of thousands of dollars has been raised through the event, with staff from several Dunedin businesses taking to the green. And they received a helping hand from a golf pro, who drew in a few extra dollars, ensuring everyone's a winner.
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Southland crime suspects arrested in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:46pm
The two suspects in a Southland crime have fled to Dunedin, where they've been arrested. Police apprehended a 15 year old girl and 20 year old man in Mosgiel this morning. Last night the girl allegedly assaulted a 57 year old woman she lives with, threatening her with a knife at their Invercargill home.
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International guest helps spark enthusiasm for athletics

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:43pm
A programme to draw young people into athletics has been launched in Dunedin, bringing together several hundred primary school children. They spent the morning running, jumping and throwing at Forsyth Barr Stadium. And they were visited by an international guest, who helped to spark some enthusiasm.
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Dunedin City Holdings reports increase in revenue

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:40pm
The commercial arm of the Dunedin City Council is reporting a solid half-year financial result. Dunedin City Holdings revenue for the six months to December was up 9% to just over $128m. The investment group has had higher operating cash flow, paid off more of its debt, and posted a $10m after-tax profit.
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Surfers come together to celebrate milestone

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:38pm
Dunedin surfers have come together to mark a hundred years since the city was visited by the Hawaiian man credited with the sport's establishment. The Duke long board festival at St Clair involved much of the local surfing community and attracted dozens of spectators. And it stirred memories of another surfing legend.
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Armageddon expo draws out fans

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 5:34pm
Dunedin's self-described geeks and pop culture enthusiasts spent the weekend in heaven, as the city hosted the annual Armageddon expo. It's the third time the event's been brought to Dunedin, and it's shown that local nerd culture has changed in some unexpected ways.
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Traffic delays expected to last several weeks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 7:06pm
Traffic delays to the west and south of Dunedin city are expected to last at least several weeks. A large slip has opened up a crack in Portobello Road, which is slowing motorists around Turnbulls Bay. Work to repair the road will take about three weeks, during which time traffic is being diverted. There's also major roadworks on State Highway One through the city's southern suburbs.
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Drop in dairy means lower exports in January

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 7:04pm
January exports have fallen significantly in the last year, down $371m. The major drivers are milk powder, butter and cheese products. They've fallen 30% overall. January exports brought in $3.7b. Lower milk powder prices are a massive factor in the downturn. Not even record quantities of meat exports for the month could balance the drop in dairy.
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Local MPs clash over zero hour contracts

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 6:57pm
Local politicians are clashing over employment law, and in particular the subject of zero hour contracts. Dunedin North MP David Clark, of the Labour Party, wants them abolished, and that's attracted criticism from National minister Michael Woodhouse. But the pair have managed to find some common ground.
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Top secondary school pupils take part in leadership course

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 6:54pm
The highs and lows of leadership are being explored by the top secondary school pupils from around the region. More than 50 are taking part in a prefects training course at Otago Polytechnic's Dunedin campus. And while they're hearing from a range of facilitators, it's their social interaction with one another that's a critical part of the programme.
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Local police officers say goodbye to their hair

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 6:49pm
Ten local police officers have said goodbye to their hair to raise money for cancer sufferers. They've had their heads shaved during a public demonstration in the Octagon, ahead of the Relay For Life charity event.
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Programme expanded for this year's Early Music Festival

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 6:35pm
Dunedin's again hosting the New Zealand International Early Music Festival. Drawing on last year's success, organisers are excited about showcasing 1000 years of Western European music. And they hope this year's expanded programme will help introduce the old world to some new fans.
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Nightly interview: Molly Devine

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 6:42pm
The Dunedin Sound is being remixed for local audiences by an array of familiar musicians. They're putting a new twist on some well-known numbers for a special concert. Local singer Molly Devine is one of the University of Otago students involved, and she's here to tell us about it.
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Dunedin Hospital overrun with visitors

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 6:02pm
More money for Dunedin Hospital is being pledged by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. He's just toured the hospital, while in Dunedin for the local Cricket World Cup match. And while his visit drew attention from health board heavyweights, it was the sight of other big names that had patients excited.
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Vespa trip raises funds to support blood cancer research interns

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 6:00pm
A Dunedin man with terminal cancer has raised enough money to support two internships for blood cancer research.
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Custom built sorting machine installed at Dunedin City Library

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 5:55pm
A first of its kind book sorting machine has been installed at the Dunedin City Library. It's been custom built for the central library by an Australian technology firm. And it's already making life easier for staff.
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Cricket World Cup brings more than just sport to the city

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 5:53pm
Afghanistan has taken on Scotland at the University Oval. It's the last of three locally hosted matches in this year's Cricket World Cup. And the tournament's brought more than just sport to the city.
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Two arrested following aggravated robbery

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 5:51pm
The aggravated robbery of an elderly Dunedin man, following a home invasion, has resulted in two arrests. Police have charged two men in their twenties in relation to the incident, which happened last week. The young men allegedly threatened the 79 year old in his Mornington home, demanding money.
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