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Your word on the quality of living in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 5:43pm
The latest national quality of life survey has been released. It's shown that most locals consider the city a great place to live. So the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team took to the streets to ask the public if they feel Dunedin is a good city to call home.
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Up-and-coming riders receive instruction from a former world champion

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 7:24pm
A group of young equestrians improved their jumping technique at the weekend, under the instruction of a former world champion. Vaughn Jefferis took the riders through their paces, helping them become one with their trusty steeds. And for the up-and-coming riders, it was an experience they hope will lead to world honours of their own.
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Elderly man hit by car dies from injuries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 7:19pm
An elderly Mosgiel man hit by a car on October the 16th has died from his injuries. The 92 year old - William Fraser Mitchell - died at the weekend. He was a World War Two veteran. Police are considering whether to lay charges in relation to the incident, and are seeking witnesses.
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New Zealand exports fall, imports rise

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 7:16pm
The value of New Zealand exports has fallen, down 3% in the September quarter to $12b. But imports rose 3.7% to $13b. Export values are being driven down by the dairy industry - with milk powder, butter and cheese values all down. The falling value of logs, wood and wood articles are also contributing to the decline.
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Dunedin police praise good road behaviour

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 5:59pm
Dunedin police are praising the public for good behaviour on the roads over the long weekend. There were only a handful of adverse incidents locally. And it seems traffic safety messages are setting in for the majority of motorists.
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Framework goes up on the Cerebos Gregg's new facility

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 5:57pm
There's visible progress in the construction of new facilities at the Cerebos Gregg's factory in Forth Street. The framework for the new building - a warehouse extension - is going up. It will eventually include a new amenities block for staff, and allow for extra manufacturing on site.
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DCC looks at changes to inner city parking

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 5:55pm
The Dunedin City Council is tackling some contentious issues as part of its next generation plan. It's looking at changes to inner city parking, and the establishment of more resident-only parking zones. It's also proposing to change housing policy. And before final decisions are made, staff are calling for public feedback.
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Modified machines on display

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 5:53pm
Car enthusiasts from all over the country were treated to a spectacular display of modified machines, better known as hot rods, in Dunedin at the weekend. Organised by Otago members of the New Zealand Hot Rod Association, the national event hadn't been held this far south for a decade.
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Abbotsford School pupils participate in an athletics day

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 5:51pm
While parts of the city are being battered by wind, it seems Abbotsford is a sheltered spot. That's been good news for Abbotsford School pupils, participating in an athletics day. And school staff are also happy - boasting about the kids bucking local sports trends.
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Nightly interview: Robyn Belton

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 7:14pm
A Dunedin children's book illustrator has been selected as one of the University of Otago's arts fellows for next year. Robyn Belton will take up the six-month College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence. And she's here to tell us about the book she'll help to create.
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Consumers price index increases

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:58pm
The consumers price index has increased by 0.3% for the third consecutive quarter. Most of the latest increase was attributed to higher housing-related prices such as utilities, rates and rentals. Cheaper telecommunication equipment forced prices down for household contents and services by 1.3%.
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Fashion helps strengthen Dunedin's relationship with China

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin's relationship with China continues to grow, and a large mayoral delegation is touring Shanghai at present. The Chinese city was also recently host to a contingent of Dunedin fashion and design students from Otago Polytechnic. Their work was showcased alongside that of Shanghai's top young designers, and it's all part of an ongoing educational collaboration.
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OUSA marketing and communication coordinator moves on

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:53pm
Alasdair Johnston is well known on campus as one of the top dogs at the Otago University Students' Association. But he's moving on from his role as the marketing and communication coordinator after four years. And he's got plenty to say about helping run one of the country's major student organisations.
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Woodhaugh Gardens pool springs a leak

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:51pm
Leaks have been discovered in the paddling pool at Woodhaugh Gardens in North Dunedin.
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Police crack down over long weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:50pm
Police are increasing their watch on traffic and road-related operations over the long weekend.
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Student documentaries premiere to Dunedin audiences

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:49pm
Students from the University of Otago Centre for Science Communication are about to premiere their documentaries to Dunedin audiences. They work independently and some travel great distances to tell their stories. Two of this year's films highlight animals - some very rare and others completely unwanted.
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Elderly man seriously injured in vehicle incident

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:46pm
Police are seeking witnesses to a vehicle incident in Mosgiel, in which an elderly man was seriously injured. The 91 year old pedestrian was hit by a Toyota Corolla, being driven by a 77 year old along Wickliffe Street. The incident occurred about 4.30pm on Thursday last week. The victim is still in Dunedin Hospital, having spent several days in intensive care.
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Dunedin Community Gallery filled with award-winning images

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:44pm
The walls of the Dunedin Community Gallery are filled with award-winning images by amateur photographers from all over New Zealand. The photos are part of the 45th Dunedin Festival of Photography. And organisers say such exhibitions keep the magic alive when it comes to capturing and showing off a special photo.
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Sports coach and journalist honoured

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:42pm
Long-time sports coach and journalist Alistair McMurran has been honoured with a special presentation at the North East Valley Bowling Club.
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Dunedin family shares its terrifying experience with chickenpox

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:22pm
A Dunedin family is sharing its terrifying experience with chickenpox, to raise awareness of what the disease can do. Most people catch the highly-contagious skin condition virus when they're children, then forget about it in adulthood. But as this family's story proves, it's not always something that can be treated so lightly. Warning: story contains images that may disturb some viewers.
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