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Creative ideas plentiful at science and technology fair

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:48pm
Nearly three hundred displays from controlling body odour to finding the greasiest potato chips are on display at the Otago Museum. They are there as part of the Aurora Energy Otago Science and Technology Fair. And with many creative ideas, one organiser says the best ideas have come from real life problems.
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Your word on the Caledonian Bowling Club

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 6:46pm
The Caledonian Bowling Club is looking for a new premises, after the Dunedin City Council announced it would sell the land it uses. Members of the club are mad the site has been taken away for the sake of greater council profit. So the Dunedin News team decided to ask the public whether the council should forsake profit to let the Caledonian Bowling Club stay.
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Nightly interview: Greg Mirams

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 6:48pm
A South Dunedin company is going from strength to strength, partnering with major United Kingdom supermarket chain Sainsbury's. Techion Group is an animal parasite diagnostics company. Founder Greg Mirams joins us to talk business.
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Strong northwest winds improve air quality

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 6:25pm
Strong northwest winds brought an abrupt end to the string of high-pollution days in Central Otago last week. The Otago Regional Council says air quality generally improves during August as days get longer and temperatures get a bit milder. Dunedin, Mosgiel and Palmerston all recorded good air quality every day last week.
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Dunedin manufacturer wins innovation award

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 6:16pm
Following the expansion of its Dunedin manufacturing facility, toilet tissue and paper towel manufacturer, Cottonsoft, is celebrating being named the 2014 winner of the ECNZ innovation awards. The Environmental Choice New Zealand ecolabel covers over 2,000 products and services. Cottonsoft was judged the most innovative new environmental license holder for 2014.
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Microbiologist awarded distinguished research medal

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 5:56pm
A microbiology researcher has been named as the recipient of the University of Otago's distinguished research medal. Professor Greg Cook has been awarded the coveted medal for the various research he's undertaken. And he's proud to be making his mark on the scientific community.
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Two men arrested following several South Dunedin burglaries

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 5:54pm
Two Dunedin men have been arrested for theft following several burglaries in Dunedin South.
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School uses sports events as a way to improve well-being

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 5:52pm
'Move your mood' is the new slogan behind one local schools push to get children involved in physical activity. More than 450 children from George Street Normal school took part in the schools annual cross country this morning. And with athletics also to be run this term, the school is using the sports events as one of five ways to improve their well-being.
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Rainbow pre-school celebrates anniversary

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 5:49pm
After a quarter of a century, one Dunedin pre-school's vision has not changed. Rainbow pre-school celebrated its 25th anniversary on Saturday. And with many Dunedin families struggling for support, staff say those who use the facility have developed a family like bond.
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Students' Association works to introduce their culture to locals

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 05/08/2014 - 5:47pm
Dunedin's Sri Lankan community is going from strength to strength with scarfies leading the charge. Members of the Sri Lankan Students' Association have been working to introduce their culture to locals. And they say there's a lot of love for their homeland.
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Nightly interview: Polly Withers

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 7:04pm
A University of Otago graduate is having a significant impact on the nutrition supplement industry within New Zealand. Polly Withers has gone from researching protein powder to helping with the development and marketing of a unique product for a Dunedin based company. She joins us to talk about her burgeoning career.
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Otago University Biochemistry Department awarded grant

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 6:34pm
A $200,000 grant has been awarded to the Department of Biochemistry at the Otago University. The money will fund research aimed at developing drugs that are selectively lethal to cancer cells. Funding came from the Breast Cancer Research Partnership for a two-year project titled, ''Synthetic lethal targeting of lobular breast cancer''.
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Commodity prices fall again

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 6:31pm
New Zealand commodity prices fell for a fifth straight month in July, led by whole milk powder. The slide in global dairy prices this year prompted Fonterra Cooperative Group to slash its forecast farmgate milk payout for 2015 to $6 a kilogram of milk solids. Beef, sheep and kiwifruit were among products that gained.
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St Kilda Fire Station joining the 21st century

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 6:02pm
The St Kilda Fire Station is being completely refurbished for the first time since it was built. Construction is under way at the site to bring the building into the 21st century. And those involved with the station redevelopment say this project is just the beginning for the local fire service.
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Collaborative art work dismantled

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 5:59pm
Thousands of white lego bricks were put away in their boxes this morning at Dunedin Public Art Gallery.
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Badwater 135 runner returns home

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 5:56pm
After running more than 200km in 40 degree heat, Dunedin man Glenn Sutton has returned home a bit battered and bruised. He completed the Californian 'Badwater 135' race in just over 36 hours two weeks ago. And despite a few scary moments, he says a return visit to the race is not off the cards.
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Bitter rivals battle over brewing

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 5:54pm
There was a battle brewing in Dunedin on Saturday between two of the Trans-Tasman's best craft beer makers. Brewers at Emerson's Brewery were tasked with creating an Australian Red IPA with the assistance of brewers from Australian company 'Little Creatures'. And while it started as a competition, it has also given both breweries a chance to try a few new tricks.
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Instability in the Middle East postpones science conference

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 5:52pm
A Dunedin high school student will miss out on a trip to the World Science Conference in Jerusalem due to instability in the Middle East.
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New chess champions manoeuvring themselves to victory

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 04/08/2014 - 5:50pm
Otago has three new chess champions, all under the age of thirteen. The trio check-mated other players during the weekend tournament, manoeuvring themselves into a winning position. And organisers say there's many more skilled players to be found in the region.
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$64,000 raised at charity dinner

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 8:13pm
A charity dinner event in Dunedin last night raised $64,000 for Ronald McDonald House South Island. The Supper Club event saw about 200 Dunedin residents dining at 24 different locations in the city. They sampled food by some of the country's best chefs, at some unusual venues including a luxury boat and two train carriages.
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