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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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Major shoe retailers take financial hit

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 8:10pm
It's been a bad two years for major shoe retailers Hannahs and Number One Shoes. And the investment company behind the brands - Hellaby Holdings - is taking a hit because of it. It's having to take a $26.9m impairment against its earnings to write off goodwill on the shoe stores. The footwear downturn has contributed to a 21% drop in the company's first-half profit.
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Nightly interview: Abby Wolfe

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 8:04pm
A young Dunedin singer/songwriter has just returned from Hollywood, where she competed in the World Championships of Performing Arts. Abby Wolfe brought home a swag of medals from the event, and she's here to tell us all about it.
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Locals take part in worldwide Big Latch On event

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 6:08pm
Dunedin mothers have marked the start of World Breastfeeding Week by feeding their babies in public. The display was part of the worldwide Big Latch On event. And it was all part of efforts to encourage more women to breastfeed in New Zealand.
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Scarves not just a winter warmer today

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 6:07pm
Despite the warm weather, a large number of Dunedin residents were wearing scarves today. But they weren't just any scarves, and they weren't only keeping necks warm.
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New exhibition explores the impact of WWI on Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 6:04pm
Dunedin's involvement in World War One has been comprehensively researched, and is being showcased in a new exhibition. It demonstrates the impact the Great War had on the city, and more importantly its residents. And it's timed to coincide with this year's start of 100 year commemorations for the major historic event.
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Next set of challengers chosen to enter the ring

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 6:01pm
After a gruelling six weeks of boot camp, the next 18 challengers for Dunedin's Southern Showdown have been selected. They'll square off in nine bouts on September the 27th, to raise funds for charity. And after discovering who their opponents will be, contenders know the hardest part of the journey is yet to come.
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Fallen tree branches close roads

Latest news from Channel 9 - Fri, 01/08/2014 - 5:59pm
High winds have caused more disruption around the city, with at least one road closed due to fallen tree branches.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 6:58pm
There are signs of growing global disorder, with conflict worsening in Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Ukraine. And it comes at a time when New Zealand is making a push for a seat on the United Nations Security Council. International relations professor Robert Patman joins us to discuss the situation.
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DCC hires executive from New Plymouth

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 6:40pm
The Dunedin City Council has hired an executive from New Plymouth to be the new general manager of services and development. Simon Pickford will take up the role in early October. He fills the vacancy left by Sue Bidrose, who became the council's chief executive earlier this year. Pickford is currently working as manager of executive services at the New Plymouth District Council.
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Number of consented new dwellings high

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 31/07/2014 - 6:35pm
The number of consented new dwellings is at its highest level since August 2007. Statistics New Zealand has released the latest data, showing the trend for new dwellings has doubled in the last three years. Last month there were more than 100 new dwellings consented in Otago, including 29 in Dunedin.
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