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Lorde to perform in Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:28pm
Kiwi singer Lorde has announced she will tour New Zealand, and Dunedin is one of the four venues she'll play. The double Grammy award winner will perform at the Dunedin Town Hall on the 29th of October, in what is the singer's first ever tour of this country. Lorde made headlines across the world with the success of her single 'Royals' and her album 'Pure Heroine'.
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More skilled jobs advertised online

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:26pm
A government report says the number of skilled job vacancies advertised online in New Zealand is increasing. The amount of jobs advertised has risen 0.6% from June. And in total the number of internet-advertised skilled jobs has grown 9.9% in the last year.
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Brad Thorn to play for English club Leicester

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 6:00pm
Brad Thorn has confirmed his next move, after being told he was no longer needed by the Highlanders. Thorn will move to the UK next month and play for English club Leicester. The 39 year old played two seasons for the Highlanders, but confirmed last week he would not be playing in the next Super Rugby campaign. It's believed this will be his last year playing professional rugby.
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Sister-city relationship hugely important to Shanghai

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:55pm
Dunedin and Shanghai are marking 20 years since the beginning of our sister-city relationship. A delegation representing the Chinese city's Mayor's office is visiting as part of those celebrations. And they say the intercity relationship is hugely important to Shanghai.
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St Clair Esplanade repairs to be finished by the end of the week

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:52pm
Dunedin City Council staff report work to repair damage to the St Clair Esplanade will be finished by the end of the week.
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Mixed school choir hopes to bring back the gold from national competition

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:50pm
Some of Dunedin's best young voices are on a jet plane about to take on the rest of the nation. The Otago Boys and Otago Girls mixed choir left this morning to compete in the national 'Big Sing' competition in Auckland. And after a couple of silver medals in years past, one teacher is hoping to go one better.
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Hundreds attend primary school Ukulele Jam

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:48pm
More than five hundred children and their ukuleles strummed in tune this morning at Tahuna Intermediate. They were learning and performing as part of the Ukulele Jam for primary schools. And with the instrument growing in popularity, one teacher says it's clear to see a reason why.
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Your word on the St Clair Esplanande

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 5:45pm
Last week another sink-hole appeared at the St Clair Esplanade. It's the second sink-hole incident on the seawall in the past 15 months. And the Dunedin City Council has spent almost $700,000 on repairing it to date. So our Word on the Street team hit town to see if you're happy with how the council has handled the situation.
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Nightly interview: Alan Shanks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 6:43pm
An election forum held last night gave three local politicians an opportunity to answer questions about major social issues. The forum was organised by the Dunedin Council of Social Services and included topics such as poverty, domestic violence, health and well-being. Here to tell us more about the evening is Alan Shanks.
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New major at Otago Polytechnic focuses on Maori leasdership

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 6:28pm
A new qualification has been launched at Otago Polytechnic, offering a major in Maori Organisational Leadership. Developer of the major, Richard Kerr-Bell, says it will enable students to explore areas from Maori values and sustainability to examples of Maori leadership in the history of Aotearoa.
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New website launched to improve career support

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 6:25pm
Kiwi job seekers now have a new online training option available to them. DoBetter.co.nz brings reputable training providers together in one place to allow people to tap into the career support they require. The new service was developed with support from Otago Polytechnic and aims to make it easier for busy people to find training and support that fits their lives.
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University of Otago researcher part of an international team

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 6:22pm
A University of Otago researcher is part of an international team whose study findings reveal how ocean bacteria use light to grow. The study suggests bacteria may play a more significant role in the biogeochemistry of oceans than previously thought. Otago marine scientist Dr Federico Baltar investigated a bacterium called Dakdonia.
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DCC supports Trans-Pacific Partnership talks

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 5:59pm
The Dunedin City Council is encouraging the government to finish Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in a way that benefits Dunedin. Councillors narrowly voted to adopt a resolution supporting that position yesterday. But some are concerned at the process surrounding the negotiations.
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Government's urban cycleways promise benefits Dunedin

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 5:57pm
National list MP Michael Woodhouse says a Government promise to spend millions more on urban cycleways will have direct benefits for Dunedin.
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Proposed skateboarding bylaw rejected

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 5:54pm
A proposed skateboarding bylaw has been rejected by the city council. All but one councillor voted not to adopt the new policy. And some say it's time to rethink the bylaw entirely.
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Nutrition professor speaks about the problems associated with obesity and diabetes

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 5:53pm
Obesity and Type II diabetes are still on the increase in New Zealand. And tonight Professor in Nutrition and Global Health, Boyd Swinburn will speak about the problems associated with the two conditions. Despite several ideas on how to combat the problem, he says each community needs to come up with a plan.
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Nationwide dishwasher survey results come as no surprise to a local technician

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 5:50pm
It has been confirmed women are the best in the household at loading the dishwasher. But are Dunedin residents rinsing their dishes before using their machine, and how often do they thoroughly clean it? These questions have been answered in a recent nationwide dishwasher survey, with some of the results coming as no surprise to a local technician.
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Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 6:44pm
Human trafficking is in the international headlines after 35 adults and children were found in a container in England over the weekend. It is believed that more than 2.5m people a day are caught up in the practice. And while New Zealand is not subject to this level of activity, the Government is diligent in regional and international efforts to combat trafficking.
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Shanghai delegation to visit for 20th anniversary of sister city relationship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 6:22pm
A high level six-member delegation from China's Shanghai Municipal People's Congress will arrive in the city tomorrow. It's here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dunedin's sister city relationship with Shanghai. The delegation has expressed particular interest in learning about environmental protection, air pollution and sustainability.
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Cost of operating in New Zealand a challenge for cruise lines

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 18/08/2014 - 6:00pm
International cruise line representatives are finding New Zealand's fuel and port costs to be among the highest in the world. A recent Cruise New Zealand conference heard that while cruise passengers regularly rate their Kiwi experience highly, the high cost of operating here is a challenge for cruise lines.
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