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Otago researcher awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Latest news from Channel 9 - Tue, 30/09/2014 - 6:38pm
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the government. Doctor Michael Knapp is one of ten fellowship recipients, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. The Otago researcher will receive up to $800,000 over the next five years.
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Nightly interview: Vivienne Cuff

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 7:47pm
Archives New Zealand has just opened a new exhibition in Dunedin. It's a selection of World War One documents, including soldier's letters and photographs. Archivist Vivienne Cuff joins us to talk about it.
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Police urge locals to look after valuables

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:15pm
Dunedin police are urging residents to keep their vehicles and property secure during the school holidays. The warning comes after a couple of vehicle break-ins over the past few days. Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford says a vehicle parked in Mount Cargill Road had its front passenger window smashed. An iPhone, wallet and cards were taken from inside.
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Local construction company heading to court

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:12pm
A long-running dispute between the owner of a local construction company and its former Dunedin manager is set to continue in court. Former Lund South Dunedin manager David Low claims he is entitled to bonus payments, understood to be worth about half a million dollars. But the company's owner, Russell Lund, disputes that.
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Departure of Otago troops to the battlefields of WWI commemorated

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 6:04pm
Dunedin residents have commemorated the departure of Otago and Southland troops to the battlefields of World War One. It's been a hundred years since the soldiers left for the war. And a parade held at the weekend brought that century-old occasion back to life.
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SDHB investigates a fire at Wakari Hospital

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:56pm
A fire within a secure mental health ward at Wakari Hospital is being investigated by the Southern District Health Board.
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Amateur boxers go toe to toe for charity

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:54pm
Eighteen aspiring boxers have gone toe to toe in the ring to raise money for charity. They fought in this year's Southern Showdown event at the Edgar Centre. And at the end of the night, it was one man standing tall after winning the main match.
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Hills rang with the sound of gunfire over the weekend

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:50pm
The commemoration of southern troops embarking for World War One wasn't the only military exercise held over the weekend. Current day reserve soldiers were busy training in the high country around Middlemarch. And they had the hills ringing with the sounds of live gunfire.
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Art auction raised money for artist in residence programme

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:44pm
An art auction to raise money for an artist in residence programme has generated about $15,000.
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Residents entertained by Chinese folk music

Latest news from Channel 9 - Mon, 29/09/2014 - 5:41pm
Traditional Chinese folk music entertained dozens of Dunedin residents at a free lunchtime concert.
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Fashion show a boost to women's health research

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 8:03pm
Research into women's health is about to be boosted through a Dunedin fashion show. Tonight's 15th annual fashion show by the Zonta Club of Metropolitan Dunedin is a sell-out. And that means tens of thousands of dollars will be handed over to this year's funding recipient - the Otago Medical Research Foundation.
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Top surgeon delivers blow to health board

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
A top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital has delivered a massive blow to the Southern District Health Board.
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Programme targets youth direction

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
Deciding what to do once high school is finished can be a difficult process for some young people. So a pilot programme being trialled by the Malcam Charitable Trust is targeting those youths. Today it was the role of a beekeeper that had them donning a protective suit to get the buzz on bees.
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Dunedin man to appear on firearms charges

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
A Dunedin man is due to appear in court on a firearms related charge after an incident at a Mobil service station.
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Value of exported goods up

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
The value of exported goods was $3.5 billion last month. That's an increase of $227 million on August last year. Statistics New Zealand says live cattle led the rise in exports. And a 16% rise in milk powder, butter and cheese also contributed to the increase. In contrast, the value of imported goods fell - by $536 million.
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Council considering change to population estimate method

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
There are conflicting estimates about the growth of Dunedin's population over the next few decades. The Dunedin City Council has been using two different models, each with a different prediction about how many residents it will have to support. But that could be about to change.
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Children encouraged to keep active to help with their mental health

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:58pm
A Dunedin school is encouraging pupils to be physically active as a means of looking after their mental health. George Street Normal School held its annual athletics day today. It's just one of the events staff are using to keep kids healthy in more ways than one.
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Pasifika post-graduate research results presented

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:57pm
The results from years of research by post-graduate Pasifika students at the University of Otago have been publicly presented. The 11th annual Pacific Post-Graduate Symposium on campus today gave Pasifika students a forum to show off everything they've worked for. It was part of the university's goal to ensure they're well prepared for showcasing their research to the world's top academics.
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Nightly interview: John Ayoub

Latest news from Channel 9 - Thu, 25/09/2014 - 7:55pm
The Forbury Park Trotting Club is undergoing some changes. New general manager John Ayoub joins us to explain what's going on.
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Fonterra cuts prices

Latest news from Channel 9 - Wed, 24/09/2014 - 8:12pm
Fonterra has cut its forecast farmgate milk price by 70 cents per kilogram of milk solids. The reduced price for the 2014 to 2015 season is now $5.30 per kilogram. That's down from $6. Fonterra has also increased and widened the estimated dividend range to 25 to 35 cents. That amounts to a forecast cash payout of about $5.60.
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