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Boating accident leaves school pupil seriously injured

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:34pm
An Otago Boys' High School pupil seriously injured in a boating accident has been transferred to Christchurch Hospital. The boy was one of three pupils injured when their rowing coach's boat collided with theirs during a training run on Otago Harbour yesterday. Now people are looking for answers.
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Carisbrook School's high-tech youth studio the first of its kind

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:31pm
A $50,000 state-of-the-art computing facility has opened at Carisbrook School. The high-tech youth studio is the first of its kind in the South Island. It's already being used by pupils, and it's hoped it will provide a unique opportunity for dozens of children.
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Nightly interview: Niall Shepherd

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:27pm
The Dunedin Returned and Services Association Welfare Trust has a new welfare officer. Niall Shepherd has taken up the role, and he's here to tell us all about it.
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Emerson's Brewery gets new premises

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:22pm
There has been a resolution in the long-running dispute over the Hall Bros Transport depot in Anzac Avenue.
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Otago Polytechnic student gives back to the community

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:15pm
An Otago Polytechnic student is giving back to the community by raising money for the Dunedin Community Learning Centre.
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Public street party celebrated the revitalisation of Dunedin's warehouse precinct

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:12pm
The revitalisation of Dunedin's warehouse precinct has been celebrated by thousands of residents. A public party held in Vogel Street on Saturday attracted families, artists, performers, food vendors and musicians. Business owners opened their doors to show renovated commercial spaces, and kids practised their street art skills.
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Dunedin Creative Fibre Group experimented changing the colour of wool

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 7:08pm
Members of a local group dedicated to pursuing their passion for handicraft met over the weekend to learn a new skill. The Dunedin Creative Fibre Group experimented with techniques aimed at changing the colour of wool. And they hope to encourage others in Dunedin to indulge their creativity.
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Services sector accounts for less than 20% of the total business energy use

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 6:37pm
The total energy use of the services sector accounts for less than 20% of the total business use. That's despite the fact the services sector contributes 44% of New Zealand's Gross Domestic Product. And it covers 55% of people employed. Last year the sector used more than 75,000 terajoules of energy. That's an increase of less than 3% since 2010.
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Logan Park High School pupil wins New Zealand Spelling Bee competition

Mon, 20/10/2014 - 6:30pm
A Logan Park High School pupil is enjoying national recognition, after winning the New Zealand Spelling Bee competition. The year nine pupil became the national spelling champion on Saturday, and is one of the youngest winners in the contest's ten-year history. Champion George Sabonadiere correctly spelt the word eugenics to claim the title.
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Nightly interview: Dave Howell

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 7:15pm
It's been a busy time for local members of the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters. The Otago branch is recreating a historic event at Shag Valley Station, near Palmerston. Club secretary Dave Howell is here to explain.
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Musician left reeling after theft of instruments

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:55pm
A Dunedin musician is reeling after the theft of instruments and jewellery from his Ravensbourne home. Mike Moroney had seven of his stringed instruments stolen from his house on Wednesday. Jewellery belonging to his wife was also taken, including inherited items. The instruments alone are worth more than $5000. They include mandolins, fiddles and a 12-string electric guitar.
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State Insurance closing its Dunedin office

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:53pm
State Insurance is closing all but one of its 22 branches, including its office in Dunedin. The company plans to close its Dunedin office, which has three staff, by the end of next month. About 91 workers are affected by the closures nationwide. State says most of its customers use telephone or internet services, rather than visit branches.
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Well preserved Maori fishing waka an exciting find

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:51pm
Papanui Inlet has offered up one of its secrets, in the form of a well preserved Maori fishing waka. A chance discovery by a group of locals has seen the waka removed from the inlet, for further safe keeping. It's an exciting find for Otakou rununga, who're looking forward to learning more about the historic vessel, to discover more about themselves.
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Job cuts confirmed at Donaghys rope factory

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:49pm
Significant job losses at the Donaghys rope factory in South Dunedin have been confirmed.
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Tertiary collaboration celebrates art and literature

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:47pm
Art and literature are being celebrated in a tertiary collaboration. The University of Otago has joined forces with the Otago Polytechnic for a symposium, being held at the Dunedin School of Art. It's an event that conveners hope will boost Dunedin's creative future.
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Play investigates the relationship between artist and nude model

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:46pm
The question of what goes through the mind of live nude models while posing for artists will be answered this evening. It's the basis of a play that investigates the relationship between artist and model. It's part story, part mystery, and for the audience it's part art class.
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Coaching conference under way in Dunedin

Fri, 17/10/2014 - 5:44pm
A large sports coaching conference is under way in Dunedin, with more than 100 coaches from around the country.
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Nightly interview: Michelle Robinson

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 6:58pm
Dunedin residents looking at buying their first home have been provided with a wealth of information through a local seminar this week. It was organised by NZCU South, to coincide with Money Week. NZCU South Otago multi-branch manager Michelle Robinson joins us to explain.
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ODT Features interview: Eileen Goodwin

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 6:41pm
Amidst criticism and controversy, the Southern District Health Board has released its next strategic plan for public consultation. Otago Daily Times health reporter Eileen Goodwin is here to give us some in-depth analysis.
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Scott Technology wins national innovation award

Thu, 16/10/2014 - 5:54pm
Dunedin-based company Scott Technology has won a national innovation award. It won the agriculture and environment category of the New Zealand Innovators Awards, announced in Auckland last night. The company's automated lamb boning room secured its prize. It's an x-ray system that automatically scans a carcass and separates it according to the x-ray data, reducing bacteria and labour.
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