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Nightly interview: Bronwyn Halley

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 7:11pm
A young Dunedin musician is putting all her energy into the making of her debut EP. Bronwyn Halley is seeking support for the project, which she hopes will end in a short recording of her work. And she's here to tell us about it.
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Public photography exhibition helps expose images

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 6:00pm
A public photography exhibition is helping to expose images otherwise unseen. The 91 pictures on display were taken by members of the Dunedin Camera Club. It's the first exhibition held by the club at the Dunedin Community Gallery. A variety of subject matter features, from landscapes to portraits.
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Quarrying activity may continue on part of Saddle Hill

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:58pm
It is possible that quarrying activity can continue on part of Saddle Hill. The latest legal ruling on the issue has been made by a High Court judge. It means Saddle Views Estate has not categorically been denied from quarrying part of the hill. But the terms of the company's operation remain unclear, due to documents lost over time.
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SDHB staff asked how they can improve health care in the city

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:54pm
Dunedin medical professionals are being asked how they can improve health care in the city. The question has been posed to Southern District Health Board staff during a day-long innovation challenge. And there's been a major response, which could mean big things for local healthcare.
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Dangerous man on the run in Dunedin

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:51pm
A member of a highly-organised Auckland drug ring is believed to be on the run in Dunedin.
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Third-year fashion students hit the runway

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:47pm
Third-year fashion students are set to take their final bow as part of the annual Otago Polytechnic fashion show. Collections 14 is the culmination of a year of work, showcasing all the skills the students have learnt over the course of their degree. It coincides with a wider design school exhibition, giving students from various study streams their moment to shine.
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Southern District Health Board public consultation wraps up

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:43pm
Public consultation over a major Southern District Health Board plan has wrapped up. There's been a raft of feedback from across Otago and Southland. And health board staff say they've been given plenty to think about.
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Christmas appeal launched to gather presents

Fri, 21/11/2014 - 5:41pm
A Christmas appeal has been launched to gather presents for Dunedin families struggling to make ends meet. It's an annual initiative that sees thousands of donated gifts distributed by the Salvation Army. And there's every hope that a new record will be set this Christmas.
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Nightly interview: Ian Barber

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 6:41pm
An international conference on war memorialisation has just been held in Dunedin, as the first of its kind. The conference was organised by Associate Professor Ian Barber of the University of Otago's Department of Anthropology and Archaeology.
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Information sought in relation to fatal crash

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:59pm
Police are still seeking information about a fatal crash in Mosgiel last month. A 92 year old war veteran died in hospital after being hit by a car while he walked across Wickliffe Street in Mosgiel. The incident happened on October the 16th at about 4.30pm. Police have almost finished their inquiries into the crash, but are still hoping to hear from a cyclist who may have witnessed it.
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Stadium review completed

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:57pm
A massive shift in the operation and ownership of the Forsyth Barr Stadium has been recommended to the Dunedin City Council. A review of the stadium has been completed, and the council will consider all associated recommendations next week. It's proposed the companies that manage the stadium become council-controlled, and that $30m of debt is transferred to the council.
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Otago Polytechnic's food extravaganza a sell-out event

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:54pm
A food extravaganza is one of the most anticipated events being held as part of the Otago Polytechnic's end of year showcase. The sell-out event will highlight the work of final year culinary students. It will see 120 hungry guests devour everything on offer, but that will be shrouded in mystery until the last minute.
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Group forms to save Basketball Otago from liquidation

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:51pm
Basketball Otago has revealed the true extent of its financial problems, at its annual general meeting.
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Brown Street flood damage repairs wrap up

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:48pm
Long-running construction work to repair flood damage is wrapping up on Brown Street. The work's been ongoing for the past three months, after heavy rain last year brought down a retaining wall. And it's hoped the new construct will better withstand the elements.
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Residential college culinary cook off a tough competition

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:46pm
They make 2.5 million meals a year, so the chefs at Dunedin's residential colleges get plenty of practice in the kitchen. Now they're honing their skills for the toughest competition on their calendar. It's a team cook-off, to determine which college serves up the best culinary creations.
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Otago and Southland residents attempt to write a novel in a month

Thu, 20/11/2014 - 5:40pm
Writing a 50,000 word novel in a month is a tall order. But that's what almost 100 Otago and Southland residents are attempting at the moment. They're part of a global community of thousands, all with the same goal.
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DCC hears submission for draft local alcohol policy to be taken further

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:26pm
Another day of the local alcohol policy hearing has been held at the Dunedin City Council. There's been a variety of opinions expressed both for and against the proposal. But one group has called for its ideas to be taken further.
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Dunedin grandmother earns national records

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:21pm
When it comes to getting into shape, people often find it easier to make excuses rather than go to the gym. But for one Dunedin grandmother, starting an exercise regime two years ago has made her strong again. And it's earned her a few national records along the way.
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Nightly interview: George Chittendon

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:19pm
Two new children's choirs are being established at St Paul's Cathedral in the Octagon. There's a chance for Dunedin boys and girls to be involved in the choirs this weekend. George Chittenden is the cathedral's director of music, and he's here to explain.
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Brighton Surf Life Saving Club wins inflatable rescue boat

Wed, 19/11/2014 - 7:16pm
A strong surge of online support has won the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club a new $25,000 inflatable rescue boat.
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