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Nightly interview: Robyn Belton

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 7:14pm
A Dunedin children's book illustrator has been selected as one of the University of Otago's arts fellows for next year. Robyn Belton will take up the six-month College of Education Creative New Zealand Children's Writer in Residence. And she's here to tell us about the book she'll help to create.
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Consumers price index increases

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:58pm
The consumers price index has increased by 0.3% for the third consecutive quarter. Most of the latest increase was attributed to higher housing-related prices such as utilities, rates and rentals. Cheaper telecommunication equipment forced prices down for household contents and services by 1.3%.
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Fashion helps strengthen Dunedin's relationship with China

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:56pm
Dunedin's relationship with China continues to grow, and a large mayoral delegation is touring Shanghai at present. The Chinese city was also recently host to a contingent of Dunedin fashion and design students from Otago Polytechnic. Their work was showcased alongside that of Shanghai's top young designers, and it's all part of an ongoing educational collaboration.
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OUSA marketing and communication coordinator moves on

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:53pm
Alasdair Johnston is well known on campus as one of the top dogs at the Otago University Students' Association. But he's moving on from his role as the marketing and communication coordinator after four years. And he's got plenty to say about helping run one of the country's major student organisations.
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Woodhaugh Gardens pool springs a leak

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:51pm
Leaks have been discovered in the paddling pool at Woodhaugh Gardens in North Dunedin.
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Police crack down over long weekend

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:50pm
Police are increasing their watch on traffic and road-related operations over the long weekend.
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Student documentaries premiere to Dunedin audiences

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:49pm
Students from the University of Otago Centre for Science Communication are about to premiere their documentaries to Dunedin audiences. They work independently and some travel great distances to tell their stories. Two of this year's films highlight animals - some very rare and others completely unwanted.
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Elderly man seriously injured in vehicle incident

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:46pm
Police are seeking witnesses to a vehicle incident in Mosgiel, in which an elderly man was seriously injured. The 91 year old pedestrian was hit by a Toyota Corolla, being driven by a 77 year old along Wickliffe Street. The incident occurred about 4.30pm on Thursday last week. The victim is still in Dunedin Hospital, having spent several days in intensive care.
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Dunedin Community Gallery filled with award-winning images

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:44pm
The walls of the Dunedin Community Gallery are filled with award-winning images by amateur photographers from all over New Zealand. The photos are part of the 45th Dunedin Festival of Photography. And organisers say such exhibitions keep the magic alive when it comes to capturing and showing off a special photo.
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Sports coach and journalist honoured

Fri, 24/10/2014 - 5:42pm
Long-time sports coach and journalist Alistair McMurran has been honoured with a special presentation at the North East Valley Bowling Club.
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Dunedin family shares its terrifying experience with chickenpox

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:22pm
A Dunedin family is sharing its terrifying experience with chickenpox, to raise awareness of what the disease can do. Most people catch the highly-contagious skin condition virus when they're children, then forget about it in adulthood. But as this family's story proves, it's not always something that can be treated so lightly. Warning: story contains images that may disturb some viewers.
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National golf tournament tees off in Dunedin

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:19pm
Amputee Golf New Zealand's national tournament has teed off in Dunedin. The competition has drawn golfers from across the country to the city. And competitors aren't letting physical disabilities keep them off the green.
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Dunedin a great place to live

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:13pm
The latest national quality of life survey shows Dunedin's considered to be a great place to live by the vast majority of residents.
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Nightly interview: Richard Dawson

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:11pm
A Dunedin minister has been chosen to lead the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand from late 2016. Reverend Richard Dawson is currently the minister at St Stephens Leith Valley Presbyterian Church. And he's here to tell us about his upcoming national role.
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Columba College takes home the Young Enterprise Scheme Otago award

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:09pm
Columba College pupils have taken the top prize at this year's Young Enterprise Scheme Otago awards. The pupils formed a company called Reine and produced a promotional booklet about Dunedin. It won the overall prize, as well as the award for best annual review. The Otago Chamber of Commerce announced the awards, supported by the Lion Foundation.
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Presbyterian Support Otago calls on the government to combat rising poverty

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:06pm
Presbyterian Support Otago is calling for an increase in government welfare and wages to combat rising poverty. The call comes after the organisation's annual general meeting, where skyrocketing demand for services was noted. And now staff are looking at how they can deal with the increasing demand.
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Small increase in visitor numbers

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 7:03pm
There's been a small increase in visitor arrivals, up 1% in September compared to the same month last year. There were 193,000 visitor arrivals, the second-highest September total. That's after September 2011, when the Rugby World Cup brought more than 200,000 people to New Zealand.
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ODT Features interview: Phil Somerville

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 6:55pm
The Oscar Pistorius trial is over, with the sporting star sentenced to five years' jail for killing his girlfriend. The trial captured the attention of the world, and Otago Daily Times editorial manager Phil Somerville is here to explain how we could learn from it.
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Ten-year-old busker lays down a track for gigatown

Thu, 23/10/2014 - 5:44pm
The race is on to see which town will become the country's first gigatown and one local entertainer is getting right behind the cause. The ten-year-old busker was in the recording studio this afternoon laying down a catchy track. And it's all in the hope of creating more support in the race for high speed internet.
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Nightly interview: Lynda Davidson

Wed, 22/10/2014 - 7:34pm
The Greater Green Island Community Network is being given quarter of a million dollars over the next three years, to transform the suburb. Part of the grant is being used to employ a community worker. Lynda Davidson has taken up the role, and she's here to talk about the group's work.
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