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Nightly interview: Dr Kirsten Coppell

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:56pm
Interesting findings about people with coeliac disease have come from a University of Otago study. It's the first national survey of people with the condition, which makes them react abnormally to gluten. Dr Kirsten Coppell was involved, and she's here to explain the results. ›see story

Stoats weasel their way into Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:23pm
Orokonui Ecosanctuary staff are closely scrutinising the facility's predator-proof fence, after two stoats made their way into the reserve. The stoat intrusions were discovered three weeks apart. Staff believe the fence is secure, but they've become more vigilant since the pests were caught. ›read more

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Export values are up

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:20pm
Export values are up, led by a large increase in the amount and value of exported meat. In the last quarter, total exports were worth $12b. The value of meat exports was up 15%, and the quantity of exported meat also rose. That helped to counter a downturn in the dairy market. Milk powder, butter, and cheese exports were all down. ›read more

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Government allocates funds for cycleway

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:18pm
More than half a million dollars is being given to the Dunedin City Council to develop cycleways. ›see story

Dunedin man shares horror parking experience

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:02pm
With widespread criticism of local parking fines, a Dunedin man has come forward to share his own bad experience. He's a regular user of the privately-operated carpark at Forsyth Barr Stadium. And he's got some advice for the public, to prevent further disgruntled customers. ›see story

Drizzle makes little impact on dry conditions

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 6:01pm
With just one day left of the month, it's likely that this will be the second driest January in recorded history. While the city's been inundated with drizzle throughout the day, meteorologists say that's making little impact. And now there's questions arising about what February has in store. ›see story

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Local designers showcase Dunedin fashion

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 5:59pm
Dunedin fashion has long been celebrated for its edgy, unique attributes, and now that's forming a one-of-a-kind exhibition. Several local designers are involved in a showcase of Dunedin garments, soon to be launched in Auckland. It's a collaborative project that's set to expose southern style to a much wider audience. ›see story

Otago's finest junior surfers get set to hit the waves

Channel9 Latest News - January 30, 2015 - 5:55pm
Dozens of Otago's finest junior surfers are set to hit the Dunedin waves this weekend, for an annual contest. And while stormy conditions often mean good ocean swell, weather may put a dampener on the competition. ›see story

Gigatown business competition extended

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:15pm
The deadline for entries in a gigatown-related competition has been extended. Chorus is offering $200,000 to a winning business start-up. It's to encourage new business which fits in with Dunedin's gigatown win and associated ultra-fast broadband. Initially the deadline was the 30th of January. But that's now been extended until the 29th of May. ›read more

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Reports of thefts from cars are mounting

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:13pm
Local thieves are having a field day with unlocked cars around the city. Police continue to warn residents about securing vehicles and property, but reports of theft are mounting. In the last few days there have been at least four reported incidents of theft from cars. $60 was taken from a wallet inside a car on Grandview Crescent in Opoho. ›read more

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Nightly interview: Dr Virginia Toy

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:11pm
An international research project to better understand the Alpine Fault has uncovered a wealth of information. Dr Virginia Toy, from the University of Otago, was a leader on the project. And she's here to explain what's been discovered. ›see story

Social housing issues coming to a head

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:10pm
Properties in Dunedin are likely to be sold as part of a newly-announced government state house sell-off. That's prompted criticism from Dunedin South MP Clare Curran, who's slammed the move as short-sighted. And it seems other issues around social housing may be coming to a head. ›see story

University of Otago staff receive promotions

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:05pm
Dozens of University of Otago staff have received promotions, resulting in 15 new professors and 39 new associate professors. ›see story

Basketball Otago fundraising campaign not looking good

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 7:02pm
The end is in sight for a fundraising campaign to save Basketball Otago, and it's not looking good. There's just two weeks left, in which tens of thousands of dollars has to be raised. And that's prompted a plea from the group called ''Keep Basketball in Otago'', which is urging the public to help before it's too late. ›see story

Exorbitant fines puts national parking firm under scrutiny

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 6:57pm
A national parking firm is coming under increased local scrutiny, for what some residents say are exorbitant penalty fines. ›see story

Major milestone in sight for local rugby player

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 6:55pm
A major milestone is in sight for a local rugby player, gearing up for this year's Super Rugby season. The Highlander and his fellow players are hard at work, ensuring they make the most of their remaining pre-season games. And time is of the essence, with the international tournament just around the corner. ›see story

Outram goes without water

Channel9 Latest News - January 29, 2015 - 6:50pm
The small township of Outram has been without water for most of the day, while a new water main has been connected to the existing network. ›see story

Nightly interview: Dr David Tombs

Channel9 Latest News - January 28, 2015 - 6:45pm
The University of Otago has attracted yet another leading international researcher to join its Dunedin-based staff. Dr David Tombs has just moved to the city from Ireland, to take up the Howard Paterson Chair in Theology and Public Issues. ›see story

Otago Polytechnic redevelopment's first phase almost finished

Channel9 Latest News - January 28, 2015 - 6:00pm
The first stage of a major Otago Polytechnic redevelopment is almost finished. The bottom storey of the organisation's large H block is being fully renovated. And attention will soon turn to work on a different part of the campus. ›see story

DCC considers consent for tourist show farm

Channel9 Latest News - January 28, 2015 - 5:57pm
Resource consent for a tourist show farm and accommodation in Wakari is being considered by the Dunedin City Council. ›see story