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Nightly interview: Lynda Davidson

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 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. ›see story

Otago Girls' High School wins national award

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 6:24pm
Otago Girls' High School has made a national first. It's become the first all-girls state secondary school to win the New Zealand National School of Character Award. The accolade is presented to schools and colleges that demonstrate outstanding character education initiatives. Otago Girls' staff and pupils were presented with the award during a special assembly yesterday. ›read more

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Employment costs increasing

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 6:01pm
Employment costs are increasing, up 1.8% in the year to June. The non-wage component has risen 2%. That reflects higher costs for annual leave, statutory holidays, superannuation and workplace accident insurance. Costs associated with medical insurance and low-interest loans are also up. There has been a 1.7% increase in salary and wage rates, including overtime. ›read more

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Household goods stolen from Fairfield property

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 6:00pm
A range of household goods have been stolen from a Fairfield property. The Sunninghurst Drive house was reportedly broken into between 9am and 3pm yesterday. A 22 inch flat screen TV was taken, along with sleeping bags, bedding, pots, an electric frying pan and a microwave. Police are also investigating the burglary of two other Fairfield properties during the past week. ›read more

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President of the Dunedin RSA makes history.

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:56pm
The president of the Dunedin Returned and Services' Association has made history. Jenepher Glover has been appointed to the National Executive Council of the RSA, along with one other woman. They're the first female members elected to the national executive, and Glover is diving into the role. ›see story

Korean vessel found guilty of illegal fish dumping

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:54pm
A court ruling has been made in relation to a deep-sea fishing trawler left to rust in Otago Harbour. ›see story

First cruise ship of the season docks at Port Chalmers

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:51pm
The first cruise ship of the season has docked at Port Chalmers, bringing hundreds of passengers and crew to the city. The Sea Princess' visit is the first of an expected 79, over the next six months. And Dunedin's visitor industry professionals are feeling positive about what the city offers for the lucrative market. ›read more

Gift-filled shoeboxes set sail for Samoa

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:47pm
Needy children in Samoa are set to have a merry Christmas thanks to the efforts of generous locals. Hundreds of gift-filled shoeboxes are being sent to the island nation in coming days. And while a shoebox may be small, those behind the initiative say one is enough to change a life. ›see story

Fully restored steam locomotive to hit the tracks

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:45pm
Train spotters around the city will be scouting the perfect location on the tracks between Dunedin and Sawyers Bay this weekend. They'll be wanting to catch a glimpse of a fully restored steam locomotive that began its life here nearly 60 years ago. But it'll be a few days before any steam or smoke is seen billowing from her stack. ›see story

Your word on the Arts Festival

Channel9 Latest News - October 22, 2014 - 5:42pm
The biennial Arts Festival Dunedin has just wrapped up. A variety of performers were in the city for ten days, showcasing music, theatre and comedy. With festivities fresh in the public eye, the 39 Dunedin News Word on the Street team asked members of the public if they attended any events on offer. ›see story

Nightly interview: Robert Patman

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 7:15pm
New Zealand has won its bid to have a seat on the United Nations Security Council. International relations professor Robert Patman joins us to explain what that means for the country. ›see story

Mayoral delegation in China, strengthening ties with Qingdao

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 6:08pm
A mayoral delegation from Dunedin is in China, strengthening ties with the city of Qingdao. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull and a dozen education and business representatives are signing memorandums of understanding with their Chinese counterparts. They're developing an official Friendship City relationship between Dunedin and Qingdao, which is a major seaport on China's east coast. ›read more

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Otago residents shop online more often than previous years

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 6:02pm
About 37% of Otago residents spend more money shopping online than they do in stores. And 60% are spending more online than they did last year. The statistics come from the latest national survey about online shopping trends. ›read more

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Rhododendron enthusiasts gather for international conference

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:53pm
Hundreds of rhododendron enthusiasts are visiting the city for an international conference. The event is part of celebrations for the New Zealand Rhododendron Association's 70th jubilee. And delegatess agree - Dunedin is a dream come true for Kiwis with green thumbs. ›see story

Emergency lifebuoys repeatedly stolen

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:51pm
The recurring theft of emergency life-saving equipment is concerning city council staff as well as police. ›see story

Half a million dollars to be spent on hiring two DCC project co-ordinators

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:50pm
More than half a million dollars is being spent by the Dunedin City Council to employ two project co-ordinators over the next three years. They'll work to increase Dunedin's reputation as an education capital, and grow the city's relationship with China. But not all councillors are happy with the cost of the co-ordinators' employment. ›see story

Mosgiel to Dunedin cycle tunnel one step closer to reality

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:46pm
Cycling and walking between Mosgiel and central Dunedin via a tunnel is one step closer to reality. Work began a few weeks ago on the first stage of the Chain Hills side of a tunnel trail project. And trust members are confident there will be light at the end of some of the city's fantastic Victorian infrastructure. ›see story

Street Art Festival hailed as a success

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:44pm
The inaugural Dunedin Street Art Festival is being hailed as a success. The festival may be in its last few days, but the focus is already turning to its future. ›see story

Urgent repairs needed for local theatre

Channel9 Latest News - October 21, 2014 - 5:42pm
The roof will be coming off Dunedin's Globe Theatre at the start of next year, but it won't be caused by thunderous applause. Urgent repairs are needed to stop the ongoing problems with rain getting in and damaging the 19th century house. And thanks to some Devonshire tea, jam and scones, the fundraising efforts are inching closer to the $500,000 mark. ›see story

Boating accident leaves school pupil seriously injured

Channel9 Latest News - October 20, 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. ›see story