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Physiotherapy pool's doors to remain open

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 7:32pm
Almost a million dollars has been raised to save the city's only physiotherapy pool, although its future remains uncertain. The deadline for the facility's fundraising campaign has passed, and enough progress has been made to keep the doors open. But the hard work to keep it running continues. ›see story

Nightly interview: Tim Hambleton

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 7:23pm
The work of a local playwright is being recognised at a national level. Tim Hambleton's play is among eight in the running for an industry award, and the only one from the South Island. ›see story

Impounded livestock numbers on the increase

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 7:18pm
The city council's dealing with an unusual upswing in the number of livestock being impounded and auctioned. ›see story

Dunedin North Intermediate principal gets emotional farewell

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 7:15pm
The man in charge at Dunedin North Intermediate is saying goodbye. He's leaving after more than 14 years as the school's principal. And pupils are giving him an emotional farewell. ›see story

Local artists collaborate on unique project

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 7:11pm
A unique collaboration involving local artists is unfolding at the University of Otago. Its printer in residence is hand-crafting limited edition works, translated by the current poet laureate. They're being illustrated by a local artist, and the project is inspiring the city's next generation of designers. ›see story

University of Otago involved in government's national science challenge

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 6:34pm
The University of Otago is involved in the government's latest national science challenge, worth almost $20m. It's focused on enhancing New Zealand's resilience to natural disasters. The government's pledged an initial $19.6m towards the research. It's too early to confirm how much of that funding will be directed towards local academics. ›read more

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New Zealand dollar hits five-year low

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 6:32pm
The New Zealand dollar has hit a five-year low, brought down by falling dairy prices. A 10.8% reduction in whole milk powder is largely responsible. As a result, the kiwi dropped to just over 67 US cents overnight. And dairy prices in general fell to a six-year low. That's causing some of the weakest rural and business confidence in a decade. ›read more

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Research shows daily exercise increases productivity in rats

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 3, 2015 - 6:30pm
Research involving live rats at the University of Otago shows daily exercise increases productivity. Local academics tested rats' ability to solve problems, be persistent and strategise. They found that rats which ran 20 minutes a day, five days a week outperformed rats which didn't exercise. Exercised rats completed more tasks, and did so more quickly and efficiently. ›read more

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Nightly interview: Dr Helen Paterson

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 7:24pm
A team of senior lecturers at the University of Otago are calling for a contraceptive programme for teenagers. They say long-acting reversible contraception should be available to youth before they become sexually active. ›see story

DCC calls on young leaders to form a youth council

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
For the first time, local youth are being given authority to contribute to civic action. The city council is calling on young leaders to form a youth council. And even the government's behind the idea, contributing money to the cause. ›see story

Carisbrook School pupils put together a Rubik's Cube competition

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 5:56pm
A world-famous puzzle is bringing Carisbrook School pupils out of their shells. They've helped put together a Rubik's Cube competition. And they're teaching others about problem solving. ›see story

Highlanders players calm before the storm

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 5:54pm
Highlanders players are calm just two days out from the biggest, and last, game of their season. The opposing Hurricanes side is the only thing standing in the way of the local lads making super rugby history. And fierce southern support is set to follow the semi-finalists to the capital. ›see story

Stolen car believed to have been used for criminal activity

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 5:51pm
Police are searching for a stolen car, believed to have been used for criminal activity. The silver Subaru Impreza was reported stolen from Ajax Street in St Kilda. It's believed to have been involved in a collision with another car in Moray Place on Tuesday night. And police suspect the same car was used in a petrol theft at a service station late last night. ›read more

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Investigation launched into serious incident at Port Otago

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 5:48pm
Port Otago is launching its own investigation into a serious incident which left a young worker in hospital. A male employee was rushed to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition after the straddle carrier he was driving toppled over. WorkSafe New Zealand is also investigating. The incident has prompted calls from the Maritime Union for a health and safety inquiry of the whole industry. ›read more

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Elderly residents travel back in time for a potluck lunch

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 2, 2015 - 5:44pm
Elderly residents are having a unique week, thanks to a midwinter potluck lunch. The 60+ club organised the meal to beat the winter blues. And members are taking locals back in time as part of the fun. ›see story

Otago Peninsula road improvements get final sign-off

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 1, 2015 - 7:09pm
The multi-million dollar road improvement programme for Otago Peninsula is going ahead, with final sign-off from the government. ›see story

Nightly interview: Dave Cull

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 1, 2015 - 7:05pm
A raft of new measures are being implemented to curb the local drinking culture. Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull is involved in citywide efforts to reduce alcohol related harm. ›see story

Debilitating health condition subject of new study

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 1, 2015 - 5:54pm
A first-of-its-kind study is shedding light on a debilitating health condition affecting local children. University of Otago research reveals the impact of rickets throughout New Zealand. And for some, it can be fatal. ›see story

Bus fare increases and route changes now in effect

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 1, 2015 - 5:51pm
Extensive changes to the city's public transport network are taking effect. Bus fare increases and route changes are just the start of a system overhaul by the Otago Regional Council. And staff are confident that'll please users in the long term. ›see story

Incident at Port Otago leaves man in serious condition

39 Dunedin Television Latest News - July 1, 2015 - 5:49pm
A man is in a serious condition at Dunedin Hospital following an incident at Port Otago. Police were called to the port at 1.20 this afternoon. They say it appears a straddle carrier has crashed, and the male driver has been seriously injured as a result. Officers aren't able to release any more detail about the incident, as it's been referred to Worksafe New Zealand. ›read more

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