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Nightly interview: Chris Snow

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:26pm
Applications are now open for community grants through the Speight's Fund. It's a chance for environmental projects in and around Dunedin to receive a financial boost. Chris Snow from the Speight's Brewery is here to tell us all about it. ›see story

Good news, Bad news: DCC companies reveal financial performance reports

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:19pm
The Dunedin City Council's business arm has revealed its latest financial performance. Dunedin City Holdings Limited has made a $12.5m profit in the last financial year. And while that's good news for the council, the results aren't as positive for another of its companies. ›see story

First cruise ship of the season cancels

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:14pm
There has been a hiccup in the coming cruise ship season, before it has even begun. The first cruise ship to visit Dunedin this season was expected to dock at Port Chalmers next week. But that's no longer the case, and tourism professionals hope the cancellation isn't the first of many. ›see story

New pilot programme targets health in the local Maori community

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:12pm
Maori health providers are set to offer nurse-led clinics under a new programme being piloted in Otago. The clinics have been launched at a Dunedin marae. And it's hoped the initiative leads to drastically improved health for members of the local Maori community. ›see story

New trial road symbols aim to improve safety for cyclists

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:08pm
Hundreds of Dunedin residents are responding to a road sign trial, being conducted in the city by the New Zealand Transport Agency. It is an effort to understand whether symbols painted on main roads will improve safety for cyclists and motorists. And the Dunedin City Council has been collecting feedback, with some interesting results. ›see story

DCC hears feedback on recycling services

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 7:04pm
The Dunedin City Council is analysing the public's response to its plan for more recycling services in the centre of town. ›see story

Wallets, iPhones and computers targeted by thieves

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 6:44pm
iPhones, wallets and computers are being targeted by Dunedin thieves. Police are investigating three incidents of burglary and theft which occurred in the city yesterday. The back door of a Wakari house in Centennial Avenue was forced open, and more than $1000 worth of gear was stolen. It included an apple iPad, a playstation and an iPod nano. ›read more

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Upward trend in new dwelling consents coming to an end

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 6:41pm
While the number of new dwellings being consented remains at its highest level in seven years, the trend is slowing. Statistics New Zealand says the trend for new dwellings has more than doubled since 2011. But it's still 25% below the peak of 2004. Last month there were just over 2000 new dwellings consented nationwide. That included 254 apartments. ›read more

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Otago researcher awarded Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Channel9 Latest News - September 30, 2014 - 6:38pm
A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the government. Doctor Michael Knapp is one of ten fellowship recipients, announced today by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. The Otago researcher will receive up to $800,000 over the next five years. ›read more

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Nightly interview: Vivienne Cuff

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 7:47pm
Archives New Zealand has just opened a new exhibition in Dunedin. It's a selection of World War One documents, including soldier's letters and photographs. Archivist Vivienne Cuff joins us to talk about it. ›see story

Police urge locals to look after valuables

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 6:15pm
Dunedin police are urging residents to keep their vehicles and property secure during the school holidays. The warning comes after a couple of vehicle break-ins over the past few days. Senior Sergeant Mark Crawford says a vehicle parked in Mount Cargill Road had its front passenger window smashed. An iPhone, wallet and cards were taken from inside. ›read more

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Local construction company heading to court

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 6:12pm
A long-running dispute between the owner of a local construction company and its former Dunedin manager is set to continue in court. Former Lund South Dunedin manager David Low claims he is entitled to bonus payments, understood to be worth about half a million dollars. But the company's owner, Russell Lund, disputes that. ›read more

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Departure of Otago troops to the battlefields of WWI commemorated

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 6:04pm
Dunedin residents have commemorated the departure of Otago and Southland troops to the battlefields of World War One. It's been a hundred years since the soldiers left for the war. And a parade held at the weekend brought that century-old occasion back to life. ›see story

SDHB investigates a fire at Wakari Hospital

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 5:56pm
A fire within a secure mental health ward at Wakari Hospital is being investigated by the Southern District Health Board. ›see story

Amateur boxers go toe to toe for charity

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 5:54pm
Eighteen aspiring boxers have gone toe to toe in the ring to raise money for charity. They fought in this year's Southern Showdown event at the Edgar Centre. And at the end of the night, it was one man standing tall after winning the main match. ›see story

Hills rang with the sound of gunfire over the weekend

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 5:50pm
The commemoration of southern troops embarking for World War One wasn't the only military exercise held over the weekend. Current day reserve soldiers were busy training in the high country around Middlemarch. And they had the hills ringing with the sounds of live gunfire. ›see story

Art auction raised money for artist in residence programme

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 5:44pm
An art auction to raise money for an artist in residence programme has generated about $15,000. ›see story

Residents entertained by Chinese folk music

Channel9 Latest News - September 29, 2014 - 5:41pm
Traditional Chinese folk music entertained dozens of Dunedin residents at a free lunchtime concert. ›see story

Fashion show a boost to women's health research

Channel9 Latest News - September 25, 2014 - 8:03pm
Research into women's health is about to be boosted through a Dunedin fashion show. Tonight's 15th annual fashion show by the Zonta Club of Metropolitan Dunedin is a sell-out. And that means tens of thousands of dollars will be handed over to this year's funding recipient - the Otago Medical Research Foundation. ›see story

Top surgeon delivers blow to health board

Channel9 Latest News - September 25, 2014 - 7:58pm
A top surgeon at Dunedin Hospital has delivered a massive blow to the Southern District Health Board. ›see story