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Creating Connections Across South Dunedin

what we do

Connected by our strengths, we use the creative opportunity of our differences to address the challenges of our location and create a future for all who call the South Dunedin suburbs home


Our next hui is on 1 June 2022 at Bathgate Park School!

We’ll be talking about the use of the Vege Boys and Para Rubber spaces, and how the community would like to see these areas used while we waiting for the library build to start.

Image courtesy of the ODT.

Community-led development partnership (cldp) opportunity

We have great news – South Dunedin (and The Flat) has been one of only four communities in Aotearoa to be asked to join in partnership with the Department of Internal Affairs and be part of the 5 year Community-Led Development Programme for 2021! Kei hea mai, awesome!

The first step we have to take is building a governance group specifically for this work that represents South D, as well as connecting with Mana Whenua at the beginning of this journey to carry on in partnership as we go. If you’d like to be involved in the CLDP Program, whether on the governance group, as a volunteer, or simply hearing regular updates, please click the link below, or pop into our office to fill in a hard copy.

who we are

The South Dunedin Community Network connects people across the wider South Dunedin area to strengthen communities and help people use their voice to create a vibrant, resilient community and a safe future together.

community rooms

Our Community Rooms are a place for individuals, families, community groups, services, and decision makers to come together and work with each other.


The network runs and takes part in a number of community events in our community and can host any group/class or event in our community rooms on King Edward Street.

The Lowdown

The first issue of the Lowdown was in March 2017. The editor, Steve King, began putting it together because he felt that it could be a vehicle that might help inform people about the good things that were taking place in South Dunedin, and to encourage people to value living here. He wanted to provide a platform for people to learn what steps city authorities were taking to avoid a repeat of the flood in 2015, a bit like a general community notice board.

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