What is Dream South D?
Dream South D is an amazing opportunity to grow shared local visions, build on the strengths of the community and get good stuff done.
Dream South D is a five-year project that aims to find out what you, the people of South D, want for your community. Then, based on what the community says, we will create a community plan of exciting projects and initiatives. With your help, we will get the projects done!
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi. With your contribution and mine, the community will flourish.
What has happened so far?
In 2021, the South Dunedin Community Network started laying the foundations for the project with its partner, the Department of Internal Affairs.
Later that year, we went out to the community to find people interested in working with us on this project. We formed two groups of volunteers: the Dream Team who are keen to contribute to community projects, and a steering group to guide the mahi.
The steering group started meeting in early 2022. The members of the steering group are Bridget Schaumann, Denise Ives, Juliet Manning, Karley Parker, Kathryn Harkin, Sarah Jones and Warren Edlin.
In the second half of the year, the steering group will be reaching out to hear what you love about your community, what you want for your whanau, and what it is that you value most about living, working and playing in South D.
Dream South D is guided by five ngā mātāpono (principles):
Grow from shared local visions. Mā mua ka kite a muri, mā muri ka ora a mua – those who lead give sight to those who follow; those who follow give life to those who lead.
Build from strengths. He kai kei aku ringa – there is food at the end of my hands.
Work with diverse people and sectors. Mā whero, mā pango, ka oti te mahi – by red and by black the work will be completed.
Grow collaborative local leadership. Ehara taku toa he toa takitahi, engari taku toa he toa takitini – success comes from the strength of the collective and not of the lone individual.
Learn by doing. I orea te tuatara ka patu ki waho – a problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.