Community Hui (usually February and August)
The Network regularly holds Community Conversations, such as our Community Hui (twice a year), with the outcomes guiding the Network‘s planning and future work. Our hui is an important way for anyone from the south Dunedin community to hear updates from key Council and other large projects of work in the area and to share ideas and opinions on what is important in our community. Every Hui has a specific theme that we speak to of course there is plenty of kai for everyone to share and time to connect as a community. The Network uses information we gather from the Hui and other community conversations to ensure the community has a strong voice in key projects and change happening in the South Dunedin area, such as the work around groundwater flooding, changes in public transport, building the new Community and Library complex, and the efforts to protect our shoreline.
Dunedin Street Festival
The Dunedin Street Festival on King Edward Street has become a key part of the Dunedin events calendar. With a focus more on participating in fun and free activities rather than having a focus as a market day. The street festival provides a fun day for everyone in the family, that is accessible to everyone in our community.
If you are interested in being part of the organising team for this event please get in touch with Robyn our Community facilitator.
South Dunedin Teddy Bears’ Hospital
There are three Teddy Bears’ Hospital events in Dunedin each year and they are always a populate event with families. On this day health students from the university (such as medicine, dentistry, physio etc) set up a practice for children to bring their ‘sick’ teddies along for a check-up. This is a great day and also a wonderful way to create a positive experience with health practitioners for our tamariki.