About us

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.

The Network creates opportunities for the community to come together and celebrate, participating in the organisation of the South Dunedin Street Festival, the Teddy Bears’ Hospital and smaller events throughout the community.

The Network works with a diverse range of people at a local, regional and national level and supports the community by providing a way for everyone to connect through membership and recruiting volunteers who form a network and help to connect the community. The network does all of this with a focus on Community led development.

What is Community led development?

Community-led development is when a community works together to build sustainable solutions to issues they face. The Network has been established around Community Led Development and is guided by five principles developed by Inspiring Communities: 

  • shared local visions or goals drive action and change
  • use existing strengths and assets
  • many people and groups working together
  • building diverse and collaborative local leadership
  • adaptable planning and action informed by outcomes.

Inspiring Communities: https://inspiringcommunities.org.nz/