Posts Tagged ‘Dunedin’

Dunedin survivors get a repulsive slap in the face

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
Dunedin survivors

Not holding a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care hearing in Dunedin is a “repulsive slap in the face” for Southern survivors, says the Network of Survivors in Faith-Based Institutions. According to the ODT, the South and Dunedin in particular are considered one of the country’s epicentres for child sexual abuse in the Read more

Social housing to replace church hall

Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Social housing will fill the space currently used by an Anglican Church hall, says Anglican Parish of Dunedin North vicar the Rev Michael Wallace. The hall will be demolished to help meet the rising demand for accommodation in Dunedin. Wallace said he was in talks with Habitat for Humanity to build housing for those in Read more

St Francis Trust to offer interest-free loans

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
St Francis Trust - Poverty in New Zealand

Supporting people to become financially independent is behind an initiative to provide Dunedin people with interest-free loans. The St Francis of Assisi Dunedin Trust has been formed to provide micro-loans to people in need of a helping hand, especially in a crisis situation. The initiative by a small group of Dunedin Catholics, was prompted by The Expert Advisory Read more

A send-off worthy of Hotere

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Yesterday I had the honour to say a few words of farewell to Ralph Hotere as he spent his last few hours in Otago before heading back to his birth home of Mitimiti. Many have already commented on the man, his life and his works and I have read reflections and tributes online that tell Read more

Moslems will establish additional programmes associated with Dunedin school

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Two weeks ago the Christchurch-based Al-Noor Charitable Trust announced it had bought the former St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in South Dunedin and intended to open a boarding school for about 100 year 11-13 boys by 2014. It will be known as An-Nur Kiwi Academy (AKA), it will be the South Island’s first Islamic (Moslem) Read more