Posts Tagged ‘Dunedin’

St Francis Trust to offer interest-free loans Comments 2

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 Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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