The need for more support for Maori families in Dunedin
has prompted the Otakou Runanga to establish a branch of
Maori wardens in the city. Brenda Harwood reports.
Having the chance to ''give back'' to the community has
inspired Arai Te Uru Whare Hauora social workers Soraya
McGartland and Nick Callaghan to step up and volunteer to
become Maori wardens.
Mosgiel Library will become a hub for migrants to access
information and services, as Citizens Advice Bureau Dunedin
takes over as the main provider of settlement support
New Zealand's new alcohol legislation will be put under close
scrutiny in a four-year research project by University of
Dunedin's Meals on Wheels service is in a tough spot, with
volunteer driver numbers down and demand rising, causing Age
Concern Otago to issue an urgent call for help. Brenda
Dunedin woman Enid Ford (94) is determined to remain in her
own home and receiving Meals on Wheels helps her to do it.
In the past year, 785 Dunedin families and individuals have
been able to get on top of their power bills with support
from the Dunedin City Council Consumer Electricity Fund.
Sawyers Bay School principal Gareth Swete is frustrated by a
lack of progress on solving safety concerns at the school
Dunedin community organisations must find ways to shift to a
more professional footing to ensure future sustainability and
secure ongoing government contracts.
''Walking the journey'' with people as they become debt-free
is the focus of a Dunedin debt-counselling service.
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