SDC Newsletter, October 2019


New committee for SDC 2019/2020

At SDC’s last AGM we said Goodbye to Janet Young as a committee memeber, we also extend a warm welcome to our new committee member Michael Deaker. We thank Janet for her contributions and assistance throughout the year. We wish her well in her journey in the community and with Enviro Schools.

Next SDC committee meeting:

Nov 11th 12.30pm – 2pm McNab Room 3rd Floor, Dunedin Public Library, All Welcome

Collaboration between Dunedin groups.

We are proposing hosting a get together on Saturday Nov 30th for all groups active in Dunedin to come together and celebrate our year, We hope to hold this at Woodhaugh Gardens, Look out in the next newsletter for more details.


Decolonisation is some of the most important work we can do at this time, to collaborate with our indigenous whanau will create a shift we have long needed as a society. There is work being done here but it needs your involvement. If you are interested please come along to an event happening Oct 16th 6 – 8pm at Otago Pioneer Woman’s Hall, All welcome. Please bring some kai to share.

Tauiwi mō Matike Mai Aotearoa | Non-Māori for ending colonisation

A forum for building the movement of tauiwi (non-Māori) supporting treaty-based constitutional transformation as envisaged by Matike Mai Aotearoa:

This is for recognising He Wakaputanga, honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi, affirming Tino Rangatiratanga and ending colonisation of these lands.

All people are welcome, including tangata whenua, tagata moana, tauiwi of colour, and tauiwi pākehā.

Mauri ora!

Information is only available through this facebook group, If you do not use facebook and want to be involved please come to the event tomorrow night.


Greenpeace petition: SAVE OUR OCEANS AND CLIMATE FROM RISKY OIL EXPLORATION. Ask OMV to hand in their licence.


Electric Vehicles

If your looking to transition to a new vehicle them maybe an EV is for you, the humans at Flip the Fleet would be the best to talk to find out information, check out their website here

FIX your STUFF!!

Valley Community Workspace

Blokes sheds

Stitch Kitchen

Planting Trees to create a Carbon Sink.

Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust

Forest & Bird Dunedin

Kaikorai Valley (Shetland St) Community Garden

Contact Hendrik Koch –

SIgn up to Volunteer:

North East Valley Community Garden

Trees that Count DOC

One Billion Trees – MPI

Ko Tatau – This is us.

Biosecurity keeps our incredible home safe from pests and diseases.

Good Listening…

Eco-living in Action: a half hour sustainable living show presented by Maureen Howard. Listen live or to podcasts on Otago Access Radio.
Sustainable Lens: Samuel Mann, regular panelist Shane Gallagher and their guests take a sustainable perspective on current topics in the world around us. Another great programme from Otago Access Radio.
Environment Awareness: Thursday’s 9.30am It’s time to prioritise the protection of the Earth, our only home. Extinction Rebellion presents Ōtepoti Dunedin’s Environment Awareness Show. We are a collaboration of many local groups preparing for what is sure to be a difficult future. Join us in learning about the climate crisis and mass extinction

Action for Healthy waters:

Please take the time to submit on Greenpeace’s Save our Rivers quick submit form here…

Or you can go to the MfE website and make your own submission here

Local Body Elections.

We would like to congratulate our new Mayor Elect Aaron Hawkins. The votes are currently being counted for the final tally of councilors. We welcome the Green Party Candidate into his Mayoral role and look forward to seeing how he will assist with making Dunedin a more sustainable and resilient city.

We want to send a warm welcome to our new councilors, Labour Candidate, Steve Walker and Independent candidate Sophie Barker. We extend our congratulations to returning councillors Green candidate Maria Laifiso, Independent candidate Christine Garey and Independent candidate Jim O’Malley. We look forward to engaging more with these councillors regarding the way forward to making Dunedin a great little city.

Otago Regional Council Election

A warm welcome to Michael Deaker, Gretchen Robertson and Marian Hobbs for the Dunedin Region Constituency. We want to give a very warm welcome to Alexa Forbes, for the Dunstan Region Constituency.


Please send any feedback to, let us know if we are going in the right direction and if there is anything you think is missing. If you would like to contribute in any way we would love to hear from you, we always need help with submission writing and small research jobs to keep the work ticking along. Your contribution is much appreciated.

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