How we can help

South Dunedin Community

Together in South Dunedin

Since moving into this community we have become involved with a number of initiatives to support our neighbours. People can call us or just drop in to find support, friendship and something to get involved with.

Community Lunch

Every Monday during school terms at 12 noon – join us for a fabulous lunch cooked from rescued food by the crew. Get involved in the conversation and learn from a range of people that share ideas, and community information that you need to know. You may also get involved as a member of the cooking group and learn some further culinary skills to use at home.

Community Garden

Free to a good home are the vegetables growing in the garden – you can also get involved having fun with the team planting, weeding and planning.


Life Skills Courses

From time to time we offer classes to work on developing a budget, increasing your cookery skills, literacy etc – and if you want to learn something, let us know and we’ll see what we can do about it.

Further Help

There can be issues around housing, problems with benefits, or getting to the Doctor. Our team are willing and able to give you some help navigating these issues, just ask.

The South Dunedin Community Network

Creating connections across South Dunedin.

Michell and Emma work out of Catholic Social Services meeting with the people of this community to become part of making this community an even greater place to live, work and play.

Drawing on the incredible resourcefulness, creativity, diversity and passion for this region, this team will work with your team to make great things happen. Find out more by contacting them.

Michell Reddy

Community Development Facilitator
South Dunedin Community Network

p: 0272769355

Emma Johnson

Community Support
South Dunedin Community Network


Eleanor Doig

South Dunedin Community Network




Get in touch


Central Otago:
Alexandra Community House
14/20 Centennial Ave
Alexandra 9320

42 Macandrew Road
P O Box 2047
South Dunedin 9044


0800 CSSNOW or 0800277669

(03) 455 3838

Central Otago:
(03) 448 5385


Office hours

Monday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.30am - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday closed

Find us at 42 Macandrew Road, right across the car park from the South Dunedin Catholic Church (see photos below). Plenty of space inside and outside for spending time with your kids.