Daily Archives: December 9, 2009

D Scene – Dunedin foodbanks need your help!

### D Scene 9-12-09
Helping Hand (page 1)
As the festive season approaches, Dunedin’s foodbanks are being swamped by requests from families who are in urgent need of assistance. Find out how you can help, page 6

Editorial: Giving back (page 3)
By Mike Houlahan
Ministry of Social Development statistics show the proportion of people living in Dunedin households with a real gross income less than 60 percent of the median national household benchmark, is just over one-fifth of the city’s approximately 120,000 population.
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Final decision Monday (page 5)
By Wilma McCorkindale
The final decision for Dunedin’s kerbside recycling and rubbish collection system goes to the Dunedin City Council on Monday. The council’s infrastructure services committee has recommended Council adopt Option Fii, two-crate recycling with user pays black bags.

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Foodbank demand high (page 6)
By Mike Houlahan
Dunedin’s foodbanks are stocking up for the Christmas rush, as the city’s social agencies report huge demand for their services in the run-up to the festive season. The recession has seen job losses hit the region, and left many families struggling to cope.

Local help agencies:
Anglican Family Care Centre goods can be delivered to 36 Bath Street
Presbyterian Support Otago goods can be delivered to 407 Moray Place or call 0900 GIVING to make a $20 automatic donation
Salvation Army goods can be delivered to Salvation Army HQ, 160 Crawford Street
St Vincent De Paul goods can be delivered to the Society’s two shops, 452 George Street or 233 King Edward Street


Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 14)
Your say: Letters to the editor
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City council charges by Bev Butler, Dunedin
Rates debate by Ian Smith, Waverley

Firing up in the recession (pages 18-19)
By Mike Houlahan
Dunedin gas fire manufacturers Escea are firing on all cylinders, having opened a new $4 million factory to cope with burgeoning international demand.

Post by Elizabeth Kerr


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