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.
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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

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Talk: Dunedin on Dunedin (page 14)
Your say: Letters to the editor
{stadium mentions}
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.
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Post by Elizabeth Kerr

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8 responses to “D Scene – Dunedin foodbanks need your help!

  1. Anonymous

    Ewww… what is wrong with these people? It’s tough enough out there to get support and funding for social services without scuzbuckets like this rorting the system. How do the corrupt live with themselves? The spoils are only short-lived compared to the conscience that haunts til the end.

    ### stuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 21/12/2013
    Foodbank ‘blew cash on booze, junk food’
    By Ben Heather
    A Wellington foodbank spent donations on junk food, booze and electronics while giving only a fraction to the hungry, court documents claim. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) alleges only 4 per cent of the $770,000 donated to the Wellington Foodbank Service ever went to helping the needy. The foodbank – not associated with the one run by the Wellington City Mission – claimed to help “low-income families, children and youth of the Wellington region”.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/9542311/Foodbank-blew-cash-on-booze-junk-food

  2. Anonymous

    John Key and his National ministers? He has sent a clear message that supporting gambling is good (for him, club brothers and the various associates rewarded for their support) while appropriate funding for authorities who investigate fraud is bad (for him, club brothers and the various associates rewarded for their support).

    I think the Tom Scott and others cartoon Child poverty in NZ from December 10 is quite fitting: http://www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/opinion/cartoons/6736460/Tom-Scott-and-others.

  3. Excuse me, you write “properly audited”. Would you mind explaining this term please, I’m a New Zealander.

  4. True, people in many many walks of life have taken to heart Humbert Wolfe’s jolly little rhyme
    You cannot hope to bribe or twist,
    thank God! the British journalist.
    But, seeing what the man will do
    unbribed, there’s no occasion to.

    Then there’s the hold-outs who prefer – let’s not call them bribes, that’s so vulgar – expressions of friendship and cooperation.

  5. It is, isn’t it? We are so lucky to live in this island paradise where wisdom is prized above wealth and integrity above worldly success.

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