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2019 South Dunedin Busking Festival

Images from the 2019 South Dunedin Busking Festival Held on 19 October 2019 King Edward Street, South Dunedin, Dunedin, NZ. Prize giving held at the Dunedin Gasworks Museum. (Click image to go to the gallery)

2019 South Dunedin Busking Festival

The song on the video below is one of mine called “Am I Flying” which is about starting new things which many of the buskers did at the event.

“Am I Flying” Words and music ©Paul S Allen 2019 – All rights reserved. Video @Paul S Allen 2019

South Dunedin Busking Festival 2018

South Dunedin Busking Festival 2018
King Edward Street
South Dunedin
All images in this video viewable on Flickr

South D Busking Festival 2018 - PSA - 1

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Images and music ©Paul S Allen 2018
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2015 South Dunedin Street Festival

This is the fourth year of the South Dunedin Street Festival and, despite ferocious  winds, thousands of people enjoyed the celebration of all that is South Dunedin.

Here are a few photos, but if you would like to see more there are many more photos on my Flickr page.

2015 South Dunedin Street Festival - PSA - 15

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Photos: All rights reserved ©Paul S Allen 2015
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Rise Above – South Dunedin Benefit Concert

Martin Phillipps A benefit concert was held for the people of South Dunedin who have been badly affected by the recent flooding. The purpose of this was twofold: 1/ To provide an opportunity for community encouragement and support. 2/ To collect funds via a donation at the door of the venue to go in its entirety to the Dunedin City Flood Appeal The concert featured great Dunedin musicians .

  • Martin Phillipps from The Chills
  • The Mentalist Collective
  • Reo
  • Dave Coleclough
  • Robyn Johnston
  • Ronnie Stash
  • Steve King

The MCs  on the night were Damian Newell from The Breeze and Darryl Baser from Baser Social Media Entry was by donation and over $1,100 was collected for the Dunedin Flood Appeal from the approximately 150 people in attendance. The concert was organised with the kind and donated support of volunteers, musicians and performers, with special thanks to the following Supporting organisations

  • Kings High School
  • Baser Social Media
  • DunedinMusic.com
  • The Breeze
  • Reo
  • Southern lights
  • Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers
  • Strawberry Sound
  • Armourguard
  • Office of Clare Curran mp for Dunedin South
  • Dave Coleclough Music
  • Robyn Johnston Music
  • Art House Media
  • Westpac bank

No funds collected went towards any running cost or any organisers of the event or artists featured. Thank you to all those who came to the show and for all those who helped with organisation and publicity. Paul Allen Organiser

More photos on flickr  Here are a few of the photos. Martin Phillipps - The Chills Martin Phillipps from The Chills The Mentalist Collective The Mentalist Collective Ronnie Stash Ronnie Stash Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Steve King Steve King Robyn Johnston Robyn Johnston Dave Coleclough Dave Coleclough Reo Reo

All Photos ©Paul S Allen 2015 All rights reserved 

Getting involved – Community Patrols of New Zealand

Are you looking for a way to support your local community?

Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ)

Reducing crime and building safer communities

Community patrols are voluntary groups of people giving some of their time and taking responsibility within their own community to help the Police make the local community safer for everyone.

I have been a member of the South Dunedin Community Patrol for over nine years. It is a great way to support the local community providing observe & report assistance and other duties as required. We work closely with the NZ Police.

Generally this is only a commitment of a four-hour shift per month plus the compulsory training. For the South Dunedin Community Patrol we operate 9.00pm  to 1.00am on Thursday,  Friday and Saturday nights.

Initial and ongoing training is given (compulsory) and there is a police vetting process to be completed.

If you are interested in getting involved and making a difference in your (our) community check out the information on the CPNZ website or ask me for the local South Dunedin contact details or visit the CPNZ website to join a patrol near you.

Paul Allen

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