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
- 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
- The Breeze
- Southern lights
- Crombie Lockwood Insurance Brokers
- Strawberry Sound
- 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 from The Chills The Mentalist Collective Ronnie Stash Clare Curran mp Dunedin South (Labour) Steve King Robyn Johnston Dave Coleclough Reo
Flooding is nothing new in the area of South Dunedin. Here is an old image from 1927 (apparently) of South Dunedin including Surrey Street and MacAndrew Road looking toward St Kilda.
What is interesting the area that is flooded seems to be market gardens and there is an old brickworks down Forbury Road. The fields to the left of the brickworks (in the photo) are where Queens and Kings High Schools are now.
The house on the corner of Forbury and MacAndrew Road, although modified, appears to be still there today and is the Sinclair Corner Early Learning Centre.
I am not sure of the origin of the image.
Paul S Allen
South Dunedin’s Got Talent 2012, a set on Flickr.
Here are photo’s from tonight’s final of South Dunedin’s Got talent.
South Dunedin has some amazingly people.
Here is a celebration of them.
Paul S Allen
Save Hillside Rally, a set on Flickr.
Rally to stop the proposed cut of 40 jobs at hillside engineering. Protect New Zealand’s Engineering sector and promote policy that ensures government procurement that favours local suppliers rather than overseas interests.