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Dunedin has a lot to give and we have a lot to give as well. With great minds and great effort from everybody we can see our city prosper. I’d love to see people coming together, knowing each other, meeting and greeting. Ahmed, neurosurgeon
April 2021

Ō tātou tākata

Our people

Ko te Tūhono

ko te tūhono

The new Octagon sculpture Ko te Tūhono marks a turning point in the way Ngāi Tahu values and traditions are depicted in the city.

Unveiled in December last year, Ko Te Tūhono, by artist Ayesha Green (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Kahungunu), is a replica of a carved entrance at Ōtākou Marae.

The artwork acknowledges the past, present and future of Ōtepoti and recognises DCC efforts to celebrate and embed mana whenua identity, values and traditions in our urban environment.

te tautoko i ō mātou hapori

supporting our communities

Our people are our greatest resource and Dunedin is fortunate to have many community groups operating across our city, responding to local issues and building strong, connected communities and neighbourhoods.

The DCC provides staff advice, support and annual grant funding to help these groups carry out their important work.

supporting our communities