Help improve OAR FM… and you could win free radio promotion for your organisation!

OUr friends and neighbours OAR FM are looking for your feedback:

Otago Access Radio (OAR FM) is Dunedin’s station, proudly serving our diverse local communities by providing them with a voice in the media and promoting the services that support families and whanau.

OAR need to know how effective and relevant their services are to your organisation, and would greatly appreciate your response to our short seven question survey by close of business Thursday 20 July 2017.

Every organisation participating in this survey goes into the draw to WIN $300 in FREE PROMOTION with OAR FM (for your organisation or a charity of your choice).

Take the OAR FM survey

Thanks – Lesley, Jeff, Domi and Geoff

Survey: Snapshot of the Otago Community Sector 2016

Welcome to Connect South’s sector survey 2016.

You may have read about the recent survey by ComVoices, a network of national organisations in the tangata whenua, community and voluntary sector. You can find the results at

Connect South wants to see how non-profits in Otago are doing and how this compares to the national picture.

In 2014 ComVoices conducted their first New Zealand-wide “State of the Community & Voluntary Sector” survey. Connect South followed this up with an Otago-specific mail-out. Eighty organisations responded and the results were shared with the Otago community through newspapers, and our newsletter and website.

Again, we will share the results with you through the newspaper and our website, publicised through Facebook and Twitter.

This survey should take you between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

All responses are anonymous.

Please complete only one response for each organisation.

The survey will close at 12 noon on the 30th November, 2016

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or comments regarding this survey.
You can call us on 03 471 6177 or email You are also welcome to come in and see us at Dunedin Community House, 301 Moray Place.

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and have your say!

Camera image is by Ashley Linh Trann

Does your work involve dealing with family violence?

Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence (DCAFV) want to know about your organisation or group and what can be offered to support you tackling family violence.
It’ll take less than five minutes and help DCAFV coordinate the training and resources you need. Just click the button below for the one page survey.

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DCOSS are proud members of Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence

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UPDATED Transport survey: What are your experiences of using buses and trains

The Ministry of Transport, NZ Transport Agency, Disabled Persons Assembly NZ and People First are interested in hearing your views on using buses and trains.

They are interested in finding out how accessible information on buses and trains is and of course how accessible the buses and trains themselves are.

Download the survey for printing below or call in at Dunedin Community House to pick up a paper copy.

Survey as printable PDF

Survey as printable Easy Read PDF

The surveys can be returned to reception at Dunedin Community House, where can scan them for forwarding to:
or you can post it to
Kevin Eames
Ministry of Transport
PO Box 3175

The deadline for responses is Friday 10 April 2015. 

Survey about collaboration

Kia ora,

Greta Gordon is a Doctoral student at the Victoria University of Wellington and needs your help for her doctoral thesis.

As a provider of social and / or employment services in Otago with clients that might include people at risk of long-term unemployment and who is likely to be involved / have been involved in collaborative initiatives, she would like to invite you to participate in her research into collaboration. Your perspective is important as it will help to provide a clear picture of non-government organisations’ priorities when engaging in collaborative initiatives.

An online survey is open until 15 October and she will invite some respondents to participate in a face-to-face interview in October or November. The online survey includes around 40 questions, which should take no longer than 20 minutes to complete.  It asks questions about a collaborative initiative in which you are involved, and your opinions on the types of accountability mechanisms, participatory processes and leadership behaviours and competencies needed to make collaboration effective.

A final question asks if you are willing to take part in a face-to-face interview which will provide more in-depth information on these topics. If you are willing to take part, your name and email address is collected. This data will be recorded in a separate dataset to your answers to the survey and will only be used to contact you for a follow-up interview.

If you would like to take part in the online survey, please click this link -> SURVEY START

Further information

Her aim is to develop recommendations for institutional arrangements that would enable a more effective collaborative approach to the governance of initiatives addressing long-term unemployment. These recommendations will take the form of guidelines that can be used by government and non-government organisations when setting up new collaborative initiatives.

Her doctoral thesis will be based on this research and she may also use the research to contribute to conference papers and / or publications such as book chapters or journal articles. She has obtained ethical approval from the Victoria University of Wellington Human Ethics Committee to undertake this research. All data will be stored securely and will remain confidential to her and her supervisors. They will not disclose your name to anyone else, including in any discussion or dissemination or the research. She will not collect your IP address.

If you have any questions about this research, please contact her on this email address, or her supervisors, Dr Valentina Dinica on, or Dr Chris Eichbaum on

If you know of others involved in collaborative initiatives who might like to contribute to this research, please feel free to forward on this email.

Thank you for your support


Details: Greta Gordon

021 232 7761

Help us by filling out the 3 minute survey about outcome measurement

outcomeI am a third year student at the Otago Polytechnic and I am on an internship with the Council of Social Services Dunedin. The survey is a part of my research project with the topic “outcome measurement in non-profit organizations”. It would be great if you could participate. It takes just 3 minutes and it would help me a lot.

In order to keep the survey confidentially, you are able to leave out your organizations name and email address.

Thank you!

Kind regards,
Juliane Janzen

Online until 05.10.2014