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The Department of Internal Affairs: Community Operations 
Level Five, Philip Laing House 
144 Rattray Street 

  • Phone: (03) 479 6515 or Freephone: 0800 824 824 (Monday to Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Friday 9am-5pm)
  • Post: PO Box 583, DUNEDIN 9054 
  • Courier: Level Five, Philip Laing House, 144 Rattray Street, DUNEDIN 9016


Staff contacts

Staff in the Otago/Southland teams each cover a specific area.  These staff members, the areas that they cover, and their contact details are listed below: 

Kimberley Beckett
Community Advisor (Clutha District/Dunedin)
(03) 479 6506 /

Anna Frost
Community Advisor (Waitaki/Dunedin)
(03) 477 8062 /

Rachael Thomas
Community Advisor (Central Otago/Dunedin)
(03) 479 6516 /

Marten Schievink
Manager Regional Services (Otago/Southland)
(03)479 6511 /

 If you have any enqueries about funding administered by the Dunedin office, you can email these to


The Dunedin Community Operations team support the Lottery Otago / Southland  Community Committee and two COGS committees serving local communities and neighbourhoods:

  • Central Otago COGS Committee
  • Coastal Otago / Waitaki COGS Committee 

You can email an enquiry about either of these funds to 

The Dunedin team also administers the Community-led Development Programme - this Programme is available for communities around the country.

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