In this series celebrating diversity in Kiwi neighbourhoods, former Highlanders prop Kees Meeuws introduces an eclectic mix of migrants who call North Dunedin home. Meeuws muses that the student-filled suburb "on a clear day, sparkles like the jewel in the crown of Dunedin". A Japanese student enriches his life by volunteering to help an elderly woman, a German jewellery designer explores identity in her creations, an Afghani family celebrate New Year's Day with a feast, and an eighth generation Indonesian puppet master shows off his snake-shaped dagger.
When Lorna smiles, I just feel really happy with what I'm doing.– Student Kazushi Noiri reflects on his volunteer experience
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Interview with Afghan immigrant Najibullah Lafraie, Otago Daily Times, January 2016
Interview with German jeweller Johanna Zellmer, Otago Daily Times, September 2015
Japanese nursing student Kaz Noiri's 2016 epic fundraising walk