Dunedin is a little city with a big heart!

Heart of Dunedin Inc is a group of passionate individuals who share a common vision to reinvigorate Dunedin’s central city area. By coming together and creating unique community events, activities and retail experiences, we want to bring people back into the heart of the city and share what makes Dunedin special with locals and visitors alike.

Dunedin is a city alive with a spirit found nowhere else in New Zealand - a city known for its majestic architecture, music, wildlife, literature, fashion and sporting achievements. For a little city, we are known around the world - home to New Zealand's only City of Literature and Australasia's largest emerging fashion awards, alongside businesses making their mark on a global scale. We are innovators, entrepreneurs, artists.    

We want to remind people what makes Dunedin the greatest city in the world. 


Our mission is to create a vibrant city centre - the Heart of Dunedin - that encapsulates our city's spirit and attracts locals and visitors alike to shop, eat, drink and be entertained. By bringing retailers, business and property owners together to revitalise the heart of the city, we can reconnect the community with the CBD. As we grow our initiative, we plan to hold a full calendar of unique city based events, alongside growing retail and attracting new businesses to Dunedin.  



We're working together to create a vibrant city hub, bringing people into the heart of Dunedin - and the heart of Dunedin to the world.


We're starting conversations and advocating for the Heart of Dunedin, its people and stakeholders to ensure our CBD is vibrant and prosperous for years to come. 


We're creating a buzz about Dunedin's city centre by planning unique, well-promoted events and activities that will encourage locals and visitors into the Heart of Dunedin.

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Do you want to join Heart of Dunedin?

Over the coming months, we'll be kicking into action, with a calendar of public events, stakeholder meetings, a comprehensive marketing strategy and more. Our success is only limited by ideas, and we would love you to join us and share your vision!

The first six months of your membership is free, after which you will be charged an annual subscription of just $300. While we will be applying for other funding streams, including grants, the money raised through our subscriptions is essential to pay for running costs, including marketing activities. After the first six months we will also be looking to add new skills and people from a variety of business types in the CBD to the Executive of the Society.

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PO Box 5511, Dunedin 9058