New whiteware for SuperGrans’ premises


The fit-out of SuperGrans’ new premises in the South Dunedin Mall has received a boost with a handy donation from the Rotary Club of Dunedin South.

Club president Andrew Whiley visited SuperGrans manager Pip Weber at the organisation’s light and airy new space to present a new portable cooktop and freezer.

The funds for the whiteware were raised through the Rotary Club’s management of car parking near Forsyth Barr Stadium during The Eagles concert.

Mr Whiley said the Rotary Club was keen to support SuperGrans as a “great community organisation that has awesome benefits and brings together all sectors of the community”.

SuperGrans officially opened its new space in South Dunedin Mall on March 7, and has been welcoming people for workshops, and drop-in sessions since then.

The one-on-one work of SuperGrans to help young families make positive changes in their lives, and to develop their life and home skills, also continues.

The new South Dunedin centre’s large and well-equipped kitchen has made onsite group cooking sessions possible.

“We recently had a session on lunch-box ideas, which was very enjoyable for everyone,” Ms Weber said.

“We are also planning to hold regular cooking sessions on Tuesdays,” she said.

SuperGrans recently had 15 new “grans” sign up to work with young people, which showed there was a lot of support for its efforts in the community, Ms Weber said.

“It’s nice to see new people coming to join us, and to have a real mix of people coming into our space and enjoying events,” she said.