Te Kāika's Remarkable Rise

Now comes word of ambitious plans to build a wellness centre on its campus, a venture that offers enormous health and welfare advantages for Dunedin's most vulnerable inhabitants if the ambition that drives it comes true.

Te Kāika's ascent has been astonishing, with its position in Dunedin's healthfirmament unfathomable when it was introduced in March 2018.

It's founders, chief executive Albie Laurence and Donna Matahaere-Atariki, are at the forefront of Te Kāika, although each would swiftly defer credit to the organisation's 50 FTE personnel and the hundreds of others who have worked with it, both professionally and on a volunteer basis.