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Property magnate offers to fund new mental health unit

Oliver Lewis
Thu, 16 Sep 2021

Property magnate offers to fund new mental health unit
Mark Dunajtschik has amassed one of the largest commercial property portfolios in Wellington including the Asteron Centre. (Image: Screengrab)
Oliver Lewis
Thu, 16 Sep 2021
A Wellington philanthropist and property investor has made a donation offer to replace one of the country’s worst mental health units.Mark Dunajtschik is already well-known for his generosity in the capital, having contributed $50 million for a new children’s hospital.When the announcement was made in 2017, then-prime minister Bill English described it as a “once-in-a-lifetime event”.The scale of generosity was “unusual and magnificent”, English said.Since then, Dunajtschik has made another donation offer, Bu...

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