Bringing a community together around a plan for the future.
Te Rā Nui, The Eastern Porirua Development is a visionary programme. It outlines critical actions to support local population growth, which is likely to increase by around 25% over the next 25 years. Kāinga Ora partnered with Storybox to bring the people of Porirua along on this important journey.
Storybox was tasked with turning that spatial plan into an experience that’s approachable, accessible and easy to understand. The result: Hui tahi tātou o Porirua, a pop-up exhibition designed to give the community an opportunity to view the plan and to provide feedback in a compelling way.
The enormous tree in the middle of the exhibition acted as a gathering point where people could write their thoughts and opinions onto the colourful leaves. This proved popular. In its opening weekend, Hui tahi tātou o Porirua drew over a thousand people into the space. Ultimately, over five thousand people and thirty community groups engaged with the experience. There are now plans to use the exhibition as a blueprint for future Kāinga Ora community engagement projects.