Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Seven teams for round three of Placemaking Palmerston North

25 February 2014

Seven teams sign up for round three of Placemaking Palmerston North

Team ‘Passionate about Broadway’ and six other groups from around the City have signed up for the challenge of reclaiming their spaces in the third round of Placemaking Palmerston North, to be launched at a public event on Thursday 27 February.

The seven teams consist of professional, retail and residential groups.

“It’s great to see such a varied group getting involved” said Jennifer Esterman, Palmerston North City Council’s policy planner (urban design).

The other six teams include retailer groups Clearway and the Reclaimed Timber Traders and residential groups Wooly Riot, known for their yarn bombing antics, and the returning Urban Savages. Two professional groups, which are formed within an organisation rather than across businesses, are also involved - the YMCA All Stars and the Department of Internal Affairs.

“The launch is an opportunity for the new teams to meet one another and some of the ‘Placemaking champions’ of our City,” Jennifer said.

“Intended as an inspirational kick-start, the launch will include stories of personal Placemaking experiences from champions Shaun Kay of Groovylicious in Little Cuba, Chrissy Paul from the Highbury Social Club and Rodnie Derret from the Urban Savages.”

The new teams will receive their Placemaking DIY kits from Council at the launch night. The kits contain a dialogue, tools and inspiration to get the teams started on their project.

“It’s wonderful to have so many people involved in this round of Placemaking. Being involved in Placemaking allows residents and retailers the chance to think creatively, take action in reclaiming ownership of their street, making it a great place for everyone.”

Round three will be launched on Thursday, 27 February in the City Library on Level 2 from 5.30pm and is open to all.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Obituary: Last 28th Maori Battalion A Company Veteran Dies

Charlie Petera, the final surviving member of A-Company of the 28th Maori Battalion has died at his home in Ngataki, Northland last night surrounded by his whanau. He was 91 years old. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news