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Rotorua tamariki get creative at play space workshop
16 January 2019
Rotorua tamariki get creative at play space workshop
Yesterday tamariki/children got stuck into creating designs and ideas for the proposed new Lakefront play space at the first of three workshops to be held at Rotorua Library.
Tamariki have been invited to attend creative workshops to share their ideas about play with designers from Isthmus, the studio designing the new Lakefront play space.
Isthmus use these workshops to introduce projects to a community, uncover local stories, gather an understanding of the local identity, and learn what is most important to the project’s end users.
Playdough, straws, tape, lego and coloured card were all available to help tamariki shape and share their ideas.
The next workshops are scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday 17 January), and Thursday 24 January from 1.30 – 2.30pm. The workshops are best suited to tamariki six years and older. All materials will be provided at the workshops and there is no need to register, just come along and join in.
Rotorua Lakes Council has allocated $20 million to the Rotorua lakefront development with matched funding coming from Central Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to enable the project to be completed over the next three years.
Part of the development will include a new play space. This will replace the existing Volcanic Playground which will remain in place while the new play space is created. The Volcanic Playground will be dismantled and relocated to another part of Rotorua for tamariki to enjoy.  The creative workshops will provide the opportunity for tamariki to learn about the new play space and actively contribute and share their ideas about how they like to play.