The key activity was a Story Booth that provided youth a platform to interview the public about their stories, hopes, dreams and aspirations for Manukau.


412 delivered two other complimentary activities:

  • Creative Pop-up which allowed the community to contribute towards 412‘s banner as participants shared words & images around youth empowerment along with chalk art.
  • 412 Dance Workshops became a true highlight as friends of 412 delivered a variation of the Dance Workshops throughout the day and also delivered entertainment pieces from local youth.


Ole from Auckland Museum delivered his taonga bus & allowed participants a chance to engage with precious taonga from Auckland Museum. When The Roots engaged with a person thru “Grow you dreams”, we realised how effective the Story Booth was and we made the decision to shut down the other activity and refer anyone who wanted to share their hopes & dreams to the story-booth.

Male -a member from the 412 family- catered brownies, banoffee pie & slushy’s which was a lovely surprise!   Thank-you so much Mele for your families beautiful contribution!

TSI provided awesome support & mentoring throughout the day & Manukau Libraries staff captured pics of the dance workshops. It felt reassuring to have specialised skills from Panuku. Thank you Rashmi & Paul for your extra guidance throughout the day!

Despite the light drizzle, we all worked well as a team to support each other throughout the day. Finally, for the first time E-V-E-R we had a video bridge between Papatoetoe and Manukau as we had events running in both places!!

Join us in our next activation at Architecture Week!  19th September – 26th September (organized by: The Roots, Manukau Libraries & Meshed).