Drawing the future forward - a research project led by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Drawing the future forward - a research project led by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei


As part of a master planning exercise to develop Takaparawhau Park (Bastion Point) and Pourewa Reserve, Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is commissioning research on what life in Auckland might look like 30 years from now. The product will be four scenarios of daily life and the economic, environmental, and social systems that underpin each snapshot.

The intent is to take those four scenarios into workshops with local business, government, and community leaders and tease out the various risks and challenges facing our city. Together we can navigate global challenges, like climate change, as well as local Kiwi challenges, like housing shortages, fluctuations in the tourism and primary sector markets, and the need for adaptation in our education sector.

Using the insights from these workshops as well as engagement with our hapu, NWO leadership plans to design world-class public recreation areas - honoring our shared history through rich cultural experiences, teaching a new generation of leaders through augmented reality gaming and real-world research projects, and demonstrating the integration of new sensor technology, smart monitoring software, and traditional matauranga to showcase the potential of 21st century kaitiakitanga.


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