I invest about a fifth of my time into community projects, one of which is the Ōtāhuhu Arts and Culture Sub-Committee of the Ōtāhuhu Steering Group. I’ve been a member for the past two years and the Secretary for past nine months. The South Auckland suburb is a hotbed of arts and culture; the collective aims to raise awareness, connect creative and cultural practitioners and lobby the Council to establish a dedicated arts facility for the community.

We have a young blog: http://otahuhuartsandculture.com/
And an emerging following on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/OtahuhuArtsAndCulture

This Saturday we’re excited to be part of the Ōtāhuhu Family Fun Day at Fairburn Reserve. We were involved in the Christmas festivities and facilitated a recycled Christmas card making activity with local children.

On Saturday we’ll be making lolly and ribbon garlands and presenting a series of art demonstrations including Niuean weaving, traditional Indian Mehndi and aerosol painting!

Some great events happen in Ōtāhuhu, one of which is coming up this week. On Wednesday 20 March, the Ōtāhuhu Library is hosting a debate between students from McAuley High School and De La Salle College on, South Auckland: Is it where I want to be?

This promises to be an excellent event; it kicks off at 5.30pm. Congratulations to Ōtāhuhu Library for facilitating such an exciting discussion – I can’t wait!

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