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Schoolkids’ vision paints a picture of Oranga

30 Nov 2023
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Through the eyes of our tamariki, the future of Oranga is limitless.

The neighbourhood could become a rocket soaring through space. It could have homes nestled in giant trees or sit atop a giant pillar winding above the clouds.

Oranga School pupils between the ages of 8 and 11 brought their ideas to a workshop and created a vision for the area that now sits front and centre for the community to enjoy. Their artwork fills the hoardings – the temporary walls that protect a work site – surrounding the Oranga Kai Ora Gardens and Compost Hub on Oranga Avenue.

Throughout the workshop, led by Kāinga Ora team members, artist Lou Flower and Oranga School Deputy Principal Liz Lapish, children drew their dream homes, transportation and parks of tomorrow. They crafted their vision for Oranga, and what their school might look like in the years to come.

Teeming with vibrant colours and creations from our next generation, Oranga is set for a bright future.