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What might happen if we tried to make a park together?

The MAC garden situated above the main building is currently undergoing an exciting transformation. We are restoring pathways to connect and improve physical linkages with our local community, working with artists and interested parties to draw out new potentials for the site and collaborating with For The Love of Bees to develop a centre for regenerative learning.

Let's make a gift to our neighbourhood and the future.

 > Let us know about your special skills or what you like to do (anything! cooking, building, fixing, climbing, etc...)

 > Join in free events and workshops with local and international artists

 > Donate "waste" materials from home or work that you think we could use

 > Come along and do stuff together and see what happens

 > Let us know if you have an idea you want to try out

We are open to anyone, and all "types".

Eat, Make, Play!
Let's make, do, and make-do together!

(Some things we 've started doing are listed below...)

Please contact Chris Berthelsen / 0220 473 281

A handmade shelter of donated fabric at MAC

Landscape Design with Wairau Valley Special School

We are interested and excited to have started working and playing with a group of landscape designers and workers from Wairau Valley Special School Transition Centre.

We are looking forward to seeing what bubbles up, and accompanying them on this project.

We are interested in what we can learn, together, from our sensory experiences of the site and how that can inform the design of the space and the programme of activities that might go with it - "noticing" and "amplifying".

We would like to make visible the ways we take pleasure in the site so that others can also understand and enjoy.

Upcoming Free Activities: We meet every Monday during term time. Email Chris ( if you are interested in joining in.

Soft Public Furnitures

Let's experiment with ever-changing, always-mendable public furniture, made from stuff "around here" (images show soft shelters from previous projects at and around MAC).

Mairangi Kitchen

Let's connect MAC, the park, private and public spaces, and the wider community through the creative activities of cooking, feasting and foraging!

Local food creative Tracey Sunderland is leading us on a wild and delicious adventure.

Public foraging walks, open and free workshops, paid cooking classes and feasts, collaborative experimentation, and the creation of a communal pantry stocked with ANYthing we make from stuff "around here".

Facebook Photo Albums: Citrus Working Bee (July 10, 2019)

Recent Free Activities: Seed Swap Meet (Sat 31 Aug, 2019); Foraged Weed Pesto, Wild Garlic Jam and the Secrets of Sourdough (Sat 28 Sept, 2019)

Weeds Restaurant

In our Weeds Restaurant we enjoy delicious treats made with all kinds of plants that are already living in our garden and in parks and other places all around us.

Facebook Photo Albums: Meeting 1 (Aug 13)

Weeds Restaurant Scrapbook, an in-progress document of our activity: HERE

Pasture Painting

We are making a Pasture Painting with For the Love of Bees, Northcross Intermediate School students, Rangitoto College students, and anyone else who wants to come along!

Upcoming Free Activities: We are meeting on a Thursday at the start of Term Four to do the next step. Email Chris ( if you are interested in joining in.

Supported, in part, by Hibiscus and Bays Local Board.