Wellington Region Power of Play Report

Ka mua, ka muri - Walking backward into the future 

This report explores findings from a study conducted in our greater Wellington region commissioned by Ihi Aotearoa (Sport New Zealand), supported by Nuku Ora, the Regional Play Network, and Innovation Unit. 

In June 2022, four workshops, known as Play Huddles, were held across the region encompassing Wairarapa, Kāpiti, the Hutt Valley and Wellington City. The participants were stakeholders from across local councils, education, health, community, parents and our tamariki, recruited via the Wellington Regional Play Network and Nuku Ora.  

At each Huddle, participants were invited to reflect on their own personal experiences of play, before considering the state of play more generally, and current opportunities and challenges for play in their local area. 

At the end of this process, the information generated in the Huddles and interviews was combined and analysed using a Reflexive Thematic Analysis framework. Findings were synthesised into the insights summarised in this report. 

Read more about our Wellington Region Power of Play report and findings here.