Month: June 2014

One Minute on How to Shape Auckland Over the Next Ten Years

Opportunity for Under 25’s to enter Council Competition

 

From Auckland Council

Auckland’s young filmmakers given one minute to shape 10 years

 

Auckland’s under 25s could win a share of $7000 prize money through Auckland Council’s latest youth video challenge. The videos must be under one minute, and say what Auckland needs to invest in to become the world’s most liveable city.

Filmmakers have from 30 June to midnight 20 July to submit their video. Finalist’s videos will be put on YouTube, with the winners being those with the most views. First place will receive a $3000 prize.

“Auckland is preparing for its biggest ever investment in its future. There are plans for better ways to get around, how we treat our environment, events and things that will make our neighbourhoods safer, and also things that will create new opportunities for young people,” says Auckland Council’s youth advocate, Councillor Linda Cooper.

“This is our chance to hear from our young people about what’s most important to them – for their local areas as well as Auckland as a whole.”

Councillor Cooper says, “It doesn’t matter what you use to film it – a mobile phone is fine. What’s important is the thinking behind it and taking a chance to have your say and shape Auckland’s future; to say what sort of city you want to live in.”

The top videos will be used through the coming year to help encourage other Aucklanders to get engaged in choices around Auckland’s 10- year spending plan, the Long-term Plan 2015-2025, which sets out how much the council will spend, what on, where and when.

Videos can cover local issues or those affecting Auckland as a whole. Entrants can check out visions and ideas for local areas when local board plans are launched for consultation on 7 July.

There is also regional pride at stake, with Wellington City Council set to run a similar competition later in July.

For more information on the video competition, visit shapeauckland.co.nz

 

The rules to enter are:

  1. you have from 30 June to 20 July to make your video, answering the question: “What should Auckland spend money on to become the world’s most liveable city?”
  2. videos must be one minute or less
  3. you can use a mobile phone or whatever you want to make it. But you must send it to us in .mp4 or .mov format
  4. you can make one by yourself, one with your friends or both – and you can enter as many times as you want.

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Let see what the youth of Auckland can come up with 😀

 

Want a Say on Arts and Culture?

Now you can

 

From Auckland Council

 

Have your say on Auckland’s arts and culture 

 

Calling all arts aficionados, cultural connoisseurs and anyone interested in arts and culture – it’s time to have your say on how Auckland’s arts and culture can develop over the next decade.

The Draft Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan, which aims to deliver on the Auckland Plan’s vision to ‘integrate arts and culture into our everyday lives’, opens for public consultation today.

The draft action plan sets out a five to ten year strategic direction for the planning and delivery of arts and cultural activities in Auckland. It identifies six goals and supporting key actions to meet the challenges of Auckland’s continued growth, changing demographics and increasing international competitiveness in the creative sector, with a focus on making arts and culture accessible to everyone.

The draft action plan was approved by the Arts, Culture and Events Committee last Wednesday with committee members in agreement that the plan provides a sound base for further discussion with Aucklanders.

Chair of the committee, Councillor Alf Filipaina says the draft responds to the Auckland Plan statement: ‘Auckland expects that our arts and culture will thrive, unite, delight, challenge and entertain, and also drive wealth and prosperity for individuals and for Auckland.’

“During engagement for the Auckland Plan, arts and culture featured in its power to deliver on the transformational shifts required to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city”, he says.

“To reach all parts of our region, both urban and rural, inner city and suburbs, and to make arts and culture programs relevant to the different communities who live here requires a focused plan.”

Mr Filipaina says the ‘whole of Auckland’ plan will be delivered in partnership with other key stakeholders in the arts and culture sector.

To date, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Creative New Zealand, Creative Coalition, ASB Community Trust, Independent Māori Statutory Board, and Pacific People Advisory Panel have worked with the council to develop the draft.

Aucklanders are encouraged to head to shapeauckland.co.nz to read the draft action plan and to share their thoughts through an online submission. 

The public consultation period ends at 5pm on Thursday 24 July 2014.

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Boulevard of Buskers Festival’ held in Orewa 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014.  Credit: Auckland Council.
Boulevard of Buskers Festival’ held in Orewa 31 Jan – 2 Feb 2014. Credit: Auckland Council.

 

Hmmm might go have a look at the draft plan