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Shipping containers offer exhibition of council’s green strategy for the future

News from Wellington City Council
An interactive exhibition about the City Council’s Wellington 2040 strategy for the city was launched today by Mayor Celia Wade-Brown. The exhibition, Toward 2040: Smart Green Wellington strategy, is set in large shipping containers at Te Aro Park and on the waterfront.

Developed by local company Storybox, the exhibition contains imagery of how Wellington could look in the future, video posts from people on the street, touch-screen maps and other audio-visual material. There’s a tandem bicycle power-generator that people can pedal to illuminate the graphics and see how much pedal power it takes to make toast or charge your laptop.

On the upper level of the Te Aro Park shipping container is space for hour-long mini-gigs that will take place through the month-long consultation. The line-up this week is: Trickbaby (Friday 24 June, 8.30pm), Tane Upjohn-Beatson (Saturday 25 June, 12.30pm), D:unk (Saturday 25 June, 8.30pm).

A second shipping container is on the waterfront by the Wharewaka and features an interactive video that describes Wellington’s future as a connected, people-centred city.

The containers will be open Thursday 23 June to Saturday 23 July, Monday to Wednesday, 12 noon to 3pm, Thursday to Saturday, 12 noon to 10pm and Sundays 12 noon to 4pm. People will be able to engage with the exhibition, ask questions and post feedback in a variety of ways.

Consultation on the strategy opens on Monday 27 June and closes Monday 15 August. If people can’t get along to the containers, from Monday 27 they will be able to download a copy of the strategy from www.wellington2040.co.nz, pick up a copy from our libraries or phone the Council on 499 4444 and have a copy sent to them.

Maximus comments on the council vision