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Play Facilitators

We have something for everyone!

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Conscious Kids

Nature Play

Conscious Kids' nature programs are designed as an antidote to the fast-paced technology-filled world many children now inhabit. Our children’s lives are so filled with structure, that this program aims to give them a break from instruction and allow them to play as they like, for as long as they like, within a framework of respect for those around them and the environment.


Conscious Kids

Junk Play - Loose Parts Fun

An Adventure Pop Up Playground is an event where various loose parts or raw materials are brought to a location for YOU to use as you see fit based on your interests and motivations. A unique and creative play experience, great for children of all ages as the materials change. They are also great for adults. That's right! YOU need to make time in your busy schedule to play too.
You will construct your own play spaces, limited only by your imaginations!

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Ngā Taonga Takaro

Wiremu Sarich

Wiremu is a leading exponent in the resurgence of Ngā Taonga Tākaro (traditional Māori games\pastimes) who lives by the proverbial philosophy “Kia kawea tatou e te rehia,” (let us be swept away by the pursuit of fun. leisure and entertainment).

Ngā Taonga Tākaro offers a unique insight into traditional Māori pedagogies that help to inform the Māori world view. We will explore numerous games and activities that will challenge participants a-tinana, a- hinengaro, a-ngakau, a-wairua (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).

Tina Talaic - waiata and flax weaving

Tina Talaic 

Waiata and Flax Weaving

Tēnā koutou katoa, ko Tina Talaic tōku ingoa he uri tēnei nō Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngā Puhi, Tainui, Ngāi Tūhoe anō hoki.
E mihi kau ana ki a tātou katoa!!

My name is Tina Talaic, my whānau & I would love to share some beautiful Waiata Māori, Haka, Poi, and tī tī tōrea /rakau (stick games) with all the tamariki at the Play festival.
We will be singing all the favourite, well known waiata Māori for everyone to enjoy.
Please come along & have fun.

Ngā mihi nui 

Tina Talaic & whānau 😊

Auckland Dante Alighieri 

Italian Society

Società Dante Alighieri Auckland is a society for everyone who is interested in all things Italian. The society exists to promote Italian language and culture in Auckland, organizing regular social and cultural events, and running language classes for adults and children.


They are bringing Italian games like rubabandiera, palla avvelenata and Italian card games like scopa and briscola.

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New Zealand Healthy Lifestyle Society

Asian Games and Lifestyle Club

The New Zealand Healthy Lifestyle Society  advocates for better health and wellbeing for the Asian community, inherit and carry forward Asian traditional culture
and food. A world where individuals live fulfilling and healthy lives through proactive choices and

At the Play Festival they will be focusing on sharing Asian Culture and Traditional Asian games.

Council Mobile Library 

Books and Games

The Auckland Council Mobile Library will be at the Play Festival with a van full of amazing reads for you and the whānau!

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Traditional Pasifika Games

POP UP PLAY is a Pasifika-owned social enterprise that empowers people to live healthier fuller lives through the power of play. Whether it is a Community event, Party, Festival, Team bonding day, Virtual Wellness Hour, all services are unique and personalized for each occasion.

For the inaugural PLAY Festival, POP UP PLAY will be bringing to you its very first Pasifika Play Village featuring a taste of music, dance, food, and traditional PLAY from the islands of the Pacific.

Manawa Ora

Kid's Yoga

Manawa Ora offers neuroscientific knowledge about the link between breath and nervous system, alongside teaching breathing techniques to adults; as well as playing yoga and pranayama with children. 

They will be running a yoga workshop at the festival!

Manawa Ora - Kids Yoga

Korea-NZ Cultural Association

Traditional Korean Games

The Korea-NZ Cultural Association commemorates Korean culture and brings together Korean communities in New Zealand through their website and many social media platforms.


At the Play Festival they will bring traditional Korean games: Takjichigi, Tuho, and Jegichagi. 

The Rhythm Centre

Giving Marimba a go

The Rhythm Centre promotes rhythm, drumming and percussion to empower people via community performance events, village drum circles, rhythm in schools, corporate team building, festivals, practical workshops, instrument making and more.

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