The Power of Play is a regional insights initiative to better understand different communities’ perceptions and experiences of play, and what helps – or hinders – children’s play.
Sport NZ partnered with the Innovation Unit to help regions across Aotearoa hear from a diverse range of people in their areas about play.
The Power of Play has been carried out in six regions in New Zealand between April 2020 and July 2022. Each region has been provided with an individual report with specific findings, voices and illustrations.
Power of Play
The Power of Play animation highlights the common themes, differences, improvements or hindrances from the first five regional Power of Play reports of Ōtautahi, Southland, Whanganui, Bay of Plenty and Tairāwhiti Gisborne.
The Power of Play: Lessons learned from the first five regions
This report brings together insights from five regions that took part in the Power of Play. It includes feedback about the experience of participating in the initiative, what was hoped for and what was achieved as a result.