Punakaiki Living Lab

When people are asked what activities they do in public conservation lands they talk of walking, camping and sightseeing. Yet ask the same people about the benefits of conservation they speak of protecting the environment, preserving native species, and protecting our environment for future generations as well as the clean green image we present overseas. In this project we imagine how we a pilot mine site can join neighbouring Paparoa National Park through the impact of people. At the site people volunteer their time and resources to help with replanting, tracking, and trapping. The design of the facilities is of a scale that not only is it made for volunteers but also by volunteering.