Ōtara Town Centre - June 2014

Celebrating digital opportunities at Otara Town Centre.

More than 1000 Aucklanders from the Otara Community got up close and personal with the practical opportunities of ultra-fast broadband. This was part of PARK JAM, a community-wide initiative launched at Otara Town Centre on Saturday, June 7th.

PARK JAM is a free digital community programme delivered locally to:

  • offer hands-on experience of the creative and commercial opportunities delivered by ultra fast broadband and
  • discover the power digital tools present to connect, create and be more productive.

Visitors enjoyed performances and interviews with local talent Southmade, Pork Chops, DKID, Isaac, Giant Killa, Onesian and, all the way from Sydney, Tropical Island Hula. Many also took part in digital workshops offering hands-on digital animation, music, video making, art, gaming and web development. The PARK JAM experience was topped off with demonstrations of the latest technology including 3D printing, Defence Force equipment and communications gear.

From Monday June 9th until Wednesday 11th, workshops continued after school in the Town Centre. More than 400 students turned up over the three afternoons to experience digital tools and activities and enjoyed nearly 1100 free sausages!

PARK JAM is an opportunity for visitors to experience digital tools, explore their digital creativity, develop real digital skills to connect and get productive and understand how to bridge dreams to dream jobs.

Our goal is to connect young people, families and the whole community to the digital world by experiencing digital innovation; creating opportunities to take part in hands on activities, that demonstrate how digital tools fit in everyday life and work.

Have a look at some of the great photos from the day.>>>

You can also read the original Media Release>>>