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Active play is essential for growth in cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. It develops fundamental movement skills and knowledge, fosters creativity and innovation, and builds an ability to identify and manage risk. Ensuring tamariki have the time, space and permission to play helps build a healthier and thriving Tāmaki Makaurau. Play contributes not only to children’s lives, but also to the wellbeing of their families, whanau and wider community.


Auckland Regional Play Development Framework

Providing strategic oversight and advocacy, Aktive works with and through its System Build Partners and regional stakeholders to advocate for and support play. With input from a range of stakeholders, this Regional Framework outlines the plan to develop play across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Promoting Play

Click here to view our Playful Communities guide – full of ideas and examples of how you can add more play to your community.


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