The Community team was looking to inject colour and vibrancy into the recreational spaces around Mangawhai through the development of murals on their (previously) neutral public toilet facilities located in popular public spaces. Knowing Mangawhai has an active artist community, but also recognising this was not apparent in publically accessible areas throughout the township the murals were completed by local artists Thijs de Koning and Sarah C Design.
Te Kopuru Domain
Previously the site of Te Kopuru Bowling Club, the old buildings have since been removed and all that remains are the old remnants of the bowling green. The Community Team used a strong collaborative partnership with Council's Parks & Reserves Team and the newly formed Te Kopuru Community Development Group to see the Te Kopuru Domain start to transform. May 2018 saw a planting day take place, to kick start a process of community participation and by the same time the following year, a Fitness Centre Playground was installed. This was celebrated using more collaboration with the local Social Services, Council and Sport Northland