The jungle was installed at the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari Visitor Centre from from the 11th of August to the 14th of October 2018.
The community helped to build the jungle during four free workshops organised in July 2018.
The goal was to cut 1,000 leaves that would be part of the jungle.
Cutting 1,000 leaves was a huge task but with everybody’s help and over several cups of tea we slowly made progress.
The patterns for the leaves were based on real leaves found in the Maungatautari reserve.
We reached our goal of cutting 1,000 leaves!
The participants wrote messages at the back of some of the leaves about things they would like to see more of within their community.
The messages were deposited in a basket on display at the installation site.
The 1,000 leaves were threaded in chains during a working bee and the participants helped put the jungle together.
Little by little the jungle took shape.
The visitors were invited to cut their own leaves and write a message about something they would like to see more of in their community.
Everybody enjoyed the jungle and photographed themselves in it.