The Playground 309489 en-nz The Playground Creative Project Management Ltd 30 Life Magazine Article in 2020 Life Magazine did an article on the work of TMH and Janette 012, 16 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1300 Auckland University News Auckland University's latest news - the work that we have been involved in with TMH and the Pacific 012, 16 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1300 APAC Business Awards The Playground has received an APAC business award which is pretty cool 004, 20 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +1300 Venture Lab This year Janette has been involved in a start up aimed at supporting Biomedical Engineering in the Pacific. Pacific Med Tech Ltd won the Velocity Competition's social enterprise category late in 2019 and as a result was part of the Auckland University Venture Lab. 033, 11 Aug 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Draft of the Screen Sector Strategy is out for sector feedback The draft of the NZ Screen Sector Strategy 2030 is now out for sector feedback. ..... 017, 24 Apr 2020 00:00:00 +1200 Commendation!!! Janette received a commendation in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards Sustainability Superstar Category. 007, 10 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1300 Techweek Great to be part of Techweek . 022, 27 May 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Says image says it all 017, 23 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +1200 Janette's NBR Interview This week Janette was interviewed by NBR about social enterpreneurship and how we might redefine value and success 006, 6 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +1300 Janette Featured in January's Australian Women's Weekly 002, 6 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 TMH WINS!!! TMH has won the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards Partnering for Good Category! 047, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +1300 NZI Sustainable Business Awards Excited to have two major bodies of work/organisations we're working with announced as finalist in the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards 2018 036, 3 Sep 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Purpose first, then career: Asking Why? 027, 4 Jul 2018 00:00:00 +1200 Go Ask! Whether you are trying to create a social enterprise to save the world, create a business around a product or service, for find the next step in your career path, it helps to do a little market validation. So here is a 3 step guide 019, 7 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 OUR PEOPLE lead tutor also creates awesome mural atworks. Check it out - Melinda Butt - our awesome Lead Tutor on OUR PEOPLE is in the paper with one of her brilliant and bright murals in Whangarei 008, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +1300 5 lessons in creating sustainable social change Presentation from the Engineers Without Borders Conference 29 July 2017 031, 1 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +1200 social enterprisebusinessprofessional development Janette's feature in the July 2017 Generosity Journal 031, 31 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +1200 take my handssocial enterprisecross sector collaboration TedX and Take My Hands 019, 8 May 2015 00:00:00 +1200 The Outsider Art Fair was a huge success We are delighted with the success of the Outsider Art Fair right from opening night to closing the doors on Sunday it couldn't have gone better. 051, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Patterns of Success Interview with Tom Furness Normally this is where I waft along about my own mind meanderings, thoughts and opinions. Today however I wanted to share this interview with Prof. Tom Furness whom I've had the pleasure to meet and whom I still rate as one of the most inspiring people on the planet. Hope you enjoy as much I did. 033, 14 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Ash Graham's 'Restart' receives NZ on Air Funding Ash Graham has had his first grant from NZ on Air to record and create a video for his next single Restart. Very exciting. We'll keep you posted because its a brilliant track and we can't wait for you to hear it. 032, 6 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +1200 The Outsider Art Fair is calling for expressions of interest The inaugural Outsider Art Fair is being held in Auckland on the 21st till the 23rd of November in Britomart Auckland in November and they're calling for expressions of interest ..... 029, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Calling on the Playable Posters Ash Graham's track Calling was one of the featured tracks on Beck's Playable posters in May. You can check the track our here. 025, 18 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +1200 Ride on the Audience Ride is a collaboration between Ash Graham, Kaaia Smith and the No Problemo's ... check it out here and go vote ! 014, 4 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +1300 SAE interview The School of Audio Engineering have been interviewing their alumni. As one of just the second intake of SAE in New Zealand Janette is added to the alumni showcase. Here is here. 010, 4 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Fuel Media shooting up a storm in NZ We had the pleasure of working with Fuel Media Japan this month on a shoot for Sony - we were out and about in all the great locations in Auckland. You can check out pic's of the shoot here. 009, 1 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +1300 LOVE BOXES AT SPLORE Our digital installation has its first viewing at Splore festival this year. Check out the diary of its creation below and more images on Facebook. 003, 17 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Ash Graham warming up the summer festivals. Ash hits the new year running playing at the Gardens festival in Auckland on the 8th of Jan and then the Backyard Summerfest in the Hawkes Bay on the 18th. 002, 7 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +1300 Kara Gordon and Aaron Tokona Kara and Aaron are two of NZ's great guitar players. We all decided to put them together and see what happens. ..... see what you think. 051, 17 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Wellington Gardens summer line up announced and features Ash Graham This year Wellington City Council are taking a different approach and launching their summer series with a laid back New Years Day event and following that with a number of public performances across the summer months and our Ash is part of this cool summer series 047, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Ash Graham Dates Ash Graham starts a number of summer dates around the country and tonight first up is Meow in Wellington 044, 31 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Anna Coddington - in tonights Finals of the Silver Scrolls We at the Playground are wishing Anna all the best of luck and wishes for tonights silver scrolls where her track Bird in Hand is a finalist in the big award You can watch a live stream of the Silver Scrolls tonight and 042, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Fiesta in the Park The Playground were event managers for Fiesta in the Park this year and we're absolutely delighted with the way the day went. Amazing performers, artists, info stall holders and food stall holders, brilliant crew from Oceania and stage manager Carol Harding making the day go brilliantly. Thanks too to MC Johnny Angel - hilarious!!! 042, 15 Oct 2013 00:00:00 +1300 Anna Coddington's Make Your Mine Video is out now Continuing the collaborative pattern, Anna has again called on the directorial talents of Aidee Walker after the great reception and reviews of the Bird In Hand video. The video to Make You Mine creates a beautiful, delicate and poignant narrative that perfectly visualizes the emotion of the single itself. 033, 13 Aug 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Sola Rosa's Roundhead Session Sola Rosa joined BFM at another of F=BFM's Roundhead sessions. Check out What if and the lazer eyes 031, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Anna Coddington's Track in Top 20 for the APRA Silver Scroll Award The Top 20 can now be listened to via APRA’s website – - and APRA members can vote for their favourite song until Sunday 18th August. 030, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Kara Gordon's Spontaneous London Blues Love this ... Kara at his finest making up tracks on the fly in the back yard of someone's London Flat ... cause thats what he does!! 030, 22 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Ash Graham debuting single at TedX Auckland Ash Graham will be one of just two artists selected to play at this years TedX Auckland Conference. He'll be debuting his first single off the new Sixth Street Soul EP being released in October. Check out this write up about TedX and Ash 029, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Kara Gordon Part of the Fly My Pretties Cast Kara Gordon joins a great cast this year as part of the Fly My Pretties Homeland Tour. .... 029, 18 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Sola Rosa On Tour Sola Rosa Hit the Road again! ..... 028, 8 Jul 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Bird in Hand by Anna Coddington - STUNNING The new single from Anna Coddington is out now and we really love it - check it out! 026, 27 Jun 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Anna Coddington Cover of Get Free by Major Lazer Friday 20th of May saw the Anna Coddington Cover of Get Free by Major Lazer of George FM. Check it out here. 022, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Solarized (Refreshed) OUT NOW Its a old but new album from Sola Rosa ... 022, 28 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Winner of MMF Upcoming Manager of the Year Award Winning the MMF Upcoming Manager of the Year Award 2013 is a huge honour. The line up of finalists was outstanding, there are some really great managers out there. Big thanks to ..... 020, 16 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 Limbs to Pakistan 3rd project under way A third shipment of artificial limbs, orthotics equipment and wheelchairs started on their journey last month and in the next few days are set to arrive at their destination 020, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 +1200 London and Womex Currently at WOMEX loving the buzz, and maintaining the pace after a busy time in London. Big Thanks to the British Council and Creative NZ for your support on this trip - already starting to see the benefits! And Please hold caller - way more to announce in the coming months 042, 18 Oct 2012 00:00:00 +1300 Kara Gordon and the Wreckge Wreck Frankfurt The boys have had two great shows at the Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt playing along side some of NZ's Best. 035, 28 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Take My Hands Trust Latest update on the projects of the Take My Hands Trust. 034, 21 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Number 1 and Slash to boot Its been an amazing two weeks for the Playground team and artists. Sola Rosa debuted number 1 on the iTunes Chart the day the new album was released and Kara Gordon and the Wreckage played support for Slash at Vector Arena last night. 033, 18 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Kara Gordon and the Wreckage hit Europe This August will see Kara Gordon and the Wreckage's Debut into Europe. They place the Museumsuferfest showcase in Frankfurt on the 25th and 26th of August and then are off to London to play at the Jazz Cafe in London 031, 29 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Spinning Top Video released The official video for Sola Rosa's Spinning Top Ft. L.A. Mitchell is out. Spinning Top is the first single off the new album Low and Behold, High and Beyond which is out on the 10th of August in the southern hemisphere and October in the northern hemisphere. 031, 29 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Sola Rosa - Spinning Top Sola Rosa have given fans a sneak preview of the new album due out on the 10th of August in NZ and Australia and in September in the northern Hemisphere 023, 7 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Perception becomes your reality I've this morning over my coffee been looking at Angel investments and business advice. Couple of reasons. 022, 27 May 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Janette Nominee for the International Achievement Award at the MMF Awards Janette, the Playground's Senior Artist Manager was a finalist in the International Achievement Award, part of the Music Managers Forum Awards 2012. 021, 21 May 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Why Millenials, Coachella and Daycare are roadsigns for business recognising your market 016, 21 Apr 2012 00:00:00 +1200 Take My Hands Trust Established The Take My Hands Trustees has their first meeting yesterday, making the Trusts establishment more formal. The future is very exciting and the trustees on board are a truly inspirational group of people. 005, 4 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +1300 New Artist The Artist Management Side of the Playground is growing with the additional of Anna Coddington to the roster 002, 14 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +1300 Pitch the light fantastic!! Sylvie & Arabella, a project that the Playground is privileged to be working on with two other fabulous screen production professionals got a hat trick ...... 051, 14 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Take My Hands goes live 051, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 2011 Shipment is on its way 15 boxes and over 12500km to go 051, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 First lot of donations for the Limbs to Pakistan/Take My Hands Project being picked up today The first lot of donations of artificial limbs, and limb parts, and orthotics equipment is being picked up today by PBT transport. We're incredibly exicited!!!!! the 2011 project is in full flight :-) 041, 5 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Turn the Job you have into the one you want. Managing Yourself: Turn the Job You Have into the Job You Want by Amy Wrzesniewski, Justin M. Berg, and Jane E. Dutton A brilliant article and well worth the read especially if you're feeling unsure about your current work situation 022, 24 May 2011 00:00:00 +1200 The Importance of Passion Passion is where you find your energy, your flow, where doors open up and kindred spirits meet 022, 22 May 2011 00:00:00 +1200 How to Communicate your ideas. Even the most creative minds can find it hard to visualise the ideas of others. So here are a few tips for communicating your ideas to clients, colleagues and the big boss 021, 18 May 2011 00:00:00 +1200 Sola Rosa Sign with Melting Pot Music in Germany! Sola Rosa have signed with Melting Pot Music record label in Germany. Melting Pot will represent Sola Rosa in all territories except Australia and New Zealand. Watch out Norther Hemisphere - a tour in that part of the world is looming!!! 018, 28 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 Turn Around by Sola Rosa now available on iTunes With Turn Around being used on the latest Molson's M commercial in Canada, the full track is now available on itunes 018, 27 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 Creativity and Social Movements Creativity has the potential to heal, transform and change not just ourselves, but society and the world in which we live 014, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Scooter Modern - New Showroom Scooter Modern have a new showroom in Auckland - check them out!!! 008, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 New Friend in the Playground!!! We have a new friend that has joined us in the Playground. Welcome Kelsey - can't wait to see what amazing things we can come up with for clients old and new with you on board!! 008, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Sola Rosa - Photos from the Marlborough show Check out photos from the Marlborough Show here 008, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Are you a texter, vocalist, visualist or touchie? The power of communicating in the right way is great than the sun!! 008, 16 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Sola Rosa at Marlborough Wine and Food Festival Sola Rosa are playing at the Marlborough Wine and Food festival this weekend. Make sure you get along if you can. Also will be in Tauranga next weekend and Auckland Zoo on the 26th!! 007, 11 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Scooter Modern - Check them out Scooter Modern are a very cool new furniture design company - check out their newest range here. 006, 3 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Sola Rosa Sola Rosa are playing at the Sir Barry Curtis Park this weekend (Sunday 6th Feb) Check them out - free event and sure to be massive!!! 006, 3 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +1300 Sola Rosa hit Australia Sola Rosa are hitting Australia for their first tour in a while. Make sure you don't miss out on seeing them 048, 26 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 3 Top Tips When Goal Setting Goal Setting is important, so here are three of my top tips to set you on the way. 044, 27 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +1300 Collectives, Unions, Associations, Networks, Groups - What the ..... Unions, Assocations, or Networks - what are they and why join one? 040, 28 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1300 Need and online ladder to help you reach your dreams A guide to some great online professional development sites. 038, 15 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Development of the Creative Industries is vital for a sustainable future Our children today are growing up in an ever changing world. That's old news yes. The technology and work opportunities that exist today will quite possibly be obsolete and out of date by the time a five year old just starting school will graduate. Being flexible and creative is vital and more than ever we need to be educating with that in mind. 037, 7 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1200 The Benefits of Hopping off the Bus Every so Often Once in a while its good to stop and ponder the past. In fact it can be hugely beneficial for your self esteem, and for your future. 034, 21 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Collaboration - When Ideas have Sex Oh the potential when we allow our ideas to have sex with someone elses ideas! 033, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 The Key to Finding your Success Finding your passion is the key to your success, but how do you do that? Read on ... 033, 10 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 The genius behind mixing creative and charity If you have a new creative project or idea you'd like to try out or get out there, consider collaborating with a charity and making it a fabulous experience for both of you. 032, 7 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 You don't have to be in the same room as your mates to make magic! I get incredibly excited by the prospect of a virtual world made so real you could touch and smell it. 032, 3 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 The Personal Touch - vital for business! Technology has made our lives mass prpoduced and impersonal. However the pendulum is swinging back. We're realising just how important the personal touch and relationships are in all we do ... and now using technology to facilitate that. 031, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Creative Freelancer looking for work? Check these out. Freelancing gives you freedom there's no doubt about that. But finding freelance work can sometimes give you a headache. Here are some online sites focused solely on connecting freelancers and employers 031, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Social networking is a bit like waving from across the road. What is Social Networking really useful for? 031, 27 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 9 Mad Writers, 1 Crazy Story and No idea of where its going to take you On the 21st of July–a wacky Wednesday–the story opens with the first chapter of a junior fiction novel being posted on the Fabo story website. 030, 22 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Latest and Greatest from Creative Collide at the Playground Check out the latest and greatest articles and posts at the creative collide here or visit 030, 19 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Exhibition Opening 9 July Persephone's Plight - Exhibition Opens on the 9th of July and runs to the 21st of July 027, 1 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Photos for Philanthropy Check this out - 1 million dollar photo competition 027, 1 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 Recording Dates Set for Drift Sessions, and a fantastic producer is secured! We have a date set to record the album. The Drift Sessions will be recorded between the dates of October 17th and 31st, upstairs at Drift Cafe on Waikanae Beach. Very exciting, and with a 'to do' list that is several pages deep, very daunting as well. 021, 21 May 2010 00:00:00 +1200 The Drift Sessions The Difficult Second Album has had a change of name and is about to have a new look thanks to maybe you!!! 021, 19 May 2010 00:00:00 +1200 It Rocked!!! Our first portfolio presentation evening was great! 014, 30 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +1300 First Portfolio Event Full!!! Our first Portfolio Presentation Evening has reached full audience capacity already!!! 011, 10 Mar 2010 00:00:00 +1300 First Portfolio Presentation Evening!!! The first Portfolio Presentation evening has been set - 6pm - 26th March 2010, at Carriageworks, Redfern, Sydney!! More details on speakers will be posted soon, so keep and eye out!!! 009, 24 Feb 2010 00:00:00 +1300 Welcome to The Playground This is it, a brand new company with a brand new focus. Keep an eye out in our news section for updates on the projects we're working on and any other interesting bits and pieces we happen to come across and want to share. 044, 28 Oct 2009 00:00:00 +1300