Giving back to our communities

It’s what we do and who we do it for that counts

For most of us, Northland is our home. Giving back to our community is an important part of what we do and who we are – we’re one of its biggest advocates. Discover outstanding community projects/businesses we were fortunate to get involved with! 

Stylised illustration of kukupa flying over Whangarei landscape

Hihiaua Cultural Centre

Working with Hihiaua Cultural Centre has been a highlight for bigfish. Decades ago the Māori elders and leaders of Whangarei envisaged the restoration and advancement of Māori culture with the creation of an iconic Māori cultural centre. bigfish created the Hihiaua website and has collaborated on a number of projects with Te Warihi and Poutama Hetaraka. Working together we’ve used their unique designs to incorporate authentic tikanga and Māori values into our work.

Scale model of the Hundertwasser Art Centre, Whangarei

Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery

If there’s one community project that’s been talked about for years: it’s Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre. The bigfish team has been part of that journey. Successfully helping to encourage the community to come out and vote in the referendum with the YES! campaign, bringing the Be Part of the Art campaign to life to continue community support and fundraise for the project and we’re excited to watch the building under construction. We can’t wait to see the finished work – exciting times ahead for Whangarei!