Our sister organisation in the Methodist Mission Northern family brings Auckland city centre residents together.
SPLICE is an initiative that invites individuals, groups, organisations and networks from across Auckland City Centre to engage in an adventure. The goal is to unravel who we each are, and to develop relationships and actions that create authentic community and social justice.
John MacDonald, Head of Mission, is the Splice visionary. He has spent the last three years as a positive presence on the streets of the city, connecting with people who don’t normally have a voice, meeting, talking and advocating for them. John is also part of the Lifewise Executive Team.
Sandy Ritchie is the community connector. Her focus is on connecting migrants into the community and with each other, to build confidence and stop city-centre isolation.
Mik Smellie, City Centre Fanatic, seeks innovative ways to splice in the business and the tertiary sectors of the neighbourhood. The Feijoa Guild and Random Acts of Kindness Day are just two examples of his work.
Maddy O’Dwyer is the Project Manager and Creative Communicator for Splice who uses her background in poetry and visual arts to bring people together. She is focusing on helping Splice to find its technological voice.
Gareth Farry is the creative consultant for Splice. He is involved in designing some of the arts and engagement programmes, seeking partners and utilising the uniqueness of Splice’s City Centre presence for good. Check out his Street Wisdom project, supported by the Waitematā Local Board.