Paihia Phantom Placemaker Projects (PPP)

Paihia Phantom Placemaker projects are vibrant ‘pocket’ projects that look to create uplifting, inspiring and creative spaces in our public areas.

Just think of the fabulous funky seating area outside the Paihia i-Site. This was created over one weekend, by well over 100 volunteers!

PPP projects are something that will happen in the quieter seasons, so autumn, winter and early spring. They are funded from money raised from the Paihia Op Shop (also a PPP idea).

If you have some ideas or want to get involved in a PPP you can use our contact form on this web site to make any or all direct enquiries. If you have a specific project idea see here to find out the process on starting a PPP project.

See our Completed PPP Projects and our Current PPP Projects.


The mosaic was completed in 2011; the welcome garden and dolphins in 2012

Finishing touches to the Bay Belle PPP – what a welcome to Paihia!

slide bay belle project 2012