One
Square
Block

One
Square
Block

Manahau ana i te mana tangata
Celebrating our people, our life
Recycled fashion. Fish. Lawnmowers. Tattooing. Floristry. Food. Coffee. Fine dining. Death metal. Lawyers. Art. Design. Forty-four unique businesses. This is our ‘hood’. Our one square(ish) block.

Any 29-year-old will tell you, turning 30 makes you think. So for Ocean’s 30th anniversary celebrations, we had the thought of giving something back to our local community. We embarked on a project to celebrate the diversity and richness in our little corner of upper Cuba.

We think the small businesses here deserve to be celebrated. They are employers, contributors, and creators. They help make our community what it is.

This little block party you’re reading represents a snapshot of time in our ever changing city. Thanks to the remarkable photographic talent of Joseph Kelly, we are delighted to share with you One Square Block. We hope you enjoy it.
Ocean Design has played a quiet role in helping many organisations define and share their stories. Owner Blair Mainwaring has a strong sense of community. He prefers a long black.
oceandesign.co.nz
Photographer Joseph Kelly seeks to tell a deeper narrative within each image he creates. Joe is known and sought out for his documentary style portraiture. He prefers a chamomile tea.
josephkelly.com