The Whakatane Community Hub Project is sponsored by a group of social service providers in the small New Zealand town of Whakatane. The town is very beautiful but has some of the worst social statistics in the country. This project aims to address these statistics with a new kind of facility - a Community Hub, developed, organised and operated by the community for the community. Two designs were developed by local High School students and 2nd Year Architecture students from the Unitec School of Architecture in Auckland. It has the approval of the service providers, the local community, both Maori and non-Maori, the local and regional Councils, of all major political parties. Completion date is aimed at late 2015.