Mapua School

Mapua - The good, the bad, and the ugly

An image of childrens drawings.

Chemical Chaos

What's the great thing about Mapua? Well everything really - sparkling waters, lovely beaches, divine and yummy cafes, amazing shops, friendly people, lots of activities for people to do like swimming, mountain biking, BMX-ing, shopping and boating. It also has a friendly community with lots of buildings and shops.

So what is all the fuss about the Mapua Chemical site? Why is the area fenced off? Why does it look so ugly? What are they doing there? These are some of the questions we wanted to know the answers to, so Room 6 went to find out more about the Mapua clean up and are researchers about it.

Intro by Lucy H

Image of childrens drawings.

During this study we were learning about past events, experiences, and actions in our local area, and how people's views of chemical sprays have changed over time. We are learning to understand about the past, the present and possible futures.

Click on the links below to find out what we found out about the old Chemical Works site.

History ] Clean up ] Future possibilities