The ‘What’s Outside the Box?’ expo is about exploring the possibilities of what comes next in the journey after secondary school.  A regionwide expo to help think creatively about what a life for a disabled person could and should be like.  

This year the expo is being held in Lower Hutt!

DATE: Saturday 14 September 2024
TIME: 10.00am - 2.30pm (low sensory hour from 1.30pm -2.30pm)
VENUE: Lower Hutt Town Hall

  • Opportunities and advice from Transition, Vocational and Funding Hosts
  • Information from Service Providers e.g.Education, Legal Services, Manawanui and Ministry of Social Development

  • Information on Sport, Recreation, Art and Dance

  • Metlink bus to explore

  • Cafe on site

Please see below for all the information you need to know about the day!


PUBLIC TRANSPORT: There will be free Wellington region wide public transport to and from the Expo.  More details about how to access the free transport to come.

PARKING: The Riddiford Garden car park is adjacent to Lower Hutt Events Centre on Laings Road.  It's a public pay and display car park providing 40 spaces.  This area will be reserved for Expo attendees and parking is free for the event.

The Centre Plaza car park is located 250 metres from the venue on Queens Drive and the large Riverbank car park is 800 metres from the centre, accessible from Daly Street.

There are many surrounding suburban street parks available and some are free all day or have 2-hour limits.

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY: This is currently being confirmed, watch this space!


We are a small working group who is pulling the event together on behalf of the region.  The working group includes individuals from WellAble, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Social Development, Te Hunga Whaikaha Total Mobility (Metlink Service), Tertiary Education Commission, Te Whare Ako at Mana College, and Mahinawa Specialist School.