We hope you’ll turn up to show your love for the Basin Reserve on Valentine’s Day, 14 February, at 10am, but there’s another opportunity to help Save the Basin later this month – and watch an award-winnng film while you do so.

“The Human Scale” is a Danish documentary which has been a huge success at film festivals, including a sold-out festival screening in Wellington. Here’s the synopsis from the film’s website at

50 % of the world’s population lives in urban areas. By 2050 this will increase to 80%. Life in a mega city is both enchanting and problematic. Today we face peak oil, climate change, loneliness and severe health issues due to our way of life. But why? The Danish architect and professor Jan Gehl has studied human behavior in cities through 40 years. He has documented how modern cities repel human interaction, and argues that we can build cities in a way, which takes human needs for inclusion and intimacy into account

Save the Basin are hosting a fundraising screening of “The Human Scale” this month.

When: Saturday 22 February, 4-6pm

Where: New Crossways, Level 1, 6 Roxburgh St, Mt Victoria

How much: Recommended $10 koha at the door (no advance sales).

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This is your chance to help us pay for for our legal and publicity to oppose NZTA’s planned flyover – a project which would stand in absolute contradiction to everything “The Human Scale” is about.

Awards won

Aljazeera Int. Documentary Film Festival 2013- Winner of the Child and Family Award for Long Film

Planete Doc, Warsaw 2013 – Green Cross Award

Kinookus, Croatia 2013 – Best Feature Documentary

Youth Award – Bergen International Film Festival 2013