Book your loved one a session with one of our story collectors. We go to your loved one’s home. If they live in Wellington they may like to come to us. You tell the story collector the story to be recorded. Your loved one has an enjoyable hour sharing their story.
What happens at your story session?
Our story collectors are professional and friendly. Have a read of our code of practice that guides our work.
When your story collector arrives, they will introduce themselves and show you their identification.
Before the story session starts your story collector will check we have received your consent form and answer any last minute questions.
We use discrete recording equipment to record stories, so there will be no large camera or microphone. Your story collector will set up and check the recording equipment.
The story gathering process is very informal and enjoyable. Your story collector will ask you a few opening questions to start the conversation, and then will leave it up to you to tell your story. Your story collector will be ready with guidance and support if you need it. You don’t need to remember everything.
With your permission, at the end of the story session, your story collector will take a photo of you as a memento.
Please allow 60 minutes for the story session, including set up time.
Where do I go if I choose to come to the Wellington Ink Research Rooms?
You can tell your story to a story collector at the Ink Research Rooms. We are on the corner of Victoria and Bond Streets. There’s on-street parking, as well as several parking buildings nearby. Public transport routes are very close by. Feel free to ask us about parking or public transport options.
Our rooms are wheelchair-friendly, with accessible bathrooms and elevators up to our rooms on level 3.
What happens after your story session?
We will send you the photo of the story session as a memento.
We will also courier the video recording of your story to your family member who made the booking within three working days of the story session. We hold your family story on our secure server for 28 days as a safety measure. We will email your family member during this time and remind them to save your story.