Parks / Outdoors
Volunteers rescue Kōwhai Park from foreign invaders
Native plants are flourishing in Kōwhai Park once more, thanks to hard work by some green-fingered locals.
Ōtara's got hustle
Ōtara’s new high-tech basketball court in Otamariki Park was recently opened with a community-led minibasketball tournament.
Remembering our fallen
The Ode of Remembrance inscribed on the Returned Services memorial at the Manukau Memorial Gardens now includes a version in te reo Māori.
Kudos for new and upgraded Auckland central playgrounds
Waitematā Local Board has been working with the parks teams, designers, local community groups and schools to improve what’s on offer at some of playgrounds in parks in Auckland central.
Good sign for Centennial Park
A bright new sign now welcomes people to the start of the nature trail in Centennial Park, Mairangi Bay.
Dropped fees a victory for sports clubs
Orākei Local Board has helped achieve a victory for central Auckland sports clubs by getting sports field fees waived.
Foxy addition to Mt Albert reserve
The Albert-Eden community now has a double flying fox at the Mt Albert Recreational Reserve in Wairere Avenue.
Crop Swap – EcoFest
Bring your garden/kitchen surplus - seedlings, produce, baking, preserves.
Walking into The Night: Experiencing Darkness and The Natural World - EcoFest
During the walk, we will explore our relationship to darkness, using our senses, imagination, and night-altered powers of observation.
Junior Ranger pest detectives
We will create our very own chew cards and pest-monitoring tunnels to take home.
Circus in the Park - Myers Park
Join the amazing Circus In The Park team to play and learn circus skills like juggling, hula hoop, acrobatics, ribbons and spinning plates.
Create a Banana Swale in Your Backyard
Join us to share the experience and feel inspired to be a part of these local initiatives.
Free Silent Disco City Clean-Up - Massey
The 1-hour clean-up is followed by a 30-minute guided meditation to connect with nature and gain the inner wisdom to plant the seeds for the future.
Grow, Forage, Cook - Healthy Eating Autumn
In this workshop, you’ll get a tour of EcoMatters Teaching Garden with garden coordinator Meg Liptrot and have a go at planting a winter crop
Oneroa Rat Trial Walk with Te Korowai o Waiheke - EcoFest
The walk will start at Alison Park and finish at Little Oneroa and is suitable for all fitness and age levels.