News: Parks

Recreation Aotearoa names Michele Frey as new Chair

Recreation Aotearoa ha announced that Michele Frey, Director - Liveable Communities at Gisborne District Council, has taken on the role of Chair of the Association, replacing Mark…

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Mar 24, 2022 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Nearly half of Kakadu National Park returned to Aboriginal traditional owners

An historic ceremony taking place today sees the official handing back of nearly half of Kakadu National Park to Aboriginal traditional owners. The handbacks come after a long fight for…

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Mar 24, 2022 Culture / Environment / Parks /


Tender award for Williamina Sports Ground in Narangba features a green boost

Moreton Bay Regional Council has awarded a $790,000 tender to local company Auzcon IP Pty Ltd to give Williamina Sports Ground in Narangba a green boost by building a new naturalised…

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Mar 24, 2022 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Wellington businesses encouraged to create parklets in CBD

Wellington businesses looking to create more outdoor space for dining or socialising are being encouraged by Wellington City Council to explore the possibility of transforming an adjacent…

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Mar 23, 2022 Design / Environment / Hospitality / Parks / Recreation /


Queensland communities offered funding to help rehabilitate National Parks

Queensland community organisations with a passion for conservation are being encouraged to seek funding for projects to help rehabilitate many of the flood impacted areas within Queensland…

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Mar 21, 2022 Environment / Finance / Parks /


Australia’s Christmas and Cocos (Keeling) Islands declared one of the world’s largest marine sanctuaries

Conservationists have welcomed the Federal Government’s declaration of two new marine parks off Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, which together form one of the…

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Mar 20, 2022 Environment / Parks /


Upgrades underway on Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens

The Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens in Daylesford, Victoria is undergoing upgrades to protect the gardens’ 19th century heritage while ensuring it is equipped with modern facilities to…

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Mar 20, 2022 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


Murray River Adventure Trail closer to completion

With Parks Victoria having engaged consultants to plan and design a priority section, the new Murray River Adventure Trail - a long-distance walking, cycling and water-based adventure…

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Mar 18, 2022 Environment / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


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