News: Parks

New Zealand’s best parks and outdoor spaces of 2019/20 identified

Recreation Aotearoa have announced that 29 Green Flag Award® winning parks and open spaces have been recognised in New Zealand this year. The Green Flag Award® is an international…

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Dec 27, 2019 Marketing / Parks / Recreation /


Victoria Government funding seeks to preserve treasured botanic gardens

The Victorian Government is to provide $1.4 million to help preserve and improve Victoria’s precious botanic gardens. Round One of the Growing Victoria’s Botanic Gardens…

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Dec 23, 2019 Environment / Finance / Government / Parks /


Wellington Gardens achieve CarbonZero certification

The City of Wellington’s gardens have been named a Toitu CarbonZero organisation, joining a collection of businesses working together to ensure the future of the environment. The…

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Dec 21, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Don Cameron announced as new chair of New Zealand Walking Access Commission

Ruapehu District Mayor Don Cameron has been appointed as the new Chair of the Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa. Minister Damien O’Connor appointed Mayor Cameron for a…

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Dec 18, 2019 Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Chipton Park reopens in St Kilda

Chipton Park, formerly known as Crimea Park, has reopened following its upgrade as part of Port Phillip’s Park and Playground Renewal Program 2018/19 and 2019/20, with Council…

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Dec 18, 2019 Parks / Play / Recreation /


Toyota Kiwi Guardians celebrates claim of 50,000th medal

Toyota Kiwi Guardians, a partnership between the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) and Toyota New Zealand has marked an historic milestone, with the claiming of the…

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Dec 17, 2019 Education / Environment / Parks / Recreation /


Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens threatened by bushfire

Under threat by a huge bushfire and for safety reasons, the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden in Mount Tomah was closed over the weekend (14th and 15th December) with the NSW Rural Fire…

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Dec 16, 2019 Environment / Parks / Safety /


Wollongong Council installs braille signage at playground

Wollongong City Council has installed braille signage at Luke’s Place, Corrimal to help children and carers who are blind or have low vision enjoy the playground. Luke’s Place…

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Dec 14, 2019 Access / Parks / Play /


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