News: Parks

New Zealand’s latest Coronavirus measures significantly impacts outdoor recreation

As New Zealand moves to a COVID-19 Level 4 state of emergency at midnight tonight (Wednesday 25th March 2020), the impact to outdoor activities will be significant. In these unprecedented…

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Mar 25, 2020 Environment / Fitness / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Play Australia advises that while playgrounds close outdoor play is fine

National play advocacy group Play Australia has announced today that "while playgrounds are to be closed, it’s still ok to play outside". With Australian Prime Minister…

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Mar 25, 2020 Parks / Play / Recreation / Wellness /


Recreation Aotearoa highlight support offered by outdoor providers during COVID-19 crisis

Recreation Aotearoa advise looking to New Zealand’s outdoors, keeping health balanced and highlight that outdoor providers and schools are monitoring daily updates to advice and…

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Mar 22, 2020 Education / Environment / Parks / Recreation / Safety /


Tourism Industry Aotearoa shares concerns over business closures and job losses

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) have shared their concerns that medium and large tourism businesses around New Zealand will be forced to close and lay staff off if they do not receive…

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Mar 19, 2020 Attractions / Finance / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


World Urban Parks Chief Executive emphasises the value of public green space in a time of crisis

Amid the current global Coronavirus pandemic, Neil McCarthy, Chief Executive of international open space advocacy body World Urban Parks, has shared his views on the value of public parks,…

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Mar 18, 2020 ByNeil McCarthy Parks / Recreation / Wellness /


New signage showcases history of Cairns’ natural attractions

The stories of some of the most loved natural attractions in and around Cairns are being shared with visitors following the installation of a new suite of signage at Crystal Cascades,…

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Mar 17, 2020 Parks / Recreation /


Green walls resource aims to bridge gap between cities and nature

A new online resource designed to help urban dwellers construct and manage green walls is now available. Developed by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) as a Hort…

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Mar 16, 2020 Design / Parks / Recreation /


Free entry announced for Commonwealth National Parks

The Australian Government has announced that visitors will be able to access iconic Commonwealth national parks for free, with entry fees waived for Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Kakadu and Booderee…

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Mar 16, 2020 Access / Parks / Recreation / Tourism /


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