The 2014 Great Outdoor Summer Events Programme over for another year. Thanks to everyone that made it the best yet!!!

To sign up for updates about next year email or to find out what else you can do in the parks check out our events calendar.

Get planting during Arbor Day and Matariki 2014 

Arbor Day celebrations are on again this year, so join us at Queen Elizabeth Park between 10:00am -12:30 pm on 19 June for native tree planting, and at the same time at Battle Hill Farm Forest Park on 23 June.

Keeping to the nature theme, we’re also celebrating the alignment of the stars during Matariki, the Maori New Year.

Bring boots or strong shoes, a rain jacket and a spade if you have one, and afterwards enjoy a sausage sizzle and refreshments. For more info – Mathew Walsh,, 8304041,