FOR Parks AGM Sunday 7 August 2:30pm

Main Room, Ferndale House

830 New North Rd, Mt Albert

The Next Five Years for Auckland’s Regional Parks and the Hauraki Gulf: Progress or Problems?

Aug 7th AGM Speakers:

  • Scott De Silva, Manager Auckland Regional Parks

  • Trent Taylor, Principal Ranger, Southern District, Auckland Regional Parks

  • Alex Rogers, Executive Officer, Hauraki Gulf Forum

Past Events - Reports and Photos

Trip to Hamlins Hill - Mutukaroa by Public Transport

A Test of Public Transport to a Regional Park.docx

Te Muri Working Bee - April 28th 2021

Join the FOR Parks crew at Te Muri for a working bee Wednesday April 28th.

We'll help rangers with fencing, weeding, preparing for planting and other tasks that need to be done that day. All skills levels welcome.

Please bring lunch and water, wear closed toe shoes and clothes appropriate for the weather.

Meet 9:30am outside Couldrey House, Wenderholm.

Please RSVP to

Artist in Residence Events March - June 2021

Regional Park Artist in Residence

Te Uru Gallery, February 20 - 2 June 2021, Te Ana Ru Cave, Whatipu

Visit Jenny Gillam and Eugene Hansen’s recreation of the kauri dance floor at Te Ana Ru Cave, Whatipu, WRRP. This floor has an accompanying soundtrack which features seismic vibrations and taonga puoro music played by park ranger Riki Bennett. A book featuring text and photos is available for purchase at the gallery.

Join Jenny and Eugene for a talk and tour of their work at the gallery on 6 March at 2pm. It’s free and no booking is required.

Arataki Visitors Centre, March 22 - 3 May 2021, Kowhai and the Giants, Anawhata

Kate Parker’s Kowhai and the Giants is an exhibit of story boxes which visualize environmental issues of the Waitakere Ranges through paper dioramas.

  • The 3D story has been captured in a children’s book which will be launched at Arataki on March 28th.

  • Kate will share some of her papershaping and storytelling skills at a workshop for kids on April 22nd.

Central Library, April Date to be confirmed, Aotea Great Barrier Island

2020’s Artist in Residence Chris McDowall will talk about the participatory and conservation ‘maps’ he has made while in residence on Aotea Great Barrier Island. The residency was a partnership project with Glenfern Sanctuary.

For an excellent overview of the artists’ residency experiences click on:

Auckland Artists in Residence - YouTube

Check our Facebook page and website for more dates and more details.


7:30 pm Monday 19 April 2021

Ferndale, 830 New North Road, Mount Albert, Auckland 1025

We will also conduct our FOR Parks AGM business including electing officers and the committee.

Please would you consider joining our committee? Whatever your skills and interests you will be able to help us protect and expand our regional park network and we will welcome your contribution. If you’re interested, please contact me on

FORParks AGM Newsletter

Coastal Bird Workshops - April 2021

Laingholm Beach

10 am Saturday 10 April

Meet Sandys Parade


2 pm Saturday 10 April

Meet at south end Piha Beach - by roundabout.

Bring binoculars if you have them


Brought to you by Waitakere Ranges Local Board

Night Walks! March 2021

Go out at night and explore!

Four Night Walks with Nature are to be hosted by Forest & Bird Waitakere alongside Arataki Visitor Centre. Hurry and call the Centre and reserve your places as these walks are popular and are happening this week.

The walks are 7 - 9 pm on

  • Thursday March 25th , ZigZag Track, Titirangi

  • Friday March 26th, Arataki Nature Trail, Arataki

  • Saturday March 27th, Kakamatua Inlet Track, Huia Rd

  • Sunday March 28th, Matuku Link, Bethells

$12 adults, $6 children, $30 family (2 adults, 2 children) Booking required: 09 892 4777

Booking required:

Event contact and reservations: Arataki Visitor Centre Phone: 09.892.477

Te Muri Working Bee - Dec 2020

Get stuck in and help create more walking opportunities.

Te Muri working bee

Tuesday 15 December.

We will build simple stiles to make it easy for people to get over fences, remove weeds and paint track markers which will be installed along basic tracks in paddocks - all while you enjoy the beauty of Te Muri.

Meet at Wenderholm at 9:00am

bring lunch, water and closed toe shoes.

Please RSVP to

Te Rau Puriri Field Trip Oct 27

Committee Meetings

Second Monday each month - Auckland Central Library