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The Whakatāne District will be book-ending Parks Week with two major events celebrating our open spaces – the Oxfam Trailwalker and Whai Ora Spirited Women adventure race. Parks Week will also see the return of the Magical Parks augmented reality game, this year to Mataatua Reserve.

The Magical Parks app was created in New Zealand and blends a virtual world with an existing park. This year’s game – EverGreen turns recycling and rubbish collection into a fun and exciting game for kids and rewards them for being responsible for their environment. EverGreen encourages kids and families to get out and explore their local parks whilst learning the fundamentals of recycling.
Parks Week activities include:

• EverGreen Magical Parks – augmented reality game at Mataatua Reserve, 10-25 March 2018 at Mataatua Reserve

• FREE music concert at Wharaurangi (The Gap), Saturday 10 March at 10am

• Whakatane Library's weekly Book-a-boo story telling will be held at the Whakatane Rose Gardens, Tuesday 13 March at 10am

• FREE tai chi class the at the Whakatāne Rose Gardens, Thursday 15 March at 10am

• Miniature Railway TWILIGHT RUN, Friday 16 March from 5-7:30pm

• FREE Adults yoga class by Jane Steane at the Whakatane Rose Gardens, Friday 16 March at 5pm

• FREE Kids Yoga at Mahy Reserve, Saturday 17 March at 1pm

Visit to find out more.

For more information, or if you would like to get involved, please contact:
Renee Twomey – WDC Reserves and Bookings Administrator
07 306 0500

Cathy Bell – Sport BOP Recreation Advisor & Green Prescription Advisor
027 702 2148

Earlier Event: March 10
Rotorua Youth Centre Park Fiesta
Later Event: March 10
Kapiti Parks Week 2018