Waiariki Park Region is a movement to increase the amount of people engaging in activities that enhance the environment. Each section of the site is designed to connect people to the great environmental initiatives, activities and places to explore across Waiariki. Helping people improve their physical and mental well-being by ‘getting back to nature’ is our game! Waiariki Park Region is a team effort with people working across the region and behind the scenes to make Waiariki an amazing place to live. The project team has evolved as the team goes through growth, and expansion, see below some of the key individuals involved in the start of the project.
Parks and Recreation Specialist
Geoff has spent 37 years working as a parks and recreation specialist, and was instrumental in the inception of the Waiariki Park Region initiative. Geoff is a passionate park region advocate with a wealth of knowledge in planning and project management for local authorities.
Chief Executive - Envirohub BOP
Laura is passionate about sustainability and shaping a more regenerative future for the next generation and the biodiversity we live alongside. She has experience in systems safety, business development and education. I orea te tuatara ka puta ki waho – a problem is solved by continuing to find solutions.
Fiona has a background in project and operational environment. She has worked at Envirohub since 2020 and is a passionate environmentalist and volunteer. Fiona leads projects in both the conservation and sustainability space.
We support all Tangata whenua in the Waiariki region.
Mai ngā Kuri a Wharei ki Tihirau, mai i Maketu ki Tongariro
Ko tēnei to rohe a Waiariki Park Region!
No reira, mā whero, mā pango, ka oti te mahi o tenei kaupapa
Waiariki Park Region stretches from Waihi Beach in the west to Cape Runaway in the east, from Maketu in the north to Tongariro in the south
And, we must come together and use the knowledge of Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti to achieve our joint aspirations