Read more › News - 29th August 2019

Become a parkrun Ambassador

In order to support the existing and future parkrun events in New Zealand, we are introducing a national network of parkrun Ambassadors.     This is an exciting new development and a great way to get involved in volunteering at parkrun outside of Saturday mornings!   Ambassadors are skilled and experienced volunteers who provide vital…

Read more › News - 23rd August 2019

A sense of belonging

Recently, in the middle of a cold and wet Saturday morning, regular parkrunnner Tash Vruink found herself wondering why it is that so many people get up every Saturday morning to attend parkrun. Tash tells us her thoughts…   I was recently down in Christchurch staying with a friend and after I dragged her out of bed early…

Read more › News - 22nd August 2019

Meet CONTRA Ambassador Dawn

CONTRA was created by parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt because he saw the need for a sportswear brand that embraced inclusivity and fairness, a brand designed to do away with discomfort by offering high-quality kit in ten different sizes and fits.   Our CONTRA ambassadors have been road, trail and treadmill-testing our clothing range and here’s…

Read more › News - 22nd August 2019

parkdog of the week: Meet Herbie

My name is Herbie, I’m a miniature schnauzer and I will be 5 years old on 1 March.   There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting outside, smelling lamp posts and looking for cats to chase. My Instagram account is herbietheminiatureschnauzer and I have over 1700 followers from all over the world   Mum and Dad…

Read more › News - 16th August 2019

parkdog of the week – Pippi

This week we meet Pippi, who has just started attending Greytown Woodside Trail parkrun with her humans!   Hi I’m Pippi, a bouncy, high-energy kinda gal, brindle boxer to be precise.   I’ve been with my fambam since I was a wee pup, now I’m all grown up at 7 years old (nearly 8). I…

Read more › News - 16th August 2019

A farewell to Noel and Lian

Paul Sinton-Hewitt, parkrun Founder and friend of Noel and Lian, shares how integral the pair were to the inception of parkrun New Zealand and the legacy that they will leave behind as they move on from their roles at parkrun New Zealand.    I’ve known Noel and Lian since before Caitlin and Kelly arrived on…

Read more › News - 6th August 2019

Farewell and see you at a parkrun

As Noel and I step down from being Country Managers we’d just like to share some of our memories over the last 7 years.   At each parkrun around the country you have all brought special gifts and talents and we are so proud and thankful to have shared this journey with you. We simply can’t…

Read more › Awards - 6th August 2019

parkdog of the week – Wanaka

My name is Ruby and I’m 10 weeks old.  I’m a totally black Labrador and was born at Criffel Station here in Wanaka and have been with my new family about one and a half weeks.     I love to play with Olivia, my new owner and explore my new home and surroundings.  I…