News - 11th June 2019

National Volunteer Week June 16-22


National Volunteer Week 2019 runs from June 16-22. This year’s theme is “Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together”. Volunteering, Mahi Aroha and social action weave people and communities together. Join us this National Volunteer Week to stand together in our differences and choose to connect.


During National Volunteer Week, we want to celebrate and shine a purple spotlight on our parkrun high vis heroes and everything that is great about volunteering, so if you have a volunteer 25 Tee wear that or if you have something purple, pop that on and join us in celebrating volunteers on Saturday the 22nd of June. We are going PURPLE for parkrun! ​


Volunteering at parkrun is a hugely positive experience, it weaves people together, is easy to learn, accessible to all ages, genders and generations and we acknowledge the contribution of everyone whatever their role.


We would love to hear your volunteering stories, so write into us and let us know what parkrun means to you by filling in this form or share your pics with us on social media #purple4parkrun or #parkrunNZ!  You can read more about volunteering in NZ here


Be proud, you are all making a world of difference and contributing to our parkrun mission to create a healthier, happier planet.

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Website Changes

You may have noticed the parkrun website looks a bit different today.   We had hoped to have a brand new website live by now but unfortunately, due to complications in delivery, we haven’t been able to achieve what we wanted.   We haven’t changed any of the content or the structure of the site….


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Chris Seymour of Queenstown parkrun, Otago, South Island talks about his love of parkrun, Queenstown and running!   After moving to Queenstown from Sydney, I was surprised to not find a parkrun in this beautiful town of adventure.  After learning about the great running community in Queenstown, I wanted to contribute and kick off parkrun…