Current Green Flag Award Winners
The 2021/22 Green Flag Award® winning parks are:
- Sanders Reserve, Auckland Council
- Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland Council
- Long Bay Regional Park, Auckland Council
- Tawharanui Regional Park, Auckland Council,
- Ambury Regional Park, Auckland Council
- Parrs Park, Auckland Council
- Auckland Domain, Auckland Council
- Randwick Park (Auckland), RPSC Trust and For a Cause Ltd
- TECT All Terrain Park, Western Bay of Plenty District Council/Tauranga City Council
- Gisborne Botanical Gardens, Gisborne District Council
- Pukekura Park, New Plymouth District Council
- King Edward Park, South Taranaki District Council
- Flaxmere Park, Hastings District Council
- Havelock North Village Green, Hastings District Council
- Cornwall Park, Hastings District Council
- Te Mata Park (Hawke’s Bay), Te Mata Peak Trust
- Thompson House Park, Horowhenua District Council
- Te Maire Park, Horowhenua District Council (NEW)
- Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park, Horowhenua District Council (NEW)
- Holben Reserve, Horowhenua District Council
- Driscoll Reserve, Horowhenua District Council
- Henley Lake (Masterton), Henley Lake Trust
- Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton District Council
- Whenua Tapu Cemetery, Porirua City Council (NEW)
Recreation Aotearoa are expecting see a few more parks added to the 2021/22 accolades with judges still doing site visits, initially delayed by COVID-19.
We want all of our parks in NZ to achieve the Green Flag standard - contact us if you think your local park deserves a Green Flag!
The benefits of winning a Green Flag Award®
Winning a Green Flag Award® brings with it a wealth of benefits, from the status of being affiliated with a prestigious awards programme through to tangible benefits such as boosting tourism and opening up revenue opportunities.
- Showcasing your award - Each year, winners receive a Green Flag or Green Flag Community Award Flag. Those with Green Heritage Site Accreditation also receive a plaque to promote the status.
- Enhanced pride and reputation - As the international standard for parks and green spaces, holding a Green Flag Award® brings with it a vast amount of prestige. It is also an excellent example of civic achievement and provides communities with a great sense of civic pride.
- Improvement - Winning a Green Flag Award® visibly demonstrates to the local community that a clear improvement has been made to a site.
- Regeneration - Improving facilities at a park/green space and engaging more with the local community can have a knock on effect to the regeneration of an area. Upgrading a site to achieve Green Flag status can, for example, bring about improvements to health and education, reduce crime and improve the general cleanliness of an area, whilst at the same time providing a boost to its profile.
- Increasing tourism - Having a Green Flag Award® is an excellent attraction for tourism. Research shows that people will make special trips to award-winning sites. What's more, by holding popular events at your site, you will guarantee yourself repeat visits.
- PR and marketing - Award winners have the opportunity to use the Green Flag Award® logos on all of their publicity and marketing materials, such as stationery, promotional literature, vehicles and uniforms. Winners are also provided with template press releases throughout the year that they can use as they wish.
- Green Flag Award website - Every winner has their own dedicated page on the Green Flag Award® website. This is fully customisable and a whole range of content can be included, such as a description of the park/green space, contact information website address, facilities and events