This SOLGM special interest group has been created to enhance and increase the significant range of environmental, social and economic benefits to the community that parks provide. It operates as a ‘network within a network’, with membership fees enabling an expansion of SOLGM’s existing services to the parks sector.

In addition to standard SOLGM member benefits, Park Agency member organisations can also seek specialist services or products:

  • A forum to share problems and seek advice and support from experienced colleagues
  • An opportunity to shape advocacy on the sector’s behalf
  • Access to credible, timely, reliable and relevant information and advice on parks challenges and best practice
  • Assistance with peer reviews, Green Flag accreditation, and sector performance measures

About the New Zealand Park Agencies Managers Group

The New Zealand Park Agencies Managers’ Group was established in 2015.

Objectives

  • Meet informally and communicate regularly to connect with national and international organisations and best practice
  • Provide a network for members to share information, experience and expertise that they can apply to their portfolio or to progress the direction of the sector
  • Ensure the Park Agencies Managers Group’s future is assisted by SOLGM to link with other international organisations to provide the one place in New Zealand that articulates the protection of parks, improved management of the natural environment and increased benefits for the community through a unified parks sector
  • Improve management, protection, understanding, appreciation and use of parks and the natural environment through best practice, innovation, sector standards and benchmarking
  • Enhance the community’s understanding of the natural environment, its enjoyment of parks and the role and importance of parks

Activities

  • Support each other on current issues in a timely and meaningful manner
  • Share research and information undertaken by individual members
  • Keep member agencies informed about relevant topics through regular communication
  • Organise Peer Reviews and facilitate Green Flag park accreditation assessments
  • Hold a minimum of three Park Agency Managers Group meetings per annum

Contact

To join the Park Agencies Managers' Group please contact the Convenor, Geoff Canham email: geoff.canham@geoffcanhamconsulting.co.nz or phone 021 142 6539