Pukekura Park - its ecology and history - Friends of Pukekura Park New Plymouth Inc.

About the Friends

The Friends of Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, was formed in 1996 with the aim to see the special nature of Pukekura Park maintained and celebrated as unique. We assist the Park staff where appropriate, encouraging the public to enjoy the Park, and be involved with activities which are in keeping with the unique natural character of the Park.

We are a social group, we meet in the evenings several times a year, usually with a speaker. We regularly ramble in the Park and explore the special features. Occasionally we enjoy a day trip locally or further afield.

The Gables Volunteer Garden Group

Each Thursday 9am - 11am we meet at The Gables and work in the beautiful perennial borders and garden beds that surround the building. Many hands make light work and no gardening experience required. Tools provided.


Three times a year we produce a colourful and informative magazine - read past issues here.
We maintain this website to keep members up to date with happenings and trends within the Park.
Members can train to be walking guides or buggy driver if they desire.
Volunteers assist Park staff within the gardens to prune, plant and propagate.
The Friends committee works closely with NPDC Parks Manager and the Curator for Pukekura Park.

Services to the public:

Guided Walking Tours. Please phone Adrienne Tatham on 06 758 1865
Guided Buggy Tours Call 0212133242 or (06) 7586417

The following is taken from the constitution of The Friends of Pukekura Park, New Plymouth, Inc.

  1. To safeguard the special nature of the park (a watch-dog role)
  2. To disseminate information on the Park to the public, and act as a channel for public opinion (a consultative role)
  3. To enable and encourage active support and promotion for the Park and its features (an educational and participatory role)
  4. To foster generally the on-going maintenance, development and survival of the Park
Friends of Pukekura Park CONSTITUTION March 2017


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