Friends of Hāwera Parks
Community members and Park supporters came together to form ‘The Friends of Hawera’s Parks’, a charitable trust dedicated to the guardianship, care and promotion of King Edward Park, Naumai Park and Goodson Dell, Hāwera. Working closely with the South Taranaki District Council Parks’ team.
The Friends amalgamated the previous individual organisations ‘The Friends of King Edward Park’, ‘The friends of Naumai Park’ and ‘The Goodson Guerrillas’.
Friends and other interested members of the community have the opportunity to take part in guided walks on which the history, botany, even the personalities associated with the parks may be explored, along with workshop events as different as rose pruning to tool sharpening, making hanging baskets to propagation. Giving back to the Park, regular Monday morning working bees see volunteers putting in an hour or two of weeding, painting or planting and having a lot of fun doing it.