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Auck­land’s Friends of Re­gional Parks (FOR Parks), has wel­comed Auck­land Coun­cil’s de­ci­sion to des­ig­nate Browns Is­land Mo­tuko­rea as its new­est Re­gional Park and its first is­land park. Says FOR Parks pres­i­dent Bron­wen Turner: “We ap­plaud the en­ergy and per­sis­tence of Auck­land Coun­cil to guar­an­tee pub­lic ac­cess and en­joy­ment of this re­mark­able as­set into the fu­ture.”

The park opens up a myr­iad of recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties for na­ture and her­itage lovers, the boat­ing fra­ter­nity, day walk­ers and campers. The new park also of­fers op­por­tu­ni­ties for vol­un­teers to work with Coun­cil to re­store the ecol­ogy of the is­land, rav­aged by a re­cent scrub and grass fire.

Browns Is­land Re­gional Park is a sig­nif­i­cant step by Auck­land Coun­cil in ex­pand­ing the pro­vi­sion of Re­gional Parks to ac­com­mo­date the city’s rapid pop­u­la­tion growth.

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