Pārekareka, play your way every day is a movement to promote and advocate for children’s rights to play in Pōneke. We support play champions, parents and sector leaders.
We connect and inspire families to play more through events and activities.
We advocate and promote playful spaces and places.
We believe that everyone in our community has a role in enabling children to play their way, every day.
In te reo Māori, Pārekareka means pleasant, enjoyable, engaging and fun. Pārekareka is also the name of the Spotted Shag endemic to Aotearoa and is symbolic to the unique inspiration we have for play in Aotearoa. Pārekareka captures the spirit of play by reminding us that play is simple but necessary for us all, every day