19 September 2018

For you Community Recreation boffins out there, this year's Recreation Conference will be a boon. It's hard to know where to start, but here's a few teasers. Read more

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7 August 2018

If you had asked my mum if I would grow up to be an Outdoor Instructor she would have laughed. She is constantly reminding me that I hated getting cold and dirty. The scary thing is there was almost a time that my dream career, one of helping others, a job that fills me with pride and never-ending opportunities was almost taken away from me. Read more


10 May 2018

We're looking for speakers for three of our conferences; the Outdoors Forum, Waves and the Recreation Conference. Read more

27 April 2018

We are pleased to announce that 2018 will be the first year that Green Pavlova will be carboNZero certified. Read more

6 April 2018

Twenty-five years ago, Robyn Cockburn invited Veronica Thompson, Val Little and myself for lunch to ‘talk shop’ every month or so. We met in local coffee shops, shared insights and worked on projects together. When I asked, they all clearly remember our lunches and to this day I have enduring relationships with Robyn and Veronica who have continued to work in the field and still have on file some challenging Community Development resources that Val shared with me. Read more

23 February 2018

For those who enjoy the multitude of recreational activities undertaken in native forest in the upper North Island, Kauri dieback is an issue that could impact us deeply. Read more

15 December 2017

The 2017 On Tuesday 7 November 2017 New Zealand’s Parks Agencies Managers, associate members and Generate members gathered at the Bellringer Pavilion, Pukekura Park, for a strategic forum to discuss industry related topics.. Read more

30 November 2017

I’m excited to announce that we are the second sport and recreation organisation to be awarded the Governance Mark. Read more

24 November 2017

When I was awarded the Emerging Recreation Leader of the Year, I was thrilled. An acknowledgement of my work towards the industry in front of my professional peers was huge. The award is particularly special due to the knowledge gaining prize that goes with it. Read more

10 November 2017

The 2017 NZRA Recreation Conference held in New Plymouth last week has been hailed a great success. Read more

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