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Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa gets a new home on the web Skills Active went live today with a new website that tells the story of our incredible industries and how we support them and their people. More >>

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks!

Thursday, 10 May 2018, 4:09 pm | Skills Active

Mountain Bike assessors hit the tracks! Skills Active and the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) have teamed up to develop a pool of highly-skilled mountain bike assessors. More >>

How can we promote safe practices in unregulated industry?

Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 10:49 am | Skills Active

In 2017, there were 52,964 ACC claims for gym-related injuries in New Zealand – more than doubling the 17,694 claims made in 2011. Despite a 50% increase in gym users over that time, the injury rate is moving faster. In an unregulated industry, ... More >>

Skills Active shine light on partnership and innovation

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:50 am | Skills Active

Industry training organisation, Skills Active Aotearoa, has launched a range of useful resources and innovative tools to meet the needs of the sport, recreation and performing arts industries. More >>

Hole in one for golf apprentice

Friday, 19 January 2018, 4:11 pm | Skills Active

Having recently completed his New Zealand Apprenticeship with the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) and Skills Active Aotearoa, Nick Loach's drive and work ethic has earned him the title of PGA Top Student for the third consecutive year. More >>

New qualification means business

Wednesday, 20 December 2017, 3:48 pm | Skills Active

Providing the opportunity to sharpen business administration skills through on-job and online learning, Skills Active now offers an exciting programme for the Level 3 New Zealand Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology). More >>

Removing barriers and developing volunteers

Monday, 18 December 2017, 1:33 pm | Skills Active

A strong leader with a passion for community development, Janene Dixon-Smith was presented with the Skills Active Manukura Award at the recent New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards. More >>

SkillsActive scholarship supports Māori sports star

Wednesday, 6 December 2017, 11:51 am | Skills Active

Achieving impressive results both off and on the badminton court, Erena Calder-Hawkins is this year's recipient of the $5,000 Skills Active Māori Sports Scholarship. More >>

Skills Active among the best workplaces in New Zealand

Friday, 1 December 2017, 3:18 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa has been announced as a finalist in the Small Workplace category of the 2017 IBM Best Workplaces Survey. New Zealand’s largest and longest-running employee engagement survey, IBM Best Workplaces uses a confidential online survey ... More >>

Exercise Industry Awards finalists showcase training success

Monday, 20 November 2017, 2:27 pm | Skills Active

Over half of this year's New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards finalists engage with on-job qualifications through Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Skills Active Apprentice of the Year announced

Friday, 10 November 2017, 1:53 pm | Skills Active

Mark Chapman's enthusiasm for the outdoors, and commitment to learning and development has earned him the title of Skills Active Apprentice of the Year. More >>

Wairoa volunteer given award for giving back

Monday, 30 October 2017, 10:52 am | Skills Active

Sara Bird is a volunteer extraordinaire. From firefighting to swim coaching, she has spent years giving back to her community through the volunteer work she engages with in Wairoa. More >>

Victory for Nelson community group

Friday, 27 October 2017, 3:09 pm | Skills Active

Victory Boxing’s commitment to staff development has seen them win the Skills Active Transforming Tomorrow's Workforce Award. More >>

Skills Active scores top marks in NZQA review

Friday, 15 September 2017, 3:04 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active received the highest rating possible in this year's external evaluation and review (EER) conducted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). More >>

Skills Active revisits a growing career

Friday, 3 February 2017, 2:41 pm | Skills Active

Dion Ngatoro has a passion for working outdoors and looking after precious natural resources, and with the help of industry organisation Skills Active Aotearoa, that passion is taking him places. More >>

Sport and recreation adds nearly $5 billion to GDP

Monday, 12 December 2016, 12:38 pm | Skills Active

New Zealand’s sport and recreation industries contributed $4.93 billion to New Zealand’s gross domestic product in 2015, up by $100 million year-on-year, according to new research from Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Skills Active Apprentice of the Year receives her prize

Friday, 11 November 2016, 3:28 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active apprentice Shirlene Spencer, a camp administrator at the Teapot Valley Christian Camp in Nelson, received her Apprentice of the Year Award last night at the New Zealand Recreation Association prizegiving dinner. More >>

Skills Active Apprentice of the Year

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 1:43 pm | Skills Active

Shirlene Spencer, camp administrator at Teapot Valley Christian Camp in Nelson, is the Skills Active Aotearoa 2016 Apprentice of the Year. More >>

Finalists for Skills Active Apprentice of the Year

Friday, 14 October 2016, 12:07 pm | Skills Active

Industry training organisation Skills Active has announced the finalists in its inaugural Apprentice of the Year competition, which recognises high-potential individuals gaining skills and qualifications that will help them improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders, ... More >>

Skills Active and Sport NZ Closer Working Relationship

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 3:45 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active and Sport New Zealand have signed a ground-breaking agreement that will see the two organisations working together to boost the capability and training opportunities for the thousands of New Zealanders working across our sport and recreation ... More >>



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