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Top Parks Named At National Awards Ceremony

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 11:26 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Last night Recreation Aotearoa celebrated the New Zealand parks, play, and open spaces industry at the annual NZ Parks Awards in Dunedin. Four awards were presented at the ceremony, including Active Park of the Year, Healthy Park of the Year, Playground ... More >>

Quality New Zealand Parks And Open Spaces Internationally Recognised

Monday, 28 February 2022, 4:17 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Twenty-four New Zealand Parks have achieved award winning status with the Green Flag Award® scheme. The Green Flag Award® recognises and rewards parks and green spaces providing high quality and innovative recreational experiences for our communities. ... More >>

Leaders In Outdoor Recreation Celebrated Through Award Honours

Friday, 4 February 2022, 10:03 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa are pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2021 Outdoor Awards. The Outdoor Awards celebrate and recognise individuals and organisations that have been successful in significantly improving outdoor recreation outcomes ... More >>

Recreation Sector Welcomes Guidance On School Camps And Education Outside The Classroom

Thursday, 27 January 2022, 3:33 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa Chief Executive, Andrew Leslie, has welcomed the recent go-ahead for outdoor education and school camps. “The Ministry of Education has made it clear to school leaders that education outside the classroom (EOTC) activities can ... More >>

Encouraging Kiwis To Get Back Outdoors

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 2:35 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Leading outdoor recreation organisations are encouraging Kiwis to return to their favourite outdoor activities and programmes in a new video campaign. Developed in partnership between Recreation Aotearoa and Sir Peter Blake Marine Education & ... More >>

Swimmers Urged To Be Kind Amid Reports Of Customer Staff Abuse

Monday, 11 October 2021, 12:23 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa and recreation facility operators around the country are urging people to heed the Government’s ‘be kind’ messaging during Alert Level restrictions. Recreation Aotearoa are aware of reports of personnel facing abuse from customers ... More >>

Recreation Aotearoa Opens $1.5M Outdoor Education Support Fund

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 11:07 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa have opened applications to the new Outdoor Education Support Fund. Managed and delivered on behalf of Sport NZ, the $1.5M fund is aimed at outdoor education organsations experiencing short-term financial hardship due to the impacts ... More >>

Recreation Aotearoa CEO Receives Leadership Award

Friday, 25 June 2021, 6:25 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa CEO Andrew Leslie was awarded the prestigious C.K Doig Leadership Award this week at the NZ Sport & Recreation Awards. The award is given to an individual in the sport and recreation sector who displays outstanding leadership ... More >>

Constant Supervision Saves Lives - Stay Poolsafe This Long Weekend

Friday, 5 February 2021, 7:09 am | Recreation Aotearoa

No matter how you say it, constant supervision saves lives. That is the theme of Recreation Aotearoa’s latest water safety video campaign. Featuring pool facility staff, including lifeguards and pool managers, the campaign uses different languages ... More >>

Te Mata Park Voted One Of The Best Parks In The World

Thursday, 10 December 2020, 8:10 am | Recreation Aotearoa

The votes are in for the world’s favourite Green Flag Award parks and one of the top ten is right here in Aotearoa! With over 50,000 votes cast, and in a year that has seen parks and green spaces serve a vital role for health and wellbeing worldwide, ... More >>

New Zealand Top Parks Of 2020 Announced

Monday, 30 November 2020, 11:51 am | Recreation Aotearoa

For many of us parks have been a haven during COVID-19. They have helped our communities remain healthy, active, and connected during the pandemic. Recreation Aotearoa are thrilled to announce that 24 parks across New Zealand, including two first time recipients, ... More >>

Start Planning For Get Outdoors Week

Friday, 6 November 2020, 9:29 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Now is the time to start planning your Get Outdoors Week activities! “Get Outdoors Week is only a week away, so now is the time to start thinking about where you’ll go and what you’ll do to get involved,” says Andrew Leslie, CEO of Recreation ... More >>

Grant Robertson And Mark Mitchell To Discuss Recreation In Election Special

Monday, 24 August 2020, 3:13 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

  Recreation Aotearoa has announced a live online Q&A discussion with Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson and Opposition spokesperson Mark Mitchell. "We welcome anyone and everyone to tune in and hear from each ... More >>

Recreation Industry welcomes Relief Package

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 9:20 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa has welcomed the $25 million relief package from Sport NZ to provide financial support for organisations in the play, active recreation and sport sector. "Today’s announcement is a welcome one for the New Zealand recreation ... More >>

Recreation Groups Support Calls For Safe Domestic Travel In Level 2

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:40 am | Recreation Aotearoa

Recreation Aotearoa and the New Zealand Alpine Club (NZAC) both support calls today from the tourism sector to reduce restrictions around non-essential travel during COVID-19 Alert Level 2. As well as the impact on tourism, non-essential travels restrictions ... More >>

Keep Recreation In Your Bubble This Long Weekend

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 2:24 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Stay home this Easter and save lives. Recreation Aotearoa and fellow recreational and outdoor agencies would like to remind people to continue playing their part in flattening the curve by keeping their long weekend activities within their bubble. ... More >>

EOTC, Outdoor Education And School Camps – COVID-19 Advice

Friday, 20 March 2020, 2:15 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

Outdoor providers and schools are monitoring daily updates to advice and conditions. At this time of unrest, we want to extend our allegiance to all our communities. We reach out to Auckland region as local council announce the two week closure of ... More >>

New Zealand’s Only Cemeteries And Crematoria Conference Coming This May

Wednesday, 4 March 2020, 4:22 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

The New Zealand Cemeteries and Crematoria Collective (NZCCC), in partnership with Recreation Aotearoa, are gearing up for New Zealand’s premier conference event for the cemetery and crematoria sector. Held in Rotorua 4 – 6 May , the 2020 New ... More >>

Parental Supervision at the Pool is Vital to Saving Lives

Friday, 10 January 2020, 1:40 pm | Recreation Aotearoa

We are at the time of the year when parents and caregivers are starting to return to work, however our children are still enjoying the summer, typically at the local swimming pool. Following an increase of pool incidents over the summer Recreation ... More >>

Recreation Awards 2019

Friday, 29 November 2019, 9:12 am | Recreation Aotearoa

This year some of Aotearoa’s top recreational providers and advocates were recognised at an awards dinner, held during the 2019 Recreation Conference in Hamilton. More >>