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NZRA is New Zealand's 'go-to' organisation for recreation professionals. Our vision is to lead and build capability in the New Zealand recreation sector.
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National Conference    

This year's National Conference will be held at Lincoln University in Christchurch from 26-28 November. The theme, Everyone has a Leadership Role, recognises that everyone in the community sport and recreation sector has a role to play in ensuring New Zealanders have the best possible recreation opportunities.

Further details and to register

NZRA Awards

Do you know a person or organisation that deserves recognition for their contribution to the sport and recreation sector? Nominate them for a 2014 NZRA Award. Deadline 19 September.

Further details and nomination forms available here

Lighting and Wayfinding Seminar - North Island

Interested in learning effective and strategic technical lighting skills? Do you want to know how to help people find their way? If so, this is the event for you.

The Auckland Lighting and Wayfinding Seminar will be held at the Amora Hotel, Auckland on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Further details and to register

Multiple Park Values Study Tour - Sydney 2014

A Multiple Park Values Study Tour is being held in Sydney from 19-25 October 2014.

The tour will include inspiring presentations and fascinating field trips to some of Sydney’s most popular and innovative parks, and coincides with the international Walk 21 Conference and Bike futures Symposium.

Further details and to register

First Line Management Workshops

Enrol in this series of full-day interactive workshops supporting you to complete the National Certificate in Business (First Line Management Levels 3 or 4).

You will learn new skills, reflect on your current practice, receive mentoring, and get practical guidance on how to collect evidence for assessment.

Further details and to register

Check out our Events Schedule for other upcoming NZRA events for 2014. 

New for 2014 for Leisurecheck


Online reporting will be available for the first time in 2014! This will mean much quicker access to the results as soon as the audit period is completed, greater flexibility to find the results you are most interested in, the ability to self select peer groups to compare your self against plus individualised summary reports.

This year the survey has been extensively reviewed and modified to simplify and reduce the number of questions being asked. All the key data is still being collected but some of the detail has been reduced to help you complete the survey more quickly and easily.

We have introduced a country specific question section, (based on the successful parks approach) which will record more detailed information and country specific questions. These questions will be amended each year based on feedback from members on what is topical and where additional detail is wanted.

The close off for joining the 2014 project is Friday 1 August. 

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National events and seminars 2014