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NZRA is NZ's 'go-to' organisation for recreation professionals. Our vision is to lead and build capability in the NZ recreation sector.
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Coastal Parks Seminar

Wellington, 5 May

The Coastal Parks Seminar has now been rescheduled for 5 May 2014. This is great news for those of you who didn't want to miss keynote speaker Rob Greenaway, or any others in the speaker line up.

If you are involved with the planning of, provision of, or management of coastal spaces this one day seminar is a must attend event. The event website has been re opened.

Full details, programme and registration

Lower South Island Pools Study Tour

20 - 23 May, Lower South Island

Join us on a three day trip around some of the Lower South Island Pools looking at some of the best facilities in NZ and their effective programmes and marketing, hearing about innovative ideas facilities have put into practice and sharing best practice. 

Further details and itinerary 

Artificial and Natural Sports Surfaces Study Tour

2 - 7 June, Sydney

Join us for a five-day tour of artificial and natural surface installations in and around Australia’s largest city. The tour includes attendance at the two-day Australian National Synthetics Surfaces Conference & Expo.

Further details and itinerary

Recreation in Action

5 & 6 June, Palmerston North

An inspirational professional development opportunity for front line Recreation and Sport practitioners who deliver, co-ordinate and manage programmes and events.

Discover – who your community really is and how to engage with them.

Design – recreation & sports programmes and events they will flock to.

Deliver – inspirational experiences.

The programme is aimed to provide practical, hands-on tools and ideas the participants can use.

Full details, programme and registration

Co-governance & Co-management of Parks & Environments

16 - 18 June, Wellington

Are you involved in co-governance or co-governance of land and marine environments? The Co-governance & Co-management of Parks & Environments event in Wellington from 16-18 June is for you. Join indigenous groups, parks agencies, policy makers, and other organisations to discuss common challenges and solutions for the future.

Further details and itinerary


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


New Visitor Survey Tool Available Now


NZRA and Xyst have teamed up with Get Smart to bring you a new and improved tool for surveying your customers: Yardstick getsmart.

  • Simple and easy to use
  • Accurate and reliable
  • Immediate, sustainable and flexible

The tool is available now for leisure facilities and a tool for parks will soon also be on the market. Find out more about this important new initiative.  




National events and seminars 2014