The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is a progressive, non-profit member organisation committed to meeting the needs of people and organisations in all aspects of recreation. Read more about us...
Recreation in Action - Taking Principles to Practice
10-11 June at TePapa, Wellington. Add a day (12th) and embark on a National Certificate in Recreation and Sport Level 4 through SkillsActive. Hands-on workshops in Facebook & Social Marketing, Working with Youth, especially young women, Community Development, Programme Development, and Older adult programming. Keynote and workshop presenter, Lani Morris, is co-author of The Map of Meaning as well as an international speaker and facilitator. She will guide participants into a deeper yet very practical understanding of what motivates us in the work we do and those we serve. Our opening keynote, Cathy Kiss of Melbourne, with speak on the value and right of play. Other speakers as well as fun and active social events are on offer - You won't want to miss this opportunity. Register by 21 May to get best registration rate. More info here.
Yardstick Parkcheck Management Measures
The N.Z. Yardstick Management Measures survey is now live on-line for completion by mid May.
Join over 40 other New Zealand parks organisations and 100 internationally to share best practice information, learn and improve your parks management performance.
To join for 2013 please contact the N.Z. Yardstick project director Brian Milne.
New Guide for Sport and Recreation Facilities Management
A new guide has recently been released by Sport NZ that aims to help Councils with the decisions they make for managing sport and recreation facilities. The media release and guide can be found on the Sport NZ website.
New Mentees Needed
Thank you to the great response to the "mentor needed" advertisement. Now we have mentors waiting for a mentee. Young professionals and those of you wanting growth and a sounding board for your ideas apply today! Get involved in the NZRA Mentoring Programme here.
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.