Awards Committee Vacancy
Awards Committee is now seeking an individual with a strong commitment to the recreation sector with a breadth and depth of experience, independent judgement (free, frank, and fearless in opinions), as well as considered, thoughtful, and able to contribute time to this volunteer role. For more information on requirements and qualities sought download descriptor. Expressions of interest are due by 31 March to Jennifer@nzrecreation.org.nz .
2013 Award nominations will open in June - Get started early - Nomination pack available here.
2012 Awards Winners, Photos, & Nominations
New Zealand's recreation community gathered on the night of 22 November to celebrate the winners of the 2012 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards. Eight organisations and four individuals were honoured for their outstanding contribution to the parks and recreation industry at the NZRA Conference Gala Dinner in Auckland.
NZRA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Leslie said the judges felt that decisions were at times very difficult, especially in cases where competition was tight. "The judging panel were impressed with both the quality and level of nominations and those selected represent the best, most successful people, facilities, projects or events in the past year," he said. "The nominees were all very good, but the winning nominations were outstanding."
Read the full press release here (385K PDF)
2012 Awards Presentation PowerPoint (2.38 MB PDF)
NZRA Outstanding Awards 2012
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Outstanding Project - WINNER Upper Hutt City Council for DIScover -Nomination - Photo
Outstanding Project - Highly Commended - Wellington City Council for ASB Sports Centre & Rotorua District Councill for Youth in Parks - Photo
Community Recreation Programme- Manukau Leisure/Auckland Council for AMP'd - Outstanding - Nomination - Photo
Outstanding Event-Sport Wellington- for AMI Round the Bays - Nomination - Photo
Outstanding Pool - Community Leisure Management for Glenn Innes Pool - Nomination - Photo
Outstanding Facility - Manukau Leisure/Auckland Council for Howick Recreation Centre - Nomination - Photo
Outstanding Research, Policy & Planning - Auckland Council for Sports Field Development Capacity Programme - Nomination - Photo
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Individual Award Winners 2012
Mark Mitchell Trophy - Georgie Witehira - Photo
Paul Stuart Memorial Award - Judy Tipping - Photo
Ian Galloway Memorial Cup - Walter Miller - Photo
Emerging Recreation Leader of the Year - Michele Frey - Photo
2012 NZRA Fellow Awards
This is the first year NZRA has awarded fellows. We do have a numbr of fellows who were named by the NZRA antecedent organisations. Now, 20 years on from the forming of NZRA we have 5 New Fellows. Congratulations to the following!
photo links to those able to attend and receive at 2012 AGM where Fellow Awards were announced.
Listing of all NZRA Fellows. Life Members, & past President's Award Recipients vist the Oganisation Honours Board Page.
Wanting more? You can look at past winning nominations - see below. If you have further questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 021 298 6740.
ALL NZRA Award Winners
Outstanding Industry Awards & Individual Awards from 1991 through 2012 (PDF)