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Organisation - Background
What NZRA does
NZRA is NZ's network of recreation professionals. The Association is committed to building the capability of the network, through services designed to develop the workforce and their workplaces, and to advocate on behalf of the sector to affirm recognition of recreation and sport as essential public services. This is acheived through the delivery of professional development, and the development and delivery of industry standards and benchmarking tools.
NZRA is a charitable body governed by a national board of 7 people. 4 board positions are elected by the membership and 3 positions are appointed by NZRA's Board Appointments Panel.
The Associations local networks and service delivery is governed by 6 regional committees, and a number of seperate advisory groups and committees have been established to support the development and delivery of NZRA's programmes.
NZRA has over 1400 individual members. These members are generally involved with organisations such as recreation policy makers (both elected and employed officials), territorial local authorities (city, regional, and district councils), voluntary organisations, regional sports trusts, the Department of Conservation, commercial leisure providers, recreation planners, facility managers (wet and dry), programme and event managers, community arts leaders and others involved in the delivery of recreation in New Zealand.
Own/operate sport and recreation facilities like swimming pools, playgrounds, skate parks, track networks, botanic gardens, sports fields, sport and events centres, recreation centres, community halls, cemeteries and crematoriums, open spaces including parks and forests, national and regional parks, harbours, beaches, rivers and lakes (for recreation use). Many members facilitate community recreation through the delivery of programmes and events. These help create environments which enhance community wellbeing, including after school programmes (OSCAR), programmes for people with disabilities, older adult programmes, holiday programmes and therapeutic rehabilitation programmes.