Impact Reports & Strategic Plan

In this section you will find our most recent Impact Reports, our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, and Statement of Strategic Intent.

Impact Report


We have published our latest Impact Report, showing the impact we have had in 2020-2021.

Click below to make the document full screen and take a look:


Past reports are available here:






Strategic Plan




In 2019 Recreation Aotearoa made a constitutional commitment to the principles of Tiriti o Waitangi and an aspiration to developing working partnerships with Māori whānau, hapū and iwi to realise this commitment.

Significant steps in this journey were the appointment of a Board member to bring an understanding of Te Tiriti at the governance level, building the capability of Recreation Aotearoa staff, and the establishment of Te Kāhui Kura Māori.

Below you will find all the information around our 2020 - 2025 Strategic Plan.

Our VISION is to ReCreate a Nation.

Our MISSION is Enhancing Wellbeing Through Recreation.

Hear from Mark Bowater (Recreation Board Chair) about the development of the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan

Recreation Aotearoa engaged widely throughout the sector and amongst members through online surveys, regional and conference workshops to gauge the aspirations of our key stakeholders for recreation in New Zealand.

During this same period Te Kahui Kura Māori held wānanga at various marae across the motu (country).

Kuruho Wereta of Te Kahui Kura Māori talks in more depth abou the waka hourua anaology

We are excited about what the future holds for recreation in Aotearoa. With Te Tiriti as our foundation we have captured two world views and bound them together in one plan.

Andrew Leslie, CEO of Recreation Aotearoa, explains what the future looks like and what they key result areas are

Read the full Strategic Document here


Statement of Strategic Intent


We have also released  our Statement of Strategic Intent, Our Waka Hourua Voyage 2020-2025. This defines KPIs and measures for the outcomes within our strategic plan Te Whai Oranga. The two documents sit side-by-side, articulate our aspirations for the years ahead and provide a framework for how we will measure success. A big thank you to the Board for their efforts in completing this important mahi.

Read our Statement of Strategic Intent


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