Recreation creates great New Zealanders. It is a catalyst for healthy people, connected communities and a strong economy. Despite this, central government recreation investment remains limited and local government spending is falling. A change of thinking is required.

NZRA is your respected, representative and credible ‘voice’ for the industry and these are our advocacy priorities.

  • Priority One: Greater recognition of the economic and social value of recreation
  • Priority Two: Grow local and central government investment in recreation
  • Priority Three: More development opportunities for recreation workers to support a sustainable industry that meets the needs and expectations of participants

We are here to support you and have put together a cheat sheet to guide you in your own advocacy

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If you would like to talk to our Advocacy Manager, Sam Newton, regarding the issues we are advocating on, you can contact him here


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