Current Projects

 Following the Whakaari/White Island and a subsequent review, MBIE announced changes to the Adventure Activity Regulations regime. These changes involve amendments to the Health and Safety at Work (Adventure Activities) Regulations 2016. 

In late 2021, WorkSafe released draft changes to the Safety Audit Standard for Adventure Activities, for public consultation.

 The Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill was aimed at addressing the accessibility barriers faced by disabled people, so they can live independently and participate fully in all areas of life, including Recreation.

 The Ministry for the Environment offered up the opportunity to submit perspective to their draft National Climate Change Adaption Plan. 

Recreation Aotearoa has made a submission on the proposed changes to the Adventure Activities Regulatory Regime.


Recreation Aotearoa and Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) have been contributing to MBIEs Expert Reference Group (ERG) and attending a series of workshops. Advocacy Manager, Sam Newton, gives an update.


Recreation Aotearoa has a made submission on the Tauranga City Council (TCC) Long Term Plan.

 The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission has developed a 30-year Infrastructure Strategy, Infrastructure for a Better Future. 


Many members in the South Island will be familiar with how important Crown Pastoral (lease) Land is for accessing the South Island High Country. It makes up 5% on NZ's land mass and is highly valued for its intrinsic recreational opportunities, as well as its role in accessing Public Conservation Land beyond it. As far back as 2016, Recreation Aotearoa members have been expressing concerns about reduced access in this realm.

In early 2019 LINZ undertook a review of its stewardship of Crown Pastoral Land, which Recreation Aotearoa contributed to.

Recreation Aotearoa has made a submission on Christchurch City Council's Long Term Plan.

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