NZRA Blog

10 November 2017

The 2017 NZRA Recreation Conference held in New Plymouth last week has been hailed a great success. Read more

6 October 2017

Only three weeks left to register for Recreation Conference! Read more

14 September 2017

A couple months have passed since NZPAMG meeting in Sydney, but I’m still buzzing with excitement from the great discussions that we had. Read more

1 September 2017

Winning the Farmlands Young Amenity Horticulturist of the Year competition 2017 was an exhilarating experience and a huge boost for me. Read more

25 August 2017

Magical Park, the digital playground that turns your park into a fairy wonderland overnight, is releasing Magical Park 2.0 just in time for Spring. In this latest game release there are new stories and challenges to undertake as well as awesome high definition graphics and loads more exciting new features! Read more

18 August 2017

NZPAMG is a network of parks managers who come together on a regular basis to progress best practice management and advocacy of our parks and open spaces. This group sits under the NZRA umbrella, and is coordinated by Geoff Canham. Read more

4 August 2017

The annual Outdoors Forum will be hosted by NZRA on 4 & 5 September at The Boat Shed in Wellington. The Outdoors Forum is the annual event that unifies the outdoors sector and gives us an opportunity to learn, collaborate, discuss and recognise achievement. Read more

21 July 2017

Tourism numbers are booming right across New Zealand, and each of those tourists needs somewhere to go, and something to do. Some of our most popular outdoor experiences, like the Tongariro Crossing, are packed, and this has impacts not only on tourist experiences, but also on how locals get to interact with their nearest and dearest outdoor spaces. Read more

14 July 2017

This week we’ve been able to share the programme on the JAWS website, and I’m really excited about the inspiring speakers and workshops that we have lined up. Read more.

7 July 2017

A recent news item told us that the residents of Westport are talking about moving their town inland. Nobody wants to have to move, but this is solid thinking. Read more

23 June 2017

It’s been fifty-five years since the first ever JAWS and fourteen years since I first attended, so working on the programme is bringing back lots of fantastic memories of past conferences. Read more.

16 June 2017

Our iconic west coast glaciers that reach almost to sea level, Fox and Franz Josef, are a part of our shared picture of the New Zealand outdoors. Read more.

9 June 2017

At the Green Pavlova Conference 2017, The Generate Network hosted two workshop presentations all surrounded on “Sharing your Parks Story”. This presentation was a direct response to the feedback being received at parks manager meetings earlier in the year. Read more.

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1 June 2017

The New Zealand Interface Magazine, which educates schools about the latest healthy technology for kids, invited Geo AR Games along as one of the keynote speakers to their national road show. Read more.

25 May 2017

In 2015 several students from Monash University in Australia took rented kayaks paddling on to Lake Tekapo. A weather change and strong winds resulted in many of these boats capsizing. Two young men died. The owner of Aquanorts (the kayak rental business) was prosecuted under Maritime and Health and Safety law in December last year. Read more.

22 May 2017

I've just returned from the field trips that have brought Green Pavlova 2017 to a close and am reflecting on what an inspirational conference I found it to be. This was my first conference since joining NZRA four weeks ago and it has been fantastic to meet so many of you and start putting faces and names together. Read More

4 May 2017

It’s interesting watching the unfolding of the Donald Trump era of American politics. Who would have guessed that we would be seeing such policy reversal when it comes to matters of international interest such as climate change and environmental protection. Read More

28 April 2017

At NZRA, we work at an agency, industry and professional level to build capability, develop partnerships, and equip individuals and organisations with the skills they need to deliver high quality recreation experiences that engage participants. Its vision is that in 2020 New Zealand has a strong recreation industry that meets the needs of current and future participants, so that through recreation, New Zealanders are active, healthy, and connected.  Read More

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