Recreation Blog

21 May 2021

After 25 years working for Opus/WSP Sarah Cresswell has started her own business, Wai Skills. We had a quick-fire chat with Sarah to learn more!

13 April 2021

Westland Recreation Centre senior lifeguard, Sam Bradley, recently shared his story about an incident involving an inflatable seat ring. He's interested in hearing from other facilities about their experiences with these inflatables.

11 March 2021

This year the awesome team at Environment Canterbury are getting involved with Parks Week with a mounted rogaine in the Waimakariri Regional Park (March 14). We had a quick chat with the Parks and Forests Team Leader, James Page, to learn more.

4 February 2021

With its rolling landscape, unique geology, and varied recreation opportunities it's no surprise that Te Mata Park has been named as one of the Green Flag Award® top 10 parks in the world. The park has won the Green Flag Community Award three times and is managed almost entirely by volunteers. We had a quick chat with Emma Buttle, Te Mata Park Manager, about their achievements.

4 December 2020


Henley Lakeis at the centre of a network of flat tracks winding through 43 hectares of wetlands and native plantings in Masterton. They are a first time Community Green Flag Award® winner and they're pretty chuffed. We had a quick chat with the management to find out a little more about their space.

4 November 2020

A few years ago, there was an ad on TV that referred to New Zealand as the 'best backyard in the world'. With seven distinct species of deer, wild pigs, the agile alpine chamois and the mighty Himalayan tahr, New Zealand is also one of the best places in the world to hunt.

19 October 2020

Rowan Foley is the Aquatic Manager for Christchurch City Council and was one of our fantastic panelists for Waves Online 2020. Rowan has been serving the aquatics sector for many years and in our latest member spotlight we find out why!

11 August 2020

Will Bowden is a Manager and Agronomist at New Zealand Turf Management Solutions. Will has had many years of experience in turf grass management and he tells us exactly what he loves the most about our sector in our latest member spotlight.

13 July 2020

David Cameron, of Filtration & Pumping Commercial Ltd, has been a friend of Recreation Aotearoa for a long time and is one of the awesome sponsors for the Waves conference. We had a quickfire chat with David in the latest member spotlight...

3 July 2020

Ann Langis is the Director of Conscious Kids, an awesome organisation dedicated to promoting play and using it as a learning pathway for children. Find out a little more about Ann and the work that she does with Conscious Kids in our latest member spotlight...

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