Recreation Blog

8 November 2018

This week I attended the launch of the Government Tourism Strategy at Parliament. Read more

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7 November 2018

Cam Calkoen was the closing speaker at Recreation Conference 2018 and wanted us to share this story with you Read more

12 October 2018

Last month, a one-day child protection training workshop was held near Nelson for people working with kids and youth in the outdoors. Read more

10 October 2018

Superdiversity is here in Aotearoa/New Zealand and it's here to stay. Read more

25 September 2018

Barry Ogilvie is a Chartered Accountant (when he is not offshore yacht racing) with a Graduate Certificate in Marketing (Wintec) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Waikato). Barry has held senior strategic and business development roles in both the public and private sectors and has a deep commitment to lifelong learning. Read more

19 September 2018

For you Community Recreation boffins out there, this year's Recreation Conference will be a boon. It's hard to know where to start, but here's a few teasers. Read more

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7 August 2018

If you had asked my mum if I would grow up to be an Outdoor Instructor she would have laughed. She is constantly reminding me that I hated getting cold and dirty. The scary thing is there was almost a time that my dream career, one of helping others, a job that fills me with pride and never-ending opportunities was almost taken away from me. Read more


10 May 2018

We're looking for speakers for three of our conferences; the Outdoors Forum, Waves and the Recreation Conference. Read more

27 April 2018

We are pleased to announce that 2018 will be the first year that Green Pavlova will be carboNZero certified. Read more

6 April 2018

Twenty-five years ago, Robyn Cockburn invited Veronica Thompson, Val Little and myself for lunch to ‘talk shop’ every month or so. We met in local coffee shops, shared insights and worked on projects together. When I asked, they all clearly remember our lunches and to this day I have enduring relationships with Robyn and Veronica who have continued to work in the field and still have on file some challenging Community Development resources that Val shared with me. Read more


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