Recreation Blog

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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