One of the things we love most about our industry is the passion that our members have for ensuring that NZ has high quality recreation experiences for all.
Recreation is a top priority for New Zealanders with 63% of young people and 62% of adults only participating in non-competitive activities and a huge number using facilities such as pools, playgrounds, parks and fields every week.*
Participation in recreation can increase a population's capacity, capability and wellbeing. Recreation can add value to the measures used in the Government's Wellbeing Framework, which measures wellbeing using a set of indicators that include cultural identity and activity.
*source: Active NZ survey 2018
We work for the benefit of New Zealanders by building capability and networks within the recreation workforce, raising awareness of best practice and advocating for the benefits of recreation. We equip our members with the resources, knowledge, language and skills so they can deliver high quality recreation for all.
We want our brand to reflect this passion, to show that we are both a strong and meaningful membership organisation as well as the voice of recreation. This is a fresh and exciting time to be part of our industry, and we want our brand to show that.
We are the voice of recreation in Aotearoa, representing all professionals in the industry. We empower our members to deliver the quality recreation experiences, places and facilities, that fuel a more active, healthy and connected NZ.
So, from today, you will start to see a new logo, imagery and collateral from us. Whilst New Zealand Recreation Association will remain our official name, we will be known as Recreation Aotearoa.
If you would like a copy of our Brand Stakeholder pack, featuring our new logos and brand guidelines, please contact our Marketing & Communications Manager.