Recreation Aotearoa First to Achieve Governance Mark for Second Time


Recreation Aotearoa has become the first Sport NZ partner to achieve Governance Mark for the second time. 

To achieve the Mark an organisation shows alignment with the Governance Framework for sport and recreation in New Zealand. The framework covers the key areas of clarity and cohesion; people; boardroom processes; and integrity and accountability. An organisation attaining the Mark must go through a process of self-assessment, third-party review, governance development and reassessment.

Last week Sport NZ acknowledged this achievement in a small ceremony held in Wellington.

Sport NZ Chief Executive, Raelene Castle, says Recreation Aotearoa should be proud of their achievement.

“We’d like to congratulate Recreation Aotearoa on becoming the first of our partners to be awarded the Governance Mark for the second time.

“The process for being awarded the Mark is a rigorous one.  Recreation Aotearoa has undergone significant development over the years and this achievement is a reflection of their hard work and strong leadership in our sector.”

Governance Mark was launched by Sport NZ in 2016 with the purpose of setting governance standards for the play, active recreation, and sport sector. The Mark is the only externally accredited governance development programme of its kind internationally with a focus on play, active recreation, and sport.

Recreation Aotearoa was first awarded the Governance Mark in 2018.

Recreation Aotearoa Board Chair, Michele Frey, is proud of the accomplishment and says that it is a great reflection of the organisation and its kaupapa.

“Recreation Aotearoa has shifted and developed and significantly over the years, particularly with our five-year strategic plan and ongoing commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.”

“Being awarded Governance Mark for a second time shows that, we, as a Board stand in good stead. We understand our role from a strategic viewpoint and have proven course for continued development and monitoring.”

“The process of obtaining the Mark is a considerable one, and I would like to thank the rest of the Board, and Recreation Aotearoa leadership for their hard work throughout.”

For more information about Governance Mark, please visit the Sport NZ website.

Meet the Recreation Aotearoa Board.

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