We're your respected, represented and credited voice for the recreation industry. 

Recreation creates great New Zealanders. It improves people’s health, it connects our communities, and it strengthens our economy.

Our advocacy priorities – at a glance

Priority One: Greater recognition of the economic and social value of recreation.

Priority Two: Grow local and central government investment in recreation.

Priority Three: More development opportunities for recreation workers to support a sustainable industry that meets the needs and expectations of participants.

Read more about our advocacy priorities

Advocacy projects

Read about our latest advocacy projects and submissions. 

Advocacy projects

Supporting your advocacy efforts

We're here to support you. We’ve put together a cheat sheet to guide you in your own advocacy efforts.

Advocating for Recreation Cheat Sheet

More information

If you’d like to discuss the issues we’re advocating on, email Sam Newton: or complete our online advocacy submission form.