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Invercargill centre stage for parks and recreation seminar

2 April 2014

Invercargill centre stage for parks and recreation seminar

Park and recreation professionals have descended on Invercargill’s Civic Theatre today for Green Pavlova – a two and a half day seminar for people working in the parks and open spaces industry.

The seminar has been organised by the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA), which aims to raise awareness of the value of recreation and sport and build capability in the New Zealand recreation sector

NZRA CEO Andrew Leslie said the event included an impressive line-up of speakers who would cover exciting topics such as the impact of eco-tourism on Stewart Island.

“People have come from across New Zealand to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the industry and to find out more about the innovative approaches to parks and open spaces management in Invercargill. This is a great chance for us to expand on the collective knowledge and skills of the industry,” Mr Leslie said.

Key themes being discussed at the seminar include best practice management of premier parks and gardens, the value provided by parks and open spaces, leadership, and parks management for the future.

Mr Leslie said the seminar audience included more than 50 reserves managers, operational staff, contractors, arborists and future sector leaders from across New Zealand.

The group would also participate in field trips to Stadium Southland, as well as Queens Park and Sandy Point Domain, two of the city’s most impressive outdoor spaces, Mr Leslie said.

www.nzrecreation.org.nz

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