Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Awards to recognise contributions to New Zealand recreation

19 August 2014

Awards to recognise outstanding contributions to New Zealand recreation

Recreation enthusiasts have just one month left to nominate organisations and individuals that have made exceptional contributions to improving recreation and sport for New Zealanders.

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards 2014 represent the very best achievements, contributions and innovations in recreation and sport in New Zealand.

NZRA Chief Executive Andrew Leslie says the awards are well regarded and highly anticipated by the industry.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the organisations and people that make such an important contribution to New Zealand’s recreation sector.”

Award categories recognise emerging leaders, individuals who have made a significant contribution to the sector, outstanding community recreation programmes, projects and events, as well as leading facilities such as sports centres, parks and pools.

Last year’s winners included Kaitoke Regional Park in Upper Hutt for its outstanding native bush and river ecosystem, and the Graham Condon Recreation and Sport Centre in Christchurch, which impressed the judges with its successful partnerships in the local community.

The awards will be presented at an awards dinner held at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch on 27 November as part of NZRA’s National Conference.

“The conference is the premier event for New Zealand’s recreation sector and NZRA have put together an impressive line-up of local and international speakers, such as New Zealand sporting legend Rob Waddell and Dr Robert Manning from the University of Vermont, USA,” Mr Leslie says.

The NZRA National Conference will run from 26-28 November at Lincoln University in Christchurch.

Nominations for the NZRA Awards close on 19 September at 4.00pm. Further information and nomination forms are available from


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Scoop Review Of Books: Worldly And Unworldly

"Being Magdalene" by Fleur Beale The situations shown in this youth novel are shocking, scary, and very moving as we experience Magdalene’s struggle to be a perfect girl as defined by the cruel and unreasonable leader of “The Children of the Faith”, as she moves reluctantly into young womanhood. More>>

Whistle Stop: Netball NZ To Implement New INF Rules

Netball New Zealand (NNZ) will implement the new Official Rules of Netball, as set down by the International Netball Federation (INF), from January 1, 2016. Key changes include the elimination of whistle following a goal, amendments to injury time and changes to setting a penalty. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Waiata Aroha

Vaughan Rapatahana on Chappy by Patricia Grace: With this eminently readable novel Patricia Grace returns to the full-length fiction stage after a hiatus of ten years. More>>

'Ithaca' At Q Theatre: Introducing NZ's World Class Cirque Troupe

NZ’s very own cirque troupe is set to become a household name with the premier of its adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey having secured a key season in Auckland. More>>

Music Awards: The Tuis Are Broody This Year

Topping off a sensationally eventful year both at home and internationally, Nelson born brother-sister duo Broods has taken home four Tuis from this year’s 50th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>


Sport: Richie McCaw Retires From Rugby

Richie McCaw has today confirmed he is hanging up his boots and retiring from professional rugby. The 34-year-old All Blacks captain and most capped All Black of all time has drawn the curtain on his stunning international career which started in Dublin 14 years ago, almost to the day, and ended in London last month when he hoisted the Webb Ellis Cup aloft for the second time. More>>


John McBeth: On Jonah Lomu

For many New Zealanders, the enormity of Jonah Lomu's reputation will have come as a surprise... His deeds were watched and enthused over by movie stars and musicians, politicians and superstars from other codes. He reached into the lives and homes of millions and mixed with famous people most New Zealanders would only have read about. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news