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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 www.nzrecreation.org.nz.

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