Our flagship conference, Recreation Conference brings the recreation sector together each November.

The Recreation Conference 2024: Manu Tukutuku invites abstracts that address the critical theme of fostering a robust and sustainable recreation sector amidst growing external challenges. The manu tukutuku refers to the kites that have traditionally be used as a form of recreation by Māori. They are influenced and moved by pressures within the external environment and require skilled leadership to understand the conditions and effectively adjust to keep the kite soaring high.

Anga whakawaho - What are the external influences that impact our mahi, what should we know about them and how should we lead?

Environmental, economic, technological, societal, legal, political environments

Anga whakaroto - What makes a strong and successful recreation sector adaptable to external pressures and welcoming of all users?

Adaptable, collaborative, leadership, case studies, efficiencies, sustainable

Join us to explore these perspectives!

Submit an Abstract

Calling all speakers! Share your innovative thinking, effective leadership, and collaborative approaches at Recreation Conference 2024. Join us to address environmental, social, legal, technological, political, and economic pressures, and explore successful strategies, case studies, and resilience lessons from the sector. Abstract submissions close 26 July 2024.

Abstract submission link:



Due Drop Events Centre
Great South Road 770
Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

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For additional event or venue information, please send an email to maryanne@nzrecreation.org.nz

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