Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library

Welcome to the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library (the Knowledge Library). The Knowledge Library is for all those working or interested in sport and recreation in New Zealand – practitioners, researchers, students, policy makers and planners.

Purpose of the Knowledge Library

The Knowledge Library brings together in one repository New Zealand-based sport and recreation research projects – underway and completed. Read more…

New Research

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Young People’s Survey Urban / Rural Reports

These 4 profiles (main urban, secondary urban, minor and rural) provide a snapshot of participation in sport and active recreation by young people attending schools in each of these distinct areas. These areas are based on Statistics New Zealand... Read more

Updated 2011 YPS Methodology Report (post 2012 Christchurch fieldwork)

Sport New Zealand’s Young People’s Survey was undertaken in Term 3 2011.  While the majority of schools (and therefore students) took part at this time, some Christchurch schools chosen for the survey were not able to participate... Read more

Research Underway

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Tackling NZ's growing obesity via rugby clubs

The rapid increase in obesity rates in recent years, particularly among Maori and Pacific men is a serious health concern and highlights the need for programmes to help them manage their weight. Unfortunately, men do not typically engage with... Read more

Study into why fast bowlers suffer many injuries

Sports physio and PhD student Sibi Boycott Walter, from Chennai in India, is leading a study on shoulder injuries among New Zealand pace bowlers. His cricket research is being supervised by University of Canterbury sports scientist Dr Carl Petersen... Read more

Clearinghouse for Sport

JOIN THE CLEARINGHOUSE FOR SPORT

The Clearinghouse for Sport website connects sports people with complementary expertise and helps facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge across the sport sector. Membership is free.

The Clearinghouse for Sport complements the Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library by providing an Australasian and international doorway to sport and recreation knowledge.

Sport NZ online toolkit

Tell your sport and recreation story!

You know how valuable your organisation is. This self-help research toolkit can help you tell others…potential and current members, funders, planners and more. It can also help you reflect on what you do, and how to do it better Have a look.

Also find completed case study research on the value of sport and recreation on this website here.

 

Visual Knowledge

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fit-for-purpose sport and leisure provision with declining resources

Sport England Director of Property Charles Johnston shares insights into the world of facility planning and development.

Charles Johnston is the Director...

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Featured

2013/2014 Active New Zealand Survey

What sports and active recreation do Kiwis do? How often do they do them? Do Kiwi adults belong to clubs to play, take part in events or play casually? Do they get coaching to improve their performance? Do Kiwis volunteer in sport and recreation?... Read more

Active Communities Project: a Case Study of the East

The focus of this case study is to look at the processes taken to work towards developing a Sports Hub concept in the East of Hamilton, highlight progress made to date, the challenges faced, the key goals / milestones which will be the focus for the... Read more

Community Sport Good Practice Case studies

This series page contains a wide range of community sport and recreation good practice case studies that have been produced over the years as part of Sport New Zealand/SPARC Active Communities Investment (ACI) funding, and other initiatives. When... Read more