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

1556 items

Physical activity profiling of New Zealand adults: A study of adults with and without young children

The author investigates physical activity in adults with and without young children. Topics include measuring physical activity in adults with young children, and the various dimensions of accelerometer-derived physical activity (in terms of overall... Read more

Exploring the opinions and perspectives of general practitioners towards the use of social networking sites for concussion management

Social networking sites (SNSs) are increasingly being used for health-related pur­poses. Many patients now use sites such as Facebook to discuss symptoms, seek support, and search for advice on health conditions, including concussion. Innovative... Read more

Research Underway

33 items

The Effect of Reduced Ankle Dorsiflexion and Ankle Bracing on Lower Extremity Mechanics in Elite Secondary School Netball Players

Restricted ankle dorsiflexion ROM is associated with common netball injuries such as knee ligament sprain, patellar tendinopathy and patellofemoral pain syndrome. This is thought to be due to compensatory kinematic and kinetic changes elsewhere in... Read more

Sport and Recreation Recovery Programme

This Sport and Recreation Recovery Programme is a living document, and feedback is encouraged. Canterbury’s sport and recreation landscape has changed significantly as a result of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. The Sport and Recreation... Read more

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

4 items

Primary Sport Showreel Channel (Counties Manukau Sport/Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation): MOSA Netball

MOSA Netball: Over 450 girls from Mangere and Otahuhu Primary Schools played at the MOSA Netball Tournament 2014, a Primary Sport event delivered by...

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Sport and Recreation Case Study toolkit released

Sport NZ has produced a new Sport and Recreation Case Study toolkit. The toolkit  has been designed as an easy to use web-based resource to help sport and recreation organisations, facilities, and events understand and share the value of their... Read more

Governance in the New Zealand Outdoor Recreation Sector. In Fact. Sport NZ Knowledge Factsheet Series (1)

This In Fact factsheet is the first in a series that Sport New Zealand is producing to summarise key research we have funded. This factsheet summarises recent research on outdoor recreation governance in New Zealand. Little is known about... Read more

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is building a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.  This is an excellent free resource for all those interested in researching the history of sport... Read more