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

1597 items

Enthusiasm expected; experience not essential: New Zealand sporting event organisers and the volunteer workforce

Keywords: Sport, volunteers, volunteer management, event organisers   This study examines the impact of volunteers on the delivery of New Zealand sporting events and the management of the unpaid workforce. Participants were organisers of New... Read more

Obesity, energy intake and physical activity in rural and urban New Zealand children

The objective of this study was to investigate rural–urban differences in body composition, energy intake, physical activity and screen time in New Zealand children. This study reports on data collected in a large national cross-sectional... Read more

Research Underway

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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

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

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

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