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Active recreation

Active recreation is non-competitive physical activity for the purpose of wellbeing and enjoyment. It includes activities that occur in built, landscaped and natural environments (including outdoor recreation, fitness/exercise, community recreation, aquatics), are undertaken by individuals and by groups, and occur with and without the involvement of a ‘provider’ group or organisation (that is, can be undertaken independently).

In New Zealand, we have a wide range of choices when it comes to active recreation - walking, swimming, cycling, equipment-based exercise, fishing, running, yoga and more. And, we have lots of opportunities to participate regardless of our age, life stage, income, culture, place of residence, physical ability or other factors. 

Sport NZ has resources and funding available to help organisations provide quality and accessible active recreation opportunities to meet the diverse needs of New Zealanders.

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