Research and insights

We conduct research and provide insights to help you understand how people in Aotearoa New Zealand are participating, so you can use evidence to make participant focused decisions.

What motivates one person to be active might be a barrier to another. That’s why we conduct research into how different people get active and what prevents them from doing so. Our monthly Active NZ survey has been collecting data since 2013, and helps us understand different participant groups. Dip deeper into our evidence-based case studies, which highlight initiatives to keep communities active.

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Active NZ COVID-19 2020 survey results

When New Zealand was placed in Alert Level 4 during March and April 2020, we had to survey in a different way and re-contacted around 36,000 previous Active NZ respondents. We wanted to capture the impact of the lockdown period on New Zealanders’ physical activity. Would we see unexpected impacts on different population groups, or would people who typically face barriers to physical activity experience little change? 

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