Web Directory > NZ > Recreation
- Alexandra Blossom Festival
Website of the Contact Alexandra Blossom Festival. Site includes information about the festival's main events and exhibitions, festival history and a photo gallery.
- ARLHO = the Australasian register of living history organisations
Gives contact details for the various living history and reenactment groups in Australia and New Zealand, as well as upcoming events/ functions (ranging from Dark Ages through to modern times). This includes references to international list pages, links, mailing list contacts, on-line magazines etc.
- Arrowtown Autumn Festival, Friday 17th April-Sunday 26th April, 2009
Arrowtown Autumn Festival website. Includes programme, events, booking and ticket information, and a festival archive.
- Art Deco Society Auckland New Zealand
"This site tells you about who we are, what we do, and has lots of great pictures of our historic 1920s, 1930s and 1940s Art Deco, Moderne and Spanish Mission architecture. It also contains information about early 20th century New Zealand artists, a list of New Zealand antique dealers specialising in Art Deco, and links to other Deco related sites on the Net."
AudioEnz is an online hi-fi magazine, including articles, news, and reviews of hi-fi equipment and music. Site also includes discussion forums.
- Australasian Cave and Karst Management Association
Website of ACKMA, a professional association for those interested in limestone landscapes and caves. Offers location, tour and accommodation details, full text journal articles and conference papers.
- Be there, events on-line : Christchurch & Canterbury, New Zealand
An events calendar for Christchurch and Canterbury. Also includes an online newsletter and links to organisations providing leisure activities.
- Chess in New Zealand
Presents information about the NZ Chess Federation, officials, title holders, and member clubs in the NZCF. Also includes FIDE and NZCF ratings, regular events in NZ, information on the annual Grand Prix other NZ chess news, and correspondence chess. NZ games can be downloaded.
- Christchurch-Little River railtrail
Describes the railtrail between Christchurch and Little River. Covers the history, landscape, and flora and fauna of the trail, and includes maps, trail guide, and gallery.
- Division of Sport and Recreation, AUT
Covers course information on programmes in health, fitness, sport and outdoor recreation, along with dance and holistic therapies at Auckland University of Technology. Includes details of the academic calendar and staff.
- Earth sea & sky
Part of Te Ara online encyclopedia of New Zealand, covering natural environment topics.
Entertainment directory for Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.
Lists current and upcoming entertainment events in New Zealand. Features music, theatre, films, sports, lifestyle shows, and exhibitions.
- Forsyth Barr Stadium
Information on the indoor arena in Dunedin, N.Z., including upcoming events, sponsorship, facilities, membership, construction; plus a virtual tour and news blog.
- Free Beaches NZ Inc.
A New Zealand-wide organisation which promotes clothes-free recreation at beaches and other suitable locations. The web site provides a directory and map of popular naturist beaches and information about branches.
- Gardens to visit : a collection of NZ gardens
Presents gardens from throughout New Zealand along with details of facilities and services provided at each garden. Includes a directory.
- H.R.S. World War II Historical Re-enactment Society (N.Z.) Inc.
Society members put on displays, in period costume, entertaining and educating the public about World War II. Includes issues of the quarterly newsletter Relive history.
- Hamilton events
An events and festivals calendar for Hamilton, New Zealand. You will also find information on most events in the Waikato. Events Hamilton is an independant not for profit organisation which offers a range of services to event organisers. Use the calendar or search facility to browse what's on.
- Hamilton Zoo / Hamilton City Council = Te Kaunihera o Kirikiriroa
Information and news about the zoo, a description of some of the zoo animals and the activities and programmes offered. Includes press releases, a children's page, the zoo newsletter 'Hamilton gazootte," and a brief history of the zoo.
- Home of Poi and fire twirling
Provides contact with other spinners and twirlers around the world, has extensive resources on the art of spinning, swinging and twirling, provides online lessons for poi and staff twirling and has an online shop. Includes events diary, video footage and a picture gallery.
- Kawau Island : a jewel in the Hauraki Gulf
Includes general information and history about Kawau Island, as well as properties for sale and information about local associations and accomodation.
- Marine reserves & other protected areas
Includes an A-Z list of New Zealand's marine reserves, information about the reserves and parks, and about the Department of Conservation's work.
- Mensa New Zealand
New Zealand branch of the international society of people from every walk of life whose IQ is in the top 2% of the population. Brief history both in New Zealand and abroad, ethos behind Mensa and activities of groups. Links to Mensa International. Includes contact and membership details.
- Metro live
Metro magazine site contains entertainment and recreational news for Auckland.
- Modern Middle Ages in NZ
Site dedicated to re-creations and re-enactments of the Middle Ages. Index of groups, with location, historical era scope, brief outline of activities, membership details, etc. Link to their home page if applicable. Details of "Medievalist" electronic mailing list. Links to some international related organisations.Includes contact details.
- National Aquarium of New Zealand
Website of the National Aquarium of New Zealand in Napier, includes hours, admission, tours, history of the aquarium, educational programmes from early childhood to secondary, and staff information.
- New Waikato Show
Provides mainly information about the current year's Waikato Show.
- New Zealand Contract Bridge Association
Official body for contract bridge in New Zealand. Information about all aspects of the game as well as the organization and New Zealand clubs and tournaments.
- New Zealand Lotteries Commission
Results for various games of chance and information on grants.
- New Zealand Māori taniko weaving
Judy Shorten showcases her weaving. Includes examples of taniko patterns and taniko images gallery.
- New Zealand Model Railway Guild (Inc) : [Web site]
Gives details on membership; journal subscription and back issues; photos and events.
- New Zealand Naturist Federation
Explains the philosophy of naturism and gives details about the aims and objectives of the society and it's naturist clubs around New Zealand. Includes information about holiday locations and accomodation and access to the magazine Gonatural.
- New Zealand Philatelic Federation
Information about the New Zealand Philatelic Federation and stamp collecting including links to New Zealand philatelic societies and clubs.
- New Zealand Post Stamps Centre
New Zealand postage stamps and coins, provides online facility for buying stamps and other related products. Includes children's section (members only).
- New Zealand Recreation Association
NZRA website provides news, professional development and vacancies in the recreation sector in New Zealand. Includes 'Risk management in sport and recreation guidelines' and 'Recreation facility management guidelines'.
- Northern Helicopter Modellers Club N.Z.
Model aero club dedicated solely to radio control model helicopters. Includes newsletter, photos, and details of events and suppliers.
- Otago Central railtrail : ride it, walk it, experience it
The website describes the Otago Central rail trail (150 km. long) and the preparations needed to participate by cycling or walking. Includes an interactive map, FAQ's, visitor feedback and calendar of events.
- Powerco Taranaki Garden Spectacular : New Zealand's premier spring festival
Lists gardens and events associated with the festival. Includes bus tours and ticket sales and accommodation information.
- Push Play
The Push Play programme encourages regular physical activity. The site lists suggestions for activities, events and regional push play organisations. It has links to SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) and health and fitness organisations.
Business news, information and links mostly relating to the Auckland region. Includes a virtual tour of major Auckland streets, information about local history, upcoming events, an online art gallery, and a gig guide.
- Ross Dependency
Ross Dependency philately site, maintained by New Zealand Post's Stamp Centre, includes online purchasing.
- Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Inc. :
Includes history; details of publications; auction catalogues held in the RPSNZ library and online newsletter.
- Skills Active Aotearoa
Skills Active is the Industry Training Organisation responsible for the sport, fitness, community recreation, snowsport, outdoor recreation and ngā mahi a te rehia sectors. Site has information about courses for employers and employees, assessors, providers and schools.
- Society for Creative Anachronism
Not an official publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc., but rather a reference page for SCA groups within New Zealand.
- Society Of Beer Advocates (SOBA) Incorporated
Weblog and online forum discussing SOBA and its activities. Includes news, pub reviews, and homebrew competitions.
- Society of Diversional Therapists New Zealand Inc.
Website of the NZSDT. Explains diversional therapy which involves the organisation, design, coordination and implementation of client centred leisure based activity programs;and outlines their activities; provides links to resources, support groups and a forum for discussion.
- Southern Amp 08
The website of the third edition of this festival includes news, information about artists, tickets, venue, and photo a gallery.
- Sport New Zealand : [web site]
Information about the work of Sport New Zealand to promote participation in sport and recreation for children and adults. Includes media releases, information for athletes, clubs, coaches, and sports educators, and reports about the economic and social value of sports in New Zealand.
- Talent On Line
Provides details about people working in front and behind the scenes of the entertainment and advertising industries in Australia and New Zealand. The Talent section contains performing artists working in front of the camera, microphone or on stage. The Production section contains film crew, stage crew, production companies, casting people, illustrators, photographers, equipment hire and production services. The Function Planning section has bands, entertainers, dinner theatre shows, comedians, speakers, entertainment agents, MCs, function services and event managers.
- Toastmasters New Zealand, District 72 : making effective communication a worldwide reality
About the organisation in New Zealand with news, events and contests, information about programmes, resources, and a search facility to locate clubs in a particular city or region of New Zealand.
- Tourism, Recreation Research and Education Centre
TRREC is an initiative at Lincoln University to facilitate interdisciplinary tourism, recreation and leisure research and education opportunities, particularly those that focus on public resource issues including the public sector interface with the tourism and recreation industries. Lists research projects and publications and a contact point for more information.
- Waihi, New Zealand's heart of gold
Introduces the Waihi district including historical information, events, walkways, a directory of businesses, and recreational activities.
- Wainuiomata Trail Project
The Wainuiomata Trail Project aims to provide and maintain recreational trails for mountain biking and walking around Wainuiomata. Site provides information about the trails, working bees, events and a way to contact and join the project.
- Walking New Zealand
Website of the monthly magazine Walking New Zealand. Cover and contents page of the latest issue are available, as well as an events calendar.
- Wellington on a Plate
Information on the annual gourmet festival held in Wellington, N.Z.
- Wellington Warlords Wargaming Group
Wellington wargaming club, described as playing with toy soldiers. The web site provides information about the club, meetings and main periods of the wargames. Includes articles and links to other wargaming clubs.
- Wellingtonista : random stuff about Wellington since 2005
Blog promotes and provides commentary on events, news, culture and entertainment in Wellington.
- Whitianga Bike Park
Introduces the Whitianga Bike Club, along with events and photos. Features the Whitianga Bike Park location and trails. Gives access to a newsletter and trail guides.
- World Buskers Festival Christchurch
Introduces the annual Christchurch World Buskers Festival, with timetables, locations, performers and an online shop.
- Wotzon.com : Wellington's events, locations and services
Entertainment and recreational news for Wellington.
- www.WellingtonLive.co.nz, incorporating Greytop's Wellington guide
A guide to what to see and do in Wellington. Each month the guide carries listings of local concerts, shows, festivals museum exhibitions, gallery exhibitions and sporting events.
- YMCA New Zealand
Contains information about the programmes, services, news and events of YMCA New Zealand. Includes accommodation directories and video clips.