Leading New Zealand's Outdoors Community


As previously advised to all members the 2014 Annual General Meeting of Outdoors New Zealand will be held on:

  • Date:  Thursday 23rd October 2014
  • Venue: YMCA, Hereford Street, Christchurch
  • Time:  4:30p.m.
  • Register:  For further information or if you wish to attend please register by emailing chris.knol@me.com  by 20th of October.  

Please find a copy of the Forum and AGM Programme here or by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

Please note that the AGM is open to members of Outdoors New Zealand only. Multiple people from member organisations may attend, however only one nominated person per organisation will be supplied with the official papers and has voting rights.


Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th October 2014 at the YMCA, Hereford Street, Christchurch


Breaking news is that last Monday an ONZ Board delegation, lead by Chairperson Josie, met with SportNZ and NZRA in Wellington to further negotiate the ongoing saga of ensuring Sport NZ funding targeted fo rthe outdoors is used in a way that will benefit the outdoors.

The short story is that this group brokered an agreement that includes the following: 

• ONZ carries on as the sector advocacy body. 

• NZRA gets SNZ funding. 

• ONZ is on recruitment panel for the NZRA Outdoor Manager (interviews are on Nov 6). 

• ONZ nominates a person for the NZRA Board (process for discussion at Forum/AGM). 

• ONZ nominates 3 people for an NZRA Outdoor recreation Advisory group - which will also include the ONZ nominated Board member, and an NZRA Board member.  

• Advisory group advises on Sport NZ funding KPIs, and measures, in consultation with Sport NZ, if KPI’s have been met

• Advisory group will provide options on what happens after interim period if KPI’s have been met. (Eg: end of ONZ, creation of new entity, or what).  

• NZRA reports to SNZ as per funding contract, ONZ provides feedback direct to SNZ on achievement of KPIs and content of report etc.

The interim period in until October next year.

To get the long story on the future of funding for the outdoors and the role of ONZ, come to the AGM.

Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th October 2014 at the YMCA, Hereford Street, Christchurch

We look forward to seeing you there.

Kind regards

The ONZ Board