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Leisure and Recreation Links – New Zealand

NZ Recreation Association
The New Zealand Recreation Association is a member organisation for professionals of the recreation industry.
The Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is the government agency responsible for conservation in New Zealand. New Zealand conservation lands offer many recreation opportunities. In this website you can find out about national parks, great walks and a variety of activities you can enjoy in New Zealand's special places.
SPARC - Sport and Recreation New Zealand
SPARC's job is to ensure New Zealand remains a thriving, healthy, dynamic country that can compete with the best in the world and promote itself with confidence. SPARC works with schools, community clubs, sports organisations, iwi, regional sports trusts and local authorities to create opportunities for all New Zealanders to be active and reach their potential in their chosen sports.

Sustainable Community Development Forum
The vision of the forum is to establish an institution or guild with the goal of providing a point of contact for those attempting to develop community and society in positive ways (i.e. peace, and environmental health).

Physical Education New Zealand
Is a member organisation for professionals (especially teachers) involved with physical education.

Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is the national arts development agency working across central and local government to encourage, promote and support the arts in New Zealand for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

Leisure and Recreation links – international

Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies (ANZALS)
ANZALS exists to encourage and support the development of leisure research and teaching through scholarly debate, the exchange of ideas and the publication of new knowledge, and through enhancing the profile of leisure studies, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS)
The Canadian Association for Leisure Studies is an organisation of Canadian and international scholars and practitioners who share an interest in recreation and leisure research and the delivery of leisure studies.

United Kingdom Leisure Studies Association (LSA)
The LSA, established in 1975, provides a unique multi-disciplinary meeting and communication forum for research, practitioners and students involved in all areas of leisure studies and its many directly and indirectly related areas of interest.

The Wilderness Information Network
This site, developed by the Wilderness Institute (University of Montana), the Aldo Leopold Wilderness research Institute, the Arthur Carhart Wilderness Training Centre, and the National Forests of Florida,  aims to provide high quality information to a variety of audiences – managers, researchers, students, wilderness visitors etc.

World Leisure Organisation (WLO)
WLO is a world-wide, non-governmental association of persons and organisations dedicated to discovering and fostering those conditions best permitting leisure to serve as a force for human growth, development and well-being.

Relevant Journals

Annals of Leisure Research
Publishes refereed articles of a high standard which promote the development of research and scholarship in leisure studies. au/anzals/ANZALS-Leisure-journal.htm

Journal of Leisure Studies
Is the Journal of the United Kingdom Leisure Studies Association and publishes articles of a high standard in all aspects of leisure studies from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Loisir et Societe/Society and Leisure – is a multidisciplinary international scientific journal specialising in the study of leisure in the broadest sense of the term and in its multiple aspects.

World Leisure Journal
Has the purpose of stimulating and communicating research, theory, and critical thought in all areas that address leisure, including play, recreation, the arts and culture, sport, festivals and celebrations, health and fitness, and travel and tourism.

Leisure Sciences
An Interdisciplinary Journal – presents scientific inquiries into the study of leisure, recreation, parks, travel and tourism from a social science perspective.

Journal of Leisure Research
Is devoted to original investigations that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of leisure studies.

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