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Research and Resources

Sport New Zealand’s major areas of research include monitoring young people’s and adults’ participation in sport and recreation, the economic and social value of sport and recreation, and research to support the implementation and assessment of Sport NZ’s strategic plan.

New Report: Sport and Recreation Participation Trends 1997-2007

This report provides a national picture of how adult sport and recreation participation in 2007 differs to participation levels measured a decade earlier in 1997. It is the first in-depth look at how participation levels have changed in New Zealand. The findings are based on data from the 1997 and 2007 Active New Zealand Surveys. Check out the full report (PDF, 2.19 Mb).

New Report: Fundamental Movement Skills among Children in New Zealand

This report provides a national picture of movement skills among Year 4 and Year 8 students, with skill levels measured in 2006 compared with skill levels measured four years earlier in 2002. The report is available in the Young People section.

New reports: Kiwis value sport and recreation

What's the economic and social value of sport and recreation to New Zealand? Find out in our new report series.

Sport and Recreation Knowledge Library

Our new site is designed for all those working or interested in sport and recreation in New Zealand – practitioners, researchers, students, policy makers and planners.

We publish results in reports and factsheets.

Sport NZ commissions research and funds research from a contestable research grants fund.

Active NZ Survey 2013/14

Our 2013/14 Active NZ Survey starts in April 2013 and will finish in March 2014. Results will follow later in 2014. Learn more

Cash, Sinkholes and Sources - critical financial issues facing grass roots sports clubs

We've released the Victoria University study Cash, Sinkholes and Sources, which explores the financial issues facing grassroots sport, specifically golf and football clubs.

Young People's Survey 2011

We’ve released our Young People's Survey. Check out the full report and summaries.

Updated: Value of sport infographic  

Sport NZ has produced a printable infographic poster summarising the key facts and messages from the national Economic and Social Value of Sport and Recreation research completed late last year. (Download formats available via the links below.)

Economic and Social Value of Sport and Recreation infographic (PDF, 877 Kb)


Other Sport NZ publications include newsletters and magazines, as well as Sport NZ’s annual reports, statements of intent, and other corporate publications.

Knowledge resources

Links to a knowledge library and useful websites.

Other resources

Resources for clubs, coaches, officials, volunteers, parents and others are in the Information for... section.