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dc.contributor.authorDalziel, Paul C.en
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-06T21:28:35Z
dc.date.issued2011-09en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4315
dc.description.abstractThere are a vast range of sport and recreation events that attract New Zealanders every week as participants, administrators, supporters and spectators. Over 15,000 sports and recreation clubs exist at a local level in New Zealand, supported by approximately 776,000 volunteers. It is clear that sport and recreation are highly valued in New Zealand, indicated by the time and financial resources that individuals and communities devote to activities related to sport and recreation. The size of New Zealand’s investment in providing sport and recreation opportunities, both organised and non-organised, is significant. Thirty per cent of New Zealand’s land area, for example, is managed by the Department of Conservation ‘for conservation, scientific and recreational purposes’. Local governments invest billions of dollars in providing indoor and outdoor sporting facilities that aim to cater for everyone, from youngsters first learning to chase after a ball to professional athletes competing in front of a television audience of millions. Community clubs and private businesses complement these public facilities by providing their own goods and services to New Zealanders engaged in sport and recreation. There are a number of public programmes that aim to support participation in sport and recreation. In August 2009, for example, the Government launched its Kiwisport initiative to increase its support for children playing sport in primary and secondary schools. This programme is implemented through a partnership between the Ministry of Education and SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand). SPARC is a Crown agency set up to “promote, encourage and support physical recreation and sport in New Zealand”. It has 14 statutory functions which it performs by working in partnership with a large number of national, regional and local sport and recreation organisations. Given this high level of public and private investment, it is important that stakeholders have some shared understanding of the benefits, and the value of those benefits, that are produced by people’s participation in sport and recreation. Consequently, the purpose of this report is to work towards achieving a shared understanding by:  presenting a comprehensive framework for measuring the net benefits produced from sport and recreation in New Zealand; and  offering estimates of the value of these benefits where relevant data are available.en
dc.format.extent1-112en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research Uniten
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agricultural Economics Research Unit - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/4315en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Reporten
dc.subjectrecreationen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjecteconomic valueen
dc.subjectsport and recreationen
dc.subjectsocial valueen
dc.subjecteconomic benefitsen
dc.titleThe economic and social value of sport and recreation to New Zealanden
dc.typeMonograph
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
lu.contributor.unitResearch Management Officeen
lu.contributor.unit/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff groupen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/4315en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-1757-6888


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