Aktive – Auckland Sport & Recreation has been set up to achieve the vision of Auckland being the world’s most active city.
Aktive is committed to helping people and communities across Auckland to achieve sporting habits for life. As both Sport NZ and Auckland Council’s strategic partner in Auckland, this means investing in organisations and projects that will get more people recreating and playing sport, as well as creating more opportunities for coaches.
Our Strategic Priorities
More Aucklanders More Active
With a particular focus on school aged children and low-participation communities, and an emphasis on introducing and supporting more coaches.
Stakeholder Alignment and Sector Development
Especially shared services, coach development and supporting sporting codes’ capability development.
Spaces and Places
Improving access to facilities and spaces for all Aucklanders.
Aktive Shared Services & Procurement plays a unique role in reducing the sector’s back office costs. By leveraging our size and scale, we can offer cost-effective accounting services as well as discounted deals on major expense items such as cars and telephones. The money that is taken out of the back office goes directly in to the provision of more sporting opportunities.
Aktive is a charitable trust, governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a Chief Executive, supported by approximately 22 staff.
Who We Currently Work With
We will work in co-operation with any organisation that shares our vision and is committed to bringing value into community sport. Currently this includes Sport Auckland, Harbour Sport, Sport Waitakere, Community Leisure Management (CLM), College Sport, Pulman Park, Unitec, AUT, the University of Auckland, Massey Uiversity, WaterSafety NZ, AUT Millennium Institute of Sport, Find Your Field of Dreams, Auckland Council, High Performance Sport NZ, and Sport NZ as well as sponsors. A range of sporting codes have signed on to use our Aktive Shared Services & Procurement. Additionally, Aktive Coaching & Talent Development serves a large number of sporting codes, and regional KiwiSport investments are made in to diverse sporting and recreational organisations.
Currently we have 6 strategic investment funds that we manage in the Auckland region:
Sport NZ, Community Sport Investment
Sport NZ Active Communities HERA - Everyday Goddess project
Sport NZ Active Communities Good Sports project
Auckland Council’s Community Sport investment
WaterSafety NZ’s Auckland investment
Our Major Programmes and Services
Aktive Coaching & Talent development
Greater Auckland Aquatic Action Plan
National Sports Organisations & Regional Sports Organisations