There is a clear need within Auckland to influence policy, align with others’ strategies where appropriate and influence allocation of resources – given this, there is the need for Aktive to deliver co-ordinated leadership and advocacy with a single compelling voice, with our partners, for the Auckland sport and recreation sector.


Local Body Elections – What your Candidates have to say about sport & recreation

Aktive invited all the candidates in the Mayoral Race, and all those standing for election as Ward Councillors, for their views, plans and policies on something we all, as advocates for sport, recreation and physical activity, hold dear. Local Board responses can also be viewed below.

View responses

Aktive’s Mayoral Debate on Sport & Recreation

Our latest Mayoral Debate on Sport & Recreation was  fantastic event that we live streamed and is above for viewing. 

Our MC, Tim Murphy, wrote an analysis including some stats from our Mayoral Debate and published on Newsroom here.


Recent Advocacy Work

Auckland Council’s Long Term Plan
Together, as a sector, we put forward submissions on Auckland Council’s Long-Term Plan 2018-28 and the Auckland Plan. This piece of advocacy was supported by a social media campaign under #sportmatters.

To read Aktive’s submission on the Auckland Long Term Plan and Auckland Plan click here

To see the #sportmatters infographic click here 


Sport & Recreation Advocacy Toolkit

If you’re looking for information, insights and ideas to help your code, club, community or lobby group have its say, check out this advocacy toolkit.

Read here

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