Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (Inc)
The Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of New Zealand (CORANZ) is an advocate for the common interests of the "million or more" New Zealanders who fish, shoot, tramp, ski, climb, walk, mountain bike, botanise, photograph or relax in New Zealand's great outdoors. The combined direct membership of CORANZ member bodies is some 18,000 with a wider support base of approximately 200,000 individuals. The latter are represented by CORANZ member groups constituent organisations who have pledged support for our objectives.
CORANZ member associations include:
The Council commonly called CORANZ was formed to be an advocate for and promote the common interests of outdoor recreation participants at the national level. This was because of concern among many outdoor users that, although the outdoors and recreation are very important components of the New Zealand psyche, this has frequently not been reflected by political and official decision-making or by national sports/ recreation administrators.
The Power of the Pen is an article written by Tony Orman. You can access it from the CORANZ News Page
The battle to allow private aquaculture in public waters in the Marlborough Sounds continues. Read the latest in the CORANZ News Page. Meanwhile, large numbers of farmed salmon continue to die in King Salmon farms, and no one knows why.
Read the Press release from the Marlborough Recreational Fishers Assoc. on their frustrations at government’s “obstinate” refusal to talk on Marlborough fisheries issues and its latest broken promise on the CORANZ News Page.
An opinion piece on the current Canada Geese shambles has been produced by SHOT. See the CORANZ News Page for more.
What model should be used to represent saltwater anglers? See the CORANZ News Page for comment.
The NZFFA AGM was held in Dunedin April 28th and 29th, 2012. See the CORANZ News page for more details.
An address to the Walking Access Commission on the loss of recreational access to and through Crown Forests has been added to the current issues page.
Material from the Coastal Coalition on the Marine and Coastal Areas Act has been added to the Foreshore and Seabed page.
The CORANZ 2011 Election Strategy has received widespread support. Read more about it and why it is important on our Election 2011 page
The CORANZ AGM was held on Sunday 18th September in Wellington. More information and documentation is available in the Resources Page.
The 2011 CORANZ Election Charter is now online. See our Resources Page for details, or to download..
The Marlborough Recreational Fishers Association has a new website. See our CORANZ Members page for the link.
See the Foreshore and Seabed page for information on this topic, and 'The Gathering Storm over the Foreshore and Seabed', an informative 110 page book by Dr Hugh Barr.
For more news items from CORANZ and its member organisations, click on the arrow besides HOME (above) and select News, or click here...
See our Resources page for information on other material from CORANZ and its members.