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.
The Council commonly called CORANZ is an advocate for and promotes the common interests of outdoor recreation participants at the national level. This is 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.