New survey on sport and recreation

The 2007/08 Active New Zealand Survey published today, shows that large numbers of Kiwi adults are continuing to take part in sport and recreation.

The survey, commissioned by Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC), shows that on any given week 80% of adult New Zealanders participate in a sport or recreation activity.

Data also showed that almost half the adult population meets the minimum recommended activity guideline of 30 minutes of moderate activity on at least five days a week.

The top three activities were walking, gardening and swimming.

The survey was conducted from March 2007 to March 2008 and involved a total of 4,443  face-to-face interviews.

Media Roundup

New Zealand Herald: Kiwis at risk of losing fitness fight

The Christchurch Press: 1.5 million Kiwis exercising at least five days a week

Further information:

Sport & Recreation New Zealand (SPARC)


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