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New Zealand Recreation Association Award for Outstanding Recreation facility - Papakura Leisure Centre

24 November 2016

New Zealand Recreation Association Award for Outstanding Recreation facility -  Papakura Leisure Centre


November 22, 2016
Aquatics / Marketing / Recreation
Community Leisure Management (CLM) facilities gained industry acknowledgement at the recent 2016 New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) Awards with the Papakura Leisure Centre winning the Outstanding Recreation Facility Award and the Richmond Aquatic Centre the recipient of the Outstanding Pool Award.

Reporting on the wins, a CLM statement advised “the NZRA encompasses the people, places and organizations that enable recreation experiences to occur and the NZRA Awards honour the people who are integral to making New Zealand a world leader in recreation.

“It is therefore an honor for CLM to win two highly coveted awards.”

In presenting the Richmond Aquatic Centre with the Outstanding Pool Award, the judges were impressed with the clever use of digital marketing and saw this as a good example of how an aquatic centre managed well is an essential community asset.

CLM Chief Executive Craig Carter commented “the innovative programmes and smart operational decisions made by Vaughan and the Richmond team are major contributing factors to the success the facility has achieved.

“It has been an absolute pleasure seeing the facility grow into the corner stone of the Richmond Community.”

The Papakura Leisure Centre’s receipt of the Outstanding Recreation Facility Award was a reflection of a small facility working hard to deliver quality programmes that cater to the diverse needs of the local community.

The facilities use of creative programming not only shows how an older facility can still meet the needs of its community but can respond to a reduced subsidy by increasing usage and profitability.

CLM General Manager of Operations, Kirsty Knowles was delighted on the facility’s achievement, highlighting “the hard work the small team delivers on a daily basis, lead by facility Manager Debbie Morris.

“The Papakura Leisure team work hard to deliver quality for their customers in everything they do.”

CLM capped off a great night with Lido Aquatic Centre Manager Lynden Noakes being awarded his ARPRO accreditation and CLM Marketing Manager Tom Mann being awarded the NZRA Emerging Recreation Leader award.

Operating for 20 years, CLM manages over 18 facilities across New Zealand from Whangarei to Nelson. Some of New Zealand’s best leisure facilities - pools, stadiums, fitness centres and swim schools are professionally managed by CLM to provide great leisure experiences and quality service to local communities.

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