Learn how to plan, organise and promote your own community recreation programme or event by attending Kia Rite Hoea, Spread the Word or the Event Permitting Masterclass.

These workshops and guides have been designed to help you get your programme or event off to a great start. Spread the Word is the follow-on workshop to Kia Rite Hoea, however you don't have to do both workshops.

The Event Permitting Masterclass is an overview of the event permit process.

Come to a workshop and receive the Kia Rite Hoea guide. This guide is a great resource for anyone organising community recreation, arts activities, programmes and events.

Kia Rite Hoea will help you put your idea into action. There are planning sheets that provide you with an easy step-by-step plan combined with a workshop environment where you can discuss your idea with like-minded peers to turn your great idea into reality.

If you want successful and accessible recreation opportunities for everyone in your community, then Kia Rite Hoea is for you. The tools in Kia Rite Hoea are user-friendly, ready to use immediately and will save you many hours of research and indecision.

Kia Rite Hoea includes 55 pages of jam-packed guidance, checklists, hot-tips and case studies. It has 27 templates that, if you use them, will be all the paperwork you need for a community recreation programme.

Kia Rite Hoea (previously named Get Set Go!) was originally developed by Wellington City Council in 1998, who then partnered with Christchurch City Council several years later and has received a Recreation Aotearoa award for Outstanding Programme. This edition has been developed as a national resource, by Recreation Aotearoa, Christchurch City Council, Skills Active and Aktive Auckland.

What does Kia Rite Hoea mean?

It is the phrase that waka ama/canoe paddlers use and translate to 'get ready...paddle'. We have used it here as a metaphor to describe the purpose of this resource - to help you to get your programme, event or activity ready to take off!

Four collaborators worked together to produce it and it is linked to two Skills Active qualifications to help you achieve success in your work.

Workshops dates and venues

Workshop cost

  • $35 for a not-for-profit group
  • $55 for government departments or commercial business
  • resource only cost: $30 (includes postage)

Workshop booking

Please talk to us if you would like to have a tailored workshop for your team, contact Jacqui Miller on 941 5333 or email communityrecreation@ccc.govt.nz

Cost

Our costs include the course and take-home resources:

  • $35 per person for non-profit/voluntary organisation
  • $55 per person for government/private agencies
  • Group discounts may apply, please contact us for more information.

Space is limited to 15 people per session, so be in quick. If your group (minimum 8 people) would like us to run a tailored session at a time that suits you, then contact us on the details below.

Venue

South Christchurch Library Boardroom
66 Colombo Street
Beckenham
Christchurch

Contact us

If you have any queries or would like us to run a workshop with your team at a time and place to suit you, please contact Jacqui Miller on phone 03 941 8999 or email communityrecreation@ccc.govt.nz

We've put together an accessibility and inclusion checklist [PDF, 312 KB] for people just like you - organisers of events whether they are big or small.

We know it's not always easy to remember all the ways you can make an event a little more accessibility to anyone with access needs. This can be anyone in your community - older people, mums with prams, cyclists, wheelchair users, culturally and linguistically diverse communities or people recovering from injuries.

We need events and activities that everyone can participate in, both in the city and in local communities. This checklist should help you do this. Take your time and complete the list as you organise each area of the event. The list is written from the perspective of disabled people in Christchurch, so you may not have thought of some things on it before.

If you need help or advice please email accessibleevents@ccc.govt.nz.