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The Objectives of the 2007/08 Active Survey

The key objectives of the Active NZ Survey were to:

  • measure participation levels in various sport, recreation, and physical activities;
  • determine the percentage of New Zealand adults who met the New Zealand Physical Activity Guidelines;
  • provide a baseline from which to track long-term trends in sport, recreation and physical activity at a national level; and
  • gain insights into sport, recreation and physical activity levels across various regions and demographic variables.

The findings will allow:

  • SPARC to report back to Government on how active New Zealanders are, and their participation in sport, recreation and physical activities;
  • help inform future programme direction and the development of new programmes for different population groups; and
  • establish a benchmark level of physical activity from which to track long-term trends in physical activity among different demographic groups and nationally, when the survey is repeated in the future.