Events and awards

Our industries work hard and play hard. There's always lots happening. Come check out our workshops, awards and industry events. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of the industry events listed on this page have been cancelled or postponed, while others have gone virtual. We have revised the information where it's available, but please keep checking back with the host organisations for the latest updates.

Our awards and scholarships

Apprentice of the Year Award

This title goes to a high-potential trainee who has gained skills and qualifications that will help them improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders, through the medium of sport, recreation or performing arts.

Skills Active Exercise Awards

Skills Active supports two awards for the exercise industry. These are presented at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards.

Māori Sports Scholarship

The Māori Sports Scholarship recognises promising young Māori sportspeople, and provides support for their endeavours in both the sporting and academic realms.

Volunteer Development Scholarship

This scholarship recognises and celebrates the achievements of volunteers who give their time to support the community and help shape the sport, recreation or performing arts.

Small Business Scholarship

This scholarship recognises small and medium businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting knowledge and skill development for their staff, in order to meet current and future workforce challenges.

Skills Active Supreme Award - Outdoor Recreation

The Supreme Award for Outdoor Recreation recognises an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the outdoor recreation and education sector.

Industry events

Performing Arts

Musical Theatre New Zealand National Conference

MTNZ in-person events cancelled for 2020

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Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand - Mid Year Symposium

Cancelled

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Entertainment Technology New Zealand Conference and Tradeshow

TBA

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Musical Education NZ Aotearoa National Conference

TBA

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Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand - National Conference

TBA

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Exercise

Filex - Fitness industry convention

1-3 May 2020 | Virtual event

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Exercise NZ Roadshow

TBA | Virtual event

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Fitex Lite Virtual

9 May 2020 | Virtual event

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Fitex Conference 

TBA | Auckland

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Exercise Industry Awards

TBA | Auckland 

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All industry

Local Government New Zealand Conference 

Postponed until 2021

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National Vocational Education and Training Research Conference

Cancelled

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New Zealand Society of Local Government Managers Summit

10-11 September | Christchurch

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Careers and Transition Education (CATE) Conference

Postponed to 24-26 November 2021 | Christchurch

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Sport and Recreation

New Zealand Sport and Recreation Awards

TBA

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Physical Education New Zealand Conference

Cancelled

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NZ Recreation Conference

11-13 November | Blenheim

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Māori Sports Awards

TBA | Auckland

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Outdoor Recreation

Outdoors Hui

TBA

Southern Hemisphere Alpine Conference 

SHAC takes place every two years. Next conference is in 2021.

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Aquatics

Waves Conference 

19-21 August 2020 | Palmerston North

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Our workshops

Assessor training workshops

All new assessors need to attend an assessor workshop as part of their training.