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Success at the Golden Foot Walking Awards

: 30 Jun 2018

Samoan family walking clubs, a radical solution to a dangerous intersection and a hunt for the Gruffalo are among the winners of this year’s Golden Foot Awards. 

The biennial awards ceremony is held by Living Streets Aotearoa to celebrate projects that help to promote walking - in cities, in the country and every day. 

The six winners were presented with their award by Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter in a celebration at Parliament in Wellington. They were: 

Education Gazette ISSUE: VOLUME 97, NUMBER 10

: 28 Jun 2018

Living Streets Aotearoa executive committee member and former Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown says while some ideas, such as the walking school bus, were implemented here because they were proven to be effective overseas, others are dependent on the local situation.

The school commute on foot article click here

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Government walks the talk in its new GPS

: 4 Apr 2018

3 April 2018

Government walks the talk in its new GPS

Walking advocacy group Living Streets Aotearoa welcomes the Government’s new transport and funding priorities set out in the Government Policy Statement on Transport.

This Government has heard Living Streets Aotearoa by putting money where everybody’s shoes go. The funding burden for footpath maintenance will now be shared between local and central government under the local roads maintenance class. The walking and cycling activity class has seen a 248% increase which it desperately needed.

Wellington Tuesday lunchtime walks

: 7 Mar 2018

Check out the new programme for 2018 lunchtime walks. Tuesday lunchtime walks start at Plimmer statue (man and dog) at the base of Plimmer Steps on Lambton Quay every Tuesday at 12.30pm.

Auckland - Christmas Walking Trails

: 8 Dec 2017

Make the most of early summer evenings and enjoy our city’s most loved Christmas attractions on foot!  These Christmas trails take in old favourites including the Smith and Caughey’s Christmas window, Queen Street Santa and the Franklin Road lights, as well as new favourites like Silo Park and Sky City with some sweet surprises in between.  Discover how easy and enjoyable it is to walk into and around the city centre at https://at.govt.nz/cycling-walking/auckland-cycle-run-walk

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New Direction for GPS - Dated 20 Nov 2017

: 20 Nov 2017

Here is the letter from the Minister of Transport