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Model communities funding announced today

: 25 Jun 2010

Napier Hastings and New Plymouth have been choosen from a short list as the two target Model Communities.

The two communities will receive $7.5 million for funding walking and cycling facilities to significantly enhance walking as a transport mode; creating healthy, safe, and economically robust communities.

Walk2work day a success

: 10 Mar 2010

Walk2Work 2010 saw thousands of people across New Zealand take to the streets, leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Each event had its own local flair, with local sponsors supplying a complimentary breakfast snack or free coffee, as well as speakers and spot prizes. Walk2Work Day is part of a Living Streets campaign to get people walking more in their daily lives.

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Walk2work March 10th 2010

: 6 Mar 2010

Pre-event press release

Walking to work is a great way to get out in the fresh air, have an enjoyable trip to work, and incorporate exercise into your daily routine.

 

On the 10th of March thousands of people across New Zealand will leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Workers will be able to call in to their local Walk2Work event between 7 and 9am, to register, collect their complimentary breakfast snack, be inspired by local speakers, and win spot prizes.

 

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Safer Pedestrian Journeys

: 3 Mar 2010

Roads will be safer for pedestrians when actions outlined in the Safer Journeys strategy are implemented.

 “We applaud the move to change the give way rules for turning traffic”, says Peter Kortegast, President of Living Streets Aotearoa.  “Drivers concentrating on oncoming traffic, and whether they have right of way to turn, often fail to see pedestrians crossing at intersections, with tragic results.  Making intersections safer for all road users will cut the number of crashes.”

Walk2work Day March 10th 2010

: 2 Mar 2010

On the 10th of March 2010, thousands of people across New Zealand will leave their cars at home and Walk2Work with friends, family and colleagues. Workers are invited to call in to their local Walk2Work event between 7-9am, to register, collect their complimentary breakfast snack, be inspired by local speakers, and win spot prizes.

Registrations are now open for the Summer Steps Challenge

: 29 Jan 2010

Registrations are now open for people wanting to take part in the Summer Steps challenge. This is a trial competition for people in Wellington and Christchurch.  So if you are working in one of these areas, go to the summer steps page and register your team.