Walking Awards evening 2009

The winners of the Golden Foot Awards were announced at a presentation ceremony in Wellington on Friday 24th July.  There was a buzz of excitement in the air as Louise Schofield described the finalists and announced the winners.

Representatives from all the winning projects were there to accept the unique hand crafted jandal award from Alick Shaw, board member of NZTA.

Golden Foot AwardThe judges were particularly pleased with the number of entries from ordinary people and local community groups working away with limited funds and grand ideas.  Living Streets are proud to be able to showcase and reward these people.
The winners included:

Best practice walking facility

Winner             

  • Project Twin streams walk and cycle way, Waitakere City Council

Highly commended

  • Turanganui Riverside Walkway, Gisborne District Council
  • Te Arawai, Kapiti Coast District Council

Top commitment by organisation

Winner

  • The Great Perimeter Walkway, Urban Landscapes Group, Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch

Highly commended

  • Travel Smart, Tauranga City Council
  • Mangawhai Walking Weekend 10th anniversary
  • Walking Weekend Committee

Consultancy Award

Winner

  • Taking a walk in Cambridge Park, Antanas Procuta ArchitectsLtd and Cambridge Park Ltd

Accessibility innovation

Winner

  • First NZ Puffin, Hutt City Council

Best walking promotion

Winner

  • 10,000 steps Northland, Sport Northland

Highly commended

  • Happy Feet, Kids Club 2, Hamilton
  • City on its Feet, Sport Bay of Plenty, Tauranga

Best small project

Winner

  • Buggy Walks, Sport Wellington

Highly commended

  • Bill Wilkes Reserve improvements, Tasman District Council
  • Walk this Way, Bronté Davemport, Craighead Diocesan School, Timaru


 These new industry awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers, by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.   By raising the profile of walking friendly infrastructure and promotions, it is hoped that future projects will give more consideration to walking friendly designs.

For more information on the winning projects click here [link to details of the finalists, already on the website]

To see photos of the awards, click here

For more information please contact Janet at janet.lawson at livingstreets.org.nz