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Kiwis beat Aussies in battle of physical activity

Press release - Hon Trevor Mallard In the same week as national Push Play Day, (Friday, November 4) which focuses on getting active, an Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health article reports that New Zealand adults are more physically active than their Australian counterparts - 63.7 percent of New Zealanders are active versus Australians at 58.8 percent.
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DVD to reduce crime through environmental design

Press release - Hon Mark Burton A new aide to reduce crime through the use of Environmental Design was launched today at the Safer Communities Conference in Wellington by Justice and Local Government Minister Mark Burton.
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Back to school - time to protect kids and the climate

Press release - Hon Judith Tizard Associate Transport Minister Judith Tizard, who is leading the Government’s vehicle emissions policy, says the walking school bus concept is an essential part of the campaign to cut climate-changing vehicle emissions and protect children from congestion at the school gate.

Walking and cycling as strategy launched

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Efforts to encourage more New Zealanders to walk and cycle received a double boost today with the publication of the first national walking and cycling strategy and the announcement of $1.15 million for national walking and cycling initiatives in addition to that provided through the National Land Transport Fund (NLTF).

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Survey sets out to discover barriers to active lifestyles (North Shore)

This media release publicises research aimed at discovering how to encourage more North Shore City residents to lead active lives, with a telephone survey and on-site interviews at a range of city facilities.
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