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Thought-leaders to share plans to improve the walking experience at second New Zealand Walking Summit

For the first time, Auckland will host the Walking Summit from 20 - 21 June - New Zealand's leading event for promoting walking-friendly communities.

Offering unique opportunities to hear from local and international experts on transport, accessibility and walkable communities, key topics this year include:

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New Living Streets Aotearoa tee shirts available now

We are thrilled to unveil our smart new tee shirts - the stunning prize for Walk2Work Day winners. These have been designed exclusively for us and can be ordered online, check out the resources page for details on how you can get one.

Thanks to Emily Bulkley for the new design (and Becky Bliss for our well loved logo inspiration for the tee shirts)



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Walk2Work Day 2019

New Zealand's national day to celebrate walking

Would you join us on the 13th of March for Walk2Work Day celebration? Everyone is invited, the more, the merrier! The rules of the day are very simple:

- Take your favourite walk to work

- Walk with the kids to school

- Hop off the bus or train a couple of stops earlier and walk to work - that counts

- Park your car further from your destination and walk - that counts, too

- Use the stairs, and you are celebrating walking with us

- Walk to the shop or cafe 

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Submission on Ageing Strategy 2018


Living Streets Aotearoa Inc. (LSA) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Ageing Strategy.


LSA notes that Age Concern prefers the term “older people”. LSA would recommend that the Ageing Strategy refers to ‘older people” rather than “seniors”. LSA will use the term “older people” in this submission.

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Success at the Golden Foot Walking Awards

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: 

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AA Directions story on Pedestrian Safety

Hi Living Streets Aotearoa, 

Here is a PDF of the Directions story on Pedestrian Safety we talked about a while back when you came to visit.

The readership of Directions has increased recently and the magazine now has a circulation of ABC Audit 643,522 and a readership of AC Neilson 907,000.

The magazine will be distributed to AA Member letterboxes from 4 July.

Kind regards and thanks for your help with this story 


Mike Noon

General Manager Motoring Affairs

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About Us

Living Streets Aotearoa is the New Zealand organisation for people on foot, promoting walking-friendly communities. We are a nationwide organisation with local branches and affiliates throughout New Zealand.

We want more people walking and enjoying public spaces be they young or old, fast or slow, whether walking, sitting, commuting, shopping, between appointments, or out on the streets for exercise, for leisure or for pleasure.

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