Nelson

Walk Nelson Tasman

Contacts

Peter Kortegastpeter.kortegast  at  livingstreets.org.nz027 683 7836

Meetings

Walk Nelson Tasman meets every two months, usually on a Friday at 9.30am.  Its members are actively lobbying for better conditions for walking and is engaged with Nelson City Council and Tasman District Council.

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Blenheim discusses walking makeover

Rodney Tolley, director of Walk21, a UK-based organisation that promotes walking, has been in Blenheim as a guest of the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board's Nutrition and Physical Activity programme to assess whether Marlborough could improve its walkways for pedestrians. According to the Marlborough Express, Mr Tolley's analysis was that if you create a place where people want to walk and Blenheim will benefit economically.
Dr Tolley started his day with a walk around central Blenheim observing how
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Tasman district promotes a 'Walk of the Month'

Good to see the initiative by the Tasman District Council in which they promote a Walk of the Month with a link to the archive of previous walks. Seems like a nice approach to getting people exploring parts of their locality they may not already know.
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Nelson draft Regional Land Transport Strategy being debated

The draft Regional Land Transport Strategy for Nelson city is being debated with public meetings on Monday October 20 at the Trafalgar Pavilion, Trafalgar Park at 6pm and Tuesday, October 28 at 1pm at the Stoke Memorial Hall. Regional transport committee chairman Cr Derek Shaw said the meetings were an opportunity for people to hear what was proposed, the reasons for it and to ask any questions. The main focus of the draft strategy is to offer more transport choices, walking and cycling options
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Richmond Town Centre development

Revitalising the heart of Richmond An area called “Sundial Square – The Heart of Richmond” would be developed. It would be for pedestrians only and create a real focal point for the town and a great venue for staging outdoor events.
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Keeping it beautiful (Tasman)

Mudcakes and Roses Keep New Zealand Beautiful groups work alongside Council to keep our parks, reserves and walkways looking superb. The groups are currently operating with enthusiasm in Richmond, Motueka and Golden Bay tackling large and small projects that make a considerable difference to the spaces we live our lives in.
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Tasman Environmental Trust

The Trust has been established as an independent organisation to assist in the protection and maintenance of our natural areas, so they can be enjoyed by all. It is funded by companies, and private individuals, and supported by Tasman District Council.
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