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UK report highlights physical activity and design

A very recent and useful piece of work from the UK regarding the importance of Physical Activity and Design in Public Health... and worth quoting to Councils, Land Transport NZ etc.

The UK National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

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ACTIVE CHRISTCHURCH'S 1000TH WALK

On Sunday September 2nd Active Christchurch Walks with Graeme Stanley celebrated their 1000th walk with 85 walkers participating in a one hour walk from Mona Vale in RiccartonActive Christchurch Walks with Graeme Stanley are a Christchurch City Council initiative launched on October 4th 1998. Active Christchurch Walks encourage people to get more active for there general health and wellbeing.As well Graeme shares his knowledge of Christchurchs Heritage homes and buildings as well as its notable pioneers.Graeme uses a microphone and stops at various places along the thirtyplus minute Thursday
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Auckland: Traffic experts to test new tactics

NZ Herald

Alarming crash rates on some of Auckland's widest and flattest streets have earned Pt England a road-safety trial.

Pedestrians are at particular risk in Tamaki, where 68 were hit by vehicles over the six years, a figure almost three times higher than in most other parts of Auckland.

Read more at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10457366

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Walking buses a classroom on foot

NZ Herald feature 8/6/07 - Web page - HTML - Browser
Walking school buses are being hailed by urban planners as a way of giving city streets back to children. Speakers at a United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) seminar in Waitakere yesterday said children who were driven to school by their parents failed to develop a sense of belonging to their neighbourhood or the independence that came from walking to school.
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