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Green man issued with a stopwatch

Crossing central Auckland's main shopping street is a dangerous game at the best of times, but new count-down clocks should allow pedestrians a better chance of escaping harm at one of its busiest intersections.The clocks at the intersection of Queen and Victoria Sts were switched on yesterday for a six-month trial to determine whether the technology should be introduced throughout the country. Pedestrians are given a standard six-second phase in which a green "walking" figure features on the bottom light in each set, before it is replaced by a 20-second count-down clock.
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Walkway upgrade follows safety concerns (Timaru)

Another link in the walkway chain that will ultimately circumnavigate Timaru is presently being developed and upgraded along South Beach.
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LTNZ approval sought for Victoria Avenue pedestrian crossings

Media releases Wanganui District Council is to seek Land Transport New Zealand (LTNZ) approval for modified pedestrian crossings in Victoria Avenue.
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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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Keen walkers enjoy new tracks through city's beauty spots (North Shore)

North Shore City Council has built several kilometres of new all weather walking tracks and boardwalks in Glenfield, Beach Haven, Takapuna and Murrays Bay, adding to and upgrading its network of walkways around the city.
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Walking access along the coast, lakes and rivers (North Shore)

North Shore City, the city with the country’s longest urban coastline will respond to a government report written by the Land Access Ministerial Reference Group on \"Walking Access in the New Zealand Outdoors\" which addresses concerns about people’s access to New Zealand’s for
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Te Araroa trail to go through Manukau

Manukau City Council has approved in principle a route for the Te Araroa walking trail through the City. Te Araroa is a 2,900 km nationwide walking trail linking Cape Reinga to Bluff.
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