Golden Foot Walking awards 2010

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2010 Golden Foot Awards!

and to all the finalists and participants who have demonstrated  fantastic programmes, facilities, projects and commitment that is making New Zealand a safer and exciting place for all walkers.


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The awards were presented by Fran Wilde, chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, at the Award Ceremony in Wellingon on 1st August. More information and photos will be posted after the National Walking Conference which is running through 2nd and 3rd August. More photos from the ceremony can be viewed here.

A brief description of each finalist, with photos, is viewable by clicking on the Award Displays pdf at the bottom of this page.

These industry awards celebrate and recognise New Zealand achievements for walkers by acknowledging innovative new facilities, highlighting national best practise and rewarding ongoing commitment to walking.  The awards are for private companies and public organisations, not-for-profit groups, and community organisations.

The awards showcase walking innovations and facilitate the sharing of new ideas across the country.  They  raise the profile of walking-friendly infrastructure and promotions, and encourage designers of future projects and promotions to give more consideration to the needs and benefits of more people moving about on foot.


This year's winners and highly commended in the four categories are:

The New Zealand Best Practice Walking Facility Winner: Warren Cole Walk and Cycleway - Whakatane District Council

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pohara Sea Wall and Shared Path - Tasman District Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Te Puru Bridge - Manukau City Council
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Caroline Bay Dune Boardwalk- Timaru District Council
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Top Commitment to Walking by a New Zealand Organisation Winner: Nelson City Stepping Out - Nelson City Council

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ridge Walkway - Bayswater School
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: ARTA Walk the Network Challenge- Auckland regional Transport Authority
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Best New Zealand Walking Promotion Winner: Cruise the Waterfront - Cycle Aware Wellington

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Selwyn District Council School Travelwise Programmes
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Active a2b - Greater Wellington Regional Council
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Best New Zealand Small Walking Project Winner: Green Prescription Mt Challenge project - Sport Bay of Plenty

  • HIGHLY COMMENDED: Hilltop School Walking Around the World - Taupo District Council and Hilltop School
  • HIGHLY COMMENDED Travel Smart Senior Student project - Tauranga City Council

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Winner of the Celia Wade-Brown award for community 'can-do' : Horsham Downs to Hamilton Walking and Cycling Path - Horsham Downs Hall Committee

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Thanks to our Gold sponsor Greater Wellington Regional Council

and our Silver sponsors

  • for the NZ Best Practice Walking Facility: ViaStrada Ltd, Traffic Engineering and Planning
  • for the Best NZ Walking Promotion: Auckland City Council
  • for the Top Commitment to Walking by a New Zealand Organisation: Dunedin City Council
  • for the Best New Zealand Small Walking Project: Christchurch City Council

Read more about the application process here.


Read about the inaugural 2009 Awards and the winners and look at the photos.

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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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