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Aucklanders encouraged to get active

AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

MEDIA RELEASE


3 October 2006

Aucklanders encouraged to get active

Raising the physical activity levels of adults and young people is the aim of AkActive Parks and Places programme, which kicks off this month.

A great range of community-based activities in facilities, parks and open spaces across the city will be on offer for no or low cost.

Activities include tai chi, disc golf, dancing, yoga, self defence, African drumming, pilates, walking and tennis.

AkActive is a joint initiative of Auckland City, Sport Auckland, ProCare Network Auckland, YMCA (Auckland) and Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC), and is designed to motivate Aucklanders to increase their physical activity.

Just one third of Auckland adults are physically active for more than 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Chair of Auckland City’s Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee, Councillor Penny Sefuiva, encourages Aucklanders to take part in activities happening in their communities.

“It is often too easy for many of us to find an excuse not to include physical activity in our daily routine.

“AkActive Parks and Places is a great opportunity to try something new for free or a small cost. The programme will make it easier to open the door to an active lifestyle and feel good about your health, while enjoying the great open spaces and facilities we have on our doorstep,” she says.

Auckland City currently provides more than 800 parks and reserves, 11 pools and nine recreation centres. The council is getting on with providing these sport and recreation assets to promote lifestyle choices and build stronger communities.

As well as encouraging participation in the activities, the AkActive Parks and Places programme also aims to encourage better use of these facilities.

The full AkActive Parks and Places programme is available at www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/akactive

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AkActive Parks and Places timetable

2 to 8 October 2006

Tue 3 Oct, 6pm-7pm Nordic Walking Newmarket Park

Tue 3 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Wed 4 Oct, 6pm-7pm African drumming Outhwaite Park

Fri 6 Oct, 12pm-1pm Pilates Albert Park

Fri 6 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Sat 7 Oct, 9.00-10.00am Low Impact Aerobics Otahuhu Youth & Recreation Centre

Sat 7 Oct, 10.00-11.00am Self Defence Mt Albert Primary School Field

9 to 15 October 2006

Tue 10 Oct, 6pm-7pm Nordic Walking Newmarket Park

Tue 10 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Tue 10 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Wed 11 Oct, 10.15am-11.15am Yoga Avondale Memorial Reserve

Wed 11 Oct,10.30am-11.30am Pram Stroll Waiatarua Reserve

Wed 11 Oct, 6.30pm-7.30pm Salsa Dancing Jellicoe park

Wed 11 Oct, 6pm-7pm African drumming Outhwaite Park

Thu 12 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Fri 13 Oct, 12pm-1pm Pilates Albert Park

Fri 13 Oct, 9.30-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Sat 14 Oct, 2.30am-3.30pm Tai Chi Murphy Park

Sat 14 Oct 9am-10am Low Impact Aerobics Otahuhu Youth & Recreation Centre

Sat 14 Oct, 10.00-11.00am Self Defence Mt Albert Primary School Field

Sun 15 Oct, 1pm-3pm Korfball Windmill Reserve

16 to 22 October 2006

Mon 16 Oct, 12pm-1pm Yoga Newmarket Park

Tue 17 Oct, 6pm-7pm Nordic Walking Newmarket Park

Tue 17 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Tue 17 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Wed 18 Oct, 10.15am-11.15am Yoga Avondale Memorial Reserve

Wed 18 Oct, 6.30am-7.30pm Salsa Dancing Jellicoe park

Wed 18 Oct, 6pm-7pm African drumming Outhwaite Park

Thu 19 Oct, 5pm-6pm Hip Hop for teens Mt Albert War Memorial Park

Thu 19 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Fri 20 Oct, 12pm-1pm Pilates Albert Park

Fri 20 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Fri 20 Oct 6pm-7.30pm Tennis open night St Heliers Tennis Club

Sat 21 Oct, 2.30-3.30pm Tai Chi Murphy Park

Sat 21 Oct 9am-10am Low Impact Aerobics Otahuhu Youth & Recreation Centre

Sat 21 Oct, 10.00-11.00am Self Defence Mt Albert Primary School Field

23 to 29 October 2006

Tue 24 Oct, 6pm-7pm Nordic Walking Newmarket Park

Tue 24 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Tue 24 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Wed 25 Oct, 10.15am-11.15am Yoga Avondale Memorial Reserve

Wed 25 Oct, 6.30pm-7.30pm Salsa dancing Jellicoe park

Wed 25 Oct, 6pm-7pm African drumming Outhwaite Park

Wed 25 Oct 9am-11am Tennis open morning St Heliers Tennis Club

Thu 26 Oct, 5pm-6pm Hip Hop for teens Mt Albert War Memorial Park

Thu 26 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Fri 27 Oct, 12pm-1pm Pilates Albert Park

Fri 27 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre to Western Springs Park

Sat 28 Oct, 1pm-3pm Disc Golf Monte Cecilia Park

Sat 28 Oct, 2.30pm-3.30pm Tai Chi Murphy Park

Sat 28 Oct 9am-10am Low Impact Aerobics Otahuhu Youth & Recreation Centre

Sat 28 Oct, 10.00-11.00am Self Defence Mt Albert Primary School Field

30 October to 6 November 2006

Mon 30 Oct, 12pm-1pm Yoga Newmarket Park

Tue 31 Oct, 6pm-7pm Nordic Walking Newmarket Park

Tue 31 Oct, 6pm-7pm Yoga Tahaki Reserve

Tue 31 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Tue 31 Oct, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Wed 1 Nov, 6.30pm-7.30pm Salsa dancing Jellicoe park

Wed 1 Nov, 6pm-7pm African drumming Outhwaite Park

Thu 2 Nov, 5pm-6pm Hip Hop for teens Mt Albert War Memorial Park

Thu 2 Nov, 9.30am-10.30am Mums on the Run Fred Ambler Lookout, Gladstone Rd

Fri 3 Nov, 12pm-1pm Pilates Albert Park

Fri 3 Nov, 9.30am-10.30am Y Walking Mt Albert Community and Recreation centre

Sat 4 Nov, 10.30am-11.30am Yoga Newmarket Park

Sat 4 Nov, 2.30pm-3.30pm Tai Chi Murphy Park

Sat 4 Nov 9am-10am Low Impact Aerobics Otahuhu Youth & Recreation Centre

Sat 4 Nov, 10.00-11.00am Self Defence Mt Albert Primary School Field

Sun 5 Nov, 1pm-3pm Korfball Murphy Park

ENDS

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