Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Push Play with the animals

25 October 2006

Push Play with the animals

Auckland Zoo is getting behind National Push Play Day on 3 November and is encouraging visitors to take up the challenge.

Auckland Zoo has always been a great place to push play and on National Push Play Day, the zoo will be living up to its reputation. Visitors to the zoo will have the chance to borrow a pedometer while they explore the zoo. Once finished, walkers can check out the zoo’s speed facts board highlighting speeds of some of the animals, to see how they compare.

Can you walk as far as an elephant would in a day? Could you beat a Galapagos tortoise in a race, or leg it as fast as your fellow kiwi name sake? By comparing your own steps, you will not only see how far you walked while at the zoo, but will gain an insight into the animal kingdom and how some animals push play everyday.

While you hot-foot it around the zoo there will also be animal themed exercises to get involved in, as well as a push play trail to follow. Can you balance on one leg like a flamingo, or learn how to pronk like a springbok?

“It’s great to support National Push Play Day. We are going to make it fun for people to get involved – the games, a push play trail to follow and, of course, the pedometers,” says Auckland Zoo events co-ordinator Jackie Sanders. “We are also putting pedometers on some of the keepers at the zoo – they are very active throughout the day, so it will be interesting to see how they compare to the animals they care for.”

“We realise that people need to push play for 30 minutes every day, not just on National Push Play Day, so we have come up with some push play tips that also reduce energy consumption to help the planet. A win-win situation – help yourself and help the planet.”

Push Play and help the planet

Walk to the shops instead of driving

Walk to work, or get off the bus a stop early

Take a walk in the park or at the beach and pick up any rubbish you see along your way.

Push Play @ the Zoo, Auckland Zoo, Friday, 3 November from 9.30am to 5.30pm. Normal zoo admission prices apply.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Decision Day: Peters Chooses Labour

Winston Peters says he will form a Government in coalition with Labour and the Greens giving confidence and supply.

Peters said he had been offered the position of Deputy Prime Minister and a number of other ministerial posts would go to his colleagues

He said economic and monetary policy changes were needed to face a coming economic downturn.>>>More

Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election