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

 

International walking guru vists Nelson

International walking guru vists Nelson

International walking guru Rodney Tolley will be in Nelson and Marlborough at the end of the week as the guest of the DHB initiated Nutrition and Physical Activity programme (NPA).

It¹s the third visit to the region from Dr Tolley, who has taught and researched sustainable transport at Staffordshire University for over 30 years, is the author of the 'bible' on the subject, 'The Greening of Urban Transport¹, and is the director of Walk21, a global partnership aiming to plan for pedestrians rather than cars, to achieve economic, social and health benefits.

NPA Nelson Programme Manager Richard Butler said Dr Tolley would be meeting with council planners and engineers and presenting to the Marlborough and Tasman councils on walking and active transport. ³Rodney is a real inspiration ­ he genuinely walks the talk.

It¹s exciting for a provincial area like Nelson Marlborough to host someone with his international experience and knowledge.² Mr Butler said while the Nelson Marlborough region is already a good place for walking, the challenge is to make it even more attractive for walkers.

After Dr Tolley¹s last visit the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board, Marlborough District Council and Nelson City Council all signed up to the Walk 21 International Charter for walking.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election
 
 
 
  • PublicAddress
  • Pundit
  • Kiwiblog