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

 


iMove comes to Hastings Intermediate


Date: November 13th, 2012

iMove comes to Hastings Intermediate

Students from Hastings Intermediate are the joint winners of the 2012 Hastings District Council iWay Design Challenge, for their development of the iMove campaign.

The challenge encourages students from Hastings schools to develop ideas which help create a walking and cycling city and break down the barriers to these transport options. Judging was done by a panel comprising Hastings District Council staff and design engineers.

The three, year 8 students from Hastings Intermediate designed and trialled the iMove campaign that challenged students to stop taking the car to school. Students had a ticket stamped each time they arrived at school by foot, by bike or on a scooter, and completed tickets went into a draw to win prizes. Survey results showed that 80% of the kids who arrived at school by car before iMove, chose a different option during the campaign. That amounted to more than 70 new bikers, walkers or scooter riders arriving at school.

Hastings Deputy Mayor Cynthia Bowers says “I congratulate all the students who took part in this challenge. Encouraging children to ride or walk to school is a vital part of the iWay strategy and this challenge allows young people to focus on how to make walking and cycling safer and therefore more acceptable.”

Cynthia Bowers says “The competition is a great way of involving the community in developing ideas that will help us design future iWay projects, and we will certainly look at implementing this idea. Congratulations to Hastings Intermediate on this highly successful project. We hope their success will encourage more students to walk or cycle to school and others to think about creating new, safe travel options.”

Hastings Intermediate shared the 2012 iWay Design Challenge with Twyford School. The challenge is a collaboration between the Hastings District Council, Futureintech and IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers NZ).

iWay is a Hastings District Council initiative which aims to make walking and cycling easy, safe and fun.

CAPTION: (left to right) iWay Team Leader Owen Mata presents the challenge certificates to Oliver Chamberlain, Josiah Barlow and Tanmay Rege from Hastings Intermediate

ENDs

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news