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Stepping out for Push Play Day

1 November 2004 Media Advisory

Stepping out for Push Play Day

Sport and Recreation Minister Trevor Mallard's team of seven Labour MPs is up against seven political journalists representing a range of media organisations, to see who takes the most steps in the week leading up to national Push Play Day on November 5.

To see how the two teams measure up, Trevor Mallard will be comparing pedometers with Press gallery team member Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB) at the bottom of the Beehive stairwell today, mid-way through the week-long challenge.

The pair will then head up the stairs to demonstrate how the competition is going - participants are encouraged to take the stairs rather than the lift, or walk to a colleague in a neighbouring office to discuss something, rather than picking up the phone or sending an email.

Media and photographers are invited to come along.

When: 1.15pm, Monday 1 November
Where: Meet in the ground floor Beehive foyer


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