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


Commonwealth Walkway route suggestions sought

Commonwealth Walkway route suggestions sought

Community suggestions for New Zealand’s first Commonwealth Walkway are being sought by the Wellington City Council.

Wellington’s Mayor Celia Wade-Brown says the walkway will encourage people young and old to get out and explore the city.

“The Commonwealth Walkway will connect significant monuments, parks, buildings and historical places along a route of approximately 8 kilometres,” she says.

“A starter list of key locations for special markers bearing the personal cypher of Her Majesty The Queen has been developed.

“We are now opening the opportunity for people to add their own suggestions within an inner city loop,” she says.

A number of modifications have already been suggested including the Parihaka Memorial outside the old Dominion museum and a change in the proposed route from Tory Street to Kent Terrace.

Suggestions for locations to be marked on the walkway will be received from today through to Friday 23 October 2015 and can be made through the Wellington City Council websitehttp://wellington.govt.nz/recreation/enjoy-the-outdoors/walks-and-walkways/commonwealth-walkway

The former Governor-General His Excellency Sir Anand Satyanand formally unveiled the first marker bearing the Royal Cypher at the Wai-Titi Landing at the front of Parliament grounds with the Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown and Director of the Outdoor Trust (UK), Jim Walker, as part of the Capital’s 150th Birthday celebrations.

Mayor Wade-Brown says the Wellington Commonwealth Walkway will be promoted into a network of cities across The Commonwealth with the aim of inspiring young people to begin walking for their health.

“Tourists will also be attracted to the city to discover our special place,” she says.

The Commonwealth Walkway concept has been developed by the London-based Outdoor Trust who have permission of Her Majesty the Queen to use her personal EIIR cypher to mark the walkway adjacent to the agreed points of interest


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Herd Immunity Isn’t A Valid Option, And What’s With Our Reluctance To Wear Masks?

Herd immunity has recently bounced back into the headlines as a tool for managing Covid-19, and as a supposed alternative to lockdowns. In the US, a group of scientists was recently brought together in the town of Great Barrington, Massachusetts by a think tank funded by the Koch brothers. The assembled scientists signed the so called Barrington Declaration, which promotes herd immunity as a rational means of re-opening US public schools and the economy at large... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On National Being Shafted By Its Own Creation

As it licks its wounds, let’s hope the National Party can still find time to look back with some pride at what it has achieved in Epsom. The Act Party’s nationwide success on Saturday night has been a tribute to National’s foresight, and to its ... More>>


Green Party: 'Fruitful Discussions ... Further Discussions To Have'

The Green Party says there is a negotiation going on with the Labour Party, but there are more discussions to be had. More>>


Border: No Changes To Border Exemptions After Fishing Crew Test Covid-19 Positive

The cases were detected after routine day three testing but the immigration minister and air commodore agree there's no need to change border exemptions. More>>

PSA: Labour-Led Government Has Mandate For Transformation, Equality And Transparency

The Public Service Association welcomes the progressive electoral landslide New Zealand voters delivered on Saturday, and the union says its members look forward to implementing policies that reduce poverty and inequality, support affordable housing ... More>>


Stats NZ: New Report Shows Significant Changes To New Zealand’s Climate

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says. Our atmosphere and climate 2020 , released today, includes analysis ... More>>


Judith Collins: Obese People Must Take Responsibility For 'personal Choices'

National Party leader Judith Collins has described obesity as a weakness and says people should not 'blame systems for personal choices'. More>>

Māori Party: Poll Reveals Tamihere On Cusp Of Historic Māori Movement Election Victory

John Tamihere’s election campaign is on the rise and on track to return the Māori Party to parliament, a new Māori TV poll has revealed. The poll released on 11 October during the seventh and final Māori TV Maori Electoral campaign coverage has Tamihere ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Four-Year Terms Of Parliament, And On How The US Courts Are Dismantling Democracy

Last week, the issue of four-year parliamentary terms surfaced again. Infuriatingly, it is being discussed purely in terms of its convenience for political parties. They’d get so much more time to enact their policies, free of scrutiny or sanction by voters ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels