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B Side Stories: Achilles NZ supports disabled athletes

April 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Original blog on B Side Stories. 
Dave Piper loves to keep fit, and being blind doesn’t hold him back. Volunteers like Lauren Milstead help disabled people to achieve their fitness goals through Achilles International New Zealand.
Listen …

Walking advocates who ensured access to land for all New Zealanders are honoured

February 23, 2016 – 4:00 am |

New Zealand Walking Access Commission
Access stalwarts honoured with Walking Access Champion Awards
Te Araroa Trust founder Geoff Chapple and advisor Hunter Donaldson are being celebrated for their outstanding contributions to walking access.
The Walking Access Champion Awards recognise …

Green light for Christchurch city cycleways

February 20, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Green light for city cycleways – Christchurch City Council
Construction will start later this year on two multi-million-dollar cycleway projects in Christchurch.
Christchurch City Council have approved the following projects:

Papanui Parallel: A 5.5km long cycleway starting at Bealey …

Christchurch Council seeks comments on university cycleway plans

February 17, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Christchurch City Council is inviting comments on plans for new cycleways that include traffic lights, shared paths and slow streets where people travelling in cars and on bikes share the road.
Designs showing how the Council …

Nelson sports enthusiast supports people to join in, values the spirit of giving

February 10, 2016 – 3:09 pm |

1.  What is the Sports Nelson Tasman Trust?

Sports Nelson Tasman Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust established in 2012. It is administered by five Trustees on a volunteer-only basis.

We have two funding periods a year (1 …

Cycling gets safer as popularity increases

February 3, 2016 – 4:00 am |

8 January 2016 – CAN
Cycling advocates are welcoming news of more people cycling, and a fall in injuries.
Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan says both numbers are moving in the right direction.
“Increases in cycling and …

Help get more people on bikes at the CAN national summit this March

January 30, 2016 – 4:00 am |

CAN – Cycling Action Network
Are you passionate about getting more people on bikes, more often? Want to ensure that $333 million of cycling funding is getting spent right?
2016 will be a big year for making …

Selwyn bikes his way to new life and is nominated for Courage in Sport award

September 30, 2015 – 10:33 am |

Attitude Trust
Selwyn Jensen (53) is a true Kiwi bloke who loves his sport – so much so that not even a car crash and resulting paralysis could keep him on the sidelines.
The Feilding cyclist is …

Weekend news hug: Meet Sarah, she talked to herself positively for months to win at the Olympics

August 28, 2015 – 7:59 pm |

Olympic Kiwi silver medalist Sarah Walker is a big believer in positive psychology. She spoke to herself on the mirror for months before the Olympics. Though it felt weird at first, it paid off.
“Being able …

Outdoor achievers sought for Walking Access Awards

August 10, 2015 – 4:00 am |

New Zealand Walking Access Commission
If you’ve made a significant contribution to improving New Zealanders’ access to the outdoors, you may be eligible for an award in this year’s Walking Access Awards.
Nominations for the awards, which …

Cricket foundation opening second centre in Sri Lanka to help children from slum and poor areas

August 6, 2015 – 3:04 pm |

The leading New Zealand non-profit cricket foundation to help underprivileged children shortly plans to open its fourth cricket-education and life skills development centre in Sri Lanka.
The Cricket Live Foundation opened its first base south of Colombo at Moratuwa nearly …