CAN Do 2011

Links from the CAN Do, CAN's annual get-together, now available. The weekend includes our AGM, workshops, training, rides, plenty of food and drink and a chance to catch up with fellow "CANners" from around New Zealand.
Dates: Saturday 29 - Sunday 30 October 2011


Registrations are now closed.

Venue: Auckland Point School111 Haven Road, Nelson.
Numbers expected: 20-30. 

Notes from the sessions are available here, or via the 'Session' links below.


Friday 28 October 

7:30pm: optional dinner at Olice Cafe in Nelson, own cost.

CAN – DO: Selecting the winning gear! CAN's priorities.

An exciting programme of topics is being prepared for the weekend, including:

 - CAN/BikeNZ Safer Cycling initiatives on Road User Workshops, Cycle Instructor Training and "Share the Road" campaigns

 - Model Walking/Cycling Community and Nelson/Tasman cycling initiatives

 - Making the most of CAN's Portfolio Groups

 - "Stop at Red" campaign

 - Guide to dealing with media

 - Quick-fire development of CAN Policies

 - Local Group presentations from around the country

Saturday 29 Oct



0800Breakfast: Tasman Bays Backpackers, 10 Weka St




Introduction to the CAN-DO – MC Patrick Morgan


Creative Introductions – 20 seconds of fame to make ourself memorable.


Session 1: "Ride On" cycle training - Marg Parfitt & Sarah Downs (Nelson/Tasman councils)


Tea, coffee, juice, snack break


Session 2: Outline of NZTA Safer Cycling programme; info about Cycle Instructor training, Road User Workshops, Share the Road projects - Glen & Graeme - presentation (2MB PDF)
+ Local Group Presentation 1


Group lunch ride to Tahunanui and Railway Reserve


Session 3: Intro/feedback to CAN/BikeNZ Crash/Incident Media Guide; guidance on dealing with the media - Patrick & Glen - copy of Media Guide
+ Local Group Presentation 2

1415Session 4: Continuation of media guide; Mock interviews? Stop at Red campaign - Patrick; New BikeWise programme - Richard Hamer
+ Local Group Presentation 3


Coffee and cake


Session 5: ChainLinks future plans; CAN website work - Stephen
+ Local Group Presentation 4


Summary of Day One


CAN AGM - 1 hour. Complimentary drinks.


END of DAY one


Dinner; Indian Cafe, Collingwood St

Sunday 31 Oct


Optional ride: early group ride
Optional swim.

0830Breakfast: Tasman Bays Backpackers, 10 Weka St


Session 6: Quickfire Policies; attendees working in groups to help to develop/improve CAN policies
+ Local Group Presentation 5


Morning Tea


Session 7: CAN Strategic Plan & Portfolio groups; how we go forward, how do we use our volunteer resource to the best ability - Graeme/others
+ Local Group Presentation 6

1115Session 8: Coroner's Inquiry; findings from cycle fatality investigations, feedback from hearings so far - Glen & Patrick
+ Local Group Presentation 7


Also opportunity for website training, CAN Award Nominations (early-birds due on Mon 31st), and new CAN Committee meeting


Session 9: Cycling around the world; Pics and info from the Churchill Fellowship trip - Patrick
+ Local Group Presentation 8

1414Session 10: Brainstorming "share the road" initiatives for NZTA project and ideas for ongoing NZTA work beyond next June - Graeme & Glen.
+ Local Group Presentation 9


Afternoon tea


Wrap up – Summary of CAN Do, CAN Chair


Finish 1530-1600

Those doing post CAN Do Ride meet to discuss logistics of the next day.


Friday 28 Oct.  People arriving on Friday may also join in a group dinner that night (at own cost). We are booked at the Olive Cafe, Hardy St, Nelson on Friday evening from 7.30pm for dinner. I am aware of some people's arrival time into Nelson being later than this - please come on down - the Olive Cafe will serve dinner until 9-9.30pm.

Monday 31 - Tuesday 1 November: post CAN Do ride, Nelson to Picton; see details here.


The cost to attend the CAN Do for both days is $85 (incl. GST). This includes a delegates' pack, breakfasts and lunches over 2 days plus Saturday night's dinner. Participants can also register for just one day if necessary ($55 Sat / $45 Sun).  

To register:

Fill in the online form.  Registering online saves us some admin work, but there are also downloadable registration forms at the bottom of this page which you can fill in and return by email or post.

Late registrations after 16th October will incur an additional $15 fee.

You will need to make your arrangements with regards to travel and accommodation.  There is more information on the registration page.
Some of us are staying at Tasman Bay Backpakers. They offer:
Standard Double room $60 per night, per room. (The room is normally $66)
Twin room $60 per night, per room (The room is normally $66)
Share bed (4 share) $25 per person, per night (The bed is normally $28)
Dorm bed (6 share) $22 per person, per night (The bed is normally $25)

All beds have duvets and sheets with individual bedside lights.
The rates above include an all you can eat FREE Breakfast every morning (including a selection of breads from the bakery) and FREE Homemade and fresh Hot Chocolate Pudding and Ice Cream every evening at 8pm. We also offer FREE WiFi

See you there!


Theatre of Terror - 10pm Theatre Royal Nelson Friday 28th October.