News: November 2008

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Bike Wise Month Feb 09: What's in it for your Group? http://www.bikewise.co.nz/default.aspx Next year Bike Wise runs the whole month of February 09. Main events are: Go By Bike Day (Breakfast) The Mayoral Challenge The Bike Wise Business Battle Bike Wise events are a great to: promote biking get more people on their bikes build relationships with Council Staff and Councillors (e.g. Mayoral Challenge) increase group membership. What are organisations in your area planning for Bike Wise? Find out by talking with your: Council Road Safety Coordinator Regional Sports Trust contact (Sport...) Police Youth Education Officer District Health Board person (DHB) Or check with Bike Wise Event Coordinator, Amy England ph 04 894 6366. She has...

November 12, 2008
Fiona
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Cycling in New Zealand is popular, safe, healthy and enjoyable. When it replaces other forms of transport (commuting to work for instance) it also reduces the emission of greenhouse gases. See  Econation http://www.econation.co.nz/cycling.html?lnum=85216 

November 11, 2008
Scorcher
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November 10, 2008
markbracey
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You are invited to contribute to this new Google map, Black Spots for Cycling in South Canterbury. HOW TO USE THE MAP "BLACK SPOTS FOR CYCLING IN SOUTH CANTERBURY" If you are interested in browsing the map, just follow this link:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF&msa=0&msid=106539015012509572091.0... If you are interested in contributing information to the map, you will need an account with Google. If you are a user of GMail, Google Docs, or Picasaweb.google you already have a Google account. If you have a Google Account, just follow the link above and log in to your account using the "Sign in" link on the upper right of the page. If you don't have a Google Account, follow the above link to the map and click the "Sign in" link on the upper right of the page. After the "Sign in" page loads, click on the link "Create an Account Now" below the sign in form. Follow the...

November 8, 2008
Jon Harris
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Bills & SOPs Publication Version with Link Archive Bills & SOPs of NZ (browse): New Zealand Legislation NZL Bills of NZ (browse) Current Bills & SOPs of NZ (search): New Zealand Legislation NZL Bills of NZ (search) Current Bills: Parliamentary Website PW Bills Sep 2002 (aprox) - present Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs): Parliamentary Website PW SOPs 16 Sep 2004 - present Schedule of Divided Bills: Parliamentary Website PW Schedule of Divided Bills 2005 - present Progress of Legislation: Parliamentary Website PW Progress of Legislation Current Bills Digests: Parliamentary Website PW Bills Digests 03 Sep 2002 - present Bills & SOPs (chronological browse): Knowledge Basket KB LegislationNZ Bills & SOPs (browse) Jan 2003 - [11 Dec 2007] with gaps Legislation Publication Version with Link...

November 8, 2008
adrian
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Timaru Cyclists! Did you know that you can report problems you encounter on the roads in the district directly to the Council online and, yes, they will get fixed! Isn't that awesome! Examples might include broken glass on the road, potholes or a section of road surface that needs repairing (other examples are supplied in a drop-down list.) This system has been tried and found to work, so go for it! Here's the link: http://www.timaru.govt.nz/information/efix/index.html ...or look for E-Fix on the Timaru District Council website, on the right under "Direct Links". Post your feedback here on Squeaky Wheel: the problem you reported and whether your problem was fixed or not. It might be a handy list for us to refer to.

November 7, 2008
Jon Harris
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author: Leon Arundell Executive Officer Pedal Power ACT Inc. Covers: health benefits, weight loss, fit reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes mental illness etc lower exposure to exhaust emissions Cyclists live longer 3 hours cycling to work per week decreased risk of mortality by 39% Older people benefit more economic benefits, global warming and much more well referenced  23 October 2008, ACT Public Health Forum, Australia

November 5, 2008
Patrick
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Chair: Graeme Notetaker: Stuart Present: Alan, Joanne, Graeme, Stuart 1. Reviewed activities and unfinished business for 2008 so Graeme can update website and report to CAN.  Marion Webby never replied to Joanne's email and Joanne agreed to re-contact her. ¨    Patrick Morgan, the CAN coordinator, will attend our Nov. meeting. ¨    Graeme will attend the Fundamentals of Planning and Design workshop on Nov 6th. ¨    Graeme reported on the 4 Sunday rides to obtain NTCA feedback for NPDC's proposed cycle network upgrade.  Attendance on first ride was 9, on 2nd 4, on 3rd 2 and on 4th only 1. ¨    Critical Mass ride last Friday was discussed and overall response was favourable, except for situation where children at the front decided the route.  Joanne will provide formal feedback to Janeen Page, who did most of the organising.  Stuart will place a notice in the Midweek...

November 4, 2008
Graeme
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1 November, 2008   Rotorua Cycle Action (RCA) 82 Turner Drive Rotorua, 3015     Amy Fowler Sport BOP   Dear Amy,   Thank you for attending the RCA meeting on 14 October. We very much appreciate the continued support of Sport BOP in our efforts to advocate for improved cycling in Rotorua. We are extremely pleased to learn about the "Rotorua in Gear" programme, which you presented to us at that meeting and we would like to applaud you and your co-applicants for this initiative. We have high hopes that it will be funded by SPARC. Rotorua Cycle Action (RCA) wishes to officially declare its support for the "Rotorua in Gear" programme. The three action areas of the project are very much in line with the objectives of RCA and "Cycle Promotion" is a primary theme of our advocacy. RCA gladly welcomes the significant initiatives that have been proposed as important...

November 3, 2008
chris lenth
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Has anybody found a way to negotiate between Wave swim pool and Corban Estate without crossing Great North Road? In fact, where does the bike path go once you get dumped out in Corban's parking lot?

November 2, 2008
DaleJ
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The annual Grey aLynn festival is always a great way to recruit new members.  Come along to help out for an hour and then spend some time enjoying this vibrant festival.

November 1, 2008
markbracey
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Story: BETHANY MARETT - Timaru Herald | Saturday, 01 November 2008 Photo: JOHN BISSET/Timaru HeraldRIDING FOR RIGHTS: Some of the more than 50 cyclists who took to Timaru's streets yesterday afternoon to highlight the rights of cyclists. MORE than 50 South Canterbury cyclists took to Timaru's streets yesterday in a bid to claim their rights on the road. The group met at the Piazza then rode for about 30 minutes, down Stafford Street, King Street, Otipua Road and Wai-iti road, The gathering was formed as part of a "Critical Mass," an international event held on the last Friday of each month. While yesterday was the first ride for Timaru it gained strong support from people of all ages and from various cycling fraternities. Timaru recreational and club cyclist James Archbold was there to support the cause and let others know cyclists do have rights...

November 1, 2008
Jon Harris