The CAN-Do is NZ's major annual meeting of cycling advocates.Register and find more info here.Location: WellingtonDate: Saturday 25 - Sunday 26 March 2017Theme: BikeCentennial - celebrating 200 years of fun, freedom and adventureRegistration: Register online here.Costs:Members: $100; Day Registration $60 (not including Saturday Evening dinner)Non-Members: $140 whole weekend, $80 day (consider joining CAN to save)If cost is a barrier, CAN has some limited funds to help local groups send advocates.Venue Mezzanine Meeting Room, Wellington Central Library, Victoria Street
News: February 2017
Recent media stories highlight the appalling inactivity of today's Kiwi kids.Cycling Action Network is calling for urgent action to curb childhood obesity. A New Zealand study last year found that obese children are showing signs from a young age that they are at risk of developing serious weight-related problems, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart, and liver disease. Nationally, an estimated 85,000 children aged 2-14 years are obese, according to the 2016 New Zealand Health Survey.Now, research by the same authors show that fewer than one in five of our kids (19 percent) do at least an hour of physical activity per day - the recommended amount. They had a daily average of 39 minutes activity. On average kids spend two-and-a-half hours each day watching screens.While diet is a major factor in the obesity crisis, lack of opportunities for kids to get outdoors and travel under their own steam...
Let's get more people riding! This summer the New Zealand Transport Agency is rolling out an exciting new campaign to boost cycling all across the country. With tailored guidance and tips, a friendly workplace competition, and lots of great prizes on offer, it's a great time to ride bikes in NZ.Register here and get your workmates & friends cycling!There are local leaderboards for Wellington, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, and New Plymouth! Join the Aotearoa Bike Challenge today and spread the word on Facebook!
The new Board will have Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, three Regional Members and one or two Independent Members.The Executive will have three members doing the day-to-day work of running CAN, plus, for the 2017-18 year, a fourth member managing the re-structure. The various jobs and duties are set out in CAN's new Rules (PDF) which will come into effect at the AGM on March 26th 2017. The open roles are as follows; links are to pages with more information on each position-ChairTreasurerSecretaryIndependent board members, but these are to be co-opted by the board directly after it's constituted at the AGM3 members of Executive TeamRegional Members, but these will be appointed by the local Group whose turn it is to have a Board placeEach role on the Board will be put to a vote of all CAN's members at the AGM. Once appointed, the Board will consider...