News

2
Sep

The latest e-newsletter from the OCVS is attached as a Word file for your interest.

Stories in this issue include:

01: International non-profit sector comparative report highlights NZ’s unique aspects.

02: History of the Non-Profit Sector in NZ published.

03: Lester Salamon from Johns Hopkins University visits NZ.

04: Enrol now for Good Practice in Action seminar in September.

05: Order your free printed copy of Keeping it Legal.

06: Tax bill introduced.

07: Guidance on impartiality and the...

September 2, 2008 ribell READ MORE
1
Sep

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) says fuel price hikes are inevitable over the foreseeable future, so motorists need to get used to them, or drive less.

 

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September 1, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
1
Sep

Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) has appointed well-known cycling advocate and author Patrick Morgan as manager of its Networking Project team.

 

CAN Chairperson Robert Ibell comments, ‘we have been fortunate in attracting very talented people to CAN. Patrick’s expertise as an advocate, communications professional, project manager and cycling trainer makes him especially well-suited to leading the Networking Project team. A high level of self-motivation and a range of practical skills are required, all of which have been demonstrated through his professional and personal...

September 1, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
1
Sep

Treat yourself and enjoy these wonderful photos and commentary of Park Ave, New York, closed to motor vehicles.

From the official media release:

New York City Department Of Transport and our partners are proud to present Summer Streets. We will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 9, 16, & 23).

September 1, 2008 maxwel READ MORE
30
Aug

Join the conversation, get informed: participate in the new Discussion Forum. To create a new thread, or to reply to an existing one, you will need to open an user account.

August 30, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
28
Aug

The 2008–09 funding round is now open for the Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund. Start on your application now!
The Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund is run jointly by Living Streets Aotearoa and Cycling Advocates’ Network.
The Fund provides opportunities for organisations to apply for funding of up to $1000 towards events, promotions and initiatives which promote walking and cycling as a transport option for short trips. The New Zealand Transport Agency provides the funding.
Closing date: 17 October 2008
Download the attached Walking and Cycling Micro-Fund guide
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August 28, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
27
Aug

This is a Test Article Promoted to Home Page. It is also Sticky at the top. This means that it will be displayed in one of the first three slots for news in the Home Page. It will also be included in the list of home page news, wich will be available form the url http://cms.can.org.nz/homepagenews . It will remain on the home page until "Sticky at the top" is unchecked.

August 27, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
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Aug

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22
Aug

Dan Burden (http://www.walkable.org/) lobbies for cities to be more walking/cycle friendly. (duration: 21′49″)
Dan was keynote speaker at Living Streets' recent conference.
Follow the link to hear the interview.

August 22, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
22
Aug

Junior Road Bunch Ride
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Every Sunday morning at 9.00am we meet outside Freyburg Pool, Oriental Bay.
Suitable for 11-19yr olds & parents are welcome to ride too.
Bunch rides are easy and we teach training techniques, such as road safety, bike handling and bunch etiquette.
At least one adult is present on every ride.
This bunch ride will continue until Track training starts in September.
The ride is automatically cancelled if raining.
Gary Gibson 021 173 4406
mailto:getgazza@ihug.co.nz
(copied from PNP...

August 22, 2008 Patrick READ MORE
22
Aug

National cycling organisation Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) today called for the Government to boost funding for cycling. CAN Secretary Robert Ibell said the Government�s announcement of an extra $27 million of state funding for public transport showed a commitment on the part of Government to boost alternatives to private motor vehicle use. CAN wants similar attention to be paid to the use of bicycles as a means of transport.

CAN noted that figures from the last census suggest that the same number of New Zealanders bike to work as take the train or bus. �Despite the existence...

August 22, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The Cycling Advocates' Network (CAN) is surprised by the approach taken by
the Automobile Association over child cyclists.

"The AA has chosen to go down the road of removing the children rather than
removing the danger," said CAN spokesperson Robert Ibell. "There are many
approaches that could be taken, such as having 30km/hr speed limits in
residential areas and around schools. And making safe cycling training a
core part of the school curriculum would ensure that children knew how to
control their bikes and how to behave in traffic. There are...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

Delegates from around New Zealand are gathering in Lower Hutt tomorrow (Friday) morning for the fifth NZ Cycling Conference.

This is the first NZ Cycling Conference held since the release of NZ's National Walking and Cycling Strategy, and delegates are looking for ideas and inspiration as they begin to implement the visions of the strategy.

After a welcome from Hutt City mayor David Ogden and official opening remarks from Associate Transport Minister Harry Duynhoven, the keynote speaker Troels Andersen will take the conference on a tour around his home city, Odense in Denmark...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

Cyclists today expressed outrage about a Land Transport Safety Authority rule change that allows visibility from car side windows to be reduced by half. �This rule change will lead to increased injury and death among cyclists because car drivers will be less able to see them�, said Dave Kelly, spokesperson for national cycling group the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN). 

Cyclists believe the rule change has serious implications for their safety. CAN�s concerns...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The high number of cyclists killed on New Zealand�s roads this year is not a �statistical blip�, says national cycling organisation Cycling Advocates Network (CAN). CAN wants to see some action, not just concern, from the Land Transport Safety Authority over the cyclist deaths.

Sixteen cyclists have been killed so far this year, compared to three at the comparable time last year.

CAN Secretary, Robert Ibell, said that based on an average of 12.8 cyclist fatalities a year between 1995 and 1999, the chance of randomly getting 16 or more cyclists fatalities in half a year is...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The national organisation for bicycle tourists and commuters, the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN), today lent its support to Nelson MP Nick Smith's call for a mountain-bike track through the Kahurangi National Park.

CAN spokesperson Robert Ibell said Dr Smith's proposed $3 million mountain-bike track linking Karamea and Collingwood would tap into a fast growing interest in cycle touring in New Zealand. "A dedicated mountain-bike trail through the Kahurangi National Park would give cyclists access to an area of great natural beauty, with far less environmental impact than a road. A...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The national organisation for bicycle tourists and commuters, the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN), today lent its support to Nelson MP Nick Smith's call for a mountain-bike track through the Kahurangi National Park.

CAN spokesperson Robert Ibell said Dr Smith's proposed $3 million mountain-bike track linking Karamea and Collingwood would tap into a fast growing interest in cycle touring in New Zealand. "A dedicated mountain-bike trail through the Kahurangi National Park would give cyclists access to an area of great natural beauty, with far less environmental impact than a road. A...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

Mad about cars, or just mad about cars? Need a good reason to leave the car at home? This Thursday you'll have two.

The rising cost of petrol make alternatives to your car look more attractive. Not only that, Thursday is Car Free Day, an event being celebrated worldwide.

In NZ, if you're getting on your bike that day you might be the lucky recipient of an apple.

Members of the Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) will be joining others in encouraging people to try a new way of getting to work or school. In many centres cycle commuters will be rewarded for their transport...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE
21
Aug

The Cycling Advocates Network (CAN) said it was delighted with this evening's announcement by Mark Gosche, Minister of Transport, that the Government is to develop a national cycling strategy, something which CAN has been pushing for over the last few years.

CAN chairperson Jane Dawson said that a national cycling strategy should be a guiding document for national and local government, setting priorities for further work. "Government policy-making has traditionally been chopped up into discrete areas such as transport, health, and recreation. It has been very difficult for the...

August 21, 2008 cymbalista READ MORE