Whanganui’s Fitzherbert Ave extension covered in NZTA funding boost

The Fitzherbert Ave extension and shared pathways along key city routes are the major projects which will benefit from $38.8m in NZ Transport Agency funding coming Whanganui’s way. Of that $31.9m which will contribute 61 per cent towards roading maintenance over the next three years. And it will also get $6.9m for specific infrastructure projects […]

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Whanganui snares a further $2.6million from NZTA

Whanganui has picked up a further $2.6 million in NZ Transport Agency funding just days after a $38.8 million package was announced. The further funding will go towards footpath renewals, maintenance and active transport which complements the $38.8 million for roading maintenance and special projects, including the Fitzherbert Ave extension. NZTA will fund 61 per […]

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Whanganui Young Cyclist of the Year 2018

Date: Thursday 15th November at 12pm Location: Laird Park, Peat Street 1st Boy & Girl: $100 voucher each 2nd Boy & Girl: $50 voucher each Best boy & girl from each School will receive a $10 gift voucher when they compete in the Young Cyclists of the Year. They will also get A FREE sausage […]

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Free lights to be handed out for Be Bright, Be Seen campaign

Five hundred sets of lights will be handed out to Whanganui cyclists, runners and walkers as part of a Be Bright, Be Seen campaign launched this week. The winter campaign is a partnership between Whanganui District Council, Horizons Regional Council, Whanganui Police, Let’s Go and bike groups to ensure those out and about during the […]

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NZTA Workplace Cycling Guide

New Zealand has embarked on a cycling revolution. The benefits are many – healthier people, less congestion, reduced carbon emissions, to name but three. Businesses and other organisations have a key role to play. This online guide provides all the key information to help your workplace better provide for people on bikes. View the full […]

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BikeReady

In July the NZ Transport Agency and ACC, in collaboration with the cycling education sector, will start implementing BikeReady, which consolidates and expands on the best of current training and cycle skills initiatives from around the country, including the very successful Bikes in Schools model. This development phase began in September. The BikeReady project team […]

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Light Up Bike Spectacle Held in Whanganui

The first Light Up Bike Spectacle was held in Whanganui on Friday. The family-friendly community event saw around 500 people stretch along the Te Tuaiwi Shared Pathway on St Hill Street and the City to North Mole Shared Pathway, riding bikes with illuminated wheels, and walking with lanterns. Participants were entertained along the way by […]

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Light Up Bike Spectacle

Dig out your Christmas lights and pump up your bike tyres – it’s time for the first ever Light Up Bike Spectacle! Join us at 5.30pm, Friday May 4 for an extravaganza in bicycle art, performance and DIY wheel decoration. This all-ages, all-wheels event will parade along the shared pathway next to our beautiful awa […]

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Upokongaro cycle bridge construction about to begin

Construction of the $2.5 million Upokongaro to Whanganui cycleway – which includes a new bridge over the Whanganui River – will begin next month.

The bridge is expected to be completed by March and will take the Mountains to the Sea cycleway on a new route between Upokongaro and the city.

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Bike the Bason

A Fun Criterium! 6th March, $5 entry, $2 for kids. Spot prizes, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle. All funds go to Parkinsons NZ.

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