Free pancake breakfast attracts record numbers for Go By Bike Day in Whanganui

Record numbers turned out in Whanganui for the annual national Go By Bike Day. Volunteers were cooking and dishing up free pancakes at the Cornmarket Reserve on Wednesday morning for people who arrived by bike. Lyneke Onderwater, of the Whanganui Bicycle Users Group, said 85 people turned up during the two-hour breakfast session. “I’m very […]

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Contractors build float to move Whanganui bridge over two days

So many people want to see Whanganui’s newest bridge installed that the Whanganui District Council has to work on a detailed crowd plan, says project manager Rick Grobecker. The 130m-long pedestrian and cycle bridge is part of the Mountains to Sea/Nga Ara Tuhono cycleway, moving cyclists to the Whanganui River’s west bank for the final […]

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Cycling programme for people with arthritis to be launched in Whanganui

A pilot programme to encourage people with arthritis to make cycling part of their daily lives will be launched in Whanganui. The Cycle Forward programme is being launched by Arthritis New Zealand and Whanganui District Council on Wednesday, February 20. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be coming to Whanganui to launch this programme, which is the […]

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New cycling collaboration

Whanganui District Council and Arthritis New Zealand are collaborating to develop a three-year pilot project in Whanganui to encourage people with arthritis (particularly osteoarthritis) to start cycling, return to cycling or keep cycling. Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of the joints which can affect any joint, but most commonly occurs in the hands and weight-bearing […]

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New bike track gets Tawhero and St Marcellin schools pedalling

A new bike track between Tawhero and St Marcellin schools has opened adding another cog in Whanganui’s growing network of cycleways. An official opening for the track was held on Monday and Tawhero School principal Chris Dibben said it was about helping children “get healthy, use bikes and learn about the road rules and everything […]

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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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