The announcement of the winners of the 2012 awards for walking and cycling friendly projects will be one of the highlights of this week’s national 2WalkandCycle conference in Hastings.
News archive: February 2012
Heretaunga Intermediate School librarian Rona Ahern hasn’t riden a bike in years. She will be 80 later this year but that didn’t deter her from doing her bit to help the school in this month’s BikeWise Challenge.
Rona Ahern says "I used to bike regularly but it’s been quite a long time since I have been for a ride. I was a bit concerned about venturing out on two wheels but it turned out that the school had a trike and that made me feel a little more comfortable about riding."
It’s that time of year, when the Hastings community comes together to celebrate how books can change lives.
On Thursday March 1st, the Hastings District Libraries and Matariki Wines invite people to celebrate New Zealand Book Month 2012 at the Flaxmere Library with Nalini Singh. The New Zealander and New York Times bestselling author will present an evening called An Intimate Interlude with Nalini Singh.
Potential changes to laws protecting walkers and cyclists from other traffic will be discussed at this week’s national walking and cycling conference.
The Deputy Mayors of Hastings and Napier will dress in their most glamorous art deco outfits and take part in a fashion parade, as part of next weeks to 2WalkandCycle conference in Hastings.
Cynthia Bowers and Kathie Furlong will lead off the fashion parade in a pedicab and then hop on their own bikes and join the other models.
A Dragon Dance Group from Wellington will bring spectacular style and colour to International Cultures Day in Hastings next month.
The Dragon Dance team is based at the Wellington Chinese Sports and Cultural Centre and has appeared at many events across the North Island. In 2010 the team finished eighth at the World Luminous Dragon Dance Championships in Hong Kong. The members of the team range in age from 13 to 50.
Volunteering as a Horse of the Year 2012 ambassador will see you give advice to locals and visitors on what to do at the show and point out the many great attractions that exist around Hastings District.
The national 2Walk&Cycle conference will address transport issues that will help improve the lifestyle of everyone in the community.
The previous record for the total number of bikes presented at an iWay Big Bike Fixup was smashed during the event held on Sunday (February 5th) at the Hastings clock tower.