New Zealanders need to almost halve their number of car trips to satisfactorily improve our health and wellbeing, a new report claims.
The University of Otago report, Turning the Tide - from Cars to Active Transport, has recommended the Government put targets and legislation in place to reduce car use in urban centres from 84 per cent of trips to 45 per cent by 2050.
The report claims two-thirds of car trips made for commuting between 2015 and 2017 were within a comfortable cycling distance (five kilometres or less), while one-third were within a reasonable walking distance (2km or less).
Rosetta Rawlings' 100th birthday went off to the sound of 100 claps and birthday wishes from her favourite television stars from Coronation St.
About 50,000 primary and secondary teachers will swap their pens for placards after their two unions rejected a series of pay offers. It will affect hundreds of thousands of students in more than 2000 schools.
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It's manned by St John volunteers and aims to relieve pressure on busy ambulance staff and help people get to important health appointments in Christchurch.