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A ride for all seasons

Te Atatu City
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K Road Queens Wharf
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Westhaven Way

Herne Bay Downtown Ferry
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Springs to City

Kingsland Fort Street
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Harbourside Ride

Britomart Mission Bay
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Parks and Playgrounds

Mt Albert Auckland Zoo
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There are hundreds of fantastic rides to enjoy all around Auckland, from family-friendly and leisure riding, to fitness, commuting and cycle touring. A growing number of cycleways now connect you to town centres, public transport, work and study. Along the way you’ll discover idyllic views, community gathering spots, history and all sorts of life in the bike lane.

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A ride for all seasons

Te Atatu City

Cycling doesn’t stop for Winter! Simply wrap up warm and pack a jacket. With the right gear your bike will help you beat heavy traffic, and arrive with a healthy glow. Just make sure you’re visible with the right lights, clothing and equipment.

be bright

Be bright

Light-coloured clothing, bike lights and reflectors will make sure you’re seen when the sun goes down.

keep warm and dry

Stay warm and dry

Gloves and leggings will keep you warm on those frosty mornings. A rain jacket’s essential, and there are some great cycling ponchos available now too. If you’re riding to work, take some spare shoes and socks for the day.

ride to the conditions

Ride to the conditions

Ride a bit slower when the cycleways and roads are wet. And when it’s drizzly or dark make sure you maintain good road positions and pay extra attention to people walking and other road users.

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K Road Queens Wharf

Why not start this ride by meeting up at a cool K Rd café? All going smoothly proceed to East St and cruise down to the start of the Lightpath. Glide along the suspended pink path to the top of Nelson St, where the cycleways make getting downtown a breeze. Cycle slowly through the viaduct area, then along Quay St and on to Queens Wharf. Drift down past the cloud to one of Auckland’s latest greatest art works. What a spot for some summer romance!

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Good Times in The City

Cycle route towards Queens Wharf
  1. A Karangahape Rd View »
  2. B Canada St / Entrance to the pink Lightpath View »
  3. C Nelson St cycleway View »
  4. D Market Place / connection to Quay St cycleway View »
  5. E Quay St cycleway View »
  6. F Beaumont St shared path View »
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K Road Queens Wharf

Why not start this ride by meeting up at a cool K Rd cafe. All going smoothly proceed to East St and cruise down to the start of the Lightpath. Glide along the suspended pink path to the top of Nelson St, where the cycleway make getting down town a breeze. Cycle slowly through the viaduct area, then along Quay St and on to Queens Wharf. Drift down past the cloud to one of Auckland’s latest greatest art works. What a spot for some summer romance!

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Cycle route towards Queens Wharf
  1. A Karangahape Rd View »
  2. B Canada St / Entrance to the pink Lightpath View »
  3. C Nelson St cycleway View »
  4. D Market Place / connection to Quay St cycleway View »
  5. E Quay St cycleway View »
  6. F Beaumont St shared path View »
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Westhaven Way

Herne Bay Downtown Ferry
Terminal

Coffee up, then make your way down to Curran St past Point Erin Park. Cruise along the inner harbourside and under the bridge to Westhaven Marina. Cycle on through Wynyard Quarter and over the Wynyard Crossing bridge to the Viaduct. Perhaps do a lap of Princes Wharf before arriving at the Ferry Terminal. To continue your adventure, take your bike on the ferry to Devonport or Waiheke Island.

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Westhaven Way

Cycle route towards Downtown Ferry Terminal
  1. A Jervois Rd, Herne Bay Town Centre View »
  2. B Sarsfield St View »
  3. C Curran St View »
  4. D Westhaven promenade, Harbour Bridge View »
  5. E Westhaven promenade, St Marys Bay View »
  6. F Beaumont St shared path View »
  7. G Wynyard Quarter, North Wharf View »
  8. H Market Place, Viaduct. Connects to Nelson St Cycleway View »
  9. I Quay St Cycleway, Downtown Ferry Terminal, Britomart Train Station View »
  10. J Connects to Tamaki Dr and Grafton Gully View »
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Springs to City

Kingsland Fort Street

Here’s a quick and easy way to get in to study or work. Start in the inner city suburbs, then head under the Bond Street Bridge and up to Upper Queen St to cross the motorway. Take a right onto the Grafton Gully cycleway under the watchful eye of Owen Dippie’s “Hine” mural. Then cruise downhill for Uni on your right, or all the way down to Stanley St to access the city or foreshore.

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Cycle route towards Britomart
  1. A Travel west to St Lukes, Pt Chevalier, Waterview, Unitec & Te Atatu View »
  2. B School Rd View »
  3. C Central Rd entrance View »
  4. D Ian McKinnon Dr View »
  5. E Upper Queen St View »
  6. F Entrance to Grafton Gully View »
  7. G Grafton Rd exit View »
  8. H Grafton Gully View »
  9. I Beach Rd cycleway View »
  10. J Britomart Pl / connection to Quay St cycleway View »
  11. K Fort St shared space View »

Harbourside Ride

Britomart Mission Bay
Fountain

Browse the shops at Britomart then hop on your bike for a ride ‘round the bays. Cycle past Port of Auckland’s famous red fence and on to Tamaki Drive. Glide along the harbour edge under the Pohutakawas and enjoy sparkling views across to Rangitoto Island. Round Hobson Bay and Okahu Bay to the sandy shores of Mission Bay.

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Britomart to Mission Bay

Cycleway towards Mission Bay, Kohimarama and St Heliers
  1. A Connects to Nelson st cycleway / Pink Path / Westhaven. View »
  2. B Britomart Place / Grafton Gully. View »
  3. C Quay St Cycleway. View »
  4. D Connects to Judges Bay Rd / St Stephens Ave Have to lift your bike up stairs though. View »
  5. E Okahu Bay. View »
  6. F Mission Bay. View »
  7. G Kohimarima*. View »
  8. H St Heliers*. View »

Parks and Playgrounds

Mt Albert Auckland Zoo

Pack a picnic and bring the family for a ride beside Te Auaunga/Oakley Creek. Cross boardwalks and bridges through the greenery. Admire the carved pou whenua (land posts) and waka maumahara (memorial pillars). Catch some sports at Phyllis St Reserve. Stop at the playgrounds, pump track or skate park. Ride the rainbow bridge, then continue on the northwestern cycle route to Western Springs, Auckland Zoo or in to the city.

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Waterview Shared Path

Cycleway towards Western Springs, Auckland Zoo and the CBD
  1. A Connects to cycleway through to Pikes Point Onehunga. View »
  2. B New North Rd (Soljack Place) and Bollard Ave exit / entrance*. View »
  3. C Blockhouse Bay Rd (Trent Street) Entrance. View »
  4. D Harbutt Reserve/End of harbutt Ave. View »
  5. E Alford Street Bridge /Pou. View »
  6. F Waterview reserve exit / entrance. View »
  7. G Rainbow Path. View »
  8. H Unitec / Fixit Station / Carrington Rd exit / entrance. View »
  9. I Sutherland Rd / Golf Course*. View »
  10. J St Lukes Rd Exit / entrance*. View »
  11. K Connection to Western Springs / Zoo. View »
  12. L Northwestern cycleway continues to CBD. View »

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I haven’t been beaten up, can Women’s Refuge still help me?

We support women who have experienced any form of domestic violence: verbal, psychological/emotional, sexual, and financial as well as physical. In fact, psychological/emotional abuse is the most common form of domestic violence.

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Women's Refuge support and advocacy services are free. In the safe house, rent is usually charged once your financial situation is sorted out. Safety is our main concern. You won't be turned away if you don't have any money.

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Some women only stay a night or two, while others stay for weeks. You can talk with the advocates at your local refuge about how long you think you need to stay to ensure your safety.

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Women's Refuge has clothing that you can have. We’ve also got toys and books, formula and nappies. You are welcome to use our emergency food until you get your financial situation sorted out.

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Safe houses usually have other women, including women with their children, staying there. Refuge advocates are around during the day.

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The advocates at your local refuge will help you work out transport for your children, or help with changing schools.

Can Women's Refuge help me if I stay in my own house?

Yes, we can provide all the same support and advocacy for you no matter where you choose to live. You may be eligible to access support through the Whanau Protect service.

I'm living in a rural area. Can you still help me?

Yes. Find your local refuge and they will be able to arrange support, advocacy and transport for you.

Can Women's Refuge help around issues with children?

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Getting out

The most important thing is for you and your children to get out safely. It is important to know that leaving a violent relationship can be one of the most dangerous times for women and children so it is important to make a safety plan around leaving and keep your plans confidential. Below are some tips to help you make a plan.

  • If you can, pack a bag with bare necessities and important documents that you can leave with someone you trust. Include important documents such as passport, birth certificate, bank account details, driver’s licence, and bank cards and other things like medicines.

  • Know abuser's schedule and safe times to leave.

  • Contact us for guidance or a safe place to stay for you and your children.

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The safety of you and your children (if you have them) will be your primary concern. If you’re not ready or cannot safely leave, here are some things you can do to stay safe now.

  • Make a safety plan with the guidance of a refuge advocate.

  • Get yourself a pre-paid phone; keep it charged and safe.

  • Keep photocopies of important documents (passport, birth certificate, bank account details, medical notes, driver's licence, etc) and store these at the home of a supportive friend or family member.

  • Keep a journal of all violent incidents, noting dates and events.

  • If you can, open your own bank account and try to save some money.

  • If you have pets you are worried about, consider them in your safety plan.

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General

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We may collect personal information from you when you use this web application, for example when you make a request for contact on this web application.

You may decide not to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide it, we may not be able to provide you with access to certain information or services. For example, we may be unable to make contact with you if you do not provide us with your contact information.

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All personal information collected on this web application is collected and held by NCIWR. We will endeavour to protect your personal information that is held by us from unauthorised access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

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Contacting NCIWR

Any emergency relating to domestic violence should be directed to 111 for New Zealand Police assistance.

If you request assistance through this website, we will endeavour to respond as soon as we can. If you require advocacy services phone 0800 REFUGE or 0800 733 843 to talk to a refuge in your area within New Zealand. All member refuges of NCIWR are listed on our main website (www.womensrefuge.org.nz). If you do visit the Women’s Refuge Website, please note that it is a traceable site so we recommend you use the online safety tips found on this web application to visit www.womensrefuge.org.nz safely.

Advocacy services are available at member refuges. Your call and information will be treated in confidence and privacy.

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This privacy policy was last updated on 6 October 2015.

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