Auckland Transport

Media Release: Walk to Work Day

Friday 11 March 

Get your walking shoes on

Wednesday 16 March is New Zealand’s annual Walk to Work Day, an occasion to celebrate walking with a series of free breakfasts for those who lace-up their sneakers on the day.

Auckland Transport is hosting the breakfasts in association with Living Streets Aotearoa, an organisation that promotes walking-friendly communities.

Auckland Transport’s Community Transport manager Matthew Rednall says increasing the amount of walking done as part of people’s daily commute to work is a simple way to increase fitness.

“It can be easy as parking the car further away from the office or for those on the train or bus getting off a few stops earlier and walking the rest of the way to work,” he says. 

Walking is free and almost everyone is able to do it and benefit from it.  Research shows that walking 10 minutes a day can have a positive impact on one’s health.   

Join other walkers and attend any of the four events being held across Auckland for your free breakfast.  Walkers can go in the draw to win a $200 ZIERA shoe voucher, and have the opportunity to share their walking story by entering the best Walking Story competition.  

Breakfast Events

Location

Time

Details

North

Columbus Café, Smales Farm, Taharoto Rd

7am to 9am 

Registration is essential to attend this event.

Register by emailing Debbie Lang and you will be sent a registration form.

Central

Pigeon Park, Corner of Karangahape Road and Symonds St

6.30am to 9am

No registration needed

West

Henderson Railway Overbridge, Railside Ave

7.30am to 9.30am

Pick an 'on the go snack' as you head in to work.

No registration needed

South

Botany Town Centre, Town Centre Dr

7am to 9am

No registration needed

ENDS

About Auckland Transport

Auckland Transport is a Controlled Organisation (CCO) of Auckland Council. It is responsible for all of the region’s transport services (excluding state highways) - from roads and footpaths, to cycling, parking and public transport.

Among its main tasks are:

  • To design, build and maintain Auckland’s roads, ferry wharves, cycleways and walkways.

  • Co-ordinate road safety and community transport initiatives such as school travel

  • Plan and fund bus, train and ferry services across Auckland.

For more information go to www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz

For media inquiries, please call:

Sharon Hunter, External Communications Manager, Auckland Transport

021 545 230, sharon.hunter@aucklandtransport.govt.nz