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Letters: Legal cannabis threat to smoke-free goal?
May 23, 2019 (07:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
HOW does the proposed legalise cannabis bill fit with the Government's aim to make New Zealand smoke-free by 2025?It would be illegal to smoke a tobacco cigarette, but you could happily smoke a joint.Also, you could probably bet... More...
New design for Auckland Harbour Bridge shared path announced
May 23, 2019 (07:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The NZ Transport Agency has released plans for its preferred option for a shared path over the Auckland Harbour Bridge.The new design for the long-awaited cycleway and walkway will provide a 5m-wide path flanking the Harbour Bridge's... More...
Cyclists are using pool noodles to keep themselves safe on the road
May 23, 2019 (07:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Cyclists all over the world are using pool noodles on their rides to keep themselves safe - and it could be their best safety tool yet.In places where there is no shoulder, the foam piece, which can usually be purchased for $5 or... More...
Cycling: George Bennett beaten by young sensations at Tour of California
May 18, 2019 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has been bested by two of cycling's young sensations at the Tour of California.Bennett has finished in third on the pivotal penultimate stage, five seconds behind victor Tadej Pogacar, with the 20-year-old Slovenian... More...
Cycling: George Bennett moves up, then back down, as confusion reigns after chaotic stage at Tour of California
May 15, 2019 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett has survived a chaotic end to stage four of the Tour of California - including his own mechanical issue - but his chances of overall victory have been hampered by a controversial ruling.Bennett's mechanical problem... More...
Cycling: Problems for George Bennett at Tour of California
May 14, 2019 (09:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett's hopes of winning a second Tour of California title have taken a hit.Bennett has finished 10th on stage two, riding strongly, but being tactically outmanoeuvred by several other squads as some of his rivals stole... More...
Cycling: George Bennett ready for return to the Tour of California
May 13, 2019 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett is back at the site of his breakthrough victory in world cycling " but a repeat performance is going to require an even greater display.Bennett has returned to the Tour of California, where he claimed his first and... More...
Local Focus: Exciting extensions to Napier-Hastings cyclepath coming our way
May 13, 2019 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A direct route between Napier and Hastings along cyclepaths is an aspirational goal, but several years away says Hawke's Bay Regional Council Cycle Network Co-ordinator, Vicki Butterworth.She said although there was $2.6 million... More...
DoC, WorkSafe investigating death of cyclist on Mountains to Sea trail near Whanganui
May 13, 2019 (06:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The Department of Conservation and WorkSafe are investigating the death of a female cyclist on the Mountains to Sea cycle trail in March.The death happened on March 17. A rescue helicopter was called at 2.50pm, but the woman had... More...
Viewpoint NZ: Fighting climate change, brewing up a craft beer storm and Metiria Turei is back, as an artist
May 03, 2019 (11:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
On today's Viewpoint NZ, are we doing enough about climate change? And just what is Extinction Rebellion?Also on today's show:• Whitebait in Maketū• Manuka honey in Northland• Minis in Dunedin• craft... More...
Two Whanganui riders win dual medals at the Age Group Nationals in Timaru over the weekend
May 03, 2019 (11:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Hot on the heels of winning their West Coast North Island road cycling titles Whanganui riders Glenn Haden and Pat Johnstone backed up by claiming dual medal success at the Vantage Age Group National Road Cycling Championships in... More...
'Kindness of strangers' sustains Kiwi Olympian's 20,000km world bike tour
April 28, 2019 (00:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Not yet halfway through her 20,000km world cycling tour, draped in a headscarf and long sleeves under the scorching Iranian sun, Rebecca Wardell crashed and split open her knee.The Kiwi Olympian spent the rest of that day shuffled... More...
Cycling: Dion Smith caught up in crash carnage at Fleche Wallonne
April 28, 2019 (00:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kiwi cyclist Dion Smith has been one of the victims of a crash-filled finale at Fleche Wallonne yesterday.Smith, who has been impressive in a helping role in his first season with the Mitchelton-Scott squad, was one of several riders... More...
Impossible finish stuns cycling world as Mathieu Van der Poel wins Amstel Gold Race
April 28, 2019 (00:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Mathieu van der Poel won the biggest race of his career to leave the cycling world stunned with the manner in which he overhauled Julian Alaphilippe and Jakob Fuglsang, who had looked certain to contest victory at the Amstel Gold... More...
Commonwealth Gold: Behind the intense Sam Gaze is fire and ice
December 25, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It was the year of the Novichok poisoning, the Commonwealth Games held in the Gold Coast, and Nasa's InSight landing on Mars. This summer we look back at the big stories of the year around the world and closer to home. This story... More...
Arches of new Whanganui bridge soar skyward
December 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
People passing on State Highway 4 are swivelling their eyes westward towards cranes and the arch of a new bridge rising up in a paddock on Papaiti Rd.The arch of the bridge is complete but still needs stiffeners, Whanganui District... More...
Cycling: George Bennett set for Tour de France return in 2019
December 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
George Bennett is set for a return to the Tour de France, but is unlikely to lead his team at cycling's biggest race.Bennett was on track for a top 10 finish at the Tour in 2017 when he had to withdraw due to illness, and didn't... More...
Cycling: How Sam Bewley came to love his selfless job in the professional peloton
December 22, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
It may seem counter-intuitive but don't look at Sam Bewley's results if you want to understand his cycling success. In 2018, Bewley finished in the top 40 on just three of his 51 individual stages - but his performances were good... More...
Team Sky future in doubt after owner withdraws from cycling
December 12, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
LONDON (AP) " The future of the most successful cycling team of the last decade was put in doubt Wednesday when Sky announced its withdrawal from the sport following the European pay TV giant's takeover by American company Comcast.Team... More...
Barry Soper: Who says we all want more cycle ways?
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: One thing you can say about the American twang of Julie Anne Genter is that it's enthusiastic, particularly when it comes to her pet topics.One of them is cycling, to such an extent that a few months ago she cycled to... More...
Cycling: Shane Archbold and Aaron Gate return to track cycling
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A conversation over a couple of beers in Spain has steered Shane Archbold back to the track.The Kiwi cyclist has been without a professional road team since Irish outfit Aqua Blue Sport folded in August, and has returned to the... More...
Nicola Patrick: Nothing surprises me anymore -- except these surprises
December 11, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Sometimes I've heard people say "nothing surprises me anymore" " I'm obviously not there, yet, as this week has had more than a few surprises.Turns out some people in New Zealand think that a Maori dressing up as Santa is a big... More...
$500,000 boost for Whanganui velodrome roof ahead of public open day
December 06, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The bid to put a roof on Whanganui's velodrome has had a half a million dollar boost. The $500,000 grant from the Whanganui Community Foundation comes just as the Raise the VeloRoof group prepares to open the facility up to the... More...
Twice the fun on a tandem bike with Pāpāmoa's Coastal Cruisers
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Iain Bibby always has his mate Yvonne with him when he goes for a bike ride.He's the "captain" at the helm of Yvonne de Winter's tandem bike and she's the passenger.The two go biking every week in Pāpāmoa together.Yvonne,... More...
Whanganui council and Arthritis New Zealand team up to get people active
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui will host a pilot project aiming to get people with arthritis to start cycling. Exercise can help improve the condition, particularly osteoarthritis, and Arthritis New Zealand promotes cycling as a good form of physical... More...
Whanganui-Upokongaro cycleway bridge takes shape
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Foundations for the new Whanganui-Upokongaro cycleway bridge could be constructed before Christmas, Whanganui District Council project manager Rick Grobecker says.Its prefabricated steel parts were made by Eastbridge in Napier,... More...
Study finds cycle lanes and walkways reduce car use and emissions
December 05, 2018 (20:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
New research has shown that investing in cycle lanes and walkways encourages people to drive less and cuts carbon emissions.The research, from the University of Otago, Wellington and Victoria University, studied the impact of new... More...
Kiwi as! Wellington cyclist's bizarre raincoat goes viral
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
They say "you can't beat Wellington on a good day". But according to one brave cyclist, you can't beat Wellington on a bad day either.Hilarious footage has emerged of an ingenious Wellington cyclist riding along Taranaki St while... More...
Mike Hosking: Julie Anne Genter's peddling nostalgia, not sensible cycling policy
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Small irony in Julie Anne Genter's first day back at work from having a baby, is she used NZTA to spend some more of our money.You know NZTA? The agency currently under investigation for not doing their jobs around warrants.... More...
NZTA to give $23m to get more children riding bicycles
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The New Zealand Transport Agency will spend $23 million over three years to get more children riding bikes, Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter has announced. Bikes in Schools, a charitable trust that aims to get children... More...
Green MP and Government Minister Julie Anne Genter back at work today
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Government Minister Julie Anne Genter has returned to work after three months on parental leave.Genter, who is Minister for Women as well as Associate Minister of Transport and Health, gave birth to her son Joaquin in August after... More...
Work starts on Paengaroa to Rotoiti cycleway
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Work has started on the new cycle trail link between Paengaroa and Rotoiti and it could be opened temporarily for use over the Christmas break.The $150,000 trail is being funded by the New Zealand Transport Agency and is an important... More...
Cyclist dies following 'medical event' during Lake Taupō Cycle Challenge
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
A cyclist has died in the annual Lake Taupō Cycle challenge.Event organisers have confirmed the person died while competing in today's event, which takes cyclists on a course around Lake Taupō. "Early information suggests... More...
Offers of help flood in for victims of bike theft in Northland
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
The teacher who had her bike and belongings stolen from a campground in Waitangi partway through a cycle trip around New Zealand was bought to tears after offers of help have flooded in.The plight of Dunedin woman Jan Burch featured... More...
Auckland Transport boss says cycleway report is fundamentally flawed
November 29, 2018 (10:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Transport chief executive Shane Ellison says a report stating the council body may have used overestimated figures to give a favourable business case for four cycleways in the city is fundamentally flawed.A Herald story... More...
Four abreast: Motorist 'peeved off' at group of cyclists hogging busy Auckland road
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
An Auckland motorist was left "peeved off" after a large group of cyclists took over Tamaki Dr without consideration.But a cycling advocacy group is calling for motorists to show patience and share the roads with other users.Lana... More...
Young Whanganui cyclists make the grade
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Young Whanganui cyclists were being put through their paces at Laird Park this week.Two top cyclists (one girl and one boy from each school) have been chosen to compete for the Young Cyclist of the Year award.Constables Rob Conder... More...
Simon Wilson: Why do bicycles provoke such a flamethrower of fury?
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: Why are people so frightened of bicycles? By people I mean especially those people in the media, my colleagues, who think it's sharp to use any old nonsense to try to destroy cycling. Ha, that bike lane is empty! Haha,... More...
Cyclist Cardoso banned 4 years for doping before 2017 Tour
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) " The International Cycling Union says it imposed a four-year ban on Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso for doping with EPO ahead of the 2017 Tour de France.The UCI says its anti-doping tribunal gave its verdict,... More...
Comment: The real reason cycle lanes are always empty
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
COMMENT: I'm not a cyclist. I don't own a bike and I hate the feeling of Lycra. I drive my car over offensively short distances sometimes and I'm unapologetically lazy about walking to the shops.My only bias is being a big... More...
Auckland Council responds to Mike Hosking on Auckland cycleways: Get out of your car
November 18, 2018 (23:45) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Council returned fire at Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking around the city's cycleways.During his daily opinion piece yesterday , Hosking addressed the revelation that exaggerated figures were being used to get funding for cycleways."Auckland... More...
Auckland cycleways overestimated demand to obtain taxpayer funding, says Auckland Transport report
November 12, 2018 (08:30) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Auckland Transport may have used exaggerated figures to receive taxpayer dollars for four cycleways in the city, says an internal AT report."The cycle demand was overestimated in all the four business cases" for the Quay St, Nelson... More...
New bike track gets Tawhero and St Marcellin schools pedalling
November 11, 2018 (02:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
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... More...
Cycling: Whanganui's Glenn Haden does well at Tour of Southland
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Whanganui cyclist Glenn Haden is very satisfied with his first attempt at New Zealand's preeminent cycling race tour.Haden completed the SBS Bank Tour of Southland last Saturday after six days and over 850km of gruelling road racing.Racing... More...
Cyclist allegedly shoved car door against woman in road rage incident
November 08, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Witnesses are shaken after a "disgusting" road rage incident in which a cyclist allegedly hurt a woman by jamming her in a car door.But police say accounts from the scene contradict each other and no charges are being laid.The... More...
Pro riders union upset by doping control during cycling gala
November 07, 2018 (12:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " The professional cyclists' union is urging anti-doping authorities to treat athletes in a more respectful manner after a Belgian rider was forced to leave a cycling gala to follow anti-doping inspectors for an out-of-competition... More...
Froome coy about Giro defense as 2019 route revealed
November 01, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
MILAN (AP) " Chris Froome could have another attempt at winning both the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France as the British rider has not ruled out the possibility of defending the title he secured in Rome this year.Next year's... More...
Wanganui Collegiate School's Kyle Hoskin impressing on the cycle track
October 29, 2018 (03:00) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
Kyle Hoskin hopped on a mountain bike at the age of 10 and has never looked back.The Wanganui Collegiate School student is now 16 and pedals around New Zealand competing in all sorts of cycle races."The most recent was one of... More...
2019 Tour de France celebrates century of yellow jerseys
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
PARIS (AP) " Next year's Tour de France will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the showcase race's iconic yellow jersey.With France emerging from the carnage of World War I, the Tour offered its beacon of hope to the war-ravaged... More...
Letters: Walk the Avenue at your peril
October 25, 2018 (13:15) [ Indexed from New Zealand Herald ]
IT WAS my misfortune today to walk the Avenue from the AA Office to New World supermarket. What an absolute disgrace, not to mention danger, that footpath is.I have walked the footpaths in most cities in New Zealand and have never... More...

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