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The Fresh Air Challenge - Te Wero Hauhau is about making changes on how we travel to work and school.

Reducing our reliance on single occupancy car travel (and its associated costs) begins with a footstep. Or the turn of a bicycle wheel. Or hailing a bus!

The Fresh Air Challenge runs for the month of November and is your chance to increase your active travel and encourage others to join you.

Register your workplace or school and have your colleagues swap even one car trip a week for walking, biking/e-biking, scootering/e-scootering, busing or ride-sharing. Even working from home or holding a virtual meeting counts!

Organisations that encourage everyone to take part and increase their active travel facilities will reflect in their organisations participation.  There are lots of cool offers and spot prizes up for grabs!


Get involved today! Fill out the form HERE

or contact letsgo@npdc.govt.nz for more info

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Get a work team together and join the Let’s Go, Fresh Air Challenge this November.

Encourage your work colleagues to start by changing just one car trip a week for an active travel experience, and don’t forget that work from home or holding virtual meetings count!

You can log any active or sustainable commutes you do during the month – this includes the weekends.

As much as we think exercise is important, the Challenge is a commuting challenge, so unfortunately a bike ride or a walk around the block for exercise can’t be logged.

Your trips will be added to your workplace total and you’ll see on the Fresh Air Challenge leaderboard how you’re tracking against other workplaces of similar size. Total trips count however high workplace participation rates will also be eligible for prize rewards.

For large organisations you can run an internal competition between your teams, encouraging a bit of fun, healthy competition between teams and inspire more participation. 

The Fresh Air Challenge is a great team building activity whilst contributing to your work place health and wellbeing goals. There are some great prizes up for grabs too!


Register your workplace here

For more information contact letsgo@npdc.govt.nz


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The Fresh Air Challenge for schools and kura starts on Monday 01 November and will run for two weeks until Friday 12 November.

Schools in the New Plymouth District compete against each other for the coveted Fresh Air Challenge trophy, as well as competing for special category awards below;

  • Movers and Shakers award: Most improved school
  • Golden Foot award: Most walking trips
  • Wicked Wheels award: Most riding, scootering and skating trips
  • Clean Air Award: Most rideshare and bus trips

Schools also run internal competitions, where the classes/groups who together record the most active transport trips at the end of the Challenge are rewarded with a pizza lunch.

To register your school contact the Let’s Go team (letsgo@npdc.govt.nz).  We will need the total number of students enrolled at the school at the start of the Challenge and details of classrooms/groups, ie: Rm 1-Rm 15.