Walking saves lives. Walking changes lives. Walking improves lives.

Walk On Aotearoa (WoA) is a not-for-profit sustainable social movement established by Dr Richard Wright in January 2019. Dr Wright’s dream is to get more urbanised New Zealanders walking together, walking tall, and walking with hope in their hearts towards a happy healthier life. Research shows that walking is one of the best forms of physical exercise. Few things beat a good walk!

Walking Tall is about doing something that makes yourself and others within your local community feel proud of who they are and where they come from. If you say that someone “walks tall”, you mean that they behave in a way that shows that they have pride in themselves and in what they are doing.

Plogging is a Swedish word that merges jogging and the Swedish phrase “plocka upp”, which means picking up. It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016, following increased concern about plastic pollution. It incorporates bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking, and/or walking.  

For more information, visit the WOA’s Pathway’s to Plogging https://walkingtall.life/pathwaystoplogging/