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.

Walk On Aotearoa (WOA) has been established to help New Zealanders of all shapes and sizes improve their physical, mental and social well-being through the simple science of walking. More over, WOA seeks to raise awareness and appreciation towards the proven benefits of walking with a purpose. We want to promote the sport of plogging.

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.  

WOA‘s founder, Dr Richard Keith Wright, wants to get more of Aotearoa’s residents active and actively cleaning up their local neighbourhoods (the place they call home). Research shows that people are less likely to litter in an area that is largely litter-free (i.e. litter breeds more litter).

So ‘Plocka Upp’ Aotearoa… and welcome to WOA!

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


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