“Walking is so vitally, centrally, important to us at both individual and collective levels, that it should be reflected in the way we organise our lives and societies”. (O’ Mara, 2019)

Walking not only repairs our inner organs, but also allows us to think more clearly and more creatively. It can even delay ageing of the brain. Walking can improve muscles, minds and moods. Shane O’Mara refers to walking as “a social glue that has contributed to our survival as a species”.

Welcome to Walk On Aotearoa (WOA), a site for those looking for a new way of walking. WOA wants to inspire more New Zealanders to walk tall (walk with a purpose), and to walk together (walk in a way that inspires others to follow in their footsteps).

Our mission is to raise the profile of plogging (picking up litter whilst out for a jog or walk).

Our vision is an Aotearoa where plogging is as popular as jogging, walking (maybe even Rugby!). We want plogging to be our national sport!

We would like to invite you to take a walk around the pages found within this site, including Point2Point Plogging and Plogga (Kerbside Cricket)

For more inspiration, please visit our WOA Facebook page.

You can also follow my local point2point plogging via my instagram page – @r.k.wright (where I randomly post rubbish pictures of me removing other people’s rubbish).