Western Leader : February 4th 2011
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Animal smuggling Experts in wildlife forensics are in Auckland this week for the first Australasian symposium on the subject. The four-day gathering at the New Zealand Centre for Conservation Medicine at Auckland Zoo brings scientists, vets and government enforcement officers together to fight against illegal wildlife trading. Hundreds of thousands of animals are killed every year as smugglers try and get them in and out of New Zealand. The public can help stop illegal trading by calling DOC on 445-9142 if they see anyone taking wildlife from reserves or national parks. Biking's no sweat for Rosemary Pleasant journey: Rosemary Caldwell enjoys the 30-minute cycle from home to her job in Waitakere Hospital's laboratory. By CATHERINE HEALY Cycling downhill from Waiatarua to Waitakere Hos- pital is a pleasant ride on a sunny day and it only takes 30 minutes. It's the uphill ride home that's a bit of a slog, senior medical scientist Rosemary Caldwell says. Mrs Caldwell is taking part in this month's Bike Wise Challenge, where organis- ations encourage as many staff as possible to try cycling for the health, environmental and financial benefits. The Bike Wise Challenge is really about getting more people to just give biking a go,'' Andrew Knackstedt of the NZ Transport Agency says. Once they try it, a lot of people realise that cycling canbeagreatwaytogetto and from work. To take part, all you have to do is ride for 10 minutes, or 2km, at any point during the month of February.'' Mrs Caldwell spends her days analysing blood samples in a laboratory. I had biked to work in the past but the Bike Wise Chal- lenge gave me the motivation to start doing it regularly again.'' She says it's a pleasant journey from the foothills of the Waitakere Ranges into Henderson and it keeps her fit. I've really noticed the dif- ference in the past year.'' Mrs Caldwell says the trip to and from work is not too strenuous as she also does a couple of spin and pilates classes each week. My goal for February is to cycle to work at least twice a week. I first took up cycling about 11 years ago. My sister started doing the round- Taupo relay and got me into it too. I've done the full 160km twice now but I was off the bike for a while last year with injuries.'' She says anyone consider- ing cycling to work should not be put off by reports of car- versus-bike accidents. The roads get pretty nar- row up near my place but I stay right over on the left and wear my bright yellow jacket. I find generally drivers are pretty good and the new cycleway makes life easier.'' The Bike Wise Challenge, a Ministry of Health and NZ Transport Agency initiative, has a website which allows participants to keep track of their journeys, the distance they've travelled and calories burned. They can also see the amount of carbon dioxide that has not been emitted into the atmosphere thanks to their choice to take the bike rather than the car. See www.bikewise challenge.co.nz for more information.
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