Last year students from Hutt Central School got the opportunity to quiz Hutt City Mayor, David Ogden, on how he used to get to school.
Student: Did you walk to school most days?
DG: Yes, I walked to school every day, and we never had any days off school. In fact it was very rare to have time off school.
Student: Did it take long to get to school and did it improve your fitness?
DG: Yes I suppose it took a while, and helped improve my fitness, but I loved sport anyway and used to spend every lunch hour playing sport.
Student: Did you walk in all types of weather?
DG: Yes I always walked, as we had no car. Public transport was also really good if we needed to use it.
Student: Did you realise you were helping the environment by walking?
GG: We didn't think about it like we do today.