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Hauraki Rail Trail Pipiroa Repairs

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE: Hauraki Rail Trail DATE: 16 August 2017 ISSUE:  WORK HAS STARTED ON PIPIROA REPAIRS The section of the Rail Trail directly east of the Pipiroa bridge has suffered substantial vehicle damage for 500 metres. Hauraki District Council will be repairing this section between 16-23 August if the weather holds. The track will […]

/Trail Updates Taramakau Bridge

West Coast Wilderness Trail Taramakau Bridge Alert

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  West Coast Wilderness Trail  DATE: 1 August 2017 Taramakau Bridge Alert – Cyclists are urged to take care when negotiating the section of the cycle trail from southern end of the Taramakau Bridge to the new boardwalk at the entry to the Greymouth Kumara Tram. Currently there is intensive construction work occurring […]

/Trail Updates Otago Central Rail Trail - alternate path

Otago Central Rail Trail Track Safety Update

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATES:  Otago Central Rail Trail DATE: 26 July 2017 KOKONGA WASHOUT TEMPORARY TRACK IN PLACE Further to the Trail Safety Update for Kokonga near the 107 km marker, the Department of Conservation (DOC) have put a temporary route around the washout. It is possible to ride around the washout as a temporary track […]

/Trail Updates OCRT Kokonga Washout

Otago Central Rail Trail Slip diversion

Following the heavy flooding across the lower South Island over the weekend the trail has been washed out at Kokonga near the 107 km marker. Trustee, Sam Inder inspected this section of the trail yesterday.  It is a significant slip, impassable and dangerous. Red cones have been placed either side of the slip about 20 […]

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/Trail Updates Land Slip

Motu Road affected due to large slip

TRAIL SAFETY UPDATE:  Motu Trails DATE:  7 July 2017 SH2 CLOSURE FRI 6PM: Please note that State Highway 2, Waioeka Gorge, is CLOSED due to a large slip. Also, to avoid a safety hazard, Motu Road has been CLOSED to non-essential traffic. Motu Road remains open to residents and essential traffic and open for cyclists. […]

/News Maintaining the Quality of the Great Rides Fund

$528,000 New Zealand Cycle Trail boost

The Great Rides of the New Zealand Cycle Trail received a $528,000 boost today, with 12 projects funded through the sixth round of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund. The fund aims to ensure New Zealand’s premier rides are maintained at their current world class standard. The 12 projects to receive funding are: […]

/News Tasman's Great Taste Trail

Project Manager / Trail Manager sought for Tasman’s Great Taste Trail

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION HAVE NOW CLOSED.   Project Manager / Trail Manager Nelson Tasman Cycle Trails Trust Contract opportunity 20-30 hours per week Flexibility to manage your own working hours Optimise cycle trail opportunities in the region Work with a highly committed and energetic group of Trustees Manage stakeholder relationships with Councils, central government […]

Backcountry mountain biking allows people to enjoy the technical challenges of riding while seeing large areas of New Zealand’s backcountry in a shorter time span. Every trip into the backcountry has an inherent degree of risk, which can be easily reduced through careful planning and good decision making. It doesn’...