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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’...

 

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MBIE is pleased to advise of the opening of round seven of the Maintaining the Quality of Great Rides Fund (MGR), and is now calling for applications to the fund. The opening of the round was announced today by the Associate Minister of Tourism, Hon Nicky Wagner. The closing date for round seven applications is 5p...
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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...

 

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Jason Menard
This is New Zealand, in all its colour and beauty – from the highest mountain, past great lakes and river, down to the ocean. It's a journey that will stay with you always. JASON MENARD – Tourism Waitaki
Jonathan Kennett, Cycling Author
The remote west coast is one of the Far North’s better-kept secrets. Outside holiday season, the Kauri Coast Cycleway presents a sparsely populated, dramatic landscape that is a dream come true for cyclists. JONATHAN KENNETT – Cycling Author
John Dunn, New Zealand Cycle Trail
Cyclists will be attracted to the Queenstown Trail because of the iconic mountain scenery and the existing tourism attractions such as the wineries and the Kawarau Bungy venture. JOHN DUNN – Former Programme Manager, NZ Cycle Trail
Tony Lepper - Mayor, Central Otago District
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is an exciting addition to Central Otago’s trail network, traversing a fantastically remote part of our district which boasts a rich cultural heritage. TONY LEPPER – Mayor, Central Otago District
Kate Wilkinson, former Minister of Conservation
The St James Trail is a real tourism asset and I have no doubt it will draw thousands of cyclists a year. The landscape is stunning. KATE WILKINSON – Former Minister of Conservation