If you're passionate about cycling and looking for an exciting opportunity, Sport Waikato are recruiting for a Waikato Regional Cycling Education Plan Lead Advisor. This is an exciting new role which has been developed to implement the Waikato Regional Cycling Education Plan, and is a full-time position.
Sculptor Adrian Worsley designs and constructs unique and original sculptures entirely from recycled materials from his studio in Te Aroha. Adrian’s series of Bike Rack sculptures which combine functionality with art can be found prominently displayed in Te Aroha’s main street. The latest sculpture has now been installed at the Te Aroha Railway Station.
As you cross the Kopu Bridge at the gateway to the Coromandel, you’ll soon be greeted by a fantastic array of sculptures. Amongst the new artworks, visitors can look forward to a giant Jandal, and a six metre tall toy train. The enhancement of the Trail with sculpture is part of a wider ongoing initiative to bring creative expression into the public eye, and to enhance both local and visitor experiences in the region.
6 towns, 5 start lines, 1 finish line, 140km off road, and 1 day of flat out fun if you’re ready to take part in the 2019 Trail Trilogy. With something for everyone, this super event takes place on the Hauraki Rail Trail on Sunday 15 September 2019. There are five events, a 9k fun run, Half Marathon, Marathon, 55k Intro Ultra, and 100k Ultra Marathon, which utilise the entire length of the rail trail.
The Owharoa Bridge at Waitawheta Road is now fully open for riders on Section C of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
The Owharoa Bridge at Waitawheta Road is currently closed whilst urgent repairs are undertaken. The period of closure is from 20 May - 10 June 2019. Although works will continue until 10 June, the bridge will be OPEN for the Queen's Birthday long weekend.
Join an incredible crew of guest speakers for breakfast and find out more about the Hauraki Rail Trail, starting a business on a cycle trail, and tips to make your business cycle friendly. Business Bites #3 will be an opportunity for Hauraki business owners to find out more about business support, grants, and mentoring provided by Te Waka.
The Owharoa Bridge at Waitawheta Road is to close whilst urgent repairs are undertaken. The period of closure is from 20 May - 10 June 2019. In light of the bridge closure, and inherent danger of riders wanting to use the roading network which is extremely dangerous in this 5km zone, we have organised a shuttle service.
Saturday 4 May 2019 is the Opening Weekend for Game Season 2019.
This activity predominantly affects Section A - Pūkorokoro-Miranda to Thames of the Hauraki Rail Trail. Riders must be aware however this notice of warning is for the entire trail, and caution must be exercised at all times.
ANZAC Poppies in the Park is held at the Historical Maritime Park and Museum in Paeroa from 14 - 25 April, 10am – 3pm each day. Make a day of the activities on offer, and combine with a short adventure on the Rail Trail for the whole family.
You no longer have to be an eagle-eyed visitor to see the progress being made on the Te Aroha to Matamata extension. Construction company Splice started work in January, and have been busy forming the Trail.
Exciting changes are afoot, as work begins to remove many of the old cattle-stops found along the Hauraki Rail Trail. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is supporting the trail to remedy the remaining 94 problematic cattle-stops between Kopu and Te Aroha by the end of April 2019.
Please note a diversion is scheduled on the Trail between Kopu and Pipiroa from 25 February - 25 March 2019.
Work on the Trail is heating up with two major extensions and storm damage repairs underway, making the most of summer’s great weather.
Please be advised that there will be a closure of the Owharoa Bridge at Waitawheta Road whilst urgent repairs are undertaken.
The period of closure is from 20 May - 10 June 2019.
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A whopping 50 Stoats, 28 Rats and 31 Hedgehogs have been trapped on the Trail since June 2017. Keeping the Trail pest free is essential for the survival of our native plants and animals.
We're thrilled to get the keys to this super new Truck for the Hauraki Rail Trail.