Green MP to celebrate Hauraki Rail Trail opening
Green Party MP Kevin Hague will celebrate the opening of the newest addition to the New Zealand Cycle Trail - the Waihi to Waikino Station section of the Hauraki Rail Trail.
Kevin Hague will be joined by local iwi, Hauraki District Council Mayor John Tregidga, and Scott Simpson, National MP for Coromandel.
"The Hauraki Rail Trail is already the most popular cycle trail in New Zealand. This new section will be the most scenic, offering tourists the chance to experience the relics left over from an age of gold mining and some spectacular natural scenery through the Karangahake Gorge," said Green MP and NZ Cycle Trail representative, Kevin Hague.
"The complete trail takes riders from one side of the Coromandel Peninsula to the other - from Thames to Waihi and/or down to Te Aroha."
"Aucklanders especially will flock to this new playground."
The Green Party is working jointly with the Government to realise a shared vision for a national cycle network.
"The Cycle Trail concept is a smart way to create jobs and build up the resilience of rural economies," said Mr Hague.
"The Green Party has worked constructively alongside the National Government to roll out quality on and off-road cycle trails throughout the country."
After the open ceremonies, there will be a chance to ride 9 kilometres from Waihi to the Victoria Battery site at Waikino, in the stunning Karangahake Gorge, where an opening day gala will be held.
What: Green MP Kevin Hague will speak and ride at the celebration of the opening of the Waihi to Waikino Station section of the Hauraki Rail Trail
When: Saturday, September 28, 2013. Dawn blessing starts at 5:45AM while the main event starts at 11:00AM
Where: Both events will commence at the Goldfields Railway Station site at the end of Wrigley Street, Waihi. Bring your mountain bike!