Work on national cycle trail begins

10 Nov 2009

By TRACY WATKINS - The Dominion Post Nov. 10, 2009

Work on the first $3 million leg of the Government's job summit-inspired national cycle way has begun.

On Nov. 10th 2009 Prime Minister John Key turned the first sod at Waipa Domain on the banks of the Waikato River.

Cycleway Logo
The new National Cycle logo. 'Nga Haerenga means 'The Journeys'.

It is the last section of a 100km cycle track following the Waikato River and passing five hydro lakes.

Mr Key said it was the first of seven 'quick start' trails picked to get the national cycle way under way.

He also unveiled the cycle way logo, which will be used on track signs.

The logo, Nga Haerenga, means "the journeys" and will also be used in offshore marketing.

The national cycle way was one of more than 20 ideas thrown up by a February 2009 job summit to help create jobs.

The Government set aside $50 million for the project over several years.