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Motu Trails, the fourth Great Ride due to be completed under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail will be officially opened at Memorial Park Reserve, Opotiki on Sunday 11MAR.
The Motu Trails consist of four cycle networks, boasting views of the Pacific and the greater Eastern Bay of Plenty, plus bush-clad country with plenty of native birdlife and the scenic Pakihi Stream with 22 bridges including a 36m swing-bridge.
The past year has seen major progress being made not only on the construction of the New Zealand Cycle Trail Great Rides, but also in marketing, promotion and public awareness of Nga Haerenga. Over 600 Australian cyclists are expected to descend on Gisborne for the 2012 Great Escapade next month – with 520 “tourists on bikes” and 110 volunteers and supporters. The cyclists will ride via Matawai, staying the night in Opotiki
before arriving in Whakatane on 21FEB for a “rest day”.
GISBORNE’s Linda White has been recognised for her tireless voluntary contribution to local badminton. She has won the Badminton New Zealand Administrator of the Year Award.Read the full post
A VISUAL arts workshop that was due to be held in September has been rescheduled for the end of this month. Organised by Gisborne Artists’ Society, the session aims to tackle the vexing problem of portraiture . . . how to get the proportions perfect, the likeness, the mood, and to adequately portray the essence of the subject. And to help the Society has engaged
local artist/teacher Jacqui Kay to run the workshop.
Gisborne hosts Namibia 2 - 7 Sep & 15 - 19 Sep. With Trainings at Rugby ParkRead the full post
The RWC 2011 Roadshow pulled up at the seaside this morning where Gisborne locals were celebrating Namibia, the team they will host during RWC 2011.Read the full post
Tournament organiser Rugby New Zealand 2011 today confirmed arrangements for the Official Team Welcomes for each of the 20 participating teams at Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011).Read the full post