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Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

bik­ing, and com­pared to stan­dards for New Zealand’s cy­cle tracks, it was ‘‘at the low end’’.

Bike Wanaka built the Deans Bank track and sub­mit­ted its ef­forts were for gen­eral public users, not com­mer­cial op­er­a­tors. It sug­gested the Rap­leys be granted a 12 month li­cence while the coun­cil con­tin­ued to de­velop its Up­per Clutha tracks strat­egy.

Pres­i­dent Jamie Green­way said on Mon­day: ‘‘It’s great that the QLDC are set­ting sen­si­ble guide­lines for the com­mer­cial use of the Wanaka trail net­work.’’ a) Max­i­mum group size of 12 per­sons in­clud­ing two guides. b) Re­views at re­newal time to take into ac­count coun­cil track strate­gies c) Coun­cil re­tains ab­so­lute right to re­strict tracks as con­di­tions and track use dic­tate. Ini­tially the Out­let and Deans Bank tracks are to be ex­cluded, un­til such point as coun­cil de­cides they are suit­able for guiding. Should fur­ther tracks be re­moved, the coun­cil will pro­vide no less than one week’s no­tice.

Coun­cil­lors Alexa Forbes (Queen­stown), Calum MacLeod (Wanaka).

A cy­clist dis­mounts at the be­gin­ning of a tech­ni­cal rise on The Out­let Track be­side the Clutha River, at Wanaka. About the cy­cle tours New Zealand – ap­proved re­serve li­cence ap­pli­ca­tion What: Com­mer­cial li­cence for guided bik­ing and walk­ing tours on coun­cil re­serves

Term: Two years

Re­newals: Two

Spe­cial con­di­tions in­clude:

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