Cycle trail opening
The official opening of the Thames to Pu¯korokoro-Miranda section of the Hauraki Rail Trail is confirmed for Saturday, September 9.
Rail Trail manager Diane Drummond said it would be a fun, family event with lots of activities for all ages.
The day kicks off with simultaneous dawn blessings at 5:30am at each end of the new section: At the Robert Finlay Wildlife Area in Pu¯korokoroMiranda (at the bird hide carpark) and at the west end of the Kopu Bridge (parking is available at the layby on that side of the bridge).
The fun day formalities begin at Kopu at 8.30am, with a Rail Trail ride (or walk) kicking off at 9.30am.
Two-way shuttle services will be available at various points along the way for oneway riders, or those only wanting to do part of the Rail Trail.
A new bike, courtesy of Thames bike shop JollyBikes, is also on offer for the person who turns up wearing the best bird costume on the day.