Tril­lian Trek dis­trib­utes $60,000

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The Tril­lian Trek, which started in Mata­mata, is now over.

More than $60,000 is now in the hands of the young peo­ple and com­mu­ni­ties vis­ited by NZ’s pre­mier char­ity rally.

It started at the Browne St home of Rae­gan and Daniel Ed­wards.

The ‘Trekkers’ - 135 peo­ple in 34 themed cars and trucks - headed up the West Coast of the North Is­land to Cape Reinga then back down the East Coast dis­tribut­ing funds and equip­ment to those in need.

The event is in its 27th year. Many par­tic­i­pants have been in­volved for 15 years or more.

Trek Di­rec­tor Mur­ray O’Donnell says the rally was a great suc­cess.

‘‘Peo­ple were re­ally sup­port­ive of the new look and our in­volve­ment with NZ Blue Light, who al­ready have such a strong pos­i­tive pres­ence in the com­mu­ni­ties we vis­ited.’’

Blue Light na­tional ex­ec­u­tive mem­ber, se­nior con­sta­ble Rowena Jones, was full of praise for all in­volved.

‘‘Peo­ple on the Trek are all about pro­vid­ing brighter fu­tures for our young peo­ple, and that’s what Blue Light strives to do.’’

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