River trails gain fur­ther support

South Waikato News - - CLASSIFIED -

Mighty River Power has demon­strated its on­go­ing com­mit­ment to the Waikato River Trails by re­new­ing a three-year spon­sor­ship agree­ment.

Mighty River Power chief ex­ec­u­tive Fraser Whin­eray said the company had been sup­port­ing Waikato River Trails since 2004 and was de­lighted to con­tinue to spon­sor them.

‘‘Mighty River Power is proud to have been a long-term sup­porter of Waikato River Trails and we look for­ward to that con­tin­u­ing for another three years so we can work col­lab­o­ra­tively to fur­ther de­velop and en­hance the trails, which have a fan­tas­tic sus­tain­able fo­cus and showcase the Waikato River.’’

Whin­eray joined Waikato River Trails chair­man Stu Ed­meades near the Ara­puni Dam sec­tion of the trails to cel­e­brate the spon­sor­ship agree­ment.

Whin­eray cy­cled a sec­tion of the Kara­piro trail dur­ing the visit, start­ing at the Ara­puni swing­bridge which in­cluded a 500-me­tre board­walk through the Hui­huitaha wet­land.

Ed­meades said: ‘‘ The trust is de­lighted to have a won­der­ful part­ner­ship and un­der­stand­ing with Mighty River Power. Over the last 10 years Mighty River Power has pro­vided support to en­able high qual­ity pub­lic ac­cess to the Waikato River re­sources we share and value so much. The trails pro­vide us op­por­tu­nity to col­lab­o­rate with the com­mu­nity to en­hance the en­vi­ron­ment by plant­ing na­tive trees, to run great events such as The Tani­wha, new event The Gen­er­a­tor and to showcase our mag­nif­i­cent lo­cal as­sets.’’

The trails are cy­cling and walk­ing tracks that ex­tend for 103km fea­tur­ing the bush, his­toric land­marks, ge­o­log­i­cal for­ma­tions and wet­lands along the banks of the Waikato River and hy­dro lakes.

It’s es­ti­mated peo­ple have cy­cled, walked and run one mil­lion kilo­me­tres along the trails so far.

Mighty River Power is a ma­jor spon­sor for The Gen­er­a­tor, a multi-sport event on the Waikato River Trails in South Waikato on April 18.

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