Moa Ex­pe­ri­ence helps buy plants

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

A plant­ing day last week at Pãpã­moa Hills park was a spin-off from a trail run­ning event held last year.

Some of the money raised from the in­au­gu­ral Moa Ex­pe­ri­ence held on the tracks of Pãpã­moa Hills and Sum­mer Hill farm, was used to buy plants that were planted around the carpark by ju­nior mem­bers of Pãpã­moa Run­ning Bud­dies.

This year’s Moa Ex­pe­ri­ence takes place on Sun­day over a 15km course that takes run­ners through a va­ri­ety of ter­rain in­clud­ing pine forests, creek cross­ings, open farm­land and bush.

Or­gan­iser Elle Reid de­scribes the track as “a chal­leng­ing course with some tech­ni­cal el­e­ments, de­signed to give you the full Moa Ex­pe­ri­ence”.

■ The cost to en­ter is $50 up un­til Septem­ber 7 and $60 after that. To find out more visit­pamoarun­ning­bud­dies

At last week’s Pa¯pa¯moa plant­ing day are, from left, Max Steven­son, Grace Reid, Beth Met­calfe, Evie Met­calfe, So­phie Reid and Pa¯pa¯moa Hills ranger Mark Ray.

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