Creative bike racks sought for town
The Kawakawa Business and Community Association is calling all students, artists, designers, and creatives to dream up the most innovative bike rack design for Kawakawa.
Kings Theatre Creative spokeswoman Lau’rell Pratt says it’s hoped the bike rack design competition will help the region become more bike friendly.
’’With the opening of the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle trail last summer we are seeing an increase of visitors on bikes to Kawakawa from Opua and Horeke which is great for town and awesome to see the trail open and active. There is now a critical need for bike racks to provide ease, access and most importantly safety to our visiting cyclists.’’
Pratt says plans for the proposed Kawakawa Hundertwasser Park Centre - Te Hononga will provide for a larger bike facility that will connect the cycle trail to the centre of town. Racks must be suitable for a minimum of two bikes, and they must be functional, secure, resilient and made in the North.
Up to six designs will be chosen and winners will share a total budget of $6000 to help them make their bike rack. It’s hoped they will be installed this summer. Entries close December 3. Entry forms can be collected from Kawakawa Hammer Hardware, Kings Theatre Creative, or via email@example.com
Youth workers RaeRae Hemara and Jennifer Pickering, from Ngati Hine Health Trust, reckon bike racks would be useful for Kawakawa.