Man dies during trail ride
A 25-year-old man has died during an off-road motorbike trail ride in rural Manawatu. A police spokesman said the man died during the Waituna West Trail Ride just after 1pm on Sunday. The ride was held on private land in Waituna West, a small township near Feilding. The spokesman was unable to give any details about the circumstances of the man’s death, but said he was an experienced rider and was ‘‘well equipped’’. The matter has been referred to the coroner and it was not immediately clear if the man was from the area. The trail ride is an annual fundraiser for Waituna West School and has been held for 25 years.