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Te Araroa pew projects
Cape Reinga to Bluff Trail

WHO and WHERE
Te Araroa new projects

  • Te Araroa Trust's new projects are all part of the long term goal which began in the Far North with the development of the Ocean to Ocean Trail.
    The work on these new trails has the support of the local mayors and their councils.

    AIM

  • Te Araroa Trust aims to create a walking trail 2920kms long, from Cape Reinga in the far north of New Zealand to Bluff in the south.

    This project involves the regions' councils, supported by the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, establishing employment initiatives which will provide young people in their area with paid work, training, and the chance to be part of an important and interesting national project.

    WHAT WE GAVE MONEY FOR

  • In 2004 the Employment Catalyst Fund, supported by the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, approved $50,000 to assist Te Araroa Trust's work on new trails throughout New Zealand.

    PROGRAMME

  • By opening up previously inaccessible terrain and small communities to the public, each project creates ongoing employment opportunities that will help keep young people in the district.
    In the long term, employment will be available in a developing tourist industry - guiding, provisioning, accommodation, craft and souvenir sales, track repair and maintenance etc.

    PROGRESS

  • Tekapo-Twizel Track: This 58km track employed a pre-apprentice group of six young people through a co-operative agreement with contracting company City Care Christchurch.
    The young people developed new work skills that will lead on to permanent employment with City Care.

  • City to Mountain Track: (Hamilton to base of Pirongia): This track is almost completed.
    The project included the opening of 8kms of legal countryside access with stiles, and 4 kms of new track alongside the Waipa River including a small bridge. of track.

  • Mangaokewa River Project: A 14 km track up-river has been completed, but there is still further work to be done including the construction of a suspension bridge and signs.
    The project employed several Taskforce Green workers.

    [for details - including full coverage of the Tekapo-Twizel contruction, check the Trusts website: http://www.teararoa.org.nz]

    PARTNERS and SUPPORTERS

    Department of Conservation
    NZ Lottery Grants Board
    North Shore City Council
    Auckland City Council
    Manukau City Council
    Rodney District Council
    Porirua City Council
    Waitakere City Council
    Whangarei City Council
    Far North City Council
    Hamilton City Council
    Waikato Distict Council
    Waitomo District Council
    Palmerston North City Council
    Manawatu District Council
    Kapiti Coast District Council
    Wellington City Council



    Environment Waikato
    Trust Waikato
    @URL Internet Consultants
    Bell Gully
    Gallagher Group
    Giltrap Group Holdings
    Hilllary Commmission
    Inprolink Ltd
    Mapworld
    Pack 'n Pedal
    Pricewaterhouse Cooper
    Sky City Hamilton
    The Perry Foundation
    The Tindall Foundation
    United Way Trust
    Vodaphone
    Employment Catalyst Fund

    CONTACT:
    Geoff Chapple
    Ph: 09) 445 0524
    email: chapple@teararoa.org.nz


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    Te Araroa Trust


    The Far North
    District Council



    Department of Conservation
    Te Papa Atawhai



    Conservation Corps


    North Shore City Council


    Auckland City Council


    Manukau City Council


    Rodney District Council


    Porirua City Council


    Waitakere City Council


    Whangarei City Council


    Hamilton City Council


    Waikato Distict Council


    Waitomo District Council


    Palmerston North City Council


    Manawatu District Council


    Kapiti Coast District Council


    Wellington City Council


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    Yvonne Sharp,
    Mayor of the Far North District
    Dick Hubbard,
    Mayor of Auckland City
    Barry Curtis,
    Mayor of Manukau City
    John Law,
    Mayor of Rodney District
    Jenny Brash,
    Mayor of Porirua City
    Bob Harvey,
    Mayor of Waitakere City
    Pamela Peters,
    Mayor of Whangarei City
    Michael Redman,
    Mayor of Hamilton City
    Peter Harris,
    Mayor of Waikato Distict
    Mark Ammon,
    Mayor of Waitomo District
    Heather Tanguay,
    Mayor of Palmerston North City
    Ian McKelvie,
    Mayor of Manawatu District
    Alan Milne,
    Mayor of Kapiti Coast District
    Kerry Prendergast,
    Mayor of Wellington City

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    Project Contacts

    Geoff Chapple
    Geoff Chapple
    Ph: 09) 445 0524
    email: chapple@teararoa.org.nz