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Volunteers give Papamoa children a new bike track

First cyclists on the new bike track at Tahatai Coast Primary School. Supplied image.

Local businesses have donated their time and services free of charge to build an asphalt bike track in Papamoa.

Project Tauranga partners contributed machinery, materials and many hours of labour to get the 500m bike track finished at Tahatai Coast Primary School.

The initiative – a culmination of one year of planning and design work – has now been completed with an official track opening held by the school.

Brian Perry Civil project lead Adam Plimmer, thanked the other partners for a great result

"Brian Perry’s values were to work hard, play hard and be a good community citizen,” says Adam.

“As a business it's been important for us to keep those values alive. When we were given the opportunity to be part of this community project, we jumped at the chance.”

Tahatai Coast Primary School Principal, Matt Skilton, is also grateful to all project partners involved and work crews for creating a bike track that will provide hours of safe cycling fun for students and the local community.

"We’re thrilled that so many local businesses have given their time freely to build a bike track that could never have been completed without their support," says Matt.

"From the design process, hours of planning and coordinating the works, fencing, deliveries, excavation, timber, drainage and asphalting – to get to this point is very exciting.”

In addition to the volunteer work, the Bike On NZ Charitable Trust provided funding support.

Project Tauranga is a Tauranga City Council programme that encourages organisations to help our local communities. Since its inception in 2003, it has generated millions of dollars worth of funding and assistance for community projects.

Tahatai Coast Primary School bike track partners

Brian Perry Civil

Harrison Grierson

Higgins Contractors

HEB Construction

Hirepool

Hynds

McLeods Hiabs

Placemakers

RPL Services

Stevensons


 

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