Trails Trust recognised as:
“Club of the year”

The Trust is very proud to receive the accolade “Club of the Year” from Greytown Sport and Leisure Society. The award recognises the enthusiasm and commitment of the Trust and its volunteer members.

Presenting the award, Tim Fenwick of A1 Homes said:

The Greytown Trails Trust has developed two trails for cycling, walking and running in Wairarapa: the Greytown Rail Trail and the Tauwharenikau Trail

It certainly has been a year of significant contribution to the community, Greytown Trails Trust stalwarts Shane Atkinson, Bruce Cole and Bob Tosswill have guided the development of the Featherston-Greytown trail project over the past two years and this is now finally finished and being enjoyed by 30,000 users to date. The Trails Trust have had involvement and massive undertakings within this project which included planting thousands of trees being planted at each end of the bridge and a huge undertaking and coordination of volunteers.   The hardworking group who have developed and tirelessly maintained the existing section of rail-trail, grubbing weeds, spreading lime and selling sausages whilst planning for the expansion of a network of trails throughout the entire valley and to see this completed is absolutely awesome. Both the bridge and the Rail Trail are huge assets for our community and the work the Trails Trust does is hugely valuable and appreciated and successful for our towns.  There has also been several years of work with mana whenua to appropriately mark the start of the trail in Featherston with the Nuku-Pewapewa pou, which was unveiled at Matariki this year.  Figures currently sit at 100,000 users of the Rail Trail to date.

Greytown Sport and Leisure Society

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