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$8m to enhance NZ's Great Rides

Government funding of $8 million to maintain and enhance the Great Rides of New Zealand will help ensure the trails are delivering the best possible visitor experience.

27 August 2014

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Nga Haerenga/The New Zealand Cycle Trail Inc. (NZCT) Manager Evan Freshwater says the new funding will be used to maintain and improve safety and quality across this world-class network of 23 Great Rides.

“For example, the fund will allow trail managers to realign sections of trail where the gradient may exceed what is desirable for their riders, improve the trail surface or build bridges or boardwalks. The funding can also be used to make repairs after storm damage.”

The $8 million is a contestable fund over four years that needs at least matching co-funding from the applicant. http://www.med.govt.nz/sectors-industries/tourism/nga-haerenga-new-zealand-cycle-trail

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