19 Apr, 2023
The recent Mangawhai Walking Weekend has resulted in a $5000 donation to the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, the Mangawhai Trackies.
“We are thrilled to make a $5000 donation to the Mangawhai Trackies reflecting the net proceeds from the Mangawhai Walking Weekend,” says Trish Whyte, chair of the Mangawhai Walking Weekend Charitable Trust.
“The Trackies do outstanding work in and around Mangawhai, creating and maintaining a range of walking tracks for our enjoyment. These tracks enable us all to get out and about to enjoy the environment we are so lucky to live in.
“The Trackies worked long hard hours in the aftermath of the various February weather events to ensure the tracks in the Tanekaha network could be included in the Walking Weekend. We are pleased to see the proceeds from the weekend support the work of the Trackies.”
Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust chair Gordon Hosking accepted the donation.
“The donation will go towards the reconstruction of the popular Back Bay boardwalk which was severely damaged as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle,” he said. “The project promises to be challenging and costly. We are very appreciative of this generous donation.”
The Walking Weekend is an established annual event on the Mangawhai events calendar, attracting walkers from all over New Zealand. A feature of the Mangawhai event is the number of walks that take place over privately owned land, enabling walkers to explore areas they otherwise would not be able to access.
“We are pleased to announce the 2024 Walking Weekend will take place on the weekend of March 23 and 24,” says Trish Whyte. “Mark the dates in your diary now – and keep your eyes peeled for the new walks we will be offering in 2024. They will be advised later in the year on our website mangawhaiwalking.co.nz.”
Walkers explore the Mangawhai countryside, taking in expansive views. PHOTO/GRANT CROWE