Rakaia Terrace Bike/Run/Walk and now Fly...

22nd of February, 10am – 4pm

1441 Leaches Rd, Windwhistle 

With the help of two Windwhistle farmers the Parish has been able to open up an 8km private farm track which winds its way down to the edge of the Rakaia Riverbed then climbs back up onto the terrace, taking people past the historic limeworks.  This track offers amazing views of the Rakaia River and a bird’s eye view of the head works of the Central Plains Water (CPW) irrigation scheme.

With the help of two Windwhistle farmers the Parish has been able to open up an 8km private farm track which winds its way down to the edge of the Rakaia Riverbed then climbs back up onto the terrace, taking people past the historic limeworks.  This track offers amazing views of the Rakaia River and a bird’s eye view of the head works of the Central Plains Water (CPW) irrigation scheme.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy a great bike/run/walk for all ages, on a track which is not open to general public.   

When complete the CPW scheme will irrigate approximately 20,000 hectares of farmland in the Canterbury Plains in an area bordered by the Rakaia and Hororata River. An intake at the Rakaia River will direct water into a 17km long gravity fed canal. A network of underground pipes will distribute water to shareholders downstream of the canal. 

The track will open at 10am and will be closed at 4.00pm.  You are welcome to do as many laps of the track as you wish in this time.

Entry is $10 per person, children under 15 years are free. Cash only, no EFTPOS. No pre-registration required. 

As this event is on private farm land dogs are not permitted, so please leave them at home. 

Thank you to our sponsors of the 

• 4.1km from the Windwhistle stop signs down Leaches Road towards Hororata

• 14.7km from the Hororata roundabout, turn on to Cordys Road which becomes Leaches road

 

Mt Hutt Helicopters  will be offering flights at the Rakaia Terrace bike/run/walk. On this flight you will see breath-taking views of the Rakaia River and get to see the scope of the CPW irrigation project. Mt Hutt Helicopters are offering heavily discounted flights at only $55 per person. Flights can be booked and paid for on the day. Cash only.



Hororata Spring Fair Labour Day 2014

Dee's Day

DEE'S DAY hosted by Karen Meares.  What a great day - never mind the foggy start, we had a great location and a very successful day.  For all details and Candid Camera moments  visit Dee's Day page. 

"Thank you to all who made DEE'S DAY such a success!"

Jenni Carter, Vicar

Rockwood Bushwalk and Gardens Open Day

This was a great event with over 500 people attending and $9,000.00 raised for the Parish. Thanks to all the volunteers and businesses who supported the day. The Rockwood Bushwalk is open to the public, for more information visit www.lakecoleridgenz.info


 

 


 


 

Creative Kids Entry
Creative Kids Entry 2014.pdf (380.44KB)
Creative Kids Entry
Creative Kids Entry 2014.pdf
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