Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Rotorua’s ‘Bike Tree’ installed ahead of Crankworx

Rotorua’s ‘Bike Tree’ installed ahead of Crankworx


Rotorua’s latest piece of public art, the ‘Bike Tree,’ is being set up on the Village Green today by contactors working for Rotorua Lakes Council.

The temporary installation is constructed from around 150 old and broken bikes and bike parts, donated over recent weeks by Rotorua residents.

Rotorua Lakes Council hopes to test spot lighting of the tree tonight.

The Bike Tree will remain in place at the Village Green until after Crankworx, the world’s largest mountain bike festival which kicks off in Rotorua next week (25-29 March).

Rotorua Lakes Council project coordinator Brigitte Nelson said it would help reinforce Rotorua’s growing reputation as the southern hemisphere’s mountain biking capital and as a great New Zealand destination for cycling of all types.

“This is an innovative concept with a touch of the ‘wow factor,’ and it’s certain to become a real talking point during Crankworx. Hopefully we can use it again for other events in the future – like next year’s Rotorua Bike Festival, for example.”

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On How Women Are Suffering The Most From The Covid Economic Recession

Both here and abroad, the Covid-19 economic recession has been disastrous for women workers and their families. In November, young women below 30 in particular were feeling the consequences:

Of concern is the sustained deterioration in youth employment, particularly for females, with a -4.3% pa drop in filled jobs for females aged below 30, and a 3.9%pa drop for males aged below 30....More>>

 

A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>

ALSO:

Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels