$51K reached in 3 weeks! Only 1 week left and our target is $75K!
The money we raise, we keep – which will be a great help. The more we have, the better the engineering plan will be. The campaign has been fantastic – not only for raising funds, but for engaging the community in this great project. We have had many offers of help and numerous positive comments from people wanting this to happen!
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THE HAURAKI TRAIL TRAIL IN NEW ZEALAND
Just in case you were worried that our rail trail won’t get used ……..
Recent research shows the Hauraki Rail Trail has brought an estimated $39m return to the region.
Hauraki Rail Trail Charitable Trust general manager Diane Drummond said figures showed visitors were spending an estimated $5m each year and an estimated $11m had been invested for development and maintenance.
“The figure is likely to be much higher, as it doesn’t count the investment made by local businesses, or purchases made by locals. I know that so far my spend on the Trail has included bike accessories, bike hire, hospitality, and of course a gel seat for my pushbike,” she said.
Eighty per cent of visitors stated that the Hauraki Rail Trail was their main reason to visit the region.