Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby scatter on Tue 21/Apr/09 3:57pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/ne ... or-Te-Miro wrote:Te Miro Forest is to be turned into a recreation reserve for mountain-bikers, kayakers and runners.

The 40-hectare forest, between Cambridge and Morrinsville, has been covered in pines but they were recently harvested and will be replaced by redwoods.

The pines were planted as a cash crop to be harvested every 30 years but the financial benefits of doing this have been labelled "insignificant" by the Matamata-Piako District Council.

Mayor Hugh Vercoe saw the change as a positive step for keeping people active as well as for the environment.

The relatively regular harvesting of the pines was seen as a negative due to the soil erosion and the damage to cycling tracks it created. Redwoods deter weeds from growing and increase land stability.

Te Miro Forest will be based on a vision of Rotorua's Redwood Grove, which has walking and cycling tracks as well as a visitor centre. Mr Vercoe said planting of the new trees would begin soon.


YEAH!!!
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby Mr_Bob on Tue 21/Apr/09 4:13pm

More riding areas woop woop! :thumbsup:
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby specializedman on Tue 21/Apr/09 4:49pm

Yeah! No more road trips to Rotoz!
I'm going to have more great tracks on my doorstep!!!! :thumbsup:
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby Mel on Tue 21/Apr/09 8:34pm

Love it! :thumbsup:

A big thank you to all the mountain bikers that have been working away behind the scenes, liaising with the Council, and buidling, maintaining and rebuilding tracks. You have sent a clear message to the Council that there is a demand for recreational activities at Te Miro. This is a fantastic outcome, and will be enjoyed by many mountain bikers for generations to come. I look forward to taking my kids out to Te Miro to ride at the "redwoods" in a few years time. :)
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby ant on Tue 21/Apr/09 11:12pm

sweet does that mean there will be a proper access road to the top of the hill for the downhill track? decent Races anyone?
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby Friendly Llama on Wed 22/Apr/09 7:52am

Awesome. Just awesome. :cool:
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby xcmtb on Wed 22/Apr/09 12:39pm

Mintburgers
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby miloman on Wed 22/Apr/09 12:45pm

when can we go ride there ?
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby Mr_Bob on Wed 22/Apr/09 1:37pm

there are trails there already, but this means that more trails will be developed in the "forest park" (what I rode a few months ago, that had just been partially felled)
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby Bendik on Wed 22/Apr/09 8:44pm

Sounds awesome!
Please give a shout if there will be any days of trackbuilding/maintenance there. More than happy to help!
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby velofille on Thu 23/Apr/09 2:47pm

omg yaay! count me in! finally something nice n local!
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby worm on Thu 23/Apr/09 4:42pm

Wheres the kayaking in there :huh: surely theydon't mean that manky little stream full of car parts!
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby mx_mitch on Thu 23/Apr/09 5:06pm

^^^Surely they don't mean that big reservoir
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby worm on Thu 23/Apr/09 5:38pm

dah forgot that was there! im not really the flat water kind
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Re: Te Miro To Be Designated A Forest Park

Postby nagem on Fri 24/Apr/09 8:26pm

If you are going to try the flat water at te miro you may as well give a road bike a crack.
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