Cycle trail a highlight of Prime Minister's visit to Kaikohe

Tuesday 2 August 2011, 3:49PM
By Far North District Council


Prime Minister John Key will meet people involved with the Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail during a visit to Kaikohe this month.

Mr Key will spend about an hour at the Mid-North Motor Inn on August 18 where he will receive a powhiri welcome and be met by Mayor Wayne Brown.

He will also meet councillors and council workers associated with the project, as well as Community Max workers who are building the trail.

Cycle trail coordinator Adrienne Tari says a two-minute DVD that has been produced to promote the trail will be shown during a presentation to Mr Key.

“This is rather exciting because it focuses on groups likely to use the trail, as well as including community identities, places of interest and some Northland wow factors.”

While in Kaikohe from about 10am to midday, Mr Key will also:

  • visit the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station
  • chat to retailers and members of the community on Broadway between the ASB Bank and the Mid-North Motor Inn from about 10:40am to 10:55am (weather permitting)
  • watch a drill performance by Advance Training Centre cadets

He will spend the afternoon in Kerikeri where appointments include speaking at a public meeting at the Bay of Islands Golf Club at 3pm.

District councillor and National Party Northland Electorate chair woman Sally Macauley says it’s been years since Mr Key was in Kaikohe for this type of visit.

“It's a real coup being able to get him here.”

People keen to attend the presentation at the Mid-North Motor Inn should be at the inn before Mr Key’s expected arrival at about 10:55am.