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The Cambridge to Lake Karapiro portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Ngaruawahia to Horahora). Although yet to appear in the Waikato portion of Te Araroa the national cycleway-walkway. The westerly end begins at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road in Leamington. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The eastern portion at the Karapiro Hydro dam end is interesting – a cantilevered boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.
Short and sweet [16 seconds] Waipa District Mayor Alan Livingston and Perry Foundation Chair Simon Perry cut the ribbon to open the Cambridge – Karapiro cycleway walkway portion (Pukekura) of Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride at 11:20am, this morning, Saturday the 16th of October 2010.
Get ready to ride!
..or walk, or jog, or push a pram!
Help celebrate the completion of the Cambridge to Karapiro cycleway-walkway with a GIANT
community bike ride and walk. Join Waipa sporting champions and enjoy a leisurely 10km
ride or walk from Leamington to the Mighty River Domain and back.
Saturday, October 16 – 10.30am
Meet at the corner of Carlyle St and Maungatautari Road. Fun starts at 11am.
Map: updated 19/3/2011
Our portion of Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride (Leamington greenbelt to Karapiro Hydro Dam), stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora (70km !?) along the Waikato River begins here; where Carlyle Street and the road to Roto-o-rangi, Browning Street and Maungatautari Road meet on the edge of Leamington, in the Waipa District, Waikato, New Zealand. The cycleway is to be officially opened on Saturday the 16th of October 2010.
Map: updated 19/3/2011
This photograph: this evening 17:44 28/8/2010
Our portion of the national cycleway-walkway (the westerly end beginning at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road – here in Leamington; which I assume will ultimately become part of Te Araroa – although I’m a tad uncertain as to how – and when – this jigsaw fits together) is under construction as we speak. Obviously a useful edition to the local infrastructure for the World Rowing Championships in sixty days time. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through that area known as Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The part at the Karapiro Hydro dam end being the interesting bit – a boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.
This photograph: 14:25 26/8/2010
P.S. Have just discovered another name: It will eventually form part of “Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride”, stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. Not sure who is being quoted there? Do I need to add here that the Waikato River – which in it’s 425 kilometre entirety takes a roughly northwestern course – meanders from Horohoro through Cambridge to Mystery Creek in a more distinctly east west trajectory.