12 Hour Day/Nighter and 6 Hour Blast
When: 15 October 2016
Where: McLeans Forest
Description: Mountain BIke Relay event for teams and individuals
New Zealand Marathon (Jet Boating)
When: 15-16 October 2016
Where: Kaiapoi Island
Description: A jet biat marathon race from State Highway 1 bridge to the gorge bridge and a criteron
When: 20-22 October 2016
Where: Weedons Forest, to the west of Weedons-Ross Road
Description: This is a milsim Event for Airsoft community aimed at bringing groups together.
Fletcher Building Christmas staff fete
When: 20 November 2016
Where: McLeans Forest oval
Description: staff function
Hillview Christian School Yr 7 MTB trip
When: 4 November 2016
Where: McLeans Forest
Description: this is a school outing for the Year 7 students
Bridge to Bridge
When: 4 December 2016
Where: Waimakariri South Bank
Description: Mountain Bike Ride and Run event
Classic River Race
When: 11 December 2016
Where: Waimakariri River downstream of Haul Road pylons
Description Kayak race. This is the alternate course for bad weather.
10-10-10 Walk For Kids
When: 16 October 2016
Where: Ashley Rakahuri River by the new road bridge at the Rangiora township
Description: this is a walking fundraiser to raise money for ill children, this is being run by the Rangiora Lions Club
Orienteers case out McLeans Island
Pam Whitla, planner for the recent orienteering event at McLeans Island, says Environment Canterbury was very supportive of the event. She particularly appreciated having parking along the road, as this allowed the runners to use a different map of the area.
McLeans Island is ideal orienteering terrain.
The Peninsula and Plains Orienteering Club chose McLeans Island for their follow up to the city council's event at Bottle Lake. They wanted a typical orienteering site close to the city boundaries to encourage newcomers to return.
Pam says, “We wanted a venue where mountain bike orienteering could also be held. We were very happy as McLeans Island courses give people the opportunity to practice skills and techniques they were introduced to at the Bottle Lake day."
"We chose an area where people could sit together afterwards under the trees and have their picnics together," adds Pam. The post-run picnic is a feature of orienteering with this club.
One of the newcomers was a Japanese homesite boy. He started out totally confused by the concept of orienteering. When asked if he could do orienteering back home, he replied, "no trees".
So, thank-you Environment Canterbury for providing, well, trees.
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