When: 14 February 2016
Where McLeans Forest oval
Description: Company picnic
Waimakariri Salmon Fishing Competition 2016
When: 12 March 2016
Where: from SH1 bridge downstream to the mouth of the river, north and south banks.
Description: this is a Salmon Angling event
Huxster School Team Relay
When: 8 April 2016
Where: McLeans Island MTB Track
Description: A Kids Mountain Biking Team event
Bridge to Bridge
When: 4 December 2016
Where: Waimakariri South Bank
Description: Mountain Bike Ride and Run event
Rakahuri Rage Bike for Life 6 hour MTB race
When: 20 March 2016
Where: Ashley Riverbed - transition area Rangiora Racecourse
Description: 6 hour Mountain Bike Relay Race event
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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