Kimi Ora Community School Opening 5 September 2014

Today was the official opening of the Kimi Ora Community School Bikes in Schools project. The project was made possible with funding from the good people at the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and support from the school.

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The Havelock North Rotary Club helped assemble the 45 bikes and Mainfreight very generously delivered the school’s new bike storage container exactly where it needed to go.

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The opening event, which was attended by a many different local groups including the DHB and Police, featured some wonderful singing from the school students. After the ribbon was cut the children (and the Police) rode the forty five new bikes around the three challenging bike tracks.

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Mahora Primary School Opening 9 May 2014

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Today was the big official opening of the Mahora Primary School’s bike track project. It all came together after eighteen months of hard work by the school and with great funding support from many local community groups.

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After some short speeches and the presentation of lovely thank you gifts and student drawings, the ribbon was cut and the students (and some funders) got to ride the new bikes on the different bike tracks.

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In addition to the three bike tracks, the fifty bikes and the 350 helmets, the school also has also put in place a converted forty foot shipping container to store all their bikes in.

Tongariro School Opening 4 April 2014

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Today was the official opening of the bike track at Tongariro School in Turangi.  This project which caters for all the children from year 1 through to year 13 was made possible thanks to a lot of hard work by school staff and Bike Taupo. The project received funding from the Local Community Board and Toi Te Ora Public Health Service.

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The weather was perfect and after some very sincere (and funny) speeches the track was blessed and the students got to ride their new bike track for the very first time. It was good to see a number of teachers also riding the track.

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Along with the track the school has a fleet of new bikes, a set of helmets and a excellent bike storage shed.

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Ruakaka Primary School Opening 14 March 2014

Today was the official opening of the Ruakaka Primary School Bike Track. This day was the result of a lot of work by many different people and community organisations and local businesses. Special thanks to everyone at Ruakaka Primary School and also Bike Northland for making it all happen so quickly and smoothly.

After the speeches and some very special and beautiful singing by the students, as well as a blessing of the track, the the ribbon was cut and the children got to ride their own very special bike track.  

Along with the track the school has a large fleet of new bikes and helmets for all the students to use. They will also be getting some cycle skills training. 

Putaruru Primary School Opening 11 March 2014

Today was the official opening of the Pataruru Primary School and Community Bike Track. This exciting project was made possible thanks to a lot of hard work by Sport Waikato, Putaruru Primary School and many local businesses and community organisations.
After some lovely speeches and beautiful singing by the students, the ribbon was cut and the children got to ride their new 1km track.
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Along with the track the school has a growing fleet of new bikes and helmets for the students to use.

Titahi Bay Primary School Bike Track Opening 26 February 2014

The weather was perfect for the exciting opening of the new bike track at Titahi Bay Primary school. Thanks to a lot of hard work by the school and a dedicated group of parents the students have a wonderful riding track around their school field.

After some lovely speeches and songs, the ribbon was cut and the first group of riders were off.

A huge number of children already bring their bikes to school most days!

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