We are pleased to let you know that this year’s Mangawhai Walking Weekend has resulted in a $5,000 donation to the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, the Mangawhai Trackies. We are thrilled to make this donation, reflecting the net proceeds from the Mangawhai Walking Weekend.
The Trackies do outstanding work in and around Mangawhai, creating and maintaining a range of walking tracks for our enjoyment. These tracks enable us all to get out and about to enjoy the environment we are so lucky to live in. The Trackies worked long and hard hours in the aftermath of the various February weather events to ensure the tracks in the Tanekaha network could be included in the Walking Weekend. We are pleased to see the proceeds from the weekend support the work of the Trackies.
In accepting the donation, Gordon Hosking, Chair of the Mangawhai Tracks Charitable Trust, said the donation will go towards the reconstruction of the popular Back Bay boardwalk which was severely damaged as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle. The project promises to be challenging and costly. We are very appreciative of this generous donation. The Walking Weekend is an established annual event on the Mangawhai events calendar, attracting walkers from all over New Zealand. A feature of the Mangawhai event is the number of walks that take place over privately owned land – enabling walkers to explore areas they otherwise would not be able to access.
Dates for Next Year
We are pleased to announce the 2024 Walking Weekend will take place on the weekend of 23 and 24 March 2024. Mark the dates in your diary now – and keep your eyes peeled for the new walks we will be offering in 2024. They will be advised later in the year on our website.
We have posted many photos of this year’s event on our Facebook page and on the page for each walk. Some of group photos are pasted below. We were fortunate to have some keen photographers on several of our walks, enabling us to share some beautiful photos with you, thank you to those who sent in their walking weekend photos.
For now stay safe and happy Walking from Trish, Belinda, Glenn and Howard.