Mountain biker users at the Craters of the Moon in the Wairakei Forest, near Taupo, are pleased with the installation of new public toilets thanks to funding from the Transpower CommunityCare Fund.
The toilets were officially opened last week, by Robert Batters from the Wairakei Ring Project and Nicki Hughes representing Bike Taupo.
“The new facilities are a real plus for the area and raise the bar for the bike park,” says Ms Hughes.
“Simple facilities like this are great for the sixty thousand visitors that annually use the park and also for the events that we organise here – we would normally have to hire in port-a-loos, so it saves a lot of time and money.”
Bike Taupo received over $20 000 from the CommunityCare Fund as part of the community initiative.
Transpower’s Programme Delivery Manager, Robert Batters, says it’s community projects like these that they like to support.
“We recognise that recreational activities like mountain biking and cycling are important to Taupo and through our CommunityCare Fund we like to support these kinds of initiatives that are valued by the wider community,” he said.