skip to main content

I want to...

Current filter:

Adventure Wairoa takes out regional innovation in sport award


Adventure Wairoa’s pioneering initiative of developing a Mountain Bike Park proved to be a winner at Saturday night’s Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards.

The local adventure sport group won the 2019 Innovation in Sport award beating other regional finalists Basketball Hawke’s Bay, Unison and Hawke’s Bay Netball.

The Innovation in Sport Award includes innovative individuals or organisations that have made a significant contribution to the Hawke’s Bay field of sport due to any pioneering initiative they have created and undertaken. These can include administration, management, sport science, facility development, marketing, event management, sport capability, coaching, community initiatives or similar fields.

Adventure Wairoa chairman Russell McCracken and executive committee member Graeme Johnston attended the awards and were thrilled with the win.

“Adventure Wairoa had a vision to create a mountain bike park facility for our people and to attract visitors.

“It was a massive undertaking but is a true community asset, and to have that recognised at a regional level makes us feel really proud.

“While this award recognises the bike park for its innovation it also recognises our diversity with our growing waka ama adjunct and the fact we are an umbrella group for adventure sports.

“Another factor taken on board was the 60 plus bikes we have provided for use at the park and our growing involvement with rangitahi both in biking and waka ama.”

Wairoa Mayor Craig Little was at the awards evening and said Adventure Wairoa was a very worthy winner.

“I have been attending the Hawkes Bay Sports Awards for six years and this is the first time I have seen a Wairoa entry make it through as a finalist or win a category.

“This is a great achievement and testament to the work of the Adventure Wairoa team.”

28 May 2019

Back to Archive


Wairoa District Council - Copyright © 2024 Wairoa District Council

Disclaimers and Copyright
While every endeavour has been taken by the Wairoa District Council to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, Wairoa District Council shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of information on this website. Information contained has been assembled in good faith. Some of the information available in this site is from the New Zealand Public domain and supplied by relevant government agencies. Wairoa District Council cannot accept any liability for its accuracy or content. Portions of the information and material on this site, including data, pages, documents, online graphics and images are protected by copyright, unless specifically notified to the contrary. Externally sourced information or material is copyright to the respective provider.

© Wairoa District Council - / +64 6 838 7309 /