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Dirtcraft XC Grom Champs and Stumpies Enduro, Dec 2021

In early December Summerhill was pleased to host the DirtCraft XC Grom Champs and Stumpies Enduro. It's amazing how simply riding your bike with friends can positively impact your life and give you a reality check. Combining this with the fact we could see the youngsters getting stuck into it with facing fears, pushing themselves and watching their skill flourish is inspiring. It's the little things that add up to make a big difference. DirtCraft is proud to work with MTB Tauranga and we ai...

January 12, 2022

Planting with a Passion

In April this year, in partnership with the BOP Regional Council and Summerhill Charitable Trust, Thorne Group undertook a planting project on the Farm. This included the planting of a wetland area and surrounding pasture at Summerhill Farm & Recreational Park, adjacent to the Papamoa Hills Regional Park. The aim of the project was to plant native shrubs and trees for perpetuity, having multiple benefits of protecting the waterway, sequestering carbon and increasing native bushwalking areas.&nb...

November 24, 2021

Sharing History Through Hikoi

The panoramic views atop the Pāpāmoa Hills are breathtaking, but most people don’t realise the rich history that surrounds them and the rest of the region. One Tauranga man is making it his mahi to change this by doing guided hīkoi up the maunga and sharing stories of the region’s kōrero o mua (history and traditions). Les Millard has been hosting walks once a month since the start of the year, and The Weekend Sun was treated to one of our own. He walks the Pāpāmoa Hills two or three t...

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