Stories of the Trail

The Pou Herenga Tai Twin Coast Cycle Trail offers an opportunity to cycle through communities rich with culture and shared histories, and pass areas of significant sites, events and locations encountered on the ride.  

The Trust has captured some of these important stories reflecting the people and places nearby to the cycle trail by engaging the talented Jason Taylor of Tai Huri Films.   

In the short documentaries we get to know the locals, these are the extraordinary individuals who share an appreciation for the places and history along the trail. Through their stories we find out about significant sites, events and locations encountered on the ride. These are the characters of the trail.

Through the series of podcasts we sit down with local storytellers and discuss the cultural and colonial history of the area, gaining a sense of the past, and a deeper understanding of significant places encountered by those who ride the trail.  These are the story-tellers of the trail.

The Trust sincerely thank everyone who made this series possible and in particular;  Ani Martin, Snow Harrison, Pita Tipene, Mita Harris, Mutanga Rameka, Moko Tepania, Cheryl and Tarl Smith and their two children Wakaaroa and Kahurangi.  These are  the people who graciously contributed to this project sharing histories and their love for the area.  And lastly, thank you to Jason Taylor for capturing what we wanted to achieve during the challenging times of the Covid pandemic.

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Ani Martin

a kaitiaki, trustee of Lake Omapere who was born and continues to live on the shores of the lake.
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Mutunga Rameka

a waiata whaikorero, dedicated composer of haka and song who was born and continues to live nearby.
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Mita Harris

a rohe kaitiaki, passionate guardian of the area who was born and continues to live nearby.
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Pita Tipene

a rangatira o Ngati Hine, a dedicated leader of his people who was born and continues to live nearby.
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Snow Harrison

a custodian of a pioneer farm where he lives and has allowed the trail to traverse.
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