Yes, two local riders have moved on to steeper pastures in Queenstown (News, November 26) but many more, both local and visitors, delight in the mountain biking trails on offer in Rotorua.
These two elite riders in the freestyle and downhill disciplines progressed on Rotorua's trails and it would be great to think that others will follow.
However, many elite cross-country mountain bikers come to Rotorua specifically because the trails suit that broader discipline.
In Rotorua, we are privileged to have access to an ever-increasing range of world-renowned trails. All this in a working forest.
Every time I'm out for a ride, I marvel at what's on offer.
I love our trails; I love seeing them being shared by so many and I love seeing families out enjoying themselves as there are so many family-friendly options.
The Rotorua trail network is a nursery for talent.
Thanks, Rotorua Trails Trust, for creating and maintaining such a vibrant playground for all levels of ability.
How many motels?
Three people have been appointed by the Council to an independent panel that will make a decision about whether the public should be involved in a decision to make six motels temporary housing for the homeless (News, November 27).
Will this be six more motels on top of all the others already used in the city, or six motels in total for the city?
If it is six more, how many motels and hotels are now being used in total for this type of accommodation?
Will there be enough left for visitors (if anyone wants to come here anymore) as other hotels are also being used by MIQ?
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