The Partners Life DUAL
Motutapu - Rangitoto Traverse
Saturday 22 March 2014
This sporting event will be staged on one of the most scenic landscapes in New Zealand - the Hauraki Gulf islands of Rangitoto and Motutapu.
The Partners Life DUAL is a participant event offering trail run and walk, an off-road triathlon and mountain bike options. Click here for entry options
The event will be produced and managed by sports event management company - total sport
The Partners Life DUAL is a once a year opportunity. At no other time throughout the year will people be able to participate in an event of this nature, and at no other time are mountain bikes allowed to be taken over to the island and ridden.
The Partners Life DUAL offers the opportunity for event goers and adventure seekers to experience the dual islands of Motutapu and Rangitoto by foot, on mountain bike or both including a swim in the spectacular Home Bay!
The entry numbers for the 2013 Partners Life DUAL Motutapu - Rangitoto Traverse WILL be limited due to the nature of these two protected islands!
The Motutapu Restoration Trust
The DUAL event concept has been developed in conjunction with total sport and the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT).
The key objectives of MRT are quite simple, they have a vision to replant large sections of Motutapu in native trees over the next 20 - 30 years, presently the MRT plant around
30,000 native trees annually.
In participating in the Partners Life DUAL event, you will make a difference to the world you live in, as you will be directly contributing to the planting campaign undertaken by MRT.
Help look after these islands...
Motutapu and Rangitoto are recreation reserves that are administered by the Department of Conservation. Both islands are now completely pest-free which means there are no non-native pest animals such as rats, mice, stoats, possums, feral cats etc.
Endangered takahe and tieke/saddleback were released onto the islands at the celebration of their pest-free status in August 2010. Since then native fish (red fin bully and koura/freshwater crayfish), endangered tuturuatu/shore plover and popokotea/whitehead have been released. Now it’s your turn to do your bit to ensure the islands remain a safe-haven for these special native species..
More New Island Residents
Our translocation programme continues in full swing. 9 more takahe released on 4th November join our original 4 settlers from August 2011. One of our most critically endangered species, the takahe refused to lay down and accept extinction. Rediscovered in remote mountains west of Lake Te Anau in 1949 their numbers now total 266. We now have 5% of the total specie population enjoying life on our pest free island wildlife sanctuary!