Mayor's back Te Awa River Ride

Three Waikato mayors will this month sign agreements committing their councils to the Te Awa Great New Zealand River Ride.

The river ride will follow the Waikato River for 70km, from Ngaruawahia to Horahora, through a mix of farmland, exotic vegetation and native New Zealand bush and it is hoped it will become a major tourist drawcard.

Driven by the Te Awa River Ride Trust, the project has the support of several companies and local councils, and the signing event on November 19 at Waikato Museum will formalise the commitment of Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council and Waikato District Council to the project.

Hamilton Mayor Julie Hardaker, Waikato District Mayor Allan Sanson and Waipa District Council Mayor Alan Livingston will join trust representative and former Olympic champion Sarah Ulmer for the signing event.

Waikato Times