Last year ChildFund New Zealand set up the Christmas Tree of Bikes on Queens Wharf in Auckland, highlighting the vital role bicycles play in getting children who live in extreme poverty to school. A seven metre steel structure was purpose built for ChildFund’s Christmas tree campaign, in collaboration with Enterprize Steel and Beca Engineers.


Generous Aucklanders donated bikes to decorate the tree. When the tree was taken down the bikes were given to local community groups.


Now, this year in March the tree will begin life again, showcasing Rotorua as the city of trails. Rotorua Lakes District Council has put a call out for local bikes to adorn the tree. The spectacular installation will coincide with Crankworx Rotorua – hosting the world’s largest international mountain biking competition.


Anyone needing more information can contact Brigitte Nelson at Rotorua Lakes Council on 07 351 7057 or by email to [email protected]


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