Slush Fund

Backcountry Trust 2018-19 Report

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The Backcountry Trust has just released their 2018-19 Performance Report. It’s uplifting reading with just over $300K spent on 27 huts and 15 tracks over the last 12 months. In addition 48 projects were approved worth a nudge over $400K.
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Waipa Mtb Club - Mt Pirongia, Hamilton

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Mt Pirongia is home of the Waipa MTB Club. Pirongia is an awesome maunga for building tracks, being an old volcano covered in mostly native bush. The Ground Effect Slush fund recently helped out with cash for the purchase of an electric wheelbarrow.

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NZ MTB Trail Design Guidelines
 

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Experienced trail builders Jonathan Kennett, Jeff Carter and Chris Mildon have collaborated with track builders and land managers around New Zealand to develop the NZ MTB Trail Design & Construction Guidelines.
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Golden Bay MTB Club - Cannan Downs

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The Golden Bay Mountain Bike Club asked the Ground Effect Slush Fund for 
some cash to help towards finishing a section of trail inCannanDowns, calledRollerCoaster.The Slush Fund stepped up with $2000 to complete the job - funding the digger hire, bbq supplies, and a contribution to truck hire for the gravel transport
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Queenstown Mtb Club
 

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The Queenstown Mtb Club Junior Sub-Committee has been busy educating the youth of today on how to play their part in the maintenance and development of trails. So they got Ground Effect on board and with $900 cash from the Slush Fund were able to purchase a bunch of kid friendly tools.
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Backcountry Trust Mtb Track Grants

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In its latest funding round the Backcountry Trust has allocated $178,000 to volunteer-led hut and track maintenance projects. $76,000 is earmarked for mountain bike tracks.
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Majura Pines Trail Alliance - ACT

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The Majura Pines Trail Alliance are the volunteer group who build and maintain the Majura Pines trails, some of the oldest and most famous mtb trails in Canberra. The Trail Alliance asked the Ground Effect Slush Fund for a $1200 contribution to purchase more of the Trail Scapes tools.
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Coomealla Mildura MTB Park - VIC/NSW

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The Coomealla-Mildura Mountainless Bike Club requested help to purchase materials required for rebuilding and refurbishment of their local trails. Armed with a good supply of volunteers to conduct the track work the club was able to put the $1100 cash from the Ground Effect Slush Fund to good use.
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Tathra MTB Club - NSW
 

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The Tathra Mtb Club experienced devastating bushfires through their local trail network in March 2018. 
Ground Effect spied it on the news, and the Slush Fund offered $1000 cash for when they were ready to remediate the trails.
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Dungog Commoners Inc. - NSW

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The ants of Dungog Common have been at it again, three more pallet bridges eaten away. A request was made by Dungog Commoners Inc. for more funding to upgrade the bridges and make them less appealing to ants. $1100 Ground Effect Slush Fund dollars later, with volunteer labour from the club, the job is done.
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Kerikeri Mtb Club
 
 

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In summer 2018 the Kerikeri Mtb Club got underway with their new up track in Waitangi Forest. Volunteers cleared a track through the gorse, and then handed over to the digger to cut the 3km of trail. The Ground Effect Slush Fund helped out with $1000 towards digger hire.
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Mountain Biking North Otago Inc.
 

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This little Oamaru based club, Mountain Biking North Otago Inc. has been very busy in recent years, building tracks in Herbert Forest, Cape Wanbrow, and Oamaru Reservoir. The Ground Effect Slush Fund provided the $400 needed for a hedge trimmer.
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