Bike Wanaka continues to advocate for an outcome whereby the beneficial owners of Sticky Forest get financial recompense and the Wānaka community retains a recreational asset for future generations.
The Kāi Tahu whakataukī (saying) ‘’Mō tātou, ā, mō kā uri ā muri ake nei“ (For us and our children after us) really resonates. We support QLDC in their opposition to rezoning the land to allow for it to be developed. We wish for the land to retain its current zoning (Rural) and for it to remain open to the community for mountain biking, walking and other recreational pursuits.
The latest update (as at 20 June 2022) is that Environment Court mediation is scheduled for August 2022. Bike Wānaka is not a formal party to this mediation.