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NZ1000 comes to Tokoroa

The Auckland Offroad Racing Club (AORC) is very pleased to announce that the NZ1000 (formerly Taupo 1000) will be hosted in the Ngatira Forest located between Tokoroa and Putaruru from Thursday 24th September to Sunday 27th September 2015 (race days Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September 2015).

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South Waikato District Council is excited to host the event in the district and have been incredibly positive with discussions to date. The Council see the event as having a substantial positive impact on the promotion of their district. This event aligns well with our key strategic goal of district promotion and of course our affinity with sport and active living,” said Council’s Communications Manager Kerry Fabrie. “In addition the economic spinoff resulting from hosting this event in our district supports our focus on driving positive growth for our economy.”

The AORC is also working closely with representatives of Hancock Forestry Management to develop a track layout within the Ngatira Forest that will meet Forestry criteria and conditions. The team hope to have this agreed to in the next couple of months.

Accommodation in the area is limited so there will be an emphasis on freedom camping being available at the track with hot showers and toilets available for those camping, as well as the large event marquee setup with tables and chairs.

The AORC have decided that ORANZ (the governing body for offroad racing in NZ) will provide the Chief Steward, Chief Technical Officer and Clerk of the Course roles for the event to ensure the level of compliance in all things racing related is consistent with ORANZ regulations.

The event is currently being managed by Ernie Hogg and the AORC Club Committee but the reins will soon be handed over to a three person NZ1000 committee who will oversee the management of the event and report back to the Committee and Club as planning progresses.

The countdown is on …………………….

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