Ngāti Waewae whānau had the pleasure and privilege of being part of the West Coast Wilderness Trail opening for the Greymouth to Kūmara section of the cycle way. Joe Mason was present to help celebrate and officially bless the day with karakia. The opening of the Greymouth – Hokitika section of the West Coast Wilderness Trail brought people young and old to Kūmara, where festivities celebrated the little mining town’s history and the potential economic boost from tourists using the new cycle trail. Kūmara residents dressed in period costumes, promoted their businesses and enjoyed performances from a variety of musicians and entertainers, while a vintage bicycle race and a street parade topped off the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.