Thirty years ago, Rotary Hutt City conceived and launched a project to develop a walking and cycling trail beside the Hutt River. The final section of the trail has been completed with the planting of one thousand native trees and shrubs by Club members at Manor Park. 
All of the nine Rotary Clubs in the Upper and Lower Hutt Valley have been involved in helping to create this wonderful recreational asset along with assistance from Upper Hutt City, Lower Hutt City and Greater Wellington Regional Council.
Hutt City Mayor Campbell Barry officially opened the Manor Park section of the trail on Saturday 17th September, assisted by club members Prue Lamason (representing the regional council) and Linton Adams. The key role of Robin Maud as the 'father' of the trail concept was also acknowledged, as was the presence of Carol Maud, Robin's widow.