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We are Motu Trails Charitable Trust

At Motu Trails Charitable Trust we are the governance and operational hub of the Motu Trails.  

Made up of keen business-people and community advocates, most of whom are also regular cyclists, the Trust team promotes and manages the trails. Our goal is to offer positive outdoors experiences for all ages and abilities, visitors and locals alike, ultimately benefiting the communities around the trails.

We aim to share our enthusiasm and commitment for the trails, however needed.

We manage this website and social media. We lead trail maintenance and volunteer projects. We produce and send out brochures, support media visits, attend shows such as Fieldays, run the Motu Trails official partner programme, support operators, answer many enquiries about the trails, help people plan their ride, and more. 

Along the way, we work with many organisations, including other Great Rides, and the New Zealand Cycle Trails team. 

The Motu Trails Charitable Trust team is: Shirley Armstrong (Opotiki), Paul Cornwall (Motu), Steferl Gordon (Gisborne), Bruce Hall (Gisborne), Kieran Hickey (Opotiki), Paula Newman (Motu), Tony Palmer (Opotiki), Amy Spence (Gisborne). Jim Robinson (Ohiwa) is trail manager/trust executive officer; Nikki Slade Robinson is administrative support.

To know more about us, please feel welcome to get in touch. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer trustee, or in supporting any of our efforts, we welcome your contact.

 

 

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  • Department of Conservation
  • Tairawhiti Gisborne
  • Opotiki Coast
  • The New Zealand Cycle Trail
  • Whakatohea