Who We Work With


Our Partners and Sponsors


The wider Motu Trails governance team consists of: Motu Trails Charitable Trust, DOC, Ōpōtiki District Council, Trust Tairāwhiti, and Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board. Motu Trails Charitable Trust is the hub (for details, see About Us).


Track maintenance

Regular maintenance on the Pakihi Track and Dunes Trail is led by Motu Trails Charitable Trust, working with DOC and councils. In busy periods, we do weekly maintenance sessions. 

Volunteer support is also vital, keeping the trails clear, and working on enhancements such as shelters and seats, and new sections of trail.


TrackMe Adventure generously provide us with a personal locator beacon (PLB) and SPOT Gen3 tracker, to support safety on our maintenance work. Thank you TrackMe Adventure!



Ground Effect Cycle Clothing is supporting us with trail tools, to help keep the Pakihi and Dunes Trail maintained. This support is sincerely appreciated, the Pakihi especially is very challenging to keep open, and the tools will really help!



Key Sponsors

In 2018 and 2020, long-time triathletes and real estate business owners Garth and Judy Barfoot made major donations towards Motu Trails on-trail enhancements. We remain hugely grateful for this support: it enabled a huge step up for the trails and continues to make a real difference in almost everything we do.


Seeka/OPAC are Motu Trails Gold Sponsors, and have supported Motu Trails since 2015. We thank Seeka/OPAC for helping us to make an important difference for Ōpōtiki! 


Horizon Energy Group are Motu Trails Silver Sponsors. Having supported us since 2015, HEG's support has been a key part of the ongoing success of the trails.


In addition, Motu Trails Charitable Trust receives a wide range of support from many organisations and individuals. It all helps! Trails are not easy to run well, so we are sincerely grateful for all support.


If your organisation wishes to support us, please do contact us. We welcome the opportunity to present a sponsorship proposal, or simply talk about options.

To make an individual donation to Motu Trails, simply go to the DONATE page. Thank you, ngā mihi nui.

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Proudly supported by

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