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. We do weekly maintenance sessions during busier periods. 

Volunteer support is also vital, keeping the trails clear, and working on enhancements such as shelters and seats, or 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.




Key Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

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 was a huge step up for the trails and continues to make a real difference in almost everything we do.



Gold Sponsor

Thank you to Seeka/OPAC, who have supported Motu Trails since 2015, helping us to make a positive difference for Ōpōtiki.  



Silver Sponsor

Thank you to Horizon Energy Group, who have supported us since 2015, this support has been a crucial part of the success of the trails.


Other Sponsors

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


If your organisation wishes to support us, please contact us for a chat. If you wish, we welcome the opportunity to present a proposal.

To make a donation, please click the DONATE box up the top of the page for details. 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