Support Shane Kidby walking NZ coastline for cystic fibrosis and mental health

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$6,418 donated
Given by 89 generous donors in around 6 months

Donate directly to Shane Kidby who is traversing Aotearoa’s 15,000 km coastline to raise funds and awareness for CF and mental health.


YOUR DONATIONS ON THIS PAGE GO TO SHANE KIDBY TO HELP FUND HIS EPIC WALK FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS AND MENTAL HEALTH (buy tramping gear, food etc. over the 2 years it will take him to walk the whole coastline).

SHANE'S CHOSEN CAUSES ARE CYSTIC FIBROSIS NZ and TARANAKI RETREAT (community mental health service) - TO DONATE TO THESE CAUSES GO TO (links to a separate Give A Little page called Walking With Wings for Cystic Fibrosis NZ and Taranaki Retreat)



Shane Kidby is driven by his passion to help others, and by doing so, helping himself. Cystic fibrosis and mental health are close to his heart. He lost his younger brother to cystic fibrosis as a child. Shane is all too familiar with the mental health battles experienced as a consequence of ‘life’. This adventure is part of his grander plan to live his life with purpose and help others find theirs.

While Shane is funding most of this adventure himself, he needs your help to purchase the last of the equipment and items needed to make it happen.


Shane is an easy going, genuine, adventure loving family guy who has a passion for helping people. Born in Singapore, raised in New Zealand and, after travelling the world with his whanau (family) and living in both northern India and Australia for a while, he currently resides in Taranaki.

Favourite moments in his life include being a semi professional football player in the United Kingdom, coaching the Tibetan Women’s National football team and raising two beautiful daughters.

Although Shane went through major surgery for a hip replacement a few years ago, he hasn’t let this dampen his hiking and outdoor pursuits. Welcome to Shane’s newest mōrearea (adventure)!


Shane is looking to begin in July 2021 and tackle the coastline in stages - one by one. Each stage alone is an epic feat. The time it will take Shane to do this, and whether or not each stage will be completed, is unknown. It is estimated that it will take more than a year. He plans to review his adventure at the end of each leg of the journey.


Donate here to support Shane directly

If you would like to donate to Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand and Taranaki Retreat (Shane's chosen causes) go to

Follow Shane’s Instagram (walkingwithwings Shane Kidby) or Facebook page (@walkingwithwingsnz)

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Follow Shane's progress in live time on a map at this link


Use of funds

Funds raised here will be used to buy equipment and items needed for Shane's epic adventure to raise funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis and mental health.

If a surplus is raised, it will be passed on to relevant charities.

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Latest update

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Shane has started walking - follow his progress at link in the update  15 July 2021

Posted by: Shane Kidby

Hello all and THANK YOU so much for your support! Without you this isn't possible. Here's a few updates:

1. Shane has started walking as of today. He left Cape Reinga in the North Island of NZ a few hours ago. You can see his progress on a map in live time at this link


2. Here's the latest newspaper article about Shane -

3. We have Walking With Wings hoodies for sale online. You can pre order here

About 27% of proceeds of the sale of each hoodie goes to CF NZ and Taranaki Retreat.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH! Your support is overwhelming and completely amazing!

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Latest donations

Joy and Steve Fabsih
Joy and Steve Fabsih on 15 Jul 2021
We wish you all the best on your adventure. We are part of the cystic fibrosis association. Keep safe and we look forward to hearing of you passing Taranaki.
Shane Kidby

Thank you so much for your donation it means so much to have your support

Shane Kidby
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 07 Jul 2021
Shane Kidby

Thank you so much!

Shane Kidby
Debbie on 06 Jul 2021
Good on you!!!
Shane Kidby

Thank you for your support Debbie Appreciate it more than you know

Shane Kidby
Alvin on 24 Jun 2021
Much love to you and your whānau Shane!
Shane Kidby

Alvin. Thank you. All of your support and your donation are really appreciated.

Shane Kidby
Elisha on 23 Jun 2021
Remember Shane- Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always there! Enjoy your walk with your loved ones ❤
Shane Kidby

Thank you so much Elisha. Yes, so true. Really appreciate your support.

Shane Kidby

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