Motu Trails Charitable Trust

Motu Trails Charitable Trust

The Motu Trails Charitable Trust helps manage, maintain and promote the Motu Trails. Trail access is free so please consider supporting us!

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Motu Trails ( is one of the Great Rides on Nga Haerenga, New Zealand Cycle Trails. At Motu Trails Charitable Trust, we manage, maintain and promote the trails. We develop free trail brochures, provide free/current trail info online; do regular maintenance on Pakihi and Dunes Trail; drive trail extensions and enhancements such as shelters; assist trail-related services; and more. Access to Motu Trails is 100% free so if you've used the trails, please consider supporting us. Thank you!

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At Motu Trails Charitable Trust, we help manage and promote the Motu Trails for the good of visitors and locals alike. With trail access 100% free, we depend on grants and donations. Thank you.

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Your donation will help Motu Trails Charitable Trust to promote and manage Motu Trails — benefiting all users.

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Thank you Kopiko Aotearoa 2022 rides  3 July 2021

Thank you to the Kopiko Aotearoa riders who have chosen to donate to Motu Trails Charitable Trust as part of their 2022 entry. It's hugely appreciated. At the trust, we do the general maintenance on Pakihi Track and Dunes Trail: this winter has been mighty challenging with several heavy rainfall events and, on Pakihi, resulting multiple rockfalls, slips and windfalls. We've got Pakihi in good condition again now, but there was some significant work (about 200hrs in the last five weeks). As well as providing important funds for future work, the donations to the trust mean a lot. Thank you! Jim ... Photo, clearing one of the recent Pakihi Track slips.

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Bryce on 14 Jan 2022
Thanks for doing this great work
Motu Trails Charitable Trust

Many thanks Bryce, your support is sincerely appreciated! Best wishes for the ride :) Kind regards Jim

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Richard on 12 Jan 2022
Kopiko Aotearoa rider 2022
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Thank you Richard, that's awesome. Wishing you all the best for the final prep before the big journey :) Nga mihi nui Jim

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Ian on 12 Jan 2022
Kopiko Aotearoa rider 2022
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Thank you Ian! We really appreciate your choosing Motu Trails Trust. We will be doing our best to keep the trails in good shape during KA (though Pakihi is always a bit of a wildcard heh) Jim

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Stuart on 11 Jan 2022
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Thank you Stuart, we really appreciate your choosing to support us. :) :) Best wishes for the ride, if you're doing Pakihi you may well see us out there! All best Jim

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Guest Donor on 11 Jan 2022
Keep up the great work
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Kia ora - thank you! Your support for Motu Trails Trust is really appreciated. :) :) Jim

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