Endorsements and Supporter Recognition


"I am particularly keen on the MTB Trails Trust, like their vision, the work that they have achieved to date and the people that are involved. They've been able to galvanise support, work with Councils, DOC, businesses and have quite clear strategies and aims." Mondo Kopua, President Marlborough MTB Club

"In terms of the Epic Trail Network, the Department continues to see this as a very effective way of getting more people out actively enjoying the back country as well as providing for improved access to Mt Richmond Forest Park above the Lee Valley in particular.  We have strong confidence in the MTB Trails Trust trustees and look forward to continuing to work with you."  Martin Rodd, Conservation Partnerships Manager for Nelson Tasman, Dept of Conservation

"My experience in Nelson was absolutely amazing. You have an incredible group of people and the Trust is going in the right direction. Please give everyone a big thanks for their hospitality. Most Ride Centre assessments I am trying to find places to give points but in Nelson they were all there. With the motivation of the Trust I cannot wait to come back here with my wife to ride all the new trails that currently do not exist. Once again thank you for the incredible week."  Jason Wells, Trails Specialist with the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA)

"The MTB Trails Trust is a very professional and dedicated volunteer group that have delivered significant recreational opportunities for the people in the Nelson and Tasman district, and the benefits will soon flow into Marlborough. The Trust has a great record of completing their work, are very well organised and focused on delivery."  John Wotherspoon, Conservation Services Manager, NLNP

"The Trust has quickly become a real force for mountain biking goodness in the region. Well done on all counts!"
Guy Trainor, visionary builder of the Kaiteriteri Mountainbike Park


The following businesses, organisations and individuals have donated through the Trust sponsorship avenue at a high level ($1000 and above). We would like to recognise their support for what the Trust is achieving, and welcome others to get on board to assist the Trust to deliver a world class mountainbiking network for the region.


Jasmine Investments (Sam Morgan)
Tasman District Council Community Grant


Jasmine Investments (Sam Morgan)
Tasman District Council Community grant
A& E Eskrick (donation from book proceeds)
Spittal Development (andrew Spittal)


The Meadows ($5000)
Tasman District Council ($5000 in Community Grants)

Spittal Developments (Andrew Spittal)
Edridge Contracting
Eddyline Brewery & Pizzeria
L Donaldson NPH Ltd
Blenheim Toyota
Re Space Ltd
Jennian Homes
Richmond Fresh Choice
McKenzie Painting Contractors
Civil Engineering Laboratory Services
Land Dimensions
Helibike Nelson
Cleave Shearer


Jasmine Investments (Sam Morgan)
Tasman District Council Community Grant
Tony Cleland


Spittal Developments (Andrew Spittal)
NPH Ltd (Gary Donaldson)
Andrew Lush Orthodontics Ltd (Andrew Lush)
Eddyline Brewery and Pizzeria
Joanna Orwin (private donor)
Not Just Concrete (Chris Trathen and Craig Ingham)
R & S Griffin (Rick and Sarah Griffin)Lift n Shift ( Steve Eggers )
Edridge Contracting Ltd (Malcolm Edridge)
Donaldson Civil (Ken Nell)
Aimex Service Group ( Steve Sullivan )
Milestone Homes
Jennian Homes
Re Space Ltd
MVZ Builders
Chambers and Jackett Ltd
Pumps and Filters

The following businesses, organisations and individuals have donated through the Trust sponsorship avenue at level of $500.

Philip Palmer (private donor)
Hamish Gordon (private donor)
L Donaldson (private donor)
Top of the South Continuous Spouting
Kaiteriteri MTB Park

The following individuals have donated through the Trust sponsorship avenue at a level of between $100 and $500

Mark Houghton
Waimea College
Gordon Sloane
Bruce and Jane McCallum
R Butt
Mike Brien
Sarah Plum
Pete Thomas

The Trust also appreciates the many 'Friends of the Trust' individual donations we receive - these all accumulate and contribute to the rapid rate of progress we are making!