Kawatiri Coastal Trail | Te Huarahi Takutai o Kawatiri

NBS Platinum Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

NBS Supporting Our Community

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail project has been an ambitious and exciting journey for the Charleston-Westport Coastal Trail Trust (CWCTT), the not-for-profit organisation that is responsible for the construction of the 42km trail. With 23km of trail completed, the challenge ahead is to ensure this incredible asset is enhanced and maintain to a high standard, ensuring the trail’s sustainability now and into the future, for the enjoyment of generations to come.

The CWCT trust is extremely excited to welcome NBS on board as a ‘Platinum Sponsor’ and supporter of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail. NBS’s generosity, in committing to a three-year partnership with the trust is a welcomed boost to the sustainability of the trail and in supporting economic development in the Buller District. NBS’s contribution towards maintenance and enhancement will help take this amazing community asset from good to great.

NBS is committed to helping communities thrive and recognise the meritorious nature of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail project, a project that values the health of nature, people & place.

The CWCT trust also believe NBS are on a win, as this fantastic community asset showcases the very best of what the Buller has to offer – our untamed natural wilderness, beautiful coast lines and rich heritage stories. There are other benefits in being aligned with a project such as the Kawatiri Coastal Trail. Projects that have a strong focus on the restoration, protection and enhancement of our natural environment and our unique native flora and fauna are perfect partners for companies like NBS.

The CWCT trust are extremely grateful to NBS for their sponsorship of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail, and we encourage our communities to support NBS and other local businesses that support our people and place.

Martins Mitre 10

Gold Sponsor

Martins Mitre 10 Westport

In the early 1920s, the Scanlon family purchased Westport’s original hardware store (which first opened in 1896) from the Martin family. Now, four generations later, the Scanlons continue to be strong local supporters of community initiatives for the West Coast community and their store has pledged $5,000 per year for the next three years in sponsorship to support the trail. This is an addition to an earlier donation of $10,000.

Troy says the opportunity to sponsor the trail, for the next three years, fits well with the store’s environmental and sustainable values. Troy added, “We’re really proud to be involved with the trail – it aligns well with our values. We’re doing a lot within our business now to be as sustainable as possible and are constantly looking for ways to improve. The trail is a great asset for locals and a draw card for visitors to come to our district.”

The Westport-Charleston Coastal Trail Trust gratefully acknowledge the support from Martins Mitre 10, a highly respected local business that contributes to many great community initiatives and projects. Martins Mitre 10 have always displayed values that put community well-being at the forefront of their decision making and the Trust is proud to recognise them as a ‘Gold Sponsor’ of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail.


Silver Sponsor


The Kawatiri Coastal Trail is pleased to welcome Inforce on board as a sponsor. Inforce is an industrial floor slab and pavement specialist. They design and optimise floors for industrial buildings and external pavements like ports, container yards, haul roads and many other heavy industrial applications.

Inforce employs more than a dozen staff, with 7 of those being based locally in Westport.

Company Directors Finn and Tom McGaveston say their intention from day one was to set up a business that could help support regional communities and in particular, their hometown of Westport. We feel strongly about the development of this area and the Kawatiri Coastal Trail is a great example of making Westport a great place to live and visit.

Kawatiri Coastal Trail thanks the team from Inforce for their generous $5000 sponsorship of the trail.


Through our “Friends of the Trail – Give a Little” page, 100% of your donation goes towards Trail maintenance and ongoing operations

Business Support

The trail offers a great opportunity for businesses to align themselves with a project that values the “Health of Nature, People and Place”


The Trail needs volunteers to help support essential maintenance and on-going operations.