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Kawatiri Coastal Trail | Te Huarahi Takutai o Kawatiri

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail needs donations to support its maintenance and ongoing operations.

The Kawatiri Coastal Trail needs donations to support its maintenance and ongoing operations. Even at this early stage it’s imperative sufficient resources are available, to protect and enhance the Trail and the experiences of all who use it.

Your donation to the Trust enables us to take this incredible community asset from good to great, giving enjoyment and health benefits to those who use it. Be part of something amazing, and donate to be part of the Trail.

Maintenance costs will be covered by Fundraising by the Trail Trust and in-kind support from community Volunteers. Official Partnerships and Sponsorships will be sought from local businesses, along with other funding initiatives such as Event Fees and Council or Lotteries Grants.

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100% of your donation goes towards Trail maintenance and ongoing operations

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How the Trail’s been funded

In 2017 the Trail was included in the West Coast Economic Development Strategy, and between February and June 2018, a feasibility study and Business Case were undertaken. The comprehensive Business Case contributed to the successful application to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) seeking $9.36 million from the Provincial Growth Fund for full funding for construction.

Whilst there has been significant investment for the Trail construction, these funds don’t extend to Trail maintenance once built. Trail use will be free for cyclists and walkers, and so we want to give Trail users a way to contribute financially, however small, to the ongoing success of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail.

The Pūwaha Section of the Kawatiri Coastal Trail from Westport to Carters Beach was the first Section to be built, and officially opened to the public in December 2020. Omau is open, and the coming months will see four consecutive Sections open from Westport to Ōkari Lagoon, offering users 22km. The 2 km Waitakere Section between the Nile River and Charleston is also open. The full 50 km of Trail is due for completion mid 2023.

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