Oxfam Trailwalker is grateful for the support from their sponsors and encourages you to support them in return.
New Zealand sponsors
Events Capital, Lake Taupo New Zealand
Events Capital, Lake Taupo has worked with Oxfam to bring Oxfam Trailwalker to Lake Taupo, the jewel at the heart of New Zealand's North Island. We have worked together to create a stunning trail that incorporates many of the area's most scenic features. In essence, Events Capital, Lake Taupo has made it possible for Oxfam to bring one of the world's greatest team challenges to the North Island's home of outdoor adventure sports.
Tonkin & Taylor
Tonkin & Taylor is an employee owned, New Zealand environmental and engineering consultancy that provides innovative, cost effective and sustainable solutions for a diverse range of clients.
Tonkin & Taylor is proud to continue its long support of Oxfam New Zealand through the sponsorship of Oxfam Trailwalker's award-winning Environmental Sustainability Programme.
Bivouac Outdoor are committed to adventure and providing expert advice and incredible discounts to Oxfam Trailwalker participants every year. Check out the Rewards page to see what great discounts your fundraising commitment entitles you to including including a storewide 15% discount for all teams. On top of these discounts, 5% of the value of your purchases at Bivouac Outdoor stores nationwide will be credited back to your team fundraising page as a donation from Bivouac.
Many thanks to Bivouac Outdoor stores and staff for spreading the word about Oxfam Trailwalker and for taking on the challenge themselves!
Britz, maui and Mighty motorhome hire
Britz Motorhomes is proud to be supporting Oxfam Trailwalker for its ninth consecutive year. Britz are offering an exclusive deal to participants and their support crew with 20% off daily rental rates PLUS donating a further 10% to Oxfam for every motorhome booked.
A Britz Motorhome, or maui and Mighty Camper, offers comfortable and convenient facilities for support crew and weary walkers during the event weekend. Based on feedback received from teams who have hired a motorhome in the past, a motorhome was the ultimate companion! With a kitchen to keep the team fuelled, hot water, shower and toilet, as well as providing a warm, cosy place to rest at checkpoints, a Britz motorhome has all bases covered to make the event as enjoyable as possible for walkers and support crew.
In addition to discounted rates for Oxfam Trailwalker participants, Britz is offering Oxfam Trailwalker teams who book a Britz Motorhome the chance to win a fantastic short break holiday in one of their motorhomes.
Shoe Clinic is passionate about finding the perfect shoes for your feet through their specialised fitting service. In support of the physical and fundraising challenge Oxfam Trailwalkers undertake, Shoe Clinic is kindly donating 10% of all Oxfam Trailwalker’s purchases back to Oxfam (please identify yourself as an Oxfam participant when you are in store). Plus Oxfam Trailwalker participants will find $10 of Shoe Clinic Money in their preparation pack and will get further benefits through the Shoe Clinic Advantage Club!
Shoe Clinic also hosts exclusive Oxfam Trailwalker podiatry nights where participants can get expert podiatry and footwear advice. Plus, your $10 Shoe Clinic voucher will be worth double on the night (on purchases over $100). Watch our event alerts for information on a podiatry night near you.
Head down to your local Shoe Clinic to find your perfect shoes for Oxfam Trailwalker. For more information visit www.shoeclinic.co.nz
R-Line Electrolyte Drink
R-Line Electrolyte is a premium range of electrolyte drink concentrates born from the best nutritional knowledge, innovative thinking and Kiwi enthusiasm. For Rehydrating before, Refuelling during, and Rebounding after activity, R-Line is the answer.
Here at Oxfam we liked this concept and after trailing the product ourselves we enjoyed it so much we have brought it on board as the official electrolyte drink of the event. R-Line electrolyte drink will be available for participants at checkpoints and the aid station during the 2014 event.
With all products you intend to use at the event we strongly recommend you trial them during your training. R-Line electrolyte drink is kindly donating $5 from every $20 bottle purchased online back to Oxfam. This deal is available to all participants as well as their family and friends. Each bottle of R-Line makes 10 litres of electrolyte drink - buy yours here. Thanks R-Line Electrolyte drink for your generosity and support.
- To find out more about R-Line Electrolyte drink and to order please visit rline.co.nz/trailwalker or
- Find out more on event hydration on our Hydration Advice Page.
Trade Aid supports disadvantaged producers to improve their lives through trade, including buying and selling their products, telling their stories and speaking out for greater justice in world trade. We are a not-for-profit organisation, putting producers at the heart of everything we do.
Schupepe Tents is a tent/canopy hire company, who bring a new meaning to creating an outdoor entertaining space. These tents aren’t your average marquee, they are a stretch Freeform™ tent which means they can be stretched and rigged to virtually any shape you require and on any surface! Available for hire in a range of colours and sizes from 6m x 6m to 20m x 20m, or custom made to purchase, Schupepe can create an outdoor space for any type of outdoor entertaining.
- Find out more at www.schupepetents.co.nz
Thanks Icom for sponsoring the radio communications for Oxfam Trailwalker. Icom is the exclusive NZ importer and distributor of top quality, Japanese-manufactured Icom radio communications products, renowned for their quality, innovation, reliability and design. Icom's support of Oxfam Trailwalker training weekends and the event is integral to the our health and safety procedures and running the event. We are also very grateful to Simon and Edward from Icom for their time and energy in researching, setting up and maintaining our radio communications network during the event.
Hey That's Me Event Photographers
Hey That's Me is a collective of photographers specialising in covering big events and are the official Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 participant photographers. Through their social media powered galleries, participants can share images of themselves for free, sharing their experience with others. All images are available to purchase in a number of formats. Hey That's Me are generously donating 40% of the profits from the sale of Oxfam Trailwalker 2014 photos so make sure you get yours post-event!
Taupo Hire is proud to support the Oxfam Trailwalker. As the event grows so does our equipment list and we are thankful for Taupo Hire for providing a discount on the gear for us. Taupo Hire is also the proud supporter of the “Great Taupo Hire Win your own Personal Portaloo Competition”.
Don't want to queue whilst waiting for a free toilet at each checkpoint? Don't want to share with 1200 other participants? Want your own team tailored and designed portaloo?
Thanks to Taupo Hire your team could have the luxury of your very own cordoned off Portoloo for the entire event. No queues, no sharing, no waiting! Taupo Hire are donating seven additional portaloos (one for each checkpoint) for one lucky team to have a VIP portaloo at each checkpoint.
We at Out Wear Ltd are excited to be part of Oxfam Trailwalker.
All teams that fundraise over $2500 will receive a Customised Oxfam Trailwalker Buff® for each team member.
Original Buff® Headwear are the inventors of the multifunctional headwear since 1992. This seamless tubular headwear will protect you against all weather conditions as it is versatile and functional and made from a technical microfiber, manufactured in Spain. Don't be fooled by imitations!
See you out training and at training weekends and Oxfam Trailwalker!
- For more information visit: www.outwear.co.nz
- Find out more on our Special offers page.
- Watch the You tube clip to see all the different ways of wearing Buff®
AUT Podiatry School
Foot problems are the number one reason why participants retire from the Oxfam Trailwalker.
For 2014 we have enlisted the services from the staff and students at the AUT Podiatry School to join us at the event to help you complete your 100km journey. Best of all it is absolutely free for you and your team.
Podiatry support will be based at Checkpoint Two, Checkpoint Four, Checkpoint Five and the Aid Station.
Thanks to AUT Podiatry School for supporting the Oxfam Trailwalker.
You can visit the onsite clinic for more information on Podiatry and AUT.
AUT Podiatry is also providing free consults to all Oxfam Trailwalker participants at their North Shore campus. Contact them for more information.
Free massage for ALL participants
We will have a team of massage therapy students massaging your tired and over worked legs at CP4 and the finish line – both at Tongariro Domain this year. They will be ready and waiting from when the very first participants enter CP4 on early Saturday afternoon until the last competitors complete the walk on Sunday evening when the checkpoint closes at 7pm.
Massage after such a long exertion (post-event) can be beneficial to the muscles as it helps to flush some of the metabolic waste that has built up over the 100km course. It may also help with recovery time and hopefully lessens those stiff legs the next day! 100km is a big ask for legs and feet, so knowing that a massage is awaiting them may help teams on that last leg to reach the finish line.
Oxfam does so many things throughout the world and it is money well spent. Thank you Oxfam for giving NZCM the opportunity to be a part of this great event again in 2014 and we look forward to supporting you and the participants.
- Visit www.massagecollege.ac.nz for more information on the college and how to enjoy their massages all year round.
Caffe L'affare Fairtrade Organic GUSTO
Add some GUSTO to your Oxfam Trailwalker experience! Caffe L'affare has provided all the coffee making equipment as well as enough of their fresh roasted GUSTO to make the 3 600 cups we estimate will be drunk on the weekend. Gusto is a blend of three origin coffees all sourced from Fairtrade cooperatives in Central America and Africa.
- Visit www.laffare.co.nz to discover more Caffe L'affare products.
Bob Steiner Ceramics New Zealand
A new initiative for 2009 in the quest to make Oxfam Trailwalker as eco-friendly as possible, we moved away from presenting walkers with traditional metal medals that are imported from overseas. We are pleased to announce Bob Steiner is back on board and at Oxfam Trailwalker walkers who cross the finish line will be presented with unique, hand crafted, ceramic medals created by Bob Steiner – produced locally in New Zealand and kinder to the environment!
Bob Steiner is a renowned New Zealand ceramic artist specialising in sculpturally designed forms, who has been creating exquisite pieces of fine ceramic art for over 30 years. His current work includes collectible wall art pieces suitable for interior or exterior locations. Coming from a sound background in the handcrafted pottery tradition of New Zealand each piece is created at his boutique studio in Auckland.
- For more information visit www.steinerceramics.co.nz
Scotties Car Rental
Thanks Scotties Car Rental for donating an event vehicle free of charge for nine days to help us with behind the scenes operations. Scotties is hands down the cheapest, easiest and most flexible car rental company in Auckland. They have a wide range of vehicles including Toyota Prius Hybrid available.
- For more information on the organisation or to book: http://www.scotties.co.nz
Thank you again to Rapid Sensations for sponsoring the staff mountain bikes for the event. As a result we are able to reduce our transport emissions during event week by reducing car travel around the course and event base.
Rapid Sensations are a long established local business offering a wide range of adventure activities and programmes for the Lake Taupo region