Our Partners

A special thankyou for the support from our sponsors, local clubs and communities, especially Gearshop who have come onboard as our major sponsor.

Gearshop is a 100% New Zealand-owned online outdoor gear retailer

We stock some of the world’s best outdoor gear brands—with fantastic prices!

We offer an extensive range of specialist outdoor equipment for anyone from the serious outdoor adventurer to the complete beginner.

At Gearshop we have just a few simple goals

We strive to continually offer an extensive range of quality products for all outdoor enthusiasts, from some of the world's best manufacturers, at the best prices. We value every one of our customers and we will do whatever we can to ensure your shopping experience is a great one.

Gearshop staff are active outdoor people. We climb, cave, tramp and travel, we bike, kayak and sail. With experience as guides and instructors, we have a good understanding of what our customers are all about. We share in your passion for the outdoors.

Gearshop actively supports Search & Rescue in New Zealand, having staff that are involved in Cave SAR, NZLand SAR, NZUSAR and Rescue Helicopter operations around the greater Nelson/Tasman region and supporting teams nationally with equipment requirements and advice. So when you're shopping for your next bit of gear online via gearshop.co.nz, rest assured you will get the knowledge and support of an experienced and knowledgeable team. We know that when you go for your next adventure, your equipment should be the least of your worries. Our staff take pride in ensuring that you get the right advice and the right kit for your adventure.

Tailwind was created by endurance athletes in Durango, Colorado, who have ridden Paris-Brest-Paris, RAAM qualifiers, Leadville 100s, and a host of other events. We tried everything on the market to deal with stomach distress, cramping, and that sickly off-taste from ingesting artificial ingredients and chemicals found in other drinks. Nothing worked. 

So, we created our own drink, TAILWIND. We started sharing it with anyone who wanted to give it a try and people liked it. REALLY liked it. We think that you'll like it too, so give it a try! 

Tailwind Endurance Fuel is all you need. Really. 

Our mission is to bring you the best technical products to explore the outdoors. For 93 years we have been producing innovative products and we are looking forward to the next 90 years.

Produced and designed in a small mountain town at the foot of the Dolomites, La Sportiva supports 140 families in a unique and enviable environment. Everyday the mountains surround the people who handcraft our products. Being mountain based and family run allows us to draw on eight decades of experience handed down through the generations. With this heritage we can focus on the future and meld new technologies, ideas and innovation with our rich knowledge of manufacturing to give you the most amazing products on the market. Products that let you go where you dream to go, do what you dream to do and live how you want to live. 

Nelson Airport welcomes more than 900,000 travellers annually through its light, modern and sustainable terminal building. The airport is a strategic gateway enabling air travel, connectivity and freight transport for more than 120,000 residents in the Nelson-Tasman region. 

We serve four airlines, including our national carrier Air New Zealand, Originair, Sounds Air and Golden Bay Air. The airlines provide direct links to the key cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as direct provincial links to the North Island cities of Palmerston North, Kapiti Coast and short hops to “local” destinations Tākaka and Karamea in the upper South Island.

Nelson Airport’s vision is “to be a world-class airport where zero emissions aircraft operate” and is an active participant in the aviation sector’s work towards a zero-emissions future.

Nelson’s only Athletics New Zealand registered senior club promoting running and walking in the Nelson Region. 

We organise events throughout the calendar year for all ages and abilities including the Nelson Half Marathon Festival of running.

Nelson Regional Development Agency's mission is to
unlock the economic potential of Nelson Tasman to
enable our people and places to thrive.

We do this by leading inclusive and regenerative economic development, supporting our businesses and people to grow, and shaping and amplifying our profile to attract people, business, and investment to the region. NRDA is a Council Controlled Organisation established on 1 July 2016 following the merger of the former Nelson Regional Economic Development Agency and Nelson Tasman Tourism.

NRDA is 100% owned by Nelson City Council and receives a funding contribution from Tasman District Council that enables NRDA services to be delivered with a Nelson Tasman combined regional focus. NRDA also maintains responsibilities as the official Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) for the Nelson Tasman region and is a member of Regional Tourism NZ.

We are governed by a highly-competent, private sector-focused board of independent directors that have a commitment to the future prosperity of our region. The board members are appointed by Nelson City Council and guide the strategic direction of NRDA while monitoring business activities.

Located just 15 minutes drive from the centre of Nelson, The Cable Bay Adventure Park is Nelson's adventure destination. Home to a wide range of adventure activities, with an onsite licensed café and free access to the parks trails. Visit now and you’ll discover that really is something to cater for everyone.

The vision

The Cable Bay Adventure Park’s vision is of a mini national park like area, with a range of activities to suit everyone. Less than 15 minutes from Nelson city, on the way to the idyllic Cable Bay, people can experience a range of activities, utilise the on-site café or immerse themselves in nature, with options rain or shine.

The property has almost 400 Hectares of native forest, including massive Matai, Totara and Kahikatea, some of which are estimated to be over 2,000 years old, as well as almost every species of native NZ trees that are found naturally in the south island.

A large portion of the forested area is classified as a Significant Natural Area (SNA) by the Nelson City council and it is currently the top priority SNA site in the Nelson region

The development of the trail network has not only benefited the recreation opportunities but allowed access into previously inaccessible areas making proactive conservation management of the area possible. Our belief is that through creating access options and promoting responsible recreation and education opportunities, people develop a greater sense of worth of these areas and are more likely to actively help advocate for, nurture and protect these wonderful natural areas.

The Adventure Park is working with a range of organisations and individuals to help protect and enhance the area, possum trapping has so far seen almost 1200 possums removed from the block, through the Nelson City council and Future Ecology riparian planting on the Wakapuaka river banks and old Man’s beard eradication programs are on-going. Goat and pig populations are being reduced and native restoration programs are being developed for areas previously cleared and planning for native regeneration currently in plantation forest.

The Adventure Park is committed to developing the park in ways that align with Maori culture and the local tangata whenua, Ngati Tama

Be surrounded by the magnificent views of Tasman bay, coastal native bush, and the spectacular landscape of a New Zealand sheep station.

Enjoy an incredible sightseeing Walk and Hut stay, a guided Farm tour or your special occasion on Pepin Island. With three beautifully situated huts, it is the place for a peaceful romantic getaway, a private holiday amongst nature, or an adventure with family and friends. On Pepin Island there is an experience for all.

Situated at the end of the naturally formed bolder bank that makes up Cable Bay, connecting the Island to the mainland, only 30 minutes drive from Nelson City. Pepin Island is a working sheep station wintering over 2,000 sheep, and around 100 cattle. As a privately owned farm, we love to give you this opportunity to experience the best of its incredible and incomparable landscape. At 1,316 ft high from sea level, and an area of 1,280 acres, the steep and rocky hills roll down through paddocks and native bush, ending at the ocean with towering cliffs and hidden pebbled beaches, Pepin Island is a unique example of distinctive land form and terrain.

Because we know Every Bite Matters, Proper elevates the usual mindless munch to an eating experience - a snack that satisfies taste buds, body and soul.

Proper was founded on a longing for a real potato crisp. And when we say real, we mean really real - like the traditional crisps people used to make before robots started messing with our food.


Cooked by hand and seasoned with care, that first crisp was not just better, it was transcendent. Memorable, shareable and addictively delicious. It awakened a fire within us, starting a movement for meaningful snacks that continues to this day.

Its why Proper snacks are cooked by people and hand selected for perfection, every potato, every crisp, every cracker.


Are we obsessed? We prefer devoted. For us, the result makes it all worthwhile. Real, scrumptious, and cooked by hand since always – snacks that are meaningful not mindless. Because every bite matters. So come, open a bag and experience the great Snack Awakening.

For more than 50 years Waimea Harriers has been encouraging running and walking for people of all ages. We believe running is wonderful for people's fitness and general health! Our motto is 'Run for your life!'

Waimea Harrier events cater for people of all abilities, including competitive runners and walkers, families looking for an outdoor activity they can enjoy together, and social runners and walkers of all ages.

We pride ourselves on the warm welcome we give to everyone.

When you choose NBS for banking, you choose to give back to the community.

Community - We believe. We invest.

We invest to make a real difference in our communities, helping hundreds of not-for-profit groups with sponsorship and grants to supporting sports, arts, educational, environmental and charitable organisations.

Speedplay Coaching delivers personalised running and triathlon coaching from Sarah Biss. If you’re a beginner wanting to learn about technique and general fitness, or an athlete looking to find the edge to achieve your goals then Speedplay will guide you every step of the way.