The Alps 2 Ocean Joint Committee is responsible for the ongoing governance, development and administration of the Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail. The committee comprises two elected Councillors from each of Waitaki and Mackenzie District Councils, a representative from Department of Conservation and each of the three Papatipu Rūnanga.
The Councils are responsible for the maintenance and delivery of Trail projects in their respective districts.
Mackenzie District Council
Proudly supporting Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, Mackenzie District Council is a territorial authority covering the Mount Cook, Lake Pukaki and Twizel sections of the cycle trail.
Waitaki District Council
Proudly supporting Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail, Waitaki District Council is a territorial authority covering the Lake Ōhau and Waitaki Valley sections of the cycle trail.
Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation is the government agency tasked with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage.
Te Rūnanga o Arowhenua
Arowhenua is the principal Māori kainga of South Canterbury, located between the junction of the Temuka and Opihi Rivers 2km south of Temuka.
Te Rūnanga o Moeraki
Maintaining the mana of Kāi Tahu Whanui in North Otago.
Protecting our taoka, tending our urupa, upholding the mana of our Marae and caring for our manuhiri for our current generations and for our tamariki me ka mokopuna of the future.
The Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail® would like to thank the following organisations for their generous assistance with funding.
Otago Community Trust
The Otago Community Trust is committed to supporting the development of regional cycle ways across Otago as they help to provide employment opportunities and ensure the sustained growth of regional towns”.
Barbara Bridger, Chief Executive, Otago Community Trust
Trust Aoraki is a not-for-profit community funding organisation. 100% Local is its catch phrase – 100% of available funds are invested back into local communities from where the funds are generated.
Excellence and Participation are key drivers for funding decisions. Also, economic drivers, where facilities/events bring economic benefits to the local community.
Friends of the A20
The Friends of the A20 is a Charitable Trust established to provide the means to raise funds outside of the standard Council entity. Friends of the A20 can apply to various charities and businesses for funds specifically for use on our cycle trail. Often these projects are for specific features such as bridges, seating or interpretation on the trail.
The Lion Foundation are one of the largest funders of sport and recreation across New Zealand. As a Trust their role is to partner with organisations like Alps 2 Ocean to provide opportunities for the community to get active and enjoy the natural playground New Zealand provides.
Lottery Grants Board
The New Zealand Lottery Grants Board is a business unit of the Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand, governed by the Gambling Act 2003. Its purpose is to benefit the community by distributing the profits from state lotteries run by the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.
Meridian Energy is one of New Zealand’s largest electricity generators and is committed to generating electricity from 100% renewable sources like wind and water. Meridian Energy operates Ohau A, B and C power stations, and Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki power stations.
Every year Network Waitaki invests in our local community through a wide range of projects, services or activities ranging from community health care, maintenance or upgrading sport facilities through to the greater involvement of those with disabilities, the arts or education.
'Giving Back' is an ideal way for us to celebrate and assist with the wellbeing, growth and development of our region.