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About Us and Our Event Team

We have a team of enthusiastic volunteers putting this event together, with more people coming on the day to make this a memorable time.

The Raetihi Gutbuster is a fundraising event for the Raetihi Promotions Charitable Trust : “Building stronger, healthier communities together”

Thanks to our Amazing Supporters and Sponsors

(It's not all about us, we couldn't do it without all our supporters)

Thanks to the volunteer team at Fire and Emergency NZ - Raetihi.  The team are providing on course medic support.
Training to help, these volunteer members of our community help people every day, and make a difference when things go wrong. If you would like to join the team and become trained in emergency response - contact them.

Our team is made up of event directors, athletes and engineers who have devoted their lives to this evolving industry. Our team of passionate specialists are taking care of registration, timing, and results - and so much more.

On the day live results and super simple tracking - we're here to make your day memorable.

Bayleys stand right behind their local community.  Bayleys people operate within a family-founded environment which demands integrity, excellence and results; the very same qualities our clients expect.  So if you want help with rural, commercial, lifestyle or residential, the local team are here to help.

(And we'll be welcoming you at registration too)

Ben and the team are your local Bike (and Snow) support team.

TCB Ohakune operates a full service bicycle repair workshop, our bike technicians can service and repair all types of bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, BMX, children's bikes, scooters and skateboards are all welcome for a service or repair. We look after your prized ride as if it was our own. 
(And we sell an amazing range of bikes, snowgear and all the clothing and accessories you need to support your sporting addiction)

Since 1987, our team have been transporting riders, trampers, workers, school children and anyone needing to get somewhere around the Ruapehu region.

Fully equipped with bike trailers, a full fleet of buses and shuttle vans, we can take your crew where ever they want to head.  Regular departures to Ohakune Old Coach Road, Mangapurua and the Tongariro Crossing.

We are proud providers of natural, farm raised NZ VenisonCervenaPamu Venison and associated products. The exquisite taste and exceptional nutritional profile, combined with sustainable farming practices on land fit for purpose, makes venison our protein of choice. Our vision has always been to provide outstanding dining experiences, from restaurant tables to backyard barbecues.

If it's good enough for top multi sporter Dougall Allan, then we know it's good for you too!

Because Community Matters!
The Lotteries Grant Board distributes grant funding to community organisations just like ours to enhance the communities we live in.  

Grants come from the profits of Lotto and Instant Kiwi 

Making a difference for the Raetihi Communities

The Raetihi Gutbuster is held annually as a key fundraiser for the Raetihi Promotions Charitable Trust.

The Trust exists to develop and promote the town of Raetihi. The Trust also aims to promote the well-being and community spirit of the residents of Raetihi.  Our team operates the local information centre and has been instrumental in developing the Mākōtuku walkways that run along the town's edge.

To raise funds and foster community spirit the trust also delivers the annual Waimarino Art Awards, Christmas Carnival, and Wild Food Challenge