The Greater Wellington Backcountry Network is a Registered Charitable Trust with the Charities Commission of NZ (Number CC 10539)
The GWBN does recieve an annual grant from the Department of Conservation to asssit with maintain huts and tracks. However, this grant is far less than is needed to ensure the upkeep of huts and tracks that the GWBN and the members of the society manage.
Any donations recieved only goes towards hut or track upkeep by volunteers. Track upkeep funding needs is generally minimal, as most work is done from roadends. (other than equipment purchases and maintenance) However, the 8 year programme for tracks requires several remote catchments to be worked on, requiring helicopter transport for equipment and volunteers. Hut maintenance is ongoing, and every year work is needed requiring materials and helicopter transport costs.
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