Title Partner

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Foundation Partners

Major Events New Zealand

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The New Zealand Government, through New Zealand Major Events, works in partnership with the event sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance. 




Main Partners


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Marmot crafts professional quality outdoor gear. Inspired by the alpinist spirit of adventure to search and achieve in a harsh world, our products are simple, appropriate, dependable and damn good looking. Marmot For Life. www.marmotnz.co.nz


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Established in 1921, Shimano is the world’s largest manufacturer of bicycle components - with an overall goal to promote health and happiness through the enjoyment of nature and the world around us.

Find out more at www.shimano.com

PURE Sports Nutrition

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The PURE Sports Nutrition range is proudly produced in New Zealand and has been designed with sports science in mind.  Our brand stands for high quality, natural products that work, containing no artificial ingredients or colours.  The range has grown to provide high-quality products before, during and after your workouts.

Available to order for international shipping and for purchase at the event village.

Find out more at www.puresportsnutrition.com


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Pivotel is New Zealand’s leading mobile satellite solutions provider with satellite voice, data, OH&S and asset tracking solutions. Pivotel is also the exclusive supplier of SPOT satellite devices throughout New Zealand and Australia.

Find out more at www.pivotel.co.nz

Event Partners

Absa Cape Epic

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The Absa Cape Epic is the world’s premier mountain bike stage race. The route changes every year, taking professional mountain bikers and aspiring amateurs from around the world through about 700km of unspoilt scenery and 15,000m of accumulated climbing over some of the most magnificent mountain passes in South Africa's Western Cape Province.

Find out more at www.cape-epic.com


Team CP

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TeamCP Ltd is an endurance sports coaching company that specialise in helping you to achieve more than what you think is possible. They are the official training partner of The Pioneer.

Active Network


 Find out more at www.active.com


Always Advancing

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Find out more at www.alwaysadvancing.net/

Partnership Opportunities

Want to be part of  New Zealand's only 6-day stage mountain bike race riding through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery on earth?  The Pioneer fuelled by Nutri-Grain provides a fantastic opportunity for participants and spectators to be directly exposed to particular products, services and brands. 

There are many ways to get involved from sampling in athletes kits to onsite activations at the start & finish lines.

If your organisation is interested in partnership or promotional opportunities within The Pioneer please contact:

Bec Williams, Director, NZ Partnerships 


021 246 9260