After last year’s announcement that local charitable trust and organisers of some of the best trail rides in the nation such as the Tussock Buster and Boundary Buster rides - the OffLimits Trust - was going into hibernation following a tough couple of year it has been announced that this has become a permanent closure.
Yesterday, March 20th 2022, the OffLimits Trust officially announced its permanent closure citing lack of access to NZDF land and Covid-19 as significant factors in the decision.
“It is with great sadness that we must say farewell to all those who have been loyal supporters of the Offlimits Trust over the years,” the Trust posted on its official Facebook page.
“We are yet another casualty of Covid-19. We cannot sustain the costs of staying in limbo and not being able to raise funds via the sort of events we have historically undertaken.
The trust has sat dormant for the last few years as a result of Covid-19 plus prior to that, the Christchurch mosque attacks and the closure of Waiouru due to increased security levels.
It is highly unlikely the trust can gain access back into Waiouru in the next few years as the utilisation of the training area by the NZ Army will result in no zones being available for non-military activities.
We thank our wonderful team of helpers and all those who have attended the events we have run at Waiouru. Your support has been greatly appreciated and without it, we would not have been able to raise the money we have over the years to assist members of the New Zealand Defence Force.”