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The LMS Events team are pleased to have a fantastic group of sponsors supporting this event, which in turn supports you and your sport. This ensures you can enjoy a safe, fun and challenging event such as this.

The best thing you can do to keep these sponsors supporting your sport is to support them whenever you can.


Principal Partner



Contact Energy

Contact Energy is one of New Zealand’s leading electricity generators and retailers, and proudly produces 80–85% of our electricity from renewable hydro and geothermal stations. The Clyde and Roxburgh Dams are just a road bike away from the course for New Zealand’s ultimate mountain bike race that circumnavigates Lake Hawea. We use the water from this lake to generate power at those dams.

In early 2021, we confirmed a new geothermal power station near Taupo will start building very soon. This will significantly reduce New Zealand’s carbon emissions when it begins operating and help us lead the way in driving toward a lower carbon Aoteroa.

Contact is on a mission to advance the quality of life for New Zealanders, developing smart solutions that are good for people and good for the environment. Over the last year we’ve helped improve the quality of life for our own people, with many of our Contact team working from anywhere that suits them. Wherever we’re based, we enjoy looking after over 600,000 customer connections across electricity, gas and broadband.

Contact is super proud to be principal sponsor of the Contact Epic for the last fourteen years and loves supporting the Central Otago community and the locals who help make things like this happen. As there is no better time to enjoy our beautiful country and fresh air than right now, get out there and enjoy the experience and challenge that is the Contact Epic.

Website: www.contactenergy.co.nz


Gold Sponsors


Stonewood Homes is one of the largest home builders in New Zealand.  We have been building new homes since 1987 and have now built over 4000 homes throughout New Zealand.

When you build your new home with Stonewood Homes you enjoy the best of both worlds – value for money and the peace of mind that comes from knowing someone else is taking care of all the details for you. What’s more, you’ll know just how much you’re paying and when you’ll move in.

There is a lot to consider when building a home and Stonewood makes it easy with our many years of building experience and superior buying power, ensure that outstanding home design and worry-free construction needn’t cost the earth.

Try out our house finder, and view our awarding winning house designs and plans. We have a wide range of house plans to suit most budgets.

We have a range of new homes for sale so take a look at our house and land packages, we have new homes available right now throughout New Zealand.

Website www.stonewood.co.nz/central-otago-wanaka-builders



1. Oakridge Resort Event Special

Oakridge Resort is pleased to offer a 15% discount for the event weekend. click here for details or go to www.oakridge.co.nz

Williams Hotels is a fourth generation West Coast family business focused on providing our guests with an exceptional hospitality experience. The business is 100% New Zealand owned and operated and looks to integrate kiwi style with international standards.

Williams Hotels has grown to a portfolio of over 350 quality rooms that are strategically located in some of New Zealand’s most iconic locations. They include:

  • Mercure Oakridge Resort in Wanaka
  • Punakaiki Resort in Punakaiki
  • Ashley Hotel in Greymouth
  • Ashley Hotel in Christchurch
  • Towers on the Park in Christchurch

2. Williams Hotels Special: www.williamshotels.co.nz

Arrive at any of our Williams Hotel properties with your Contact Epic sticker on our vehicle and receive a 15% discount off our normal retail price and also be upgraded to the next available room type free of charge (Valid until 01/04/2016).


Bosch eBike Systems

A new generation of bikes is taking the trails by storm and is already a part of everyday life. eBikes are a modern means of transport for modern people. The Bosch portfolio ranges from the highly efficient drive unit (motor and gearbox) and high-quality batteries to a smart on-board and cycle computer that can be used intuitively. Perfect coordination of components holds the key to typical Bosch performance in terms of both comfort and efficiency. Like other Bosch products, the eBike systems benefit from the Bosch Group’s technology and production know-how. From conception and engineering to manufacturing, marketing and after-sales service, Bosch eBike Systems constantly set new standards for the eBike industry. The Bosch Group’s experience in the areas of electric motors, sensor technology, displays and lithium-ion batteries ensures that Bosch eBike systems use technology that is invented for life and that eBike users have their fun. Around 20 brands of eBikes in New Zealand are epowered by Bosch and sold through more than 200 retailers nationwide. 




The freedom to do your own thing away from the crowds, with breathtaking lakes & mountains as your playground. A year-round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park, you can still discover that totally relaxed Kiwi way of life at Lake Wanaka.

Website: www.lakewanaka.co.nz




Media Sponsors


“Radio Wanaka broadcasts on 92.2 FM & 97FM in Wanaka and 99.1 FM in Cromwell. Sister-station ‘Roy’ broadcasts on 94.6FM. The two are Wanaka’s only locally owned and operated radio stations and as usual will be playing a big role in the lead-up to the race.

Radio Wanaka’s owner Mike Regal has completed the event a number of times and reckons it’s got to be the best mountain bike race in the country. 

Website www.wanakalive.com




Product Sponsors

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