KiwiRail engages with communities in a variety of ways. One of them is through sponsorship of events and activities relevant to rail, the people who work in the rail industry and the communities that interact with rail.


One of KiwiRail’s most significant sponsorships is TrackSAFE NZ. TrackSAFE NZ is a registered Charitable Trust that aims to raise awareness about rail safety and educate the New Zealand public on how to stay safe around level crossings and the rail network. Further detail about the foundation can be found at www.tracksafe.co.nz

Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand

KiwiRail also supports the Rail Heritage Trust of New Zealand which maintains records of heritage rail buildings and equipment, and encourages the preservation and restoration of rail heritage. This includes assistance to the National Railway Museum at Ferrymead in Christchurch.

Community Support

KiwiRail’s tourism brand, The Great Journeys of New Zealand, supports local communities. We aim to make a positive difference now and in the future. The Great Journeys of New Zealand operates four services, the Northern Explorer train, the Interislander ferry, the Coastal Pacific train and the TranzAlpine train. Our focus is to support the communities in and around where we operate.

If you would like to find out more about applying for community support for your fundraiser, please visit our webpage.