Providing sponsorship and support to local sporting talent

“Whāia te iti kahuraki, ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei” – “Seek the distant horizon, should you bow your head let it only be to a lofty mountain”.

Community is a huge part of what we do at Shotover Jet and at the heart of our business are our core values; Manaakitanga (looking after our people), Rangatiratanga (leadership), Tohungatanga (expertise) and Kaitiakitanga (stewardship). We are always striving to provide these for our community.   

The Te iti Kahuraki programme at Shotover Jet, provides sponsorship and support to local sporting talent.    

Find out more about our athletes below



Here in Tāhuna (Queenstown)  we’re surrounded by some world class mountain biking facilities so it’s hard not to fall in love with mountain biking. Riley has blown away fellow bikers and spectators at Wynyard Bike Park taking on one of the parks most difficult trails Dream Line. 

“I started off with a little balance bike, then got a bigger bike and started doing jumps off the balcony and in the yard, it just grew from there, the bikes got bigger and so did the jumps, I feel like biking is my sport” 

Riley’s dream is to ride in the Red Bull Rampage! 




Originally born in the UK, Priya moved over to New Zealand at just 4 months old. Priya’s passion for dance began when she started ballet lessons at age 3 and continued into contemporary dance at age 9.  

I love to dance, especially classical ballet. I enjoy the freedom I feel when dancing and being able to express myself in such a unique way. I also love that it keeps me fit and strong, and connects me with new people not only in Wānaka, but from around New Zealand.  

Priya has entered the biennial South Island Ballet Awards in Christchurch in July. This event is for aspiring young dancers aged 11 to 19 who will be judged by a panel of international and national adjudicators. 

Photography credit: Lokyee Photography





At 2 years old, Ruari started his skiing journey up the hill with mum and dad and it was love at first sight. 

Ruari’s favourite part about skiing at his favourite Queenstown ski fields is enjoying the stunning view you get from the top of the mountain and challenging himself on the harder runs. Getting to spend quality whāanau time up the mountain is an added bonus! 

This season Ruari is hoping to improve his free ride skiing as part of the Remarkables Free Ride programme. 

“When I go up the Remarkable’s this season I want to start with some 360’s and then onto the front flips!” 




As a toddler Jono loved his strider bike and couldn’t wait to get onto a pedal bike. He started his BMX journey at just 4 years old. 

“I love the excitement of when the gate drops and the race starts against the other riders. I also love catching up with my BMX mates that I meet and race with from all over New Zealand”. 

Jono’s goal this year is to make the NZ Mighty 11 BMX Team. His long-term goal is to be an elite BMXER.