So I thought maybe I would look into it a bit more, as I have almost 30 years of DNPWM
KITFT figures from these events and some of my own experiences, and the fact that I have been involved in KITFT as a past committee member and an angler for many many years (1972 to about 2003?).
Negotiations with Parks began in order to enable "civilian" assistance and co-operation with National Parks (DNPWM), which were successful, enabling operations to begin in the early 1990's.
A lot of effort went into securing "sponsors" to help with the repair of DNPWM boats and motors, provision of funds for fuels and oils, loan of private boats and even houseboats, and of course the volunteers' time and resources.