Our Community Partnerships

We’re part of your community, and we’re proud to support and showcase events and organisations which aid in the wellbeing, growth, and development of our regions.

It’s about more than corporate responsibility; it’s about demonstrating our commitment to our customers at grass roots, supporting our regions to be a vibrant place to live and work.

Unison supplies the power for every home and business in the regions we operate in; we power the streetlights, the hospitals, local government and much more.  We know that our customers are the lifeblood of our business, so it’s important to us to get behind local initiatives and organisations that contribute to the wellbeing of the regions our customers live in.

Our community partnerships help us get to know our customers, enabling us to form relationships and better understand your needs – so we can always go that extra mile to ensure we deliver world-class network and energy solutions.


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Hawke's Bay Rugby Union

Unison has been a Hawke's Bay rugby's greatest supporter since 2009, partnering with the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union to develop a highly successful junior rugby programme that has seen participation grow year-on-year.  In addition to supporting junior club rugby from 5th grade to 12th grade competition, the programme was recently extended to include the region's secondary school rugby competition.

www.hbru.co.nz


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Hawke's Bay Netball

Unison is proud to sponsor the Hawke's Bay Netball junior programme, targeting primary school aged children.

The organisation delivers the Netball New Zealand Junior programme within schools, ensuring every child has access to a quality and consistent programme, and develops a lifelong love of the game.

www.hawkesbaynetball.co.nz


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Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust

Hawke’s Bay’s Rescue Helicopter is an essential, not-for-profit health service which assists the lives of many of our customers in the Hawke’s Bay area each year.

We are a proud Associate Sponsor of the Trust, a position we have held since 2000.

www.hbrescuehelicopter.org.nz


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U-Turn Trust

A not-for-profit, non-government organisation, the U-Turn Trust supports Hawke’s Bay’s Flaxmere Community through a variety of initiatives designed to develop the area’s youth, create career pathways, and instill meaningful values in the community.

Unison supports the following initiatives delivered by U-Turn Trust:

  • Te Aranga Marae and Community Garden
  • Flaxmere Boxing Academy
  • Tunu Tunu mobile barbeque

www.uturntrust.com


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Unison Hawke's Bay Sports Hall of Fame - Pettigrew Green Arena

Displayed at Hawke’s Bay’s Pettigrew Green Arena, the Unison Sports Hall of Fame honours our region’s most accomplished former sportspeople.


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Unison Hockey Stadium - Hawke's Bay Regional Sports Park

We are passionate about contributing to the long-term economic growth of our regions and the Unison Hockey Stadium, Hawke’s Bay’s premier hockey venue, provides a platform for achieving this through bringing international hockey events to our region.

Through this partnership, we’re also helping grow participation in hockey at the junior level with Hawke’s Bay Hockey.

www.sportsground.co.nz/sportspark


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Rotorua Night Market

A Rotorua Lakes Council initiative, Unison has been a key sponsor of The Rotorua Night Market since it began operating in 2010. Designed to revitalise Rotorua inner city, the Market has become a local destination for boutique shopping and tourist activity. Each week, Unison’s support of the market provides a no-cost platform for registered charities promote their services through the Unison Community Stand.

www.rotoruanz.com/nightmarket


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Rotorua Lake Safety Programme

The ‘Unison Lake Safety Programme’ is a Lake Safety initiative in partnership with Rotorua Lakes Council, Rotorua Aquatic Centre and Swimsation. The Unison Lake Safety Programme is a first in New Zealand, and has been designed to equip children with the key elements of Aquatic Awareness and Lake Safety, ensuring they have adequate Lake Safety survival skills, whilst having fun in, on and around the lakes of Rotorua.

www.rdc-aquatic.co.nz/unison-lake


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Unison Arena - Rotorua Energy Events Centre

The Unison Arena at Rotorua Energy Events Centre provides a high-capacity venue for many local events such as sports games, music concerts and conferences.

www.eventsandvenues.co.nz/venues/energy-events-centre


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Greatest Supporter Programme

Our Greatest Supporter Programme supports many community and sporting initiatives through providing merchandise and delivering other activities which support its development.

These partnerships enable us to engage with one of the most important target audiences for our important safety messages, children.

Our Greatest Supporter Programme supports the following initiatives:

  • Hawke's Bay Netball - Junior netball programme
  • Hawke's Bay Rugby Union - Junior and Secondary School rugby programmes, and Magpies rugby
  • Hawke's Bay Hockey - Junior hockey programme
  • Flaxmere Boxing Academy
  • Taupo Hockey - Junior and Intermediate programme
  • Unison Lake Safety Programme - Rotorua Aquatic Centre.

www.unison.co.nz/greatest-supporter