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Unison Warms Up Taupo Junior Hockey Sidelines

May 19, 2015

Unison and The Edge are here to heat up the sidelines, this junior hockey season!

Every fortnight, The Edge team will be on the sidelines down at the Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, handing out hot drinks and tasty treats to all junior hockey supporters!

Check out the schedule below and keep an eye out for our Sidelines Supporters team!

  • Wednesday 20 May
  •  Friday 29 May
  • Wednesday 3 June
  •  Friday 12 June

Powerman Set to Reward Determined Junior Players

May 18, 2015
Powerman's Player of the Week are outstanding kids who show hard work, Powermandetermination and fair play, both on and off the sports ground! Think you know just the player? Enter them now!

Every Monday, Martin & Sarah from The Hits radio station, will announce one Hawke's Bay junior hockey, rugby or netball player as Powerman's Player of the Week!

Powerman will personally visit all winning players and reward them each with a bunch of awesome Unison goodies, PLUS a $50 Rebel Sport voucher!

With the first player being announced on Monday 25 May - get your junior player nominations in now!

Pukekos Named as Unison's Halftime Heroes!

May 18, 2015
In conjunction with local radio station, More FM, we surprised the NELSON PARK PUKEKO'S on the sidelines of their junior hockey game on Saturday, for UnisoNelson Park Pukekosn's Halftime Heroes competition!

This team of heroes received an awesome $150 Breakers Restaurant voucher to spend as a team, plus some other cool goodies! Well Done Pukeko's!!

Enter your junior netball or hockey team of heroes today!

Powerman Surprises Nathaniel Bailey

May 15, 2015
Powerman surprised our last 'Greatest Supporter' winner for May, NATHANIEL BAILEY, at his Te Mata Red Rockets junior hockey training today!

We received an outstanding video entry from Nathaniel, telling us he's Unison's biggest supporter! You can view his video HERE!

Like Ella, Nathaniel has a special mission to complete throughout the month, which requires him to write a song, rap or poem telling us about how to stay safe around electricity! 

Powerman and Nate

Once the mission is complete, Nathaniel will win an awesome prize pack worth $500!

During our visit, Nathaniel also gave out some Unison goodies to all his team mates, plus, he got some awesome photos with Powerman!

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Good luck Nathaniel, we can't wait to see your mission come to life! Check back during the month to see how he gets on! 

To enter Unison's Greatest Supporter competition - CLICK HERE!

Surprise Visit to Unison's First Greatest Supporter!

May 15, 2015
Today, Powerman visited Room 17 at Frimley Primary School to surprise our very first ‘Greatest Supporter’ winner for May – ELLA MANNING!
Ella, who plays netball for the Frimley Tornadoes, had sent in this awesome competition entry photo of her and her sister, Holly wearing their bright blue Unison netball bags and a hand written poster saying, “Unison Rocks”. 

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Today, Powerman personally delivered Ella’s special ‘mission’ to complete throughout the month – which includes, writing a song, rap or poem telling everyone how to stay safe around electricity! We can’t wait to see what she comes up with!

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During our visit, Ella also helped us to hand out some awesome Unison goodies to her classmates PLUS, we all got some great photos with Powerman! 

Check back during the month to see how Ella gets on! 

To enter Unison's Greatest Supporter competition - CLICK HERE!

First Team of Superstars Filmed for Unison's Game of the Week

May 12, 2015
Hawke’s Bay residents could be forgiven for thinking the Onekawa Breakers are local game of the week comp imagecelebrities, after their team was filmed by a professional videographer as part of Unison’s Game of the Week competition.

After receiving a record number of entries since the competition opened a week ago, we were faced with the difficult task of selecting the first junior rugby, netball or hockey team to have their game filmed for Unison’s Game of the Week competition.

Charlee Carian, a fellow member of the first winning team, nominated the Onekawa Breakers because they “try really hard at practices every week.” She also “couldn’t wait to play and have fun together”.

Unison’s videographer, Kerin Greville was on the sidelines of her junior hockey game last Saturday - filming all the action as the Onekawa Breakers went head to head against Arthur Miller School.

To view the video and check out all the action, click HERE – GO ONEKAWA BREAKERS!

Entries are still open, register your junior hockey, rugby or netball team today!

First Great Photo Winners Found!

May 11, 2015
With the winter sporting season well underway, we’ve already received so many outstanding photos entries into our 2015 Great Photo Competition!
Congratulations to our first week winners - Grace Kamper, Liz & Rob Stockley and Andrea Driver for these awesome photos taken at Hawke’s Bay junior hockey, netball and rugby!

Grace, Liz & Rob and Andrea have each won a $25 Rebel Sport Voucher, plus their winning photos will feature in the Hastings & Napier Mail!

We love seeing GREAT photos - enter yours here!

REMINDER - TAUPO JUNIOR HOCKEY - Our Great Photo Competition is open to you too! Send in your great junior hockey photos to go in the draw for a Rebel Sport voucher, PLUS have your photo featured in the Taupo Weekender!
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Photo by: Grace Kamper | Player: Paige Kamper

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Photo by: Andrea Driver | Player: Jacob Driver

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Photo by: Liz & Rob Stockley | Team: Te Mata Primary

Stuck for Ideas?

May 08, 2015

Need inspiration for your Greatest Supporter competition entry photo or 30-second video?  Check out these ideas below!

Get Snap Happy!

  • Snap a photo of your Hawke's Bay junior rugby, netball or hockey player sporting their brand new 2015 Unison sports kit! Can you get an action photo of the whole team with theirs?
  • Do you own every colour of Unison's sports bags? Snap a photo or shoot a quick video with the navy, orange, yellow and now bright blue sling bags and show us you’re Unison’s Greatest Supporter!

  • Unison has many electrical assets out in your community – snap a video of your little superstar telling us how to stay safe around power poles, transformers or those little black boxes outside your house. Remember to stay safe through – Unison’s assets are dangerous!

Feeling creative?

  • Why not create an awesome colourful picture showing everyone how to stay safe around electricity! There are lots of great safety tips on our website - click here to see more!

Our first two ‘Greatest Supporters’ monthly winners will be drawn on Tuesday 12 May! They will each receive a special mission in return for an amazing $500 PRIZE PACK (plus, a little something for mum & dad).

Entries will remain open until end of August 2015 – ENTER NOW!

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First Team of Heroes Found!

May 06, 2015
We've been on the hunt for a team of heroes and yesterday we found one!St Josephs Tahi

Congratulations to Hawke's Bay junior netball team - ST JOSEPH'S TAHI - who were crowned Unison's FIRST Halftime Heroes yesterday in Napier.

Unison and local radio station, More FM surprised St. Joseph's Tahi on the sidelines of their junior netball game with a $150 Breakers restaurant voucher PLUS a bag of goodies for the team!

Entries for Unison's Halftime Heroes are still open - enter your Hawke's Bay junior netball or hockey team today!

Unison Announces Partnership with Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club

April 30, 2015
Taupo hockey players will be sporting bright orange drink bottles and black backpacks this season, as part of a new sponsorship agreement between local electricity distributor, Unison and Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club.

As a major sponsor of junior rugby, netball and hockey in Hawke’s Bay, Unison now plans to offer similar support to hockey in Taupo.

“Since partnering with junior rugby, netball and hockey in Hawke’s Bay, we have developed a successful programme that supports the growth of junior sport from a grass roots level. We felt hockey in Taupo provided us with an opportunity to extend the programme to another community within our Network region,” said Unison Group Chief Executive, Ken Sutherland.

“Through our sponsorship of junior hockey in Taupo, we will be able to reach thousands of children with our important safety messages, while encouraging active participation in sport.”

Hockey Development Officer for Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, Aniek Lenoir said she was very grateful Unison had come on board as a major sponsor of junior hockey in Taupo.

“A major focus of our work in 2015 will be in junior hockey, developing our programme to an even higher level and ensuring every child develops a life-long passion for the game.

“With Unison’s support, we are able to offer many new and exciting opportunities for our young players across the region. It’s shaping up to be a very successful season.”

All Taupo junior hockey players will receive a kit bag, drink bottle and mouth guard from Unison, at an official launch party on Friday 1 May.

Throughout the season, Unison will run a variety of competitions and campaigns, including the ever-popular Great Photo competition and Sideline Supporters promotion. The Unison Medal ceremony will be held at the end of the season, which recognises one outstanding player from each junior hockey team who has shown work ethic, sportsmanship and discipline throughout the season.

The junior hockey programme will commence next week, with all games based at the Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club.