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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.

Entries Open for Unison’s Game of the Week!

April 28, 2015

Do you know a team of stars that would love to be videoed for Unison’s Game of the Week?

Unison’s videographer is on the sidelines of junior rugby, netball and hockey games this season, filming all the action and featuring your players as the stars!

Want to enter? All you have to do is tell us why your team deserves to be filmed! Is your team dedicated? Do they turn up to practice and put in 100% every time? Maybe they show great sportsmanship or fair play on the field! Whatever the reason – we want to hear about it!

All videos will be uploaded right here to our website, PLUS all those who enter go in the draw to win tickets to the Magpies!

Get entering now for Unison’s Game of the Week!

Greatest Supporter Launch Party for Taupo Hockey

April 28, 2015

To celebrate our partnership with the Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, Unison invites all Taupo junior hockey players and their parents to…Unison’s ‘Greatest Supporter’ Launch Party!

On Friday 1 May, Unison will be at The Great Lake Hockey Club to welcome all junior hockey players to Unison’s 2015 Greatest Supporter Programme!

Unison, The Hits and Unison’s mascot, Powerman will be on-site with a free sausage sizzle and a bunch of awesome prizes to give away! PLUS, all junior hockey players will receive their own Unison sports kit, which includes a backpack, drink bottle and other sports equipment!

Launch Party details -

Date: Friday 1 May 2015
Where: Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, AC Baths Avenue, Taupo
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Who: All registered junior hockey players – and their parents too!!

'Greatest Supporter' Launch Party details -

Date: Friday 1 May 2015
Where: Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club, AC Baths Avenue, Taupo
Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm
Who: All registered junior hockey players – and their parents too!

We’re on the hunt for Unison’s Halftime Heroes!

April 22, 2015

Do you know a Hawke’s Bay junior hockey or netball team of heroes?

Unison and MoreFM are here to reward your junior hockey and netball team of heroes for their outstanding skills throughout the season!

Each week, one lucky netball or hockey team will win an awesome prize pack – including a $150 Breakers voucher PLUS, their photo will be uploaded to the Halftime Heroes Wall of Fame on Unison’s Facebook page!

Enter your junior hockey or netball team now!

Unison's Greatest Supporter Competition is back!

April 08, 2015

To mark the beginning of the 2015 Hawke’s Bay junior rugby, netball and hockey season, Unison is once again on the lookout for COOL kids who are keen to promote what we do out in the community – and get awesome prizes for doing it!

Launching this week, Unison's ‘Greatest Supporter’ competition will see TWO 'Greatest Supporters' randomly drawn and announced each month, starting in May.

All winners will be crowned Unison's 'Greatest Supporter' for the month, and will be sent a special ‘Mission’ by Unison’s very own superhero, Powerman to complete.

This year, entrants are required to submit a 30-second video or a photo showing us how they’re Unison’s 'Greatest Supporter' - so get that creativity flowing!

Entries are now open, so get filming and enter your junior rugby, netball and hockey players today!