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Hawke's Bay Magpies Player Makes Surprise Visit to St. Patricks School

August 24, 2015

Unison and Joe Penitito from the Hawkes Bay Magpies made a surprise visit to see our 'Greatest Supporter for August', Sam Start and his classmates at St. Patrick's School in Napier last Friday, after Sam successfully completed his mission for the month of August.

During his visit, Joe gave the class a brief rundown on what it is like to play for the Hawke's Bay Magpies, his favourite rugby game so far and what he likes to eat, while Room 14 put him through his paces with lots of interesting questions.

Sam also presented Joe with a huge number of messages of support for the Hawke's Bay Magpies - which Sam had collected as part of his mission for the month.


At the end of the month, these messages will be turned into the giant banner which Sam will help to hang at McLean Park for everyone to see! Way to go Sam!


Taradale Fastway Couriers - Here is Your Game of the Week!

August 24, 2015
Unison's videographer, Kerin Greville was on the sidelines of the Taradale Fastway Couriers junior rugby game last Saturday, as they took on the Clive Rugga Rats!

Check out all the action of there game here!

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Thank you to all those who entered Unison's Game of the Week competition! We had so many great entries and many deserving teams - hope to see you all next year!

Great Photo Winners for last Week!

August 24, 2015
Congratulations to  Kane Makea, Julie Thomas (photo by Hilary Finn), Tara Jardine and Lisa Davy, for winning last weeks Great Photo competition!

Thanks to Julie Thomas (photo by Hilary Finn) for this GREAT action shot of Grace Thomas!


Great shot of Noah and Teague showing  offtheir awesome passing skills - thanks Kane!


Lisa Davy sent in this great photo of Emily Grace Davy from Hilltop School Cyclones showing us her hockey skills!


Action shot of Paige from the Parkvale Halford junior netball team - thanks Tara!


Kane, Julie, Tara and Lisa walked away with a $25 Rebel Sport voucher, plus their winning photos featured on Unison's Facebook page and in the Hastings and Napier Mail!

Junior Hockey Players Recognised for Work Ethic and Attitude

August 24, 2015
Following the conclusion of the Taupo junior hockey season, Unison this week recognised players for their excellence, both on and off the field.

Unison Group Chief Executive Officer Ken Sutherland said the 41 recipients of the Unison Medal were nominated by their coaches for having consistently shown great work ethic, discipline and fair-play.

“This is the first year the Unison Medal has been awarded, as part of our support for grass-roots hockey in the region. 

“We were thrilled to see how delighted these young players were to receive their medal. We are proud to be able to recognise and encourage the future hockey stars in our region.”

Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club Development Officer, Aniek Lenoir, said the Club was very appreciative of the support from Unison.

“We are so thrilled to have Unison on board, and the kids and their families have really benefited from the partnership.

“The Unison Medal is a fantastic way to recognise the great qualities we encourage in young players, and it was a great moment for them to receive their award in front of their family and friends.”

Mr Sutherland said Unison’s support of junior hockey provided the Company with a valuable communication channel for sharing important safety messages with children, while at the same time supporting the club to enhance their development programmes, and nurture a life-long passion for the game in young players.

“We’re passionate about supporting our local communities, and about keeping them safe around our electrical assets within the region.  We’re proud to be hockey’s greatest supporter in Taupo.”

Final Game of the Week for 2015!

August 19, 2015

Congratulations to our FINAL 'Game of the Week' winners for 2015 - the 7th grade Taradale Fgame of the week new logoastway Courier Thunder junior rugby team!

Rhys Evans nominated his team for Game of the Week because....

"We play really well together and surport each other win or lose. And our team mate Ashton who is out at the moment because he broke his fingers comes along every week and cheers us on, along with our parents. We all love playing Rugby and are gutted rugby season almost over. Thank you"

Well Done Taradale Fastway Courier Thunder! Our videographer, Kerin Greville will be on the sidelines of your game against the Clive Rugga Rats this Saturday, filming all the action and featuring you as the stars!

Te Aute College Take Out Unison's 2015 Challenge Shield!

August 17, 2015

The Unison Challenge Shield was once again contested at the curtain raiser to the Magpies’ first 2015 ITM Cup game against Northland on Sunday afternoon. 

Te Aute College went head to head against Wairoa College in a nail biting final yesterday afternoon, with Te Aute College coming out on top with a 20 - 8 win.



The Unison Challenge Shield was awarded to Te Aute College, along with a medal for each team player. The school also received a $500 R80 sporting equipment voucher whilst the Wairoa College walked away with a $200 voucher.




Congratulations to Te Aute College! For more photos from the game, head to Unison's Facebook page -

Unison Gets Snap Happy at Hawke's Bay Magpies' Home Games

August 12, 2015
Unison will be on the sidelines of all Hawke's Bay Magpies ITM Cup games this season, Powerman-and-Magpie-fansgetting snap happy with our new photo activity!

Our friendly promo team will be roaming McLean Park (with Powerman in tow!), snapping photos of avid Hawke's Bay supporters, using special iPad software!

All photos taken on the day will be uploaded to Unison's Facebook page as well as feature on the big screen at McLean Park at the following Hawke's Bay Magpies home game!

Run for the first time last weekend at the Hawke’s Bay Magpies vs. Taranaki pre-season game, you can check out all the photos head to Unison's Facebook page -

Look out for us at the Hawke's Bay magpies shield defence game against Northland THIS Sunday at McLean Park!

Arthur Miller Aces Ace Unison's Game of the Week

August 12, 2015
Unison's videographer, Kerin Greville was on the sidelines of the Arthur Miller Aces junior hockey game last Saturday, as they took on the Taradale Tornadoes!

Check out all the action of there game here!

Arthur Miller Aces

August’s Greatest Supporter’s Rally Support for Hawke’s Bay Magpies

August 06, 2015

The Hawke’s Bay Magpies will receive a surge of support for their upcoming ITM Cup games, after two Hawke’s Bay junior rugby players received their mission for the month of August as part of Unison’s Greatest Supporter competition.

Sam Start (who plays junior rugby for the 10th grade NOBM Napier Collision) and Cael Windelev (from the Taradale Thunder junior rugby team) have been given a ‘rugby-supporters’ mission to complete throughout the month – which includes collecting as many messages of support for the Hawke’s Bay Magpies as they can, prior to the 2015
ITM Cup kicking off around the country.



At the end of the month, all messages will be collected and turned into a giant banner which both Sam and Cael will help to hang at McLean Park on Saturday 5 September - ready for the Hawke’s Bay Magpies’ Ranfurly Shield defence match against North Harbour.

After receiving their missions earlier this week, Sam has already enlisted help from his classmates at St Patrick’s School in Napier, as well as his rugby and basketball team. Cael has been busy too - counting up 61 messages of support already.

In return for their hard work, Sam and Cael will each receive an awesome prize pack, along with a family pass to watch the game from the comfort of the stands.

For updates on Unison’s Greatest Supporter competition, be sure to ‘like’ Unison on Facebook  –


Unison's Videographer to Film AMS Aces!

August 06, 2015
Unison's videographer will be on the sidelines of the AMS ACES  game this weekend, after the junior hockey team was announced as Unison's Game of the Week winners for the week!

Julie Thomas nominated the AMS Aces for Unison's Game of the Week competition because -

"They haven't lost a game all season. Their coach is really strict with them and they love it!"

Highlights from the AMC Aces game against the Taradale Tornadoes will be uploaded to Unison's Facebook page early next week - be sure to 'like' us on Facebook so you don't miss out -

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