News & Events

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 -

game of the week new logo

Our Great Photo Winners for the Week

August 05, 2015
Congratulations our Great Photo competition winners for the week - Hilary Finn, Lorenzo Picen, Glenda Nixon and Whakaeke James Ritete!

Great shot of Grace from the Greenmeadows Steel junior netball team sent in by Glenda Nixon!

Hilary Finn sent in this photo of Kayley Finn with her Unison PLayer of the Day certificate & trophy!


Lorenzo Picen sent in this action shot of Timmy Picen from the Taradale U9 Small Blacks playing the Hastings Eagles!


Whakaeke James Ritete shared this great snap of Winiata Ritete from the Whakarewa Warriors!


Hilary, Lorenzo, Glenda and Whakaeke have each won a $25 Rebel Sport voucher plus their winning photo will feature on Unison's Facebook page & in the Hastings and Napier Mail (for our Hawke's Bay winners) and Taupo Weekender at the end of August!

Well done to our winners - these are some awesome action photos!

Unison's Selfie Frame Hits Secondary School Rugby

August 05, 2015
Unison and The Edge Road Runners were on the sidelines of secondary school rugby in Hawke's Bay last Saturday, taking selfies in the giant Unison frame!

 The Edge Road Runners scaled the rugby sidelines at Napier Boys High School , snapping selfies of avid secondary school rugby players and supporters!



All photos from the weekend were uploaded to 98.3 The Edge Hawke's Bay's Facebook page -  'tag' yourself in your photo and you will automatically go in the draw to win an Apple iPad!!

To view all the photos from the weekend, click here!

July's Greatest Supporter's Hit the Airwaves

August 04, 2015
Have you heard our Greatest Supporter's for July, Ella-Michaela Good & Henry Massingham on the radio yet? We think they did an awesome job of voicing these ads for us!

July Greatest Supporters

They will be playing on all radio stations across Hawke's Bay, Rotorua and Taupo - so keep an ear out!

Great Photo Competition Back in Action

July 30, 2015
With the school holidays now done and dusted, we've received some awesome pics of our junior players back in action on the sports ground!

Congratulations to our winners for the week - Odette Harper, Ruth Tovey, Chris Hawkins and Louise Nicholson for these awesome photos!

The Havelock North Intermediate Bullets get in for a team huddle!


Connor Hawkins from the 7th grade NOBM Gemco Warriors dodges a tackle!


Oli Tovey from the Havelock North White Sticks makes a run for the ball!


Cody Griffiths from the Wairakei Mini Blue Hockey team going in for the ball!


Odette, Ruth, Chris and Louise have each picked up a $25 Rebel Sport voucher for themselves, plus their photo will appear on Unison's Facebook page and in the Hastings & Napier Mail at the end of the month (Taupo Weekender for you Louise!)

Secondary School Netball Show Us Their Best Selfies!

July 27, 2015
Unison and The Edge Road Runners were on the sidelines of secondary school netball in Hawke's Bay last Saturday, taking selfies in the giant Unison frame!

Secondary school netball teams and players snapped a photo in Unison giant selfies frame, in a bid to go in the draw to win themselves an Apple iPad!

All photos from the weekend were uploaded to 98.3 The Edge Hawke's Bay's Facebook page, where players could 'tag' themselves in the photo and automatically go in the draw to win an Apple iPad.




To see all the photos from the weekend, CLICK HERE.

Hawke's Bay Secondary school rugby - Unison and The Edge will be on the sidelines of your games this Saturday, 1 August. Make sure you catch up with them, snap a selfie in the giant Unison frame and be in to win!