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Greatest Supporter's Ask Magpies Players the Tough Questions!

July 07, 2015
Want to know what the Hawke's Bay Magpies eat for breakfast? Who their favourite All Blacks players are or what music they listen too?  Our Greatest Supporter's for June have all the answers to these questions AND more in this awesome Q&A video!

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Hunter Jordan and Deziah Thompson attended a Hawke's Bay Magpies training session at Elwood Park, last week where they recorded a Q&A video with Magpies players, Tyrone Elkington and Mason Emerson, using questions they had thought up and written down themselves!

Along with the interviews, both Hunter and Deziah gave Tyrone and Mason a run for their money in some rugby ball handling skills, kicking practice and tackling.

Tyrone and Mason also tried their hand at performing push-ups while Hunter and Deziah sat cross-legged on their backs.

it was an afternoon of fun for everyone! Special thanks to our videographer, Kerin Greville and to the Hawke's Bay magpies players for being such great sports!

To enter Unison's Greatest Supporter Competition - CLICK HERE

Great Photo Winners for Hawke's Bay!

July 06, 2015
Check out these awesome action photos from our Great Photo competition winners for the week - Amy Repko and Lee-Anne Taylor!

Jasmine Repko from the Te Mata Red Rockets in action down at the Hastings Sports Park!


Connor Briggs from the Havelock North Hawkes making a run for it!


Amy and Lee-Anne will each receive a $25 Rebel Sport voucher, PLUS their winning photo will feature in the Hastings and Napier Mail at the end of July!

Enter your GREAT action photos from the weekend of sport here:

Game of the Week Video - Havelock Blue Ferns!

June 30, 2015
Our videographer, Kerin Greville braved the early winters start last Saturday to film this talented team of junior netball players in action!

Check out all the highlights from the Havelock North Blue Ferns vs. Te Mata Crusaders team HERE!


Unison's Game of the Week competition will be taking a break over the school holidays. Our next team our super stars will be announced week beginning 20 July! 

To enter your junior rugby, netball or hockey team for Unison's Game of the Week - click HERE

Hawke's Bay's Great Photo Winner for the Week!

June 26, 2015
Check out these GREAT photos from our Hawke's Bay Great Photo winners - Fiona Bell, Sharyn McQuinlan & Wendi Good!

Corban Bell and Jacob Rennie showing off their awesome Rippa Rugby skills!


Great action shot of Ella-Michaela Good from the Te Mata Red Rockets junior hockey team!


Lovely team shot of the Parkvale Magic junior netball team!


These lovely ladies have each won a $25 Rebel Sport voucher, plus their photo will feature in the Hastings & Napier Mail at the end of July!

Rugby-Mad 'Greatest Supporters' Recieve Mission for Month of June!

June 25, 2015

Two Hawke’s Bay junior rugby players will get up close and personal with the Hawke’sMagpies Image Bay Magpies this month, after receiving their ‘Greatest Supporter’ mission for June!

June’s ‘Greatest Supporters’ were randomly drawn this week, with Hunter Jordan (who plays junior rugby for the 8th grade Eskview Eels) and six-year-old Deziah Thompson (from the Tamatea Pukana’s junior rugby team), being crowned as our winners for the month.

With both winners being ‘rugby-mad’, they have each been given a ‘rugby focussed’ mission to complete throughout the month – which includes each interviewing a Hawke’s Bay Magpies player.

Deziah and Hunter will each write a list of questions they want the Magpies players to answer. This could be anything from what he eats for breakfast, his game day ritual or his favourite music to train to.

At the end of the month, Hunter and Deziah will attend a Magpies training session at Elwood Park in Hastings, where they will use their list of questions to film a fun, Q&A video with two players from the Hawke’s Bay Magpies.

Both interviews will be filmed by Unison’s videographer, and uploaded to Unison’s social media channels for everyone to see.

In return for their hard work, Hunter and Deziah will each receive an awesome prize pack  – plus, a little something for mum and dad too! 

Unison’s Greatest Supporter Competition runs from April through to September, with two ‘Greatest Supporters’ being announced each month. For updates on the competition, be sure to ‘like’ Unison on Facebook  –

Last Team of Heroes Found for Unison's Halftime Heroes

June 25, 2015
Congratulations to our very last 'Halftime Heroes' winning tea - the Havelock North Intermediate Eagles!


Thanks to Eva Collier, who entered this awesome team of heroes, the Havelock North Intermediate Eagles will get to enjoy a meal at Breakers Restaurant - worth $150!

That's a wrap! Thank you to all those who entered Unison's Halftime Heroes competition for 2015 and a big congratulations to our winning teams! We hope you enjoy your meal out!

Havelock North Blue Ferns named as Unison's Game of the Week!

June 25, 2015
The Havelock North Blue Ferns are jumping for joy this week, after being named as game of the week new logoUnison's Game of the Week!

Unison's videographer will be courtside on Saturday, to film this bunch of Year 6 junior netball players as they go head to head against the Te Mata Crusaders!

Sophie Phillips nominated the Havelock North Primary School Blue Ferns for Unison's Game of the Week because...

"They are such a great bunch of Year 6 girls that are so dedicated and enthusiastic with the game. They follow the Pulse Netball team to learn lots of tips! It would be so great for them to get a video of them all playing as they have all been together for 6 years and this is their last year together..... Next year they will all be at different schools."

Congratulations Blue Ferns! Check back here next week to see your awesome Game of the Week video!

Two Winners for Taupo Great Photo Competition

June 24, 2015
Well done to our Taupo 'Great Photo' winners for the week - Danielle Hackshaw and Abi Cane!

Danielle sent in this awesome shot of Bridan Hackshaw from Waipahihi Fabulous perfecting his hockey skills!


Abi Cane sent in this great photo of Robbie Cane from the Reporoa Rebels in action!


Danielle and Abi will each receive a $25 Rebel Sport voucher plus, their photos will feature in the Taupo Weekender this week! Thanks for the awesome photos ladies!

Powerman's Last Player of the Week!

June 22, 2015
powerman POW logo-01Powerman has selected his fifth and final 'Player of the Week', with RORY SINGER taking out the prestigious title!

Rory was nominated for Powerman's Player of the Week by Nicky Singer because...

Rory (7) deserves to be Powerman's Player of the week as he is so passionate about his rugby. He leads by example on and off the field, just last week he made a break and ran the length of the rugby field only to wait by the try line to pass to his team mate that hadn't yet scored a try. So far this season he has scored over 20 tries and continues to train hard, at home and at school to become a future Magpie and hurricane :). He is a lovely boy and tries his hardest in everything he does.

Congratulations Rory - we hope you enjoy the Unison goodies and $50 Rebel Sport voucher!

That's a wrap for this years Powerman Player of the Week competition - thank you to all those who entered and a big congratulations to our five winners; Zane, Paige, Jack, Jayda and Rory!

Check Out Our Greatest Supporters for June!

June 19, 2015
June’s ‘Greatest Supporters’ were randomly drawn this week, with HUNTER JORDAN and DEZIAH THOMPSON being crowned as our winners for the month!

Hunter, who plays junior rugby for the 8th grade Eskview Eels, sent in this awesome competition entry photo of him showing us he's Unison's Greatest Supporter - after creating his own Powerman mask!

Hunter Jordan

Six-year-old Deziah, showed us he is Unison's Greatest Supporter by sending in this great action shot of him playing rugby for the Tamatea Pukana's

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With both winners being avid rugby players, they have each been given a rugby-focused mission to complete throughout the month - with all being revealed early next week!

Stay tuned to see what awesome things Hunter and Deziah will be doing this month and how they get on with completing their mission!

To enter your Hawke's Bay junior rugby, netball or hockey player into our Greatest Supporter competition, CLICK HERE!