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Our Community Partnerships

We are part of your community, and we are proud to support and showcase events and organisations which aid in the wellbeing, growth, and development of our regions.

It’s about more than corporate responsibility; it’s about demonstrating our commitment to our customers at grass roots, supporting our regions to be a vibrant place to live and work.

Unison supplies the power for every home and business in the regions we operate in; we power the streetlights, the hospitals, local government and much more.  We know that our customers are the lifeblood of our business, so it’s important to us to get behind local initiatives and organisations that contribute to the wellbeing of the regions our customers live in.

Our community partnerships help us get to know our customers, enabling us to form relationships and better understand your needs – so we can always go that extra mile to ensure we deliver world-class network and energy solutions.

Hawke's Bay Rugby Union

Unison has been Hawke's Bay Rugby's greatest supporter since 2009, partnering with the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union to develop a highly successful junior rugby programme that has seen participation grow year-on-year. In addition to supporting junior club rugby from 5th grade to 12th grade competition, the programme was extended to include the region's secondary school rugby competition and the Hawke's Bay Magpies.


Hawke's Bay Netball

Unison is proud to sponsor the Hawke's Bay Netball, targeting primary school aged children in the junior programme and also the secondary school competition.

The organisation delivers the Netball New Zealand junior programme within schools, ensuring every child has access to a quality and consistent programme, and develops a lifelong love of the game.


Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust

Hawke’s Bay’s Rescue Helicopter is an essential, not-for-profit health service which assists the lives of many of our customers in the Hawke’s Bay area each year.

We are a proud Associate Sponsor of the Trust, a position we have held since 2000.


Te Aranga Marae Community Trust

A not-for-profit, non-government organisation, the Te Aranga Marae Community Trust supports Hawke’s Bay’s Flaxmere Community through a variety of initiatives designed to develop the area’s youth, create career pathways, and instill meaningful values in the community.

Unison supports the following initiatives delivered by Te Aranga Marae Community Trust:

  • Te Aranga Marae and Community Garden
  • Flaxmere Boxing Academy
  • Tunu Tunu Mobile Barbeque
Unison Hawke's Bay Sports Hall of Fame - Pettigrew Green Arena

Displayed at Hawke’s Bay’s Pettigrew Green Arena, the Unison Sports Hall of Fame honours our region’s most accomplished former sportspeople.

Unison Hockey Stadium - Mitre 10 Park Hawke's Bay

We are passionate about contributing to the long-term economic growth of our regions and the Unison Hockey Stadium, Hawke’s Bay’s premier hockey venue, provides a platform for achieving this through bringing international hockey events to our region.

Through this partnership, we’re also helping grow participation in hockey at the junior level with Hawke’s Bay Hockey.

Unison Hockey Stadium

Rotorua Night Market

A Rotorua Lakes Council initiative, Unison has been a key sponsor of The Rotorua Night Market since it began operating in 2010. Designed to revitalise Rotorua inner city, the Market has become a local destination for boutique shopping and tourist activity. Each week, Unison’s support of the market provides a no-cost platform for registered charities promote their services through the Unison Community Stand.

Rotorua Night Market

Rotorua Lake Safety Programme

The Unison Lake Safety Programme is a partnership initiative with Community Leisure Management, Rotorua Aquatic Centre. The programme is a first in New Zealand, it started more than 17 years ago and quips over 1500 children a year with survival skills, water confidence, aquatic awareness and lake safety - all essential for living, thriving and having fun in and around the lakes of Rotorua.

Rotorua Lake Safety Programme

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Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club
Unison is proud to sponsor Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club's junior hockey programme, targeting primary and intermediate school aged children across Taupo.

Great Lake Taupo Hockey Club 
Greatest Supporter Programme

Our Greatest Supporter programme supports many community and sporting initiatives through providing merchandise and delivering other activities which support its development.

These partnerships enable us to engage with one of the most important target audiences for our important safety messages, children.

Our Greatest Supporter programme supports the following initiatives:

  • Hawke's Bay Rugby Union - Junior and Secondary School programme, and Magpies
  • Hawke's Bay Netball - Junior and Secondary School programme
  • Hawke's Bay Hockey - Junior programme
  • Central Football Hawke's Bay - Junior programme
  • Taupo Hockey - Junior programme
  • Rotorua Aquatic Centre - Unison Lake Safety Programme

Unison's Greatest Supporter Programme