Barfoot & Thompson

Sponsor Lrg Barfoot Barfoot & Thompson is Auckland’s largest real estate firm and the largest privately owned real estate company in New Zealand. From one branch in Newmarket opened in 1923, the company has grown to 67 branches. Barfoot & Thompson sells around 12,000 residential, rural and commercial properties each year and manages over 11,000 rental properties across the region. Find out more.




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SKYCITY is the hub of entertainment in Auckland, with 20 restaurants and bars, two of New Zealand’s leading hotels, a world-class casino, New Zealand’s largest convention centre and the iconic Sky Tower. Our restaurants have won numerous awards, collectively providing an exceptional and diverse culinary offering for Aucklanders and visitors alike. SKYCITY is also home to two of New Zealand’s leading hotels; SKYCITY Grand Hotel, a Qualmark five-star rated hotel and; SKYCITY Hotel, a Qualmark four-star rated hotel. Along with Auckland’s iconic landmark and the tallest man-made structure in the Southern Hemisphere, the Sky Tower, SKYCITY Auckland is the home of entertainment in New Zealand’s biggest city and we look forward to welcoming you soon. Find out more.


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Kiwis love their sport and NZCT loves helping them enjoy and participate in their sporting passions. Every year NZCT gives out around $40 million in grants from funds raised at its gaming venues. These grants support all kinds of important causes from rescue and life-saving services to arts and community groups, but NZCT’s main focus is to provide funds for amateur sport. At least 80% of NZCT grants go towards amateur sports endeavours.  In the 2013/14 financial year, NZCT was able to distribute more than $32 million to Kiwi sports clubs and organisations. Find out more.



Volvo Cars is New Zealand’s most revolutionary and safest luxury vehicle brand. The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Volvo Car Group produces a premium range of cars that includes sedans, sports wagons, hatchbacks and SUVs, with all of these vehicles being ‘designed around you’. Find out more.


Pita PitAt Pita Pit, we make good food irresistible with fresh, quality ingredients you can see and flavours that excite. All handmade, exactly how you like it, every time. We don’t do this because it’s trendy; we’ve been doing it for twenty years right around the world. Because when it come to the body, controlling what you put into it makes it a lot easier to control what you get out of it. Choose your protein, grilled right in front of you, unlimited salad fillings and topped with your choice of cheese and sauces. With a great selection of pitas, salads, smoothies, grilled pita chips and gluten free options, we love healthy, natural, fresh ingredients and funnily enough, so does your body. Find out more.


‘MediaWorks' is New Zealand's largest independent broadcaster, reaching 96% of kiwis through our extensive portfolio of premium brands across radio, television, digital and live platforms. Our cross-platform capability offers our audiences integrated opportunities that are unique and designed to deliver. Our team is committed to creating and delivering great content, experiences and results for our audiences and customers. We believe in being the best in connecting, enriching and inspiring Kiwis every day. Find out more.



QMS is the fastest growing outdoor media company in New Zealand and Australia, specialising in providing clients quality outdoor advertising solutions.With premium digital and static billboards, bus advertising, transit opportunities, ambient, events, activations and the Auckland Transport concession we deliver expertise across a range of quality outdoor media solutions. Our approach to strategy allows us to integrate multiple channels to provide clients with effective outdoor solutions that engage with their target audience. Find out more.



Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. Find out more.



KPMG is focused on fuelling New Zealand’s prosperity. We believe by helping New Zealand’s enterprises succeed, the public sector do better and our communities grow, that our country will succeed and prosper. KPMG is one of New Zealand’s leading professional services firms, specialising in Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We have over 1,000 professionals who work with a wide range of New Zealand enterprises – from privately owned businesses, to publicly listed companies, government organisations, and not-for-profit bodies. We have offices in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Tauranga, Timaru and Ashburton. Find out more.



Mighway is a motorhome, campervan and RV rental company based in New Zealand. Choose your own road in a vehicle you’ll love by renting directly from vehicle owners. With 24/7 support, comprehensive insurance and hassle-free booking, there’s never been a better way to get out of town. We want you to have journeys as they’re meant to be. And because you’re lending from someone who loves to explore as much as you, you’ll be able to pick up invaluable local knowledge. Whatever your style and wherever you’re headed, let your journey unfold with Mighway. Find out more.



We understand what it takes to make sporting events happen.  fuseSPORT is designed to help at every step of the way, making successful delivery of your event much easier.  fuseSPORT has developed its software as a service platform over the last 15 years from successful projects for various state, national and international sporting organizations and events.  Find out more.



The Hirepool brand has been operating for over 60 years and has a national footprint with 67 branches, so we can offer you nationwide capabilities, a well maintained fleet and knowledegable staff. Find out more.


Brian Perry Charitable Trust

For more nearly four decades, the Perry Family has been proudly supporting the communities of New Zealand. The Brian Perry Charitable Trust has developed partnerships with a number of outstanding local organisations and supports a wide range of community driven projects. The Trust also initiates its own community endeavours and partners with Perry businesses on worthwhile ventures.  Find out more


The Trusts Community Foundation

The Trusts Community Foundation was established in June 2010 and is a nationwide not-for-profit company. The Trusts Community Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for a wide range of clubs, charities and community groups - in fields as diverse as sport, arts, culture, health and education. Funding comes from gaming machines operated in some Licensing Trusts, hotels and sports clubs around New Zealand. Each year The Trusts Community Foundation has more than $14 million to distribute to the community. To find out more please visit  


Grassroots Trust Limited 

Grassroots Trust Limited is dedicated to providing local funding to local communities. Each month, Grassroots Trust approves funding for many grant applications across sport, education and community sectors. Grassroots Trust Limited share the passion and enthusiasm for amateur sport, education and various charitable community initiatives and are here to help. Grassroots Trust Limited was established in August 2012 to support sport, education and community sectors. Great care is taken to ensure funds granted are well used and for the authorised purpose and many local communities have already benefited from a Grassroots Trust grant. Find out more



Waipa is proud to host the World Masters Games rowing and track cycling events. Known as the ‘Home of Champions’ the Waipa district boasts a world-class velodrome in Cambridge and an international rowing course at Lake Karapiro. But it’s not just our sporting prowess we are so proud of learn more about what makes Waipa so fantastic.




St John

St John is at the frontline of medical response, providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand and is part of a much broader picture of health care, through our provision of first aid training, event medical services, first aid kits and supplies, medical alarms, youth groups and a wide range of community programmes.  The mission of St John in New Zealand is to prevent and relieve sickness and injury, and to enhance the health and well-being of all people throughout New Zealand.  All around New Zealand, 24 hours a day, and 365 days a year – St John cares for communities, helps people in medical and accident emergencies, relieving sickness and injury. Find out more.

Good George

If we told you that Good George was the best thing to come out of Hamilton, you’d probably think for a minute then make a joke about how we don’t have much competition. That’s okay, we can handle it. We’re serious about brewing though. A group of friends started Good George because we wanted to make beer that was truly world class. There’s a bit of chemistry to brewing, but you shouldn’t need a chemistry degree to enjoy it (or to read the list of ingredients). Beer shouldn’t be boring, but nor should it be intimidating – we’re not afraid to challenge your tastebuds now and then but that should be an enjoyable experience, not a scary one. Today it’s an easy sell: world-class beer, fresh and original, and proudly brewed in Hamilton.To find our more visit


Villa Maria

The Villa Maria story is one of absolute passion. Each wine is crafted in the unique, fruit-driven style of New Zealand, showcasing the very best of the country’s distinct wine regions. Villa Maria sources grapes from New Zealand’s premium grape growing regions, including Marlborough and Hawkes Bay, and produces wines in state-of-the-art winemaking facilities in Auckland and Marlborough. The winery Sir George Fistonich started in 1961 is still family owned and stands as an icon of superior quality and innovation in New Zealand winemaking. In 2016, Drinks International named Villa Maria the most admired wine brand in New Zealand and among the top 10 most admired wine brands in the world. To learn more, visit

 Super Shuttle

Super Shuttle is New Zealand’s airport transfer specialist. You’ll find them right outside the door at 12 airports. With fixed fares, no surge pricing, and use of bus lanes, they’re the best way to get door to door at the right price, without the stress. You can choose to ride share or have exclusive use of all 11 seats. Ride sharing takes you in the same direction as your fellow passengers and substantially lowers the cost of the journey to often half the price of a taxi, and they can even be cheaper than the bus. Or you can book the shuttle exclusively for your whole group. Either way, the luggage trailer fits it all and more! Good for your wallet and good for our environment, Super Shuttle is the super smart choice. Find out more. 

Auckland Co-op Taxis

SkyBus provides a safe, reliable airport transfer service between Auckland Airport and Auckland City. Our buses offer convenient travel from Auckland Airport kerbside straight to the heart of Auckland city, stopping near most major city hotels, hostels and transport hubs with FREE Wifi on all our buses, paperless ticketing app, no extra charge for oversized luggage and friendly concierge services at our main Airport and City stops. Come and experience our new SkyBus city lounge at 396 Queen Street where you can check your flight information before departure, purchase your SkyBus tickets or simply relax and enjoy our FREE Wifi . Find out more.


Auckland Co-op Taxis is the largest taxi company in New Zealand and has been moving the people of Auckland since 1947.  It has the fleet, the coverage, the technology and the skilled drivers to get you where you need to go quickly and safely. Auckland Co-op Taxis is also part of the Blue Bubble Taxi Alliance – a nationwide brand of taxi companies reflective of the highest standards in service, safety and quality vehicles.” Find out more.



Giant bikes win world championships. They win design awards, too. But most importantly, they win the hearts of riders who choose to make cycling a part of their lives. We support that choice. We think it makes the world a better placeFind out more.



Dole is the world's largest producer of fruits and vegetables. Dole is committed to supplying the finest, high-quality sustainably sourced products. Dole supports these goals with a corporate philosophy of adhering to the highest ethical conduct in all its business dealings, treatment of its employees, and social and environmental policies. Find out more.


Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development

Sponsor Lrg Akd Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) – formed in November 2010 – is an Auckland Council-controlled organisation that facilitates tourism, major events, business and industry sector development and activities to attract investment. ATEED aims to improve New Zealand’s economic prosperity by leading the successful transformation of Auckland’s economy. Find out more.



Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Sponsor Lrg Nz The New Zealand Government works in partnership with the events sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance. Find out more.



International Masters Games Association

Sponsor Lrg Imga The International Masters Games Association (IMGA) was constituted in 1995 to be the representative body of masters sport worldwide and to promote lifelong competition, friendship and understanding between mature sportspeople, regardless of age, gender, race, religion, or sport status. The aim is to support the Olympic movement and promote the ’sport for all’ philosophy of the Olympic Charter by Promoting and encouraging mature athletes from all over the world to practice sports regularly, organising international multi-sports events for mature sports men and women and Promoting friendship and understanding among mature sports people. Find out more.