We actively support different charities and organisations around the country that are committed to the development and wellbeing of New Zealanders and our environment.

BNZ proud sponsors of

sponsorships plunket


Plunket have been providing free child and family support services to New Zealand families with children up to 5-years old for over 100 years. With 90% of New Zealanders beginning their lives as ‘Plunket baby’, Plunket has always been an essential part of our communities.

As their principal sponsor, we have been working to expand their parenting education programme and helping them with their annual appeal. Our BNZ volunteers also help support new parents through Baby Budget, a financial literacy programme that supports new parents through the emotional and financial change of having a new baby.

You can also help out your local Plunket by volunteering your time, making a donation, or leaving a bequest through your will.

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sponsorships super rugby

Super Rugby

Through our sponsorship of all five New Zealand Super Rugby franchises, we’re helping our teams retain and develop our top rugby talent. We also show our support for New Zealand’s national game by displaying our logo on their playing and replica jerseys and on all other official team apparel.

You can also support your favourite New Zealand Super Rugby team by purchasing their BNZ branded playing jersey and attending live matches at their stadium.

For news, reviews, game times, and information on each of the teams check out the Super Rugby website.

sponsorships cure kids

Cure Kids

Since 1971, Cure Kids has been raising funds to find cures for serious illnesses that affect Kiwi kids. During this time, they've invested more than $36 million in vital medical research and achieved breakthroughs that have saved, improved, and extended children’s lives.

As a key partner of Cure Kids, we support their fundraising efforts to help them fund the research to find the cures they need.

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BNZ Start-up Alley

BNZ’s Start-up Alley competition helps social enterprise and technology start-ups grow.

Held annually at the Webstock tech conference, Start-up Alley finalists pitch to a panel of business experts in front of a live audience, vying for a share of a $30,000 cash prize pool. Other prizes include a place at the Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco – the first step in taking your business global – and access to Icehouse coaching. Past winners include Hoist, Wipster and Banqer.

BNZ’s Small Business team works with all six Start-up Alley finalists, giving the support and knowledge needed to help grow networks and chase bigger opportunities.

Visit the Start-up Alley page of the Webstock site to learn more.

Unsure whether your business is ready to take on the challenge of Start-up Alley? We asked members of the finalist selection panel what they're looking for, and put together some of the questions you need to be able to answer before entering. Read all about it on our BNZ Community blog.