Sponsorships

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

Get a Kiwi kid’s name on a Super Rugby jersey

In support of Plunket, we’re giving Kiwi kids a chance to have their name on the front of their Investec Super Rugby hero’s jersey.

They’ll not only see their name being worn by their favourite team in round 10 of this season, but they’ll also get the jersey sent to them after the game.

You can bid for one of 15 jerseys on TradeMe (with all money raised going to Plunket) or enter the free draw to win one of 90 jerseys up for grabs.

BNZ proud sponsors of

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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.

Find out more

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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.

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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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Kiwis for Kiwi

Kiwis for kiwi is a national charity that raises funds to support kiwi conservation projects across New Zealand. Working in partnership with DOC and sponsored by BNZ, Kiwis for kiwi is continuing the decade of good work done by BNZ Save the Kiwi Trust. BNZ has been proud to support the national kiwi recovery programme since it began in 1991.

Learn more and donate

Show your support with a Kiwi Eftpos card

You can also help save our national bird by switching your current BNZ Eftpos card to a Kiwi Eftpos card. You'll enjoy all the same services and benefits, but once a year, $10 will be donated from your account to Kiwis for kiwi.

Get a Kiwi eftpos card

BNZ Start-up Alley

The BNZ Start-up Alley competition is an opportunity to help start-ups take their business to the next level.

Held annually at the Webstock tech conference, the Dragon’s Den-style competition gives small businesses the opportunity to win great cash prizes ($20,000 for the winner), a return trip for two to San Francisco, a place in the Kiwi Landing Pad access to Icehouse programmes, and more. Past winners include Hoist, Wipster and Banqer.

Our Small Business team also works with all the finalists, helping them to nurture and grow their businesses.

See the winners for 2015

BNZ Literary Awards

For over half a century, we’ve been proud to support New Zealand's iconic short story writing competition. The awards were created to acknowledge the work of Katherine Mansfield and to celebrate New Zealand literature. The literary awards are for both aspiring and established writers. For many of New Zealand's famous writers, such as Frank Sargeson and CK Stead, winning the Katherine Mansfield Award was where it all started.

Entries for 2014 awards now closed.

The 2014 Award Winners

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AWARD

$10,000 prize

1,000 - 5,000 words

See the winner

NOVICE WRITER AWARD

$1,500 prize
For unpublished writers

1,000 - 3,000 words

See the winner

YOUNG WRITER AWARD

$1,500 for the winner
$2,000 for their school
For secondary school students

750 words - 2,000 words

See the winner

SHORT SHORT STORY AWARD

$500 prize
Maximum of 150 words submitted via Facebook

See the winner

#SHORTANDTWEET

$1,000 prize
A single tweet on Twitter using the hashtag #shortandtweet

See the winner

Meet the 2014 Judges