Supporting our community

By sharing our time and resources with others, we help grow and nurture the community we are a part of.

Sponsorships range from financial or in-kind support for activities that deliver ongoing benefits through to specific support for projects, events and initiatives.


Our 2023/24 Water Sports Sponsorship Athletes 

We are proud of our six local legends who are recipients of their esteemed $1000 water sports sponsorships, aimed at supporting the endeavours of talented local athletes. The sponsorship grants are designed to alleviate travel, training costs, or equipment expenses for high performance athletes.

Recipients are: 
Riria Ata – Waka Ama
Hannah Webb – Kayaking/Surf Life Saving
Maia Campbell – Waka Ama
Claire Elmers – Jet Ski Racing
Angus Blair – Swimming/Surf Life Saving/Open Water Swimming
Oska Smith – Surf Life Saving

We have been very impressed with the background of each of these athletes, having either competed at international levels or with imminent plans to do so. We hope the sponsorship can propel them toward their aspirations, whether on the waves, in competitions worldwide, or as ambassadors for their sport within the community.


Photo from left to right: Riria Ata, Hannah Webb, Maia Campbell, Claire Elmers, Angus Blair and Oska Smith (absent for the photo).

Summer intern

Ben McCosh joined our team last summer to work towards his 800 hours of work experience he needs for his Mechanical Engineering degree. During his time with us, he designed a new water treatment plant for our southern log yard - the largest of three plants on port! 

Supporting our people 

Whether it's supporting a staff member with a sports competition, or providing corporate sponsorship for a school event, we're proud to get behind our people.

Mulch donations

Each year we support a number of community planting days by donating mulch from our debarking plant. We deliver by the trailer load and is used around native trees and in gardens across the region.

Some projects we have donated to are the Waikanae Stream restoration, Kopuawhakapata Stream restoration, Tautua Village, Enviroschools and much more!  

Wharf Wheels

Whenever possible, we hold unique events so that people can experience the port in new and unusual ways.

We've held two Wharf Wheels events for the opening of the Wharfside Log Yard in 2019 and more recently for the Wharf 7 rebuild.

At the Wharf 7 Wharf Wheels we had over 1400 people attend the event and zoom around the new wharf on their bikes, scooters and roller skates. Watch this epic highlight video of the day.