Our partnerships are focused on celebrating amazing Kiwis from all walks of life, helping Kiwis be more financially capable, protecting our unique environment and empowering communities to make a difference in their own backyards.
New Zealander of Year Awards
The New Zealander of the Year Awards celebrate those people who use their passion for New Zealand to make our country a better place. These awards honour extraordinary Kiwis whose selflessness, creativity, and vision make us proud to call New Zealand home.
Watch the video below to find out about our New Zealander of the Year Awards winner 2018 - Kristine Bartlett.
Department of Conservation
Since 2016, we’ve partnered with the Department of Conservation to increase the capacity and capability of the world-leading conservation dogs – highly trained dogs and handlers that are able to track down our precious native species and the predators that threaten them.
Watch the video below to see what Miram; the dog handler and Woody the doc dog get up to everyday.
We partnered with Banqer to get their financial capability tool into as many Kiwi schools as possible, free of charge in 2017 and 2018. Banqer is an online tool that can be used in classrooms to create a complex and realistic virtual economy that students use on a day-to-day basis. It looks a lot like normal internet banking, but in this case the money’s all pretend and the teacher’s in control.
Watch the video below to see how we're banking on the next generation.
Predator Free New Zealand Trust
We're working with the Predator Free NZ Trust, supporting communities to take on the predator free challenge and help everyday New Zealanders take action in their backyard.
The initiative has seen selected communities receive subsidised trapping equipment and support to get a community backyard trapping program in action. Our goal is to get a trap in every 5th backyard in towns, suburbs and neighbourhoods in New Zealand who want to make their community predator free.
Watch the video below to find out more about our partnership with Predaor Free NZ.
Other groups, charities, and businesses we've partnered with
Supporting a thriving social enterprise sector in New Zealand, purpose-driven businesses who are contributing to making Kiwis better off.
Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust
Providing small, no-interest and no-fee loans to help people on low incomes buy the things they need or reduce the burden of high-interest debt.
Mind Over Money
In 2016, we embarked on a partnership with psychologist Nigel Latta and TVNZ to explore New Zealanders’ relationship with money in the hit TV show, Mind Over Money with Nigel Latta.