Community and Sponsorship
Supporting our New Zealand communities
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At TSB, we love supporting our community. As a 100% New Zealand-owned bank, we choose to sponsor events and activities that benefit the communities we’re a part of. That way, our people can get involved in the great things New Zealanders are doing for each other.
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From Auckland to Christchurch, we sponsor great events taking place in the communities
we’re a part of.
Our employee volunteer programme supports our people to make direct contributions to our communities. This could be anything from team building, one-off support to an organisation or helping out at one of our sponsored events. In 2017 we donated native trees to parks and communities around New Zealand. In Taranaki, a local park received trees to support the Stratford District Council project to clear areas of overgrown scrub and blackberries in the area. In Hawke’s Bay the trees went to the Karituwhenua Landcare Reserve, a local walkway that was converted from scrubland, and in Auckland the Motutapu Restoration Trust received a donation towards its tree planting programme.
We’re a community-owned bank and every year we pay a dividend to support the work of the TSB Community Trust, which owns 100% of TSB through TSB Group. The Trust offers grants to eligible community organisations and individuals for charitable, cultural, philanthropic and recreational activities.
Just like TSB, Surf Life Saving New Zealand is a Kiwi organisation dedicated to helping New Zealanders. While we support you with your banking needs, SLSNZ is there keeping your family safe so you can enjoy our beautiful coastlines.
These hard-working Kiwis plays an integral role in our communities and we are proud to support those bravely serving between the flags.
Last year, we supported national clubs in a variety of ways. Grants worth a total of $115,000 were awarded to several clubs to assist with purchasing equipment, training club members and conducting building maintenance. We also donated $30,000 to SLSNZ thanks to customers who took out a new home loan with us during our summer limited time offer. Customers who were eligible also got to enjoy a year’s worth of house insurance on us.
Tūranga is Christchurch’s new central library that is due to open later in 2018. The five-storey building will be the largest public library in the South Island featuring unique spaces, equipment and programmes. TSB is a principal partner of Tūranga having contributed to the project through the Christchurch City Foundation.
This quintessentially New Zealand event takes place in the heart of Palmerston North, offering a family weekend of sports and entertainment. TSB sponsors the Kids Tree Climbing event, where kids can scale impressive trees, assisted by professionally-trained tree climbers.
The TSB Festival of Lights is New Zealand’s leading light festival. Each summer the Festival lights up New Plymouth’s Pukekura Park, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. The event includes night-time entertainment from national and international performers, stunning light features and a fantastic mix of daytime activities for children and families.
TSB is an event partner of WOMAD. This internationally-established festival brings together artists from all over the globe to celebrate music, arts, dance and food. WOMAD takes place at the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth.
The TSB Bank Arena in Wellington is a multi-purpose venue, comprising TSB Bank Arena, TSB Bank Auditorium – Shed 6 and the TSB Bank Arcade. Located on Wellington’s stunning waterfront, the venue is just fifteen minutes away from Wellington Airport and conveniently situated close to cafes, restaurants and accommodation.
The first international PGA tour of 2018, the NZ Golf Masters took place in Auckland. The event runs for four days and runs a fun interactive amateur competition that sees the pros teaming up with amateurs to compete for team accolades as well as Masters status.
Hamilton Gardens is built on a tradition of volunteering. Hundreds of community volunteers transformed the former rubbish dump into an internationally regarded garden. The Friends of Hamilton Gardens has played a critical part in this transformation. We support annual events including the Scarecrow Festival and the Katherine Mansfield Garden Party.
The TSB Festival of Golf – Nelson is a five day event held over three courses: Nelson, Greenacres and Motueka. It has received glowing accolades from past participants who enjoy the challenge of the multi-course event.
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