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.
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.
Every weekend the Wellington Rugby Referees Association have over 100 referees controlling over 140 games of rugby. They cover all Secondary Schools rugby and WRFU afternoon grades. The Wellington Rugby Referees Association operates as a club under Wellington Rugby. All referees are provided with full refereeing kit and access to the many coaching resources the association has.
The TSB Arena in Wellington is a multi-purpose venue, comprising TSB Arena, TSB Auditorium – Shed 6 and the TSB 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.
Festival for the Future is a remarkable event that attracts 1,200+ emerging leaders from across New Zealand, and increasingly the Asia–Pacific. The action-packed weekend features a diverse range of inspiring speakers, future-focused panels, hands-on workshops and a marketplace for great ideas.
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.
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