COMMUNITY & SPONSORSHIPS

We place immense value on our corporate social responsibility and we're committed to supporting the communities in which we operate through our national and additional, local partners.

NATIONAL PARTNERS

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Community Foundations of New Zealand - National Partnership

Craigs is a founding principle sponsor of the Community Foundations of New Zealand (CFNZ), which was established in 2018.

Community Foundations of New Zealand has been established as the umbrella organisation for the community funds throughout New Zealand. Tindall Foundation and Craigs are the primary funders to CFNZ. There are currently 14 community funds (and there will be more established), The community funds receive considerable assistance from the Tindall Foundation. The Tindall Foundation use local community funds to run their regional grant programmes.

Community Foundations are set up to encourage personal philanthropy at a local level. As a peak body, CFNZ will support significant changes to the development of philanthropy in New Zealand - because thriving community foundations enhance community well-being and sustainability. CFNZ will work alongside each of the regional foundations to create a sustainable framework to share and facilitate best practice.

In relation to individual charities and endowment that target specific needs in the community, such as child poverty, our CFNZ involvement means we have the capacity to provide indirect benefit.

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Hospice New Zealand - National Partnership

Craigs became a national partner of Hospice New Zealand in 2008, and enjoy an ongoing partnership at both a national and local level.

We work with Hospice New Zealand each year, to identify a specific facet of their business they require financial assistance with, as part of their strategic plan. Hospice fulfils an integral role within our community and we are committed to providing financial support to make a difference to patients and families in hospice care across the country.

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ADDITIONAL PARTNERS

ARTS

We are proud to sponsor a number of arts events and organisations in communities all over New Zealand. See below for a selection of those we support.

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Aspiring Art Prize

The Craigs Aspiring Art Prize is Holy Family Catholic School's main fundraiser and their our aim is to foster and encourage New Zealand artists.

This annual event attracts artists from around New Zealand and is becoming a nationally recognised art award. The winning prize is proudly sponsored by Craigs Investment Partners.


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Auckland Writers Festival

Craigs Investment Partners Auckland branch is proud sponsor of the 2019 Auckland Writers Festival. This year’s festival will stage 207 public events, gathering together 230 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 28,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.


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The Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery holds the main public art collection of the city of Dunedin, New Zealand. Located in The Octagon in the heart of the city, it is close to the city's public library, Dunedin Town Hall, and other facilities such as the Regent Theatre. Our Craigs Dunedin branch is a proud sponsor of the Gallery hosting client events throughout the year.

SPORTS

We are happy to support and partner with several sports events, teams and organisations throughout the country. See below for a selection of those we support.

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The Bay Oval

The Bay Oval Trust is responsible for the development of the Bay Oval, which is situated in Mount Maunganui. The Bay Oval now comprises an international level cricket ground, wickets, outdoor (grass) practice nets and a newly completed pavilion, with player facilities second to none in New Zealand.


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Bay of Plenty Cricket

Tauranga branch are proud to sponsor Bay of Plenty Cricket to help them develop the sport in the region.


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Our Tauranga branch are proud to sponsor the Bay of Plenty Steamers.

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NZ Beach Hockey

Held at the Mount Maunganui Main beach each January, Craigs are proud to support this fun beach event each year.


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The Waterboy

Hamilton branch we proud to sponsor The Waterboy who seek to create initiatives to increase participation in sport by breaking down barriers of entry to sports for New Zealanders.


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Tauranga Golf Course

Our Craigs Tauranga branch enjoys sponsoring the Tauranga Golf Course which e offers 18 championship tested holes of real character that will challenge and delight all.

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Te Puke Golf Club

Our Craigs Tauranga branch enjoys sponsoring the Te Puke Golf Club which is situated 8kms out of Te Puke on State Highway One. This year the course was the proud host of the 2021 NZPGA Championships.


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Croquet Mount Maunganui

Tauranga Branch is proud to sponsor the Annual Golf Croquet Tournament.


BUSINESS & COMMUNITY

We support several community based and business organisations across New Zealand to help them achieve their goals. See below for a selection of those we support.

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Institute of Finance Professionals New Zealand (INFINZ)

We are proud to sponsor the INFINZ Awards for 2021.


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New Zealand’s regional rescue helicopters

Throughout March, Craigs Investment Partners are having a company-wide fundraiser to raise funds for New Zealand’s regional rescue helicopters. For this fundraiser teams or individuals can run, walk, cycle or complete any form of exercise, to make up a total of 50kms per day.


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Top of the South Community Foundation

Launched in 2010 as Nelson Bays Community Foundation, in December 2018, they adopted the name "Top of the South Community Foundation" to better reflect their purpose to serve all the communities of the Top of the South. In 2021 a newly formed partnership between Craigs and Top of the South Community Foundation was formed whereby Craigs will support the foundation with their operating costs, promote their foundation within the Top of the South area with community events.

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Acorn Foundation

Since 2004, we have assisted the Acorn Foundation with their operating costs. Our partnership has had a strong relationship with Acorn’s core operations, which is promoting generosity and using endowment funds to build a stronger, more vibrant region. Acorn have now got to critical size that they can now cover their operating costs so we are now passing on our support of these costs to our newly formed partnership with the Top of the South Community Foundation, however we are still a preferred supplier of the Acorn Foundation.


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Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough

Our Blenheim branch are ongoing sponsors of one of New Zealand's premier garden events that was dreamt up by gardeners for gardeners. Celebrating Marlborough's stunning landscape, it showcases the very best the region has to offer with a range of garden tours, workshops and social events.


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Tauranga Riding for the Disabled

Craigs continue to ongoing sponsors of Tauranga Riding for the Disabled (RDA) which is is an incorporated, charitable organisation established in 1973 and is one of 54 independent RDA groups within NZ. They assist disabled, at-risk and socially disadvantaged people from Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty regions by providing equestrian therapy, horse care and equine assisted therapy.

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Enterprise Angels

Craigs are ongoing supporters of Enterprise Angels who connecting early stage companies with business angels to maximise success and believe that growing innovative, socially and environmentally responsible companies is the key to ensuring people, communities, businesses, the environment, and the economy thrive.


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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson-Tasman

Nelson branch are proud supporters of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nelson-Tasman.


Craigs Investment Partners Community Fund and workplace giving.

It is important to us as corporate citizens and as individuals to support the communities we work and live. We recently established the Craigs Community Fund and a Workplace Giving programme, with over 150 active employee donors.

Craigs matches any employee donation, up to $500 per employee per year in order to encourage philanthropy throughout the organisation, and to demonstrate to our team our commitment to our community. The funds raised are then distributed to our local communities throughout New Zealand every Christmas - to support charities with the greatest need.

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