New World has been a Five Star Sponsor of Starship National Children’s Hospital since 2014. As a proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated business, we are committed to being a positive part of the communities in which we operate, and we are pleased our sponsorship is making a real difference to so many families around the country.
New World’s sponsorship is funding the first New Zealand tube weaning programme, designed to help children eat and enjoy food on their own. Starship has successfully helped several toddlers discover the joy of food, and following the success of the pilot, Starship is excited to be increasing the number of children being accepted into the programme.
Each week, New World delivers fruit boxes to every ward of the Starship Children’s Hospital to help give family members access to healthy food options while they are supporting their loved ones in hospital.
And, thanks to our sponsorship of the Silver Ferns, we have been able to put extra smiles on the faces of some patients by giving them the chance to meet their favourite Silver Fern and the opportunity to deliver the ball onto court at the New World Netball Series international games.
Find out more about Starship Foundation
Netball NZ and the Silver Ferns
New World is the Elite Sponsor of the Silver Ferns through Netball New Zealand and the exclusive naming rights sponsor of the Taini Jamison Trophy and Constellation Cup tournaments, held annually as the New World Netball Series.
Our sponsorship includes the national age group representative teams – the New Zealand under 21's and New Zealand Secondary Schools teams – and support for community netball, which has been an excellent springboard for many of our owner operators to get involved in grass roots netball with their local community.
New World’s sponsorship of Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns puts us in the unique position of being able to bring ‘money can’t buy’ experiences to some of our littlest and most deserving customers, in particular the children and families at Starship Children’s Hospital.
“Without the kindness of our Silver Ferns we wouldn’t have been able to put smiles on the faces of so many Starship children,” says Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd.
“The time the Ferns have given and the kindness shown is without doubt one of the most priceless gifts we are able to give as part of this sponsorship.”
To find out more, visit the Netball NZ website.
The New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation
PAK’nSAVE is proud to support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation’s Pink Ribbon Appeal, raising money to support life-saving awareness and education programmes, research into new targeted treatments and support for women going through breast cancer in New Zealand.
Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd, says PAK’nSAVE is dedicated to supporting community groups around the country.
“Any one of the women (or men) in our lives could be affected by breast cancer,” he says.
“As a Kiwi owned and operated company, PAK’nSAVE is proud to help spread the message of early detection and support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation with their appeal.”
Find out more about the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Movember Foundation
In 2015 and 2016 PAK’nSAVE were a major partner of the New Zealand Movember campaign, in which men are encouraged to grow a moustache to start a conversation about helping men to live happier, healthier, longer lives.
Stickman took the lead for PAK’nSAVE, showing the men of New Zealand how it’s done and introducing Kiwi blokes to the latest facial hair trend – the ‘stick’ moustache – by growing a MO of his own for the month of November.
In the last two years, employees from PAK’nSAVE supermarkets around New Zealand embraced their inner MO Bro or MO Sista and fundraised more than $130,000 for this worthy cause.
“As a New Zealand company, PAK’nSAVE is proud to be doing its part to help make a lasting difference to Kiwi men’s lives. Sadly, men’s health isn’t something we’re very good at talking about as a nation, so we’re keen to get behind the good work of the Movember Foundation,” says Steve Anderson, Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd.
Find out more about Movember in New Zealand.
Each year, New World and PAK’nSAVE stores nationwide partner with the Stroke Foundation to conduct the biggest ever simultaneous health check.
More than 20,000 Kiwis across New Zealand will have their blood pressure checked, which if identified as high and then treated, could prevent them from having a stoke in the future.
According to the Stroke Foundation, every year the programme helps alert thousands of New Zealanders to the possibility that they may have high blood pressure.
Its research suggests that if everyone in the country had healthy blood pressure, the number of strokes could be drastically reduced from approximately 9,000 people each year, or one every hour.
Steve Anderson Managing Director, Foodstuffs New Zealand Ltd says, “High blood pressure is often referred to as the ‘silent killer’. Many people don’t know they have it. We’re proud to support the Stroke Foundation in this extremely important and effective community health initiative.”
Community Groups Sponsorship
As our stores are locally owned and operated, there is a true commitment to supporting the communities in which we operate. Many of our owner operators play key community roles, from being among towns' largest employers, to contributing to the community in many ways donating both time and money to local organisations. Each year, our owners donate thousands of dollars in groceries to local schools, sporting groups, community and church groups, and other not-for-profit organisations.
Sponsorship enquiries: All requests from community groups need to be made in writing directly to the operator of the local store/s.
Food For Thought
Food for Thought is a free nutrition education programme sponsored by Pams to help Year 5 and 6 primary school students (9 -10 year olds) make healthier food and lifestyle choices. It is a community based initiative, designed and developed by nutritionists and teachers working within the New Zealand Health and Physical Education curriculum. Part of the learning experience includes a supermarket visit to a PAK'nSAVE, New World, Write Price, Four Square or Shoprite supermarket, where children apply classroom learning to an interactive setting. Children learn how to read nutrition labels, compare the nutritional benefits of products, and learn about allergy awareness.
For further information, contact the Foodstuffs head office in your region or visit the Food for Thought website.