SPONSORSHIP AND
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Through our sponsorship and community initiatives, Comvita is committed to a future that's fit for good; socially, environmentally and economically.

We do this by supporting community organisations and partners that share our business goals and aspirations for healthy, happy, vibrant lives.

TEDxTauranga

Comvita has sponsored TEDxTauranga since its inception in 2013. This independently organised TED event provides a platform for sharing innovative, inspiring and worthwhile ideas in the Bay of Plenty.

Birds, Bees, Kids and Trees

Since 2005, and in association with Tauranga City Council, more than 20,000 native plants have been planted in Kopurererua Valley, as part of Birds, Bees, Kids and Trees. The hands-on environmental programme educates young people about the importance of preserving nature for generations to come.

Paengaroa School

As Paengaroa’s largest employer, Comvita has always been a close supporter of the area’s local school. This has included sponsoring Paengaroa Top School since 2003 and funding a new community garden on school grounds.

Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust

Comvita has supported the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust since its establishment in 2002. Formed by Te Puke Forest and Bird, the trust is focused on growing the brown kiwi population in the Otanewainuku Forest.

Waipuna Hospice

Comvita provides Medihoney Antibacterial Wound Gel® to Waipuna Hospice to support their wound care. The hospice, located in Te Puna, provides specialist medical care for patients living with a life-limiting illness and support services for their families.

Kiwi Can

Comvita is a longtime sponsor of Kiwi Can Eastern Bay of Plenty. This energy-packed in-school education programme teaches values, such as integrity and respect, to primary school students aged five to 12.

APPLY FOR SPONSORSHIP

Our sponsorship budget is allocated at the start of each financial year, with the exception of a small fund set aside to support one-off requests, up to the value of $1,000. Requests for this sponsorship should be made at least six weeks prior to the date required.

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

“Comvita has been a fabulous supporter of Paengaroa School and surrounding community clubs as far back as I can remember. Since 2003, Comvita has remained the main naming right sponsor for Comvita Top School and they recently funded our Paengaroa Community Garden on school grounds. This is a fantastic asset. Thanks Comvita, we really appreciate your community minded approach."

Bruce Lendrum, Principal, Paengaroa School

"Comvita has contributed an enormous amount of time, energy and funds for more than a decade towards the restoration of Kopurererua Valley and the education of young people to raise their awareness and fan their passion for our precious environment for generations to come. Comvita is a terrific Project Tauranga Partner making a huge and lasting difference.”

Michael Vujnovich, Manager, Project Tauranga

“Comvita has been a supporter of the Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust since we were established in 2002. We are greatly appreciative of Comvita’s sponsorship, which supports the trust’s efforts in promotion, education and communication.”

Hans Pendergrast, Chair, Otanewainuku Kiwi Trust