Our Sponsorships

We play an active part in the community and support environmental, sporting, business and fundraising initiatives. We also support our employees with community causes and local or national events they are passionate about.

Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne Sanctuary to Sea project

We’re working alongside Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne wildlife sanctuary to help rehabilitate and protect one of Wellington’s most precious waterways – the Kaiwharawhara Stream.

The stream begins in karori and is Wellington’s only waterway that still flows un-piped into the harbour.

CentrePort contributes to the project by providing Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne's project with annual funding, professional skills and people to help with planting, advocacy, and other conservation work.



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Tokomanawa Queens

We are thrilled to be a key sponsor for the Tokomanawa Queens’ 2023 season. The Queens are the reigning 2022 Tauihi Basketball Aotearoa Champions.

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The CentrePort Youth Match Racing Championship 

As a foundation sponsor of the event, CentrePort has partnered with the Youth Sailing Trust for 21 years. Some of New Zealand’s best up-and-coming sailors – and a few Aussies – compete in the regatta, battling it out on Wellington Harbour thanks to CentrePort. Each year, around eight crews of young sailors compete in the CentrePort Youth International Racing Championship. 

The regatta is organised by the Wellington Youth Sailing Trust, which supports the development of youth leadership through sailing. 

ExportNZ Wellington Export Awards

While the 2021 event was cancelled due to COVID-19, our support has been renewed for FY23.   CentrePort sponsors the “Best Established Business Award.  The awards recognise and promote exporters in the Wellington region for innovation, sustainability and successful entry into new markets. This year the awards are scheduled for 8 June.

Whanganui Regional Business Awards

The Whanganui Regional Business Awards are run biennially by Whanganui Chamber of Commerce. The awards celebrate excellence, innovation and creativity in the business and community sectors.

Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards

The awards, now in their 15th year celebrates the successes and accomplishments of the local business community.  CentrePort sponsors the Logistics and Export Category.

The Wellington Address

CentrePort is a foundation sponsor along with Te Awe Wellington Māori Business Network and the Wellington Pasifika Business Network in the Wellington Chamber of Commerce event.  The event, featuring a keynote speaker invited to make the ‘address’, celebrates businesses in the Wellington region with a focus on Māori and Pasifika businesses achievers. 

Fundraising and Community Support

Wellington City Mission

Each year CentrePort staff donate non-perishable food items and children’s gifts to the Wellington City Mission Christmas appeal.  CentrePort works with the Mission to tailor the donations to match their requirements to help families in need.

Southern Cochlear Implant Programme

CentrePort holds an annual event for staff called ‘Loud Shirt Day’ to gather donations which go to support children requiring cochlear implants.  Funds raised from staff donations are matched by the CentrePort.

Staff sponsorships

CentrePort sponsors community events or initiatives that our employees or their whānau are involved in, like Cadets, the Wellington Dragonboat Festival, Indoor Football, Waka Ama competitions, AIMS games, international events.

Apply for sponsorship

CentrePort provides sponsorship for key groups or for particular activities in our community.

We receive a high number of requests for sponsorship every year, so we have developed a set of criteria to help guide what we agree to support. 

Find out about our criteria for sponsorship and our application form.