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Barfoot & Thompson Community Support -
It’s All About People!

Our Work in the Community

We support a variety of causes throughout the North Shore and Auckland, giving back to a community that we have been a part of for many years. With the Barfoot & Thompson Community Support program, we sponsor and partner with some great organisations. Here are some of the special things we are proud to be a part of:

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Starship is New Zealand’s dedicated children’s hospital, providing essential healthcare to the future of the country. We have been a sponsor of Starship since 2003 and have raised $4.5 million over that time, along with sponsoring initiatives such as The Magic of Reading Programme, which gives a new book to every child who stays overnight at Starship hospital.

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Auckland Writers Festival

The creative arts are essential to a vibrant city, that’s why Barfoot & Thompson are a gold partner for the Auckland Writers Festival. This festival is not one to miss, bringing together writers from across the globe to participate in events.

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Mercy Hospice

We are proud to be partners with Mercy Hospice, providing free palliative care and hospice services to those facing life-limiting illnesses. They have been a positive force in the community for many years and will provide essential care for many years to come.

Barfoot & Thompson Half & Kids Marathon Promotion

ASB Auckland Marathon and Barfoot & Thompson Half Marathon

It’s important to Barfoot & Thompson to support events that not only promote healthy and active Aucklanders, but to also give internationals a reason to visit our vibrant city. This is why we are proud to be the principal sponsor for both the Half-Marathon and Kids-Marathon. The event hosts around 15,000 people from young to old and gives a unique Auckland experience which cannot be replicated.

Barfoot & Thompson Gingerbread House Float

Santa Parade

The Santa Parade is an iconic Auckland event, which we are proud to be a sponsor of. Our Gingerbread House Float has been delighting viewers for many years now. There’s no time like Christmas to come together as a community!

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North Harbour Rugby

A longstanding and prestigious union, North Harbour Rugby has been exhilarating crowds for years. Barfoot and Thompson are glad to be represented on their jerseys, and just like the players are ready to leave it all out on the field!

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Northern Mystics

The Northern Mystics are an Auckland team who compete in the ANZ Premiership alongside 5 other teams. The club was formed in 2008 which is also when Barfoot & Thompson came on board. The team has nurtured some of NZ’s best netballers and Silver Ferns players.

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The Blues Super Rugby Team

The Blues are the official Auckland rugby team in the Super Rugby competition. The Blues have produced some of New Zealand’s most well-known rugby stars and All Blacks players. Barfoot & Thompson have been a sponsor since the start of the team and of Super Rugby in 1996.

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Barfoot & Thompson People’s Triathlon

The Barfoot & Thompson People’s Triathlon Series is a four-part event in Summer, staged between Mission Bay and Maraetai beach. It is Auckland’s longest-running triathlon series and enables participants to race as competitively or non-competitively as they like and have the chance to race a variety of distances in both triathlon and duathlon.

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Auckland Racing Club

A day at the races showcases a dynamic mix of entertainment, hospitality, fashion, and thoroughbred racing. We are principal sponsor of Twilight Summer Races, a vibrant evening event which hosts the Jockey World Cup, and Auckland Cup Day, the most prestigious race day that sees athletes gather from far and wide.

All this & more!

The Barfoot & Community Support Program provides support and partnerships to a wide number of outstanding organisations. We are proud of what we achieve year on year and will continue to do more to support the community in the future.