Sponsorship & community

Air New Zealand champions and promotes New Zealand, its people, culture and communities at home and overseas.

Whether we’re getting behind New Zealand talent, wine makers or inspiring youth, we want to showcase the very best of New Zealand to the world.

Through our sponsorship and community partners Air New Zealand is committed to a purpose that’s bigger than just our airline; that is to supercharge New Zealand’s success socially, environmentally and economically.

We do this by enhancing New Zealand’s natural environment through investment in biodiversity conservation, for our people by inspiring young New Zealanders and sharing world class knowledge and for our economy by promoting iconic destinations, events, people and world class New Zealand.

When it comes to sponsorship Air New Zealand considers applications for national and international events, individuals or organisations that:

  • Supercharge New Zealand’s success
  • Communicate our brand values and attributes to our target audience
  • Showcase our world class product & service
  • Increase awareness of New Zealand as a visitor destination
  • Engage and delight those who travel
  • Connect with Air New Zealand employees
  • Generate revenue for Air New Zealand



Family with DOC, Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, New Zealand.

Department of Conservation

As a major partner of Department of Conservation (DOC) we are helping to bring back birdsong to New Zealand's Great Walks, supporting important monitoring and research around marine reserves, and enabling threatened species to be transferred to safe breeding grounds around New Zealand. Find out more about DOC

Air New Zealand Crazy About Rugby.

New Zealand Rugby

As the airline partner of the current World Champion All Blacks rugby team, we're proud to fly our team to take on the world. Find out more

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon.

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

Air New Zealand is proud to support world class events in iconic destinations. The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon started in 2014 and incorporates 42km, 21km, 10km and 2.2km kids' run options. Set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, it takes in the best highlights of the region and finishes in the heart of Queenstown itself. Find out more about the Queenstown Marathon

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon.

Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon

Following on from the success of the Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon, the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon started in 2016. The event incorporates 42km, 21km, 10km and 3km kids' run options. Taking in the best highlights of the region, with flat easy running through local cycle trails, vineyards and quiet country roads, it finishes at the impressive Sileni Estates Winery. Find out more about the Hawke's Bay Marathon

Fine Wines, Te Mata Peak, New Zealand.

Fine Wines of New Zealand

The Fine Wines of New Zealand programme celebrates and showcases the finest wines New Zealand has to offer. The result of an extensive search, it is annually curated by seven of New Zealand's leading wine experts - Masters of Wine Alastair Maling, Emma Jenkins, Michael Brajkovich, Sam Harrop, Simon Nash and Steve Smith along with Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas. Air New Zealand is a patron to the programme, providing promotional support to the wineries onboard and through our marketing channels. Find out more about Fine Wines of New Zealand.


Kea logo.


Kea is New Zealand's Borderless Nation, connecting Kiwis with Kiwis. It creates high impact global connections for the benefit of New Zealand and our people.

Through its World Class New Zealand network, Kea works with passionate advocates for New Zealand's global success. It celebrates our tallest poppies - Kiwis who epitomise the values we hold close to our heart. Air New Zealand is proud to partner with Kea for the World Class New Zealand Awards which are New Zealand's most prestigious individual achievement awards. Find out more about Kea

Koru Care Kids at Disneyland.

Koru Care

For more than 30 years Air New Zealand has partnered with Koru Care 4 NZ, providing flights for close to 2,000 children with serious and often ongoing medical conditions to experience amazing destinations like Disneyland in California or Dreamworld in the Gold Coast. These once in a lifetime trips allow the kids to enjoy themselves as all children should. Air New Zealand staff also take part to help make the overseas trips memorable for every child from the moment they arrive at the airport. Find out more about Koru Care

Starship Foundation

Starship Foundation

Air New Zealand has supported the Starship Foundation for over 10 years, including donations, staff volunteering their time for Christmas activities or to visit the wards. Our support goes towards the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Starship which is a regional and national service for children requiring intensive care. As a charitable organisation, the Starship Foundation exists through the generosity of the New Zealand public and organisations to remain at the forefront of paediatric care. Find out more about Starship Foundation

Attitude Awards

Attitude Awards

Air New Zealand has sponsored the Attitude Awards for a number of years which is a national event that acknowledges the hundreds of thousands of Kiwis who live with disability every day. Our support provides the travel component for the prize winners who are recognised annually for their achievements and successes which hopefully inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Find out more about Attitude Awards

Airpoints for Schools.

Airpoints™ for Schools

Air New Zealand's Airpoints™ for Schools programme enables Airpoints members to support communities throughout New Zealand by donating Airpoints Dollars™ to selected schools to help with their travel needs. It's an exciting new programme that will inspire teachers and students nationwide. Find out more about Airpoints for Schools