Hawke’s Bay principal sponsor of the Black Stick teams!

By | August 26, 2016

Hawke’s Bay help Black sticks stay top of game!

Hawke’s Bay is delighted to be the Principal Partner of the Black Sticks Men and Women and to offer support to the teams as they strive to be the best they can be and represent New Zealand on the world stage.

The province’s support is made possible by the Hawke’s Bay Sports Events and Education Consortium (HBSEEC) which is a philanthropic group of business and community leaders who have rallied together to provide financial support for the Black Sticks in 2016 continuing a relationship which originally began in 2011.

The partnership extends on Hawke’s Bay’s progression as one of the country’s top hockey hubs at both community and international level, thanks in large part to the popular Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey, which itself is organised by HBSEEC.

Hockey New Zealand CEO Ian Francis said it was fantastic to have the continued support of Hawke’s Bay as principal partner of the Black Sticks.

“This is a unique sponsorship which is something very special for our players and the sport of hockey as a whole. To have so many passionate people behind the Black Sticks is amazing and really marks what we hope will be a long term partnership,” he said.

“Hawke’s Bay has staked its claim as a crucial hockey centre within the community highlighting strong growth in participation in the region and also on the international stage with the great success of the Festival of Hockey.”

Bruce Mactaggart of HBSEEC commented: “The relationship between the Black Sticks and the Hawke’s Bay community is a very special one and it’s fantastic to see the incredible results these wonderful athletes achieve – we are all so very proud of them and thrilled to be able to support them in this way.

“I don’t think most people quite understand the significant sacrifices these players make in order to represent their country at the highest level and for both teams to be continually ranked in the top 10 nations on earth from a nation with such a relatively small population, in a sport played in well over 100 countries is truly remarkable.”


Below are the passionate businesses and schools behind the Black Sticks Men and Women;

We are a proud New Zealand owned and operated business with our head office based in Napier. We have been around for 43 years with 21 stores throughout New Zealand. We work hard to bring New Zealander’s the very latest looks and styles in furniture and beds – always at our unbeatable low prices. As a family owned business we are committed to helping the hockey community. Our family has a real love for hockey and we feel that there are no greater role models for our children than the Black Sticks.


We’ve been celebrating the wonder of learning for over 60 years. Furnware works hand in hand with schools around the world, designing and creating furniture so children can thrive in the most inspiring learning spaces imaginable. We do this with quality, reliability, innovation and genuine care.


Through specialist real estate brands Tremains, NZ Sotheby’s International Realty and Colliers International, the Tremain Group have property well and truly covered in Hawke’s Bay. Residential, Coastal & Lifestyle, Commercial, Rural and Agribusiness.


Crispy, dry cured bacon and delicious sugar cured ham from a family who have been curing bacon and ham for over 100 years in Hawke’s Bay. Available delivered to your door from A recently added kitchen serving breakfast and lunch from our own cured products has proved very popular, along with Pork to Fork courses teaching butchering skills, curing techniques and sausage making and a busy retail shop. English Pork Pies are made daily and delivered around the North Island.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism is responsible for promoting and marketing the region both in New Zealand and internationally to potential visitors. Our job is to get visitors to Hawke’s Bay, get them to do more while they are here (spend more money) and obviously get them to come back! We use social channels to get them to share their Hawke’s Bay experiences. #getmetohawkesbay. We are delighted the Black Sticks will be wearing shirts emblazoned with Hawke’s Bay.


In ancient Greece the Sileni were companions of Dionysus, the god of good things – wine, vineyards and theatre. Named in their honour, Sileni Estates stands for great food, great wine and great company. At every harvest, the best of Hawke’s Bay and Marlborough viticulture flows into Sileni wine. The winery is owned by the Avery family, who have a proud sporting and business history, and are pleased to support the Black Sticks.


Woodford House is a leading, innovative boarding and day school for girls in Years 7-13. Located in Hawke’s Bay, Woodford House provides young women with safe, challenging and holistic educational experiences. Through its innovative and supportive learning programmes, Woodford House is shaping the lives of young women and preparing them for a future that is largely unknown. Everything Woodford House does is focused around ongoing learning and personal excellence, whether that is in the classroom, on stage, in Chapel or on the sports ground.


Hawke’s Bay Today is the regions daily newspaper, bringing readers the best and latest in local, national, world, sports and entertainment news, plus a wide range of features. Hawke’s Bay Today is read by an average of 59,000 people over the age of 15 on any given publishing day across the Hawke’s Bay region. Hawke’s Bay Today employs over 150 staff, including experienced, award winning journalists, photographers and sale staff and almost 300 delivery persons.


Pak-Line Ltd. has been supplying plastic packaging solutions since 1994 and is a wholly owned and operated New Zealand company. Hundreds of national and multinational clients rely on Pak-Line Ltd. To provide innovative and cost effective plastic packaging solutions. With our warehousing and manufacturing facilities in Auckland and Hastings and our knowledge and friendly staff, your product is assured of quality, cost effectiveness and prompt delivery. Pak-Line is a proud supporter of hockey.


For all life’s matters, the team at Gifford Devine provide straight-talking, practical advice and advocacy to people, families and businesses. We listen to your needs, offer plain English advice, and work out strategies to help you achieve your goals. As your legal champions, you’ll gain the support of an experienced, creative and determined personal lawyer to help you achieve positive results. We are excited to come on board and help the Black Sticks Men and Women in their journey to be the best.


Hawke’s Bay Project Management are involved in the planning, co-ordination and control of construction projects. This includes residential and commercial projects, and predominately, over the last 16 years, under Cottages NZ Ltd – transportable buildings. The aim is to meet the clients requirements in order to produce a functional and financial viable project.


True Earth is a family owned producer of organic blueberries, carrots, onions and potatoes in Hawke’s Bay. We have been Bio Gro Certified Organic since 1994, growing healthy, nutritious fresh food for our community. True Earth is a proud sponsor of sport in Hawke’s Bay and our Black Sticks hockey teams.


Te Mata School is a large primary school located in Havelock North which is passionate about hockey and has 11 teams this year. Te Mata School is backing the Black Sticks all the way.

HBSEEC (Hawke’s Bay Sports Events and Education Consortium Incorporated) is a community, not for profit organisation established to support and deliver local community events and initiatives in both sport and education. Supported by a number of businesses both in and outside Hawke’s Bay, HBSEEC has successfully hosted and delivered the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey, in conjunction with Hockey NZ over the past three years.


Arguably Hawke’s Bay’s most sports mad law firm, Luscombe Legal was formed in 2005 by Mark Luscombe, and specialises in immigration, business/property, and sport law. The firm has a long association with sport. In 2012 Mark was joined by former Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand Universities hockey rep player Jonathan Heaphy.


Hawkes Bay’s only immigration specialists for NZ and Australia, Visa Link was launched in 2016 to provide dedicated support to the international student and temporary worker community in New Zealand and Australia. We are proud to be associated with the Black Sticks, and the Hawke’s Bay sponsorship of the Hockey New Zealand programme.


Red: Old-school hockey players, current coaches to all number of kids showing any interest in the game and fervent supporters of the Black Sticks! The team at Red is all over recruitment intelligence, right across the country. We dig deep into our clients businesses and our candidates’ career aspirations to gather the commercial and social intelligence we need to deliver perfect recruitment outcomes.