Partners and Alliances

Our family of like-minded partners enable us to provide the events and programs free of charge to our children, families and schools. 

If you want to join us on our mission to help kiwi kids develop the foundations of great health and wellbeing for life, we'd love to talk to you.

Primary Partner


As one of the world’s largest fresh produce brands, Zespri’s purpose is to help people, communities and the environment thrive through the goodness of kiwifruit. That’s why Zespri is proud to support the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure, and help make a real difference to the lives of thousands of young New Zealanders.

Ambassador Partner


ASICS was founded in 1949 by Mr Kihachiro Onitsuka in Kobe, Japan. Mr Onitsuka lived by the philosophy ‘a sound mind in a sound body’ and believed sport could help the youth of Japan recover from the devastation of war. He thought playing sport was the best way to unite people and connect communities. At ASICSNZ we continue to work to support these philosophies.

Supporting the Zespri Young & Healthy Virtual Adventure is a perfect fit with our brand values and we and our ASICS Ambassadors are excited to see the kids of New Zealand benefit from such a valuable programme

Technology Partner

Azion Wellness

Our technology partner has been instrumental in helping to create our Virtual Adventure vision.  The team of animators and developers have worked on this program for many years to help us create a useful and engaging platform.  Their assistance for teachers and parents as the program runs is invaluable.

Alliance Partner


Sparklers is a website full of fun wellbeing activities for teachers and now through Sparklers at Home, parents. Created in Canterbury to support children following the earthquakes, the activities are now used by primary and intermediate school teachers all over New Zealand. Independent research shows Sparklers is having a positive impact for children. The activities are helping tamariki manage their emotions, feel good, be kind and build better relationships.

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Alliance Partner

5+ A Day Charitable Trust

The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust encourages Kiwis to eat five or more servings of fresh fruit and vegetables every day for good health. Our work is focused in the  education setting. We provide curriculum-linked resources for educators to inspire and teach tamariki about the benefits of choosing fruit and vegetables for snacks and meals. Our key messages fit well with the Zespri Young & Healthy Virtual Adventure and we are excited to be part of an initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles for tamariki and their whānau.


Young and Healthy 2019 Trust is a Registered Charitable Trust

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