Partners & Supporters
Our family of like-minded partners enable us to provide our programs free of charge to our children, families and schools.
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.
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 work of the Young and Healthy Trust 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.
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.
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.
5+ A Day Charitable Trust
The 5+ A Day Charitable Trust encourages Kiwis to eat five or more servings of fresh vegetables and two servings of fruit 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.
Opal is a new and innovative renewable packaging company which is part of the Nippon Paper Group. With operations in Australia and New Zealand, Opal is one of Australasia’s leading packaging and paper companies and we directly employ more than 4,500 employees across our operations. Opal offers sustainable fibre packaging solutions to suit every customer.
We are so grateful to Opal for gifting us the beautiful, recyclable printed boxes for the Class Packs for participants in the Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure.
Kiwi Logistics provides New Zealand-wide courier and freight services and have kindly supported this year's Zespri Young and Healthy Virtual Adventure by transporting our class pack boxes to us. We are grateful for their support.