Volkswagen has a strong heritage in New Zealand and has been an integral part of driving Kiwi's since 1977.
We are proud to contiune this support through a number of events and sponsorships that give back to our communities and share the love and passion for our brand.
Ready for the ultimate adventure? The Revenant is an unsupported individual or two person ultra adventure race situated in the heart of the South Island. The race starts at Welcome Rock on Blackmore Station, if you navigate perfectly it will take you more than 190kms and over 16,000m of vertical ascent in over 60 hours. This is one of the toughest ultra events ever created in New Zealand.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been a proud supporter of The Revenant since 2018. You can find us on the sidelines spreading our support to all of the competitors and engaging with our ultra-running community.
Are you game enough?
'IHC Calf & Rural Scheme'
The IHC are a non-profit organisation in New Zealand who help support and educate families with children who have intellectual disabilities. The initiative was launched in New Zealand over 35 years ago and are currently supporting more than 45,000 families. The scheme encourages farmers to donate an animal, which is then sold at market with all of the proceeds going to this incredible cause.
Volkswagen are proud to support such an integral part of our community and with your help, you can too.
Interested in helping?
'The Country' Radio
As a former sheep farmer and current equity partner in a Southland dairy farm Jamie Mackay knows his agribusiness. You can find Jamie by tuning into New Zealand's longest-standing rural radio show ‘The Country’. The Country provides kiwi's with their daily fix of everything that is going on in New Zealand's biggest industry, along with a generous side-serve of news, sports and politics.
Jamie Mackay has been part of the Volkswagen family since 2014 and you will seen him travelling around the country side in his “black beauty”, an Amarok V6.
“The Amarok drives like a car. In fact, with its advanced all-wheel drive system it handles better than most cars. And what makes it a great farm vehicle?" 'Grunt!’ says Jamie. To get to the heart of the story tune on in.