Partnerships and events

  1. Events and sponsorship

Introducing our family friends

Volkswagen has a strong heritage in New Zealand and has been an integral part of driving Kiwis since 1977.

Our partners are strongly aligned with our brand values and vision to create a better quality of living. Whether that comes through promoting healthy lifestyles, bettering the environment, or creating entertainment. We care about endorsing the things Kiwis are passionate about.

Ethically Kate

Kate Hall is an educator, activist, and blogger who advocates for daily habits that respect and protect people and the planet.

Dedicated to teaching Kiwis how to live with consideration for the planet and others, we are pleased to support Kate on her nationwide tour. Look out for her as she travels around the country in our 100% electric Volkswagen e-Golf.

Find out more about Kate’s tour here

Ethically Kate
Trish Peng

Trish Peng is a Couture Evening & Bridal gown designer born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She caters to clientele from around the world, creating custom made masterpieces.

From the age of 7, Trish knew she wanted to be a Fashion Designer. Teaching herself how to sew at an early age, she now is a star leader in the New Zealand fashion industry.

Combining the best of premium style and elegance, we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome to Trish to the Volkswagen family. 

Trish Peng
The Revenant
The Revenant

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 IHC New Zealand
The country Amarok
'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 see him travelling around the country side in his “black beauty”, the 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.

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