Sponsorship & Community
AHG NZ believes our dealerships should play an active role in the communities they work in. We look to partner with individuals, groups and organisations that we can share more than just a traditional sponsorship relationship with.
Although our annual sponsorship resources are limited, we welcome the opportunity to give back and get involved in our neighbourhoods. If you would like to speak to us about a sponsorship, please submit your sponsorship proposal using the form below for consideration. One of our team will be in touch regarding your application within two business days.
Current partnerships we are proud to be a part of include:
John Andrew Mazda joined the Cure Kids partner family in 2015 and help to drive the momentum of Cure Kids by providing three company vehicles. Cure Kids raise funds to enable high-impact, New Zealand-based medical research to help save, extend and improve the lives of children diagnosed with serious life-impacting and life-limiting health conditions.
Camp Quality & AHG NZ’s black-tie dinner and auction
The AHG NZ black tie dinner and charity auction is a hugely successful event involving many of the Group’s dealerships, brands, suppliers, partners and VIP customers. The event started from humble beginnings in 2010 in a marquee pitched on the yard between John Andrew Ford and Mazda, raising $50,000 for Camp Quality. Since then the event has been held seven more times and has collectively raised more than $1,100,000 in that time. The last event held in 2017 welcomed Cure Kids as an additional charity recipient and raised a record $250,000 on the night.
Westpac Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
North Harbour Ford and North Harbour Mazda are proud supporters of the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust. ARHT provide professional emergency air ambulance, search and rescue services, and are staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew of pilots, paramedics and crewmen.
Graeme Dingle Foundation – Auckland Tamaki Makarau
John Andrew Ford is a proud supporter of the Graeme Dingle Foundation – Auckland Tamaki Makarau. The foundation’s objective is to have young people transition through sequenced programmes from age 5 to 18 as a transformational journey that sets them up with a robust platform for adult life and career. Its programmes include Kiwi Can, Stars, Career Navigator, Project K and MYND. Since 1995 the Graeme Dingle Foundation has assisted almost 200,000 young Kiwis.
There's A Better Way
John Andrew Mazda are proud to support former policeman and Kiwibank New Zealand local hero of the Year finalist Glen Green in his quest to use basketball as a way to keep at-risk youth away from drugs and gang culture.
Ponsonby Rugby Club
John Andrew Ford is a Platinum sponsor of its local Ponsonby Rugby Club. PRC has a strong tradition of fostering young rugby talent that has gone on to play on a national and international level.
Harbour Basketball is the largest and most successful basketball association in New Zealand and North Harbour Mazda are proud to be their driving force. North Harbour Basketball run basketball programmes from kids level up to professional standings.
North Harbour Rugby
North Harbour Ford has been a proud supporter of North Harbour Rugby for many years. North Harbour Rugby is a provincial union based at home ground QBE Stadium in Albany. Their premier men’s team plays in the Mitre 10 Cup Premiership and their premier women’s team plays in the Farah Palmer Cup.
Sir Michael Jones
Davie Motors Holden & HSV
Sir Michael Jones is an All Black legend, and a champion and advocate for youth and community development across New Zealand. He is passionate about education and sport and seeing young Kiwis reach their full potential in every area of their lives. He is committed to growing leaders across our nation, particularly in the Pasifika community. In 1990 he received a Queen’s service medal for service to the Pacific Island community, was made a Member of New Zealand Order of Merit in 1997 and became a Knight Companion of the New Zealand order of merit in 2017 for service to youth in NZ and the Pasifika community. Davie Motors Holden & HSV are proud to support Sir Michael in his continued community work including ‘The Village Trust” and “Pacific Peoples Advancement Trust’, community and youth trusts he established to provide support, mentoring and educational and vocational pathways for our most at risk and vulnerable youth. The Trusts have established sports education academies, a Secondary school in South Auckland (Pacific Advance Secondary School), mentoring programmes, whanau ora support and more recently pre-school support programmes. Sir Michael appreciates and values the partnership with Davie Holden and AHG, stating “I am hugely grateful to Andrew Collett and the team at Davie Holden for their support of our community and the work I do. I’m a believer that “It takes a Village to raise a Child” so thank you Team Davie Motors and AHG for being part of the “village” and making a positive contribution to raising young Kiwis in our communities”
John Andrew Ford
Stephen McIvor is one of New Zealand's best-known sports broadcasters and a popular event MC. He’s been at the top of the sports broadcasting game since 1990 hosting Rugby and Soccer World Cups, and major Rugby League matches from test matches to grand finals and other major international competitions including the 2010 Winter Olympics, Commonwealth Games and 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Since 2016, Stephen has been working with AHG NZ as the face of John Andrew Ford, starring in many videos and team activities.
Hamish McKay was the voice of sport on TV3 for over two decades and a leading commentator during Rugby World Cup coverage in 2007 and 2011. Hamish combines hosting Radio Live’s flagship agribusiness show, ‘Rural Exchange’ with his role as a property specialist for Bayleys Real Estate and MC and speaking opportunities. Manukau Hyundai are delighted to have proud New Zealander Hamish McKay onboard as an ambassador for their dealership and range of vehicles.
North Harbour Mazda
Adam Blair is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop, second-row forward and lock for the New Zealand Warriors in the NRL. Blair is a New Zealand international who has captained the team and has represented the NRL All Stars. Blair previously played for the Melbourne Storm between 2006 and 2011, where he won the 2009 NRL premiership, Wests Tigers in 2012 - 14 and the Brisbane Broncos between 2015 and 2017. Blair was a member of the New Zealand side that won the 2008 World Cup. In 2019 he led the haka for the NZ Maoris at ammi park. North Harbour Mazda is delighted to welcome him to the family as AHG NZ’s most recent ambassador signing. Adam’s world class sporting ability and his recognition as a humble family man attracted North Harbour Mazda to partner with him as he embodies many of the values the dealership holds dear.
North Harbour Ford
James is a natural leader and in addition to captaining both the Blues and North Harbour rugby union teams, he’s a mentor and role model for younger players and fans alike. North Harbour Ford is proud to have James as their Brand Ambassador, partnering with the dealership for special events, promotions and making time to chat with North Harbour customers. James exemplifies the businesses philosophy that success comes not from skills alone, but through sheer determination and hard work. He is one of a select few to claim centurion status for the Blues and North Harbour Rugby Union, and has earned a degree in Marketing and Finance.