Our sponsorships

We support various community organisations, charities and events, with financial and product sponsorship in line with our company policy. Geographically our sponsorship focus is on the Marlborough region, followed by the greater top of the South and our freshwater locations.

Our sponsorships – outlined below – are mainly focused on youth development, environmental and educational organisations.

We have chosen to focus on projects that support youth development in various ways, to harness the future potential for our community:

Graeme Dingle Foundation

Kiwi Can school programme

We are proud sponsors of the Graeme Dingle Foundations Kiwi Can program in Marlborough. Kiwi Can is a brilliant energy-packed program that is currently run in 9 Primary Schools in Marlborough and is aimed at children aged 5-12 years. The program teaches the children values such as integrity and respect which are important skills for life.

Throughout the summer events season in Marlborough, we have continued to raise funds for Kiwi Can with proceeds ($1699) from the Picton Maritime Festival and Havelock Seafood & Mussel Festival being donated.

Marlborough Girls College

BYO Device programe, netball uniforms & prizegiving

We took the opportunity to meet with Marlborough Girls College Principal, Jo Chamberlain, to discuss the schools need for some extra funding. Jo highlighted a need for technology for girls whose families simply could not afford the technology needed in today’s schooling life. As we would like to see each girl at Marlborough Girls College have an equal opportunity for learning, we came onboard and sponsored 30 Chromebooks in 2017 and will sponsor a further 30 in 2018 that are loaned to girls for the school year.

We have received some great feedback from the teachers, administrators and students.

“It has been a great experience, I have not had one student that is not grateful to have a Chromebook loaned to them. I often ask them how they are going with them and the Chromebooks seem to fulfil the technology that they are using.” Program Administrator

Does everything and I use it in every subject except PE. I am also allowed to use it for Pasifika Homework Club after school. I am very responsible with it.” Year 9 student.

Along with supporting the BYOD program, New Zealand King Salmon is also a proud sponsor of the Netball Team, End of Year Prize Giving and we are currently working with the Year 12/13 Environmental Studies Class.

The Environmental Studies class have spent time with Aquaculture Technical Manager, Mark Preece, discussing different aspects of our farming practices in the Marlborough Sounds and visited our Ruakaka Farm. The focus of the class has been sustainability and environment impacts.

Marlborough Boys College

First XV rugby team

We have supported this team for a number of years including helping supply uniforms, sports gear and travel costs.

Queen Charlotte College

Aquaculture studies

We have supported this stream of work at the college for many years.


Student scholarships

Annual scholarships for tertiary study at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.

Our eco focus is not only a foundation point of our operations but also reaches out strongly in to the community. We are involved in an increasing number of environmental based initiatives that fit with our sustainability ethos:

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Rimu sponsor

Helping this local Picton bird and wildlife sanctuary to succeed.

Mistletoe Foundation

Premier sponsor

Supporting children to attend this education outside the classroom camp experience.

Local community organisations:

Queen Charlotte Yacht Club

Supporting the rebuild

Helping the club to rebuild its clubhouse in Picton.

Waikawa Boating Club

Prizes for yacht races

Supporting local competions.

Nelson Hospice

Supporting the rebuild

Helping to rebuild new facilities in Nelson.

Fifeshire Foundation

We have made a commitment to support disadvantaged and underprivileged groups in Nelson/Tasman through the Fifeshire Foundation.

We also provide support to several key Business and Industry Groups; including sponsorship of the Institute of Directors, MCOC Annual Business Awards, and AQNZ Annual Aquaculture Conference.

We also support education about our industry and the promotion of food tourism in the Marlborough region. For example our partnership with Destination Marlborough.


We also support a range of events across the Top of the South.

Sounds, Salmon & Songbirds winter cruises

Feast Marlborough

Marlborough Wine & Food Festival

Ocean Vine Hop

Havelock Seafood & Mussel Festival

Picton Maritime Festival

Marlborough Book Festival

Nelson Food & Wine Festival

New Enquiries:

We receive numerous requests for sponsorship and unfortunately we’re not able to support them all.

If you think your enquiry is a fit with our focus (as above), please complete the form below with your details or email sponsorship@kingsalmon.co.nz with your sponsorship proposal.

NB: The sponsorship programme for the coming year is now finalised.

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We are proud of the role we play in both the regional economy of Marlborough and Top of the South, and in New Zealand’s national development.