Why salmon is important.

New Zealand King Salmon supports managed growth and prosperity for the communities we work in. 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. Salmon farming has an ‘economic multiplier’ effect, meaning it creates work and income for employees, as well as a raft of local suppliers; including engineering firms, scientists, and water taxis for example, while also benefitting the community through grants and sponsorship.

Working with the community.

New Zealand King Salmon has an active and focused sponsorship and community support programme.  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 commitment is to:

  • Improving life in the community; especially focused on youth development, environmental and educational organisations.
  • Continuing to work hard to be a good neighbour in Marlborough.
  • Participating in flagship food and wine events in the Marlborough region and the top of the South.
  • Making Marlborough, and New Zealand, proud to be producing the world’s best salmon.


Below we feature links to some quite outstanding community groups that we sponsor.

Environmental and Conservation Organisations

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
  • Marlborough and Tasman DOC


Department of Conservation

Educational and Youth Development Organisations

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

  • FYD KiwiCan Programme
  • QCC and NMIT scholarships
  • MBC 1st XV
  • MGC Bring Your Own Device Program & Netball Team




Other Organisations:

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


We also support education about our industry and the promotion of food tourism in the Marlborough region. Examples include our ‘Salmon Sounds and Songbirds’ tours with Marlborough Travel , and our partnership with Destination Marlborough.


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.

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.