With a strong provincial presence throughout New Zealand, New World is committed to being a positive force in local communities. Community activities, such as sponsorships, are managed locally by each store Owner/Operator.

Starship National Children’s Hospital 

New World has been a Five Star Sponsor of Starship National Children’s Hospital since 2014. As a proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated business we are committed to being a positive part of the communities in which we operate and we are pleased that our sponsorship is making a real difference for so many New Zealand families from around the country.

Currently, New World’s sponsorship is funding the first New Zealand tube weaning programme, designed to help children eat and enjoy food on their own. Starship has successfully helped several toddlers discover the delight of food and following the success of the pilot programme, are excited to be increasing the number of children being accepted into the programme.

Each week, New World delivers fruit boxes to every ward of the Starship Children’s Hospital to help give family members access to healthy food options while they are supporting their loved ones in hospital.

Thanks to our sponsorship of the Silver Ferns, we have been able to put extra smiles on the faces of some of the patients. Last year we offered a number of well deserving Starship children the chance to meet their favourite Silver Fern and the opportunity to deliver the ball onto court at the New World Netball Series international games.

 Find out more about Starship National Children’s Hospital.

Proud supporters of the Silver Ferns

New World loves netball as much as you do! That's why netballers nationwide know that we're standing right behind them, from the many New World stores that support their local netball teams through to our national sponsorship of Netball New Zealand.

As the elite sponsor of the Silver Ferns, we’re proud to back the team on the world stage through the New World Netball Series. Find out more about the team, upcoming test matches and more!

We’re also honoured to support the New World Netball Volunteer Awards which gives us the chance to 'say thanks' to over 1,800 volunteers. Look out for information on how to vote for your favourite volunteer at your local netball centre.

For the latest Netball updates from New World and to find out how you can get behind the Silver Ferns too, follow us on Facebook.

Food For Thought

Food for Thought is our nutrition-education initiative that allows local primary school children to further their understanding in nutrition.

Launched in 2007, this educational programme is designed to assist primary school teachers in supporting Year five and six students make healthier food and lifestyle choices. With one in three New Zealand school children either overweight or obese , Food for Thought is an important initiative that New World and Pams are supporting.

The programme, which is to be taught over one school term, consists of a series of posters, over 126 nutrition and food-related activities, and allows for students to visit their local New World supermarket to get a new perspective on making healthy eating choices. Children learn how to read nutrition labels, compare the nutritional benefits of products, and learn about allergy awareness. To conclude the programme, students will participate in creating a healthy shared lunch that meets the nutritional requirements of their class. Both the supermarket tour and shared lunch are valuable experiences as they reinforce the knowledge gained in the classroom setting.

If you want to learn more about Food for Thought, please visit the Food For Thought website.