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.

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 and the Silver Ferns.

We are also proud 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.

New World is also the official supermarket of the five kiwi ANZ Championship teams; Northern Mystics, Kia Magic, Haier Pulse, EasiYo Tactix and Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

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. 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.