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 we are so proud to sponsor Netball New Zealand and the Silver Ferns.

We recognise that netball holds a special place in the hearts of New Zealanders and our customers alike and as a 100 per cent New Zealand owned company, we take pride in our significant community involvements nationwide.

New World also hosts the New World Netball Volunteers Awards.


New World is proud to assist in fundraising for CanTeen, the organisation for young people living with cancer.

New World stores are enthusiastically behind Bandanna Week, selling (and wearing) bandannas at the checkout to help fund much needed resources for the organisation.

If you want to learn more about Canteen, Please visit the CanTeen website.

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.

Ronald McDonald House Wellington

Ronald McDonald House Wellington (RMHW) provides a free “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children so that loved ones can be close to their child’s side while receiving medical care. The rebuilt RMHW was opened in October 2012 and provides families with a warm and welcoming sanctuary just walking distance from Wellington Hospital. As well as private studios and apartments the new house boasts games rooms, computer rooms, adult’s only lounges (mums and dads need time out too) and Wellington’s largest domestic kitchen which is proudly sponsored by New World.

In 2012 New World lower North Island customers raised $17,000 for RMHW in the ‘add a $1’ campaign by simply adding $1 to their bill total. New World lower North Island will get behind this campaign again on 7th & 8th June 2013 to give our customers the opportunity to support RMHW so they can continue doing their fantastic job of supporting the families of sick children.

To learn more about Ronald McDonald House Wellington, please visit the Ronald McDonald House website.

Heads Up for Kids

The Lions Clubs of New Zealand - Heads Up for Kids campaign turns any “old buried treasure” in the form of old NZ money or foreign currency into legal tender which will be invested back into non-profit youth programmes that promote leadership, self reliance and healthy ‘next generation’ lifestyles.

The Heads Up for Kids campaign will help make outdoor education courses such as those run by the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre, The Spirit of Adventure and Outward Bound affordable for a greater number of NZ’s young people. In addition the money raised will go to Lions own youth programmes such as Young Ambassador, Youth Exchange and the Lions Quest programmes in primary schools.

So far over 14 tonnes of currency has been collected, which has all gone towards giving young people the chance to build confidence and realise their potential. Look out for the yellow collection bins in any lower North Island New World so you can help make a difference!

To learn more about Heads Up for Kids, please visit the Heads Up for Kids Facebook page.