Learn more about Archibalds’ investment in our community, as well as partnerships aimed at growing appreciation of the vehicle brands that we represent.
Archibalds is an active partner in our community. We’ve chosen to support those institutions that are investing in tomorrow’s leaders for a better tomorrow. Growing healthy minds and attitudes that will change the world for the better.
Christ’s College 1st XV Rugby Team
One of New Zealand’s oldest schools, Christ’s College’s sports community has developed immensely over recent years. With an expansion of the sports department there is real scope and opportunity to push sport at College to new levels in many areas while maintaining our objective of non-specialised excellence.
Archibalds is the lead sponsor of the school’s 1st XV rugby team. Archibalds considers it an honour to align ourselves with a school which is inspiring and educating our future leaders.
Rangi Ruru First XI Hockey Team
Archibalds Volvo is proud to continue our support for the Rangi Ruru First XI Hockey Team, and the Archibalds Hockey Turf at the Rangi Ruru campus.
The award-winning Volvo XC40 will be used for their season and Archibalds is excited to be part of Rangi Ruru’s upcoming functions. We can’t wait to watch as the season goes on, all the best to the team!
Christ’s College & Rangi Ruru Production
One of New Zealand’s oldest schools, Christ’s College’s arts community has developed immensely over recent years, lead by Head of Drama, David Chambers. Archibalds was lead sponsor of the school’s 2018 senior production.
Archibalds considers it an honour to align ourselves with a school which is inspiring and educating our future leaders.
Māia Health Foundation
We’re excited to partner with the Māia Health Foundation, as a Business Partner, and present their annual Feast as a naming partner. We are supporting their mission to enhance the treatment spaces for child and youth mental health, taking these services from good to great. This is a special opportunity to better the health of our local community, and we’re grateful to play a small part in their noble efforts.
- Archibalds Presents the 2022 Māia Health Foundation Feast
- Archibalds Presents the 2023 Māia Health Foundation Feast
As official representatives and care takers of our vehicle brands, we’re proud to stand beside our marques and their partnerships with individuals and organisations throughout New Zealand.
Audi & The Curve
Progress has always been part of Audi’s DNA and financial education and literacy are an important part of that.
In December 2022, Audi NZ announced their partnership with an investing education platform, The Curve, to create an online savings calculator that will aim to simplify saving and help Kiwi women reach their financial goals.
The online savings calculator will launch early 2023 and is one example of Audi’s global strategy to enable a more progressive future and is part of The Curve’s mission to increase financial support and education for women.
Audi and the Alliance for Water Stewardship
Audi is the first premium auto manufacturer to join the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). This global coalition of companies, NGOs, and the public sector is dedicated to water stewardship throughout the value chain; this step will allow Audi’s San José Chiapa site in Mexico to seek certification under the International Water Stewardship Standard, also known as the AWS Standard.
Clean drinking water is one of the most valuable resources in the world, which is why Audi focuses on economical and efficient water use in its Mission:Zero environmental program. The company wants to keep its own water consumption as low as possible and over time, stop using drinking water in production. By 2035, it is anticipated that ecologically weighted water consumption1 per vehicle produced will decline by about half at Audi’s five production sites from 3.75 to roughly 1.75 cubic meters (990 to 462 gallons). Additionally, Audi, together with its suppliers, is committing to economical water consumption throughout the entire supply chain.
She Sets the Pace with Jaguar
Jaguar New Zealand set to challenge conventions in automotive. New research has unveiled outdated gender stereotypes still exist in the automotive industry, with over half of New Zealanders (55%) believing men can drive better than women. 55% of men believe that women are more interested in the style, colour and aesthetics of a car than performance – while women claim performance and safety are the most important considerations when purchasing a new vehicle.
To help dispel these gender misconceptions, Jaguar has partnered with three female motorsport stars who will educate the New Zealand public on how we can achieve equality in driving.
Land Rover & Sir John Kirwan, Mitey
Through Land Rover New Zealand, we’re proud to lend our support to Sir John Kirwan’s fundraising drive in a bid to change the course of mental health in Aotearoa.
An incredible three-quarters of New Zealanders believe this generation of children are at greater risk of mental health issues that the generations before them. It’s time to make a change.
In 2022, All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan partners with Land Rover on a landmark drive across Aotearoa to raise awareness for mental health, with an ambition to raise enough money to roll out his charitable initiative Mitey to 40 more schools to help over 11,000 Kiwi kids.
As the face of mental health in New Zealand for over a decade, Sir John will be hosting eight community events from Auckland to Invercargill that will be open to members of the public, wider school community and mental health advocates to attend. The Christchurch event will be at Whītau School, 8 July 2022, 2:45pm.
Text MITEY to 2449 to donate $3
Volvo & Breast Cancer Cure
Breast Cancer Cure is the only not-for-profit charitable trust in New Zealand, and they are established solely to support research into finding a “cure” for breast cancer, by funding vital research. One in nine New Zealand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and two will lose their battle every day.
Research continues to be pivotal in developing our understanding of preventing, managing and curing cancer, it is at the heart of progress made to date and it is essential we continue to drive improvements. It is only through research that we will find the cure so that the next generation of New Zealanders can look forward to a future free from the fear of breast cancer and, Volvo New Zealand could not be prouder to partner with such a cause.
Volvo & Kathryn Wilson
Kathryn Wilson has established herself as one of New Zealand’s premier footwear designers. Kathryn is committed to upholding fair working conditions for suppliers and ensuring her supply chain adheres to moral and ethical standards.
One of her most exciting projects for 2021 is the launch of a climate friendly collection, called KIND by Kathryn Wilson, which features shoes made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled leather uppers. Each pair sold from this collection will donate $10 towards Carbon Click NZ to regenerate a native forest in Kaikōura, off-setting the carbon emissions of the shoes. We can’t wait to give them a try.
Given the vehicles we sell, service, and provide parts for, it should come as no surprise that many of our customers are motorsport enthusiasts, not to mention many of our team members.
The Archibalds name has a long history of motorsport participation and support in New Zealand, and owner Bruce Miles himself regularly races for the Historic Touring Cars in his iconic BMW.
Archibalds Historic Touring Cars
The Historic Touring Cars NZ Association is a community of historic race car enthusiasts. They showcase genuine touring cars from New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia from 1970 through to 2000. These cars include International Group A, FIA 2 Litre Super Tourers, European Group 1 or 2 Saloon cars, British Touring Cars, Australian Group C, New Zealand 2 Litre Schedule S Touring Cars.
These cars formed what would arguably be some of the most exciting racing of the 80s and 90s.
Car enthusiasts at their best; supporting the Historic Touring Cars was an easy decision for Archibalds.
Local Owners’ Clubs
While we’re the official representative of our brands across most of the South Island of New Zealand, we’re honoured to align ourselves with local vehicle owners in our community through support of drivers’ clubs, particularly those for the well established clubs of Jaguar and Land Rover.
Canterbury Land Rover Owners’ Club
The Canterbury Land Rover Owners’ Club (CLROC) boasts over 140 members with monthly meetings and regular outings, specialising in 4WD events.
The CLROC is special in that it joins other local 4WD clubs combine to form the 4WD Emergency Team, which is called upon occasionally by local authorities, police and hospitals for our help and expertise in floods, fires and extreme weather conditions.
The club publishes a monthly newsletter which is entertaining and informative, as well as including details on upcoming trips and social events.
Jaguar Drivers’ Club
The Jaguar Drivers’ Club Inc. (Christchurch) was first incorporated in 1958 – the first club to be formed outside the UK.
With its 300+ members, there is great camaraderie within the club, with monthly dinners and outings.
The outings range from rallies to visits to places of interest, sometimes enjoying a picnic lunch together and other times a meal at a winery or café. There are also technical evenings, movie nights, and track events.
Every third year at Easter the club meets up with Jaguar enthusiasts from all over the country for the National Jaguar Drivers’ Rally, with the next being held in Christchurch in 2024.
Porsche Club of New Zealand
The Porsche Club of New Zealand Inc. is an officially approved Porsche Club which was established in 1975 by 14 keen enthusiasts. Today the Club proudly boasts over 700 memberships and welcomes all Porsche owners and enthusiasts from across New Zealand.
Their mission is to promote the Porsche marque and increase Porsche owners’ enjoyment of their vehicles through the organisation of regular driving events. PCNZ is officially recognised by and has strong ties with Porsche AG and has conducted tours to the factories in Stuttgart and Leipzig.
PCNZ is a non-profit organisation and operates purely on a volunteer basis with organising sub-committees in most regions of New Zealand.
The Club produces Spiel Magazine for its members, of which Archibalds Porsche is a regular supporter.
Further Sponsorship Partners & Initiatives
We’re the official representative of many other sponsorships in the community.
Archibalds Drive for Good
In 2019, Archibalds accelerated ten local charities in their drive for good by giving away $150,000.
More than 21,000 people voted for a local charity as part of Drive for Good.
We’d like to thank all ten charities for taking part in Drive for Good, but most of all thank you for the amazing things you do for Christchurch.
Archibalds Land Rover Mt Hutt Ski Masters
We’re proud sponsors of the Archibalds Land Rover Mt Hutter Masters Ski Race – the annual national competition held at Mt Hutt.
Super G, Giant Slalom and Slalom races are held over popular two-day competition and open to passionate skiers aged 18 and older. An exciting, fast-paced competition attracts entry to top competitors from around the New Zealand and overseas.