Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Snow Sports NZ and Cardrona Sign Partnership Agreement

Snow Sports NZ and Cardrona Alpine Resort Sign Partnership Agreement


Lake Wanaka, New Zealand (5 May 2014) - Snow Sports New Zealand and Cardrona Alpine Resort Limited have signed a Partnership Agreement which will see Cardrona become the official resort partner of Snow Sports NZ, the naming rights sponsor of the New Zealand Park and Pipe Team and the naming rights sponsor of the NZ Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships.

Cardrona Alpine Resort and Snow Sports NZ have a positive long-standing partnership and the national freeski and snowboard team do all of their halfpipe and slopestyle training at the resort throughout the southern hemisphere winter. Cardrona also hosts key events such as the NZ Freeski
Open, NZ Winter Games and an international spring training camp after the resort closes to the public.

The purpose of the formal agreement is to recognise the growing importance of the partnership and cement the relationship. A four year term has been agreed, subject to satisfactory annual review, during which time Cardrona will be recognised as the official resort partner of the NZ Park and Pipe Team and the team will be called the Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe Team.

New Zealand’s premiere junior snow sports event, which has been hosted by Cardrona for the past five years, will be known as the Cardrona NZ Junior Nationals under the new Partnership Agreement. The event’s naming rights sponsorship agreement has been signed for an initial three year term with a further three year right of renewal subject to the negotiation of mutually agreeable terms. The event, held in late September each year, is for skiers and snowboarders aged five to 18 years in halfpipe, slopestyle, gravity cross, parallel slalom and big mountain.

In signing the Partnership Agreement the national sporting organisation recognises Cardrona Alpine Resort as a key strategic partner in providing development pathways for its athletes, coaches and the sport as a whole. Earthworks for a new intermediate freestyle ski and snowboard terrain park
has recently been completed in preparation for the coming winter season. The resort will now be able to develop and cater for all skiers and snowboarders from beginners through to the world’s best elite athletes.

Richard Lauder, CEO of Real Journeys which bought Cardrona Alpine Resort in November 2013, says he is excited about formalising the new arrangement and securing naming rights for the New Zealand Park and Pipe Team and the NZ Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships.

“With Cardrona now back in New Zealand ownership we really value our relationship with Snow Sports NZ and have a renewed commitment to the local snow sports sector,” he commented.

“The relationship between Cardrona and Snow Sports NZ has always been strong but with Cardrona coming under Kiwi ownership and then developing the intermediate jump line the timing was perfect for both parties to enter into naming rights agreements around the NZ Park and Pipe Team and the NZ Junior Nationals,” said Snow Sports NZ CEO, Martin Toomey.

“We look forward to a long and successful partnership and to seeing athletes supported by that partnership going on to become World and Olympic champions in those disciplines.”

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Real Estate: Housing Prices Head South In Most Of NZ

Housing became more affordable for first home buyers in many parts of the country including Auckland last month, as falling prices more than offset rising mortgage interest rates. More>>

ALSO:

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:

NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Business
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news