Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Bridgecorp Flies Cup Banner

Bridgecorp Flies Cup Banner

Bridgecorp Holdings has put up a $8000 incentive for America’s Cup fans nationwide to flaunt their best supporting banners on cup racing days.

Bridgecorp, a leading specialist property financier, says its support for the Cup recognises that it has been a huge economic driver for the local economy and has also injected a positive spirit into the business community.

“We are keen to introduce a bit of good natured Kiwi humour into the finals series” says Managing Director, Rod Petricevic.

"We have made our banner competition a nationwide contest, so all Kiwis can get involved. "We are expecting to see banners on boats, buildings and country school fences throughout New Zealand. It’s a fun and active way for Kiwis to show their support.

"The cup is a modern day event with all the drama of a Roman Coliseum. Banner competitions are a regular and fun part of one-day cricket so we are expecting Kiwis to get thinking and get creative in support of their team."

The prizes include $500 for the banner judged as the best on each race day with the pool of winners being judged for best overall banner of the series for a prize of $2,500. There will also be a special one-off prize for schools of $1,000.

Banners must be registered by email or fax with Bridgecorp by 10am on each race day and include the Bridgecorp bridge brand icon or name to qualify. Entrants must also include full contact details, agree to participate in subsequent publicity and accept the judges’ decision as final. Race day winners will be announced and contacted at the conclusion of each day’s racing.

Full details are advertised in the NZ Herald on Friday and Saturday. The email address for entries is mailto: and the fax number is (09) 307 3218.

Mr Petricevic said that his staff had already been sharpening their wits with the best offering so far, which is being readied for their support boat on Saturday's first day of racing, being: Today’s Schnack menu: Brad and Butter pudding.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Facebook Announces New Changes: Combating Hate And Extremism

Some of these changes predate the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that attack, and the global response to it in the form of the Christchurch Call to Action, has strongly influenced the recent updates to our policies and their enforcement. More>>

Amazon Confirms: Lord Of The Rings Series To Shoot In NZ

Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. More>>


Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>


Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland