Gallagher are proud sponsors of the World Angus Forum which is coming to New Zealand in October. The Forum will attract more than 500 Angus breeders, farmers and associated companies from all over the world. Held every four years, the World Angus Forum is a vital platform for the exchange of genetics information and breeding objectives, and also act as a forum for youth involvement. The World Angus Forum 2013 will be a particularly special event, celebrating the 150th anniversasry of the introduction of the majestic Angus breed into New Zealand.
Gallagher are proud supporters of Operation SNAP (Serial Number Action Project). This initiative is a community partnership designed to reduce property offending.
Initially, it is about having simple ways for people to record serial numbers, and unique identifiers, of legitimately purchased (non-stolen) goods for the main purposes of:
Gallagher sponsors Habitat for Humanity. John Gallagher is Chairman of the Central North Island region and has seen the work grow from the first house in NZ to now over 100 houses around the country. The NZ organisation has also brought together kiwi volunteers and resources to drive the building of houses in places like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Cambodia, Vietnam and Mongolia.
Habitat for Humanity International brings families and communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build decent, affordable housing. Habitat for Humanity International is a non profit, non denominational Christian housing organisation. They build simple, decent, affordable, houses in partnership with those in need of adequate shelter. Since 1976, Habitat has built more than 100,000 houses in more than 79 countries, including some 30,000 houses across the United States.
Gallagher sponsor Gallagher Family Hospice. This hospice provides essential care and support for people with a life limiting illness and their families and friends - completely free of charge. It also has a paediatric service, Rainbow Place, which supports children, young people and their families through serious illness.
In March 2010 Bill Gallagher officially opened the new Gallagher Family Hospice, which includes a 10-bed adult in-patient unit. Elizabeth Bang, CEO of Gallagher Family Hospice says, “The sponsorship of the Gallagher family, after whom our new Hospice site is named, and their readiness to understand and work with us in an ongoing way has been very special.”
Gallagher sponsors the Westpac Waikato Rescue helicopter. Westpac rescue helicopters and air ambulance services provide a dedicated 24 hour, seven day a week service that makes a life or death difference for many New Zealanders. If an injured person is transferred to hospital within an hour of an accident their chance of survival increases from 30 to 60 percent. This is called the golden hour and it is a guiding principle for all rescue helicopter services. Helicopters manoeuvrability mean they can get to places that road and sea rescue vehicles can't reach and they can get there quickly.
Gallagher are the major sponsor of The Gallagher Great Race Festival. The festival began in 2002 and is an annual rowing regatta on a 4.2km upstream course on the Waikato River through central Hamilton. The penultimate race of the festival is the "Gallagher Great Race" between the University of Waikato Senior Men's 8 crew and an international University crew (previously Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Washington Universities) who are invited to NZ to compete.
Gallagher Group has made significant sponsorship contribution to Hamilton's Waikato Stadium. The stadium is the Headquarters of the Chiefs and Waikato Rugby Team. The stadium has a revolutionary playing surface and excellent acoustics caused by the shape of the stadium. A cauldron atmosphere has been created by dropping the ground 2.6m. The stadium has a total ground capacity of 27,500 people.
Gallagher has been a sponsor of the Waikato Rugby Union teams – the Chiefs and the regional Waikato Rugby team, since the 2008 season. The Chiefs compete in the Super 14 competition, against other top provincial rugby teams from New Zealand, South Africa and Australia. The Waikato Team compete in the ITM cup, New Zealand’s premier national provincial rugby competition.
Gallagher is one of the major sponsors of the Waikato/ Bay of Plenty Magic netball team. The Magic compete in the ANZ Championship, the premier domestic netball competition in both New Zealand and Australia. The trans-Tasman competition comprises ten teams, five each from New Zealand and Australia.
The $4.3 million Rowing New Zealand High Performance Centre, which includes a gymnasium, function rooms, sports science and sports medicine facilities, was opened at Lake Karapiro, Cambridge in April 2009. The centre is sponsored by Gallagher and will give New Zealand rowers access to the best facilities on offer today and help the sport sustain and develop the incredible success enjoyed internationally in recent years.
Gallagher sponsors local aquatic and hockey centres. The Gallagher Aquatic Centre is Hamilton's newest swimming facility. Opened in Melville in 1997, it has a 25 metre pool and toddlers pool. The pools offer a disabled access ramp for enabling people with disabilities easy access to the pool and family changing rooms. The Gallagher Hockey centre provides hockey facilities in Hamilton City. Based in Innes Common, the water based grounds are the first of its kind in Hamilton.
The Academy of Performing Arts at Waikato University officially opened in March 2001, and provides brilliant facilities to the University. The complex comprises a 350-seat music auditorium, a 170-seat drama theatre, a Whare Tapere Iti for Maori Performing Arts, and a dance studio. In addition to being used by students, various top performers are selecting the Academy as their venue of choice.