Resene assists a wide variety of New Zealand charities and events, such as Plunket, Children's Art House, Salvation Army, Ronald McDonald House, up and coming artists, and street art festivals plus many more through various sponsorships.
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Enter the Murals competition. Discounts available to NZ entrants.
If you'd like to apply for sponsorship, please complete a copy of the Resene Sponsorship Request Form and email or post it to us. Sponsorships are available to New Zealand charities and community groups only. Sorry, we do not supply financial donations (either direct funds or via charity related advertising). Requests from those within Resene franchisee or reseller areas should directly contact their local Resene franchisee or reseller.
What a hoot
If you have been wandering around Auckland recently, chances are you will have crossed paths with many owls.
Over 100 owls have landed in parks, public spaces, malls and libraries, turning Auckland into a virtual aviary. It's all for charity, with 47 giant owls, each a bespoke work of art, being auctioned off to fundraise for the Child Cancer Foundation.
The Child Cancer Foundation provides practical, emotional and financial support to children with cancer and their families.
Many litres of Resene paints and an impressive number of testpots were used to add colourful personalities and characters to the once white owls.
In a world first, Resene in conjunction with Auckland Heart of the City and Stamps at Work released New Zealand postage stamps featuring 9 cows from the Auckland Cow Parade. The issue of stamps caused chaos akin to a stampede, with the entire print run selling out in just days.
Playhouses on parade
Following on from the successful Cow Parade that Resene supported in 2003, Auckland Heart of the City have conjured up a new parade – a Kids Playhouse Parade!!!! Complete with playhouses designed for kids to play in and around, this parade is guaranteed to be hands on and fun for all ages.
The Peck and Morris families took part in the Resene Caravan Do-Up Challenge at the Motorhome & Caravan Show to do up their caravan inside and out and take part in a series of Resene challenges.
Show off your colours Peacock
The Resene Show off your colours Peacock hot air balloon is a feature of the Balloons over Waikato 2010 festival. The Peacock balloon is truly amazing and a real show stopper. It is the biggest bird in the air over the 5 day event with the balloon standing 30 metres high, taking up 4000 cubed metres of space and weighing 250 kilos, of which most of that weight is in the huge tail.
Get your walking boots on
Most people keen on walking don their favourite walking shoes or sneakers and take to the streets or their local hiking track. Taihape has abandoned shoes and sneakers in favour of their town icon, gumboots.
Through the use of skilled labour and sponsorship for equipment and materials, the kaupapa of MARAE DIY has helped over 35 marae around the country to stretch their precious putea that much further and knock out their five or 10-year plans in just four days. The latest series of Marae DIY filmed throughout 2008 and airing in 2009 features Resene paint. Many of the colour selections are from the Resene Heritage colour range as the deep reds and neutrals fit well with Maori heritage too.
Steps to success
Resene has worked with RoadSense to create a foot stencil for schools to use to create safe walking zones with their students. RoadSense co-ordinators order the foot stencils direct from Resene.
A painting apprenticeship brings with it hours of dedication to the task and some much needed investment in quality tools. Together with the Master Painters, Resene has developed the Resene Apprentice Kit – a kit of quality painting tools in a custom designed painter tool kit bag. The Resene Apprentice Kits are supplied to new apprentices in designated regions each year.