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Supporting various communities across Aotearoa.

At Miles Group, we support our communities across New Zealand and are immensely proud to partner with and represent local events, businesses, and charities that align with our vision and values.

 
Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust logo
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Browse Sponsorships by region

Miles Group Auckland's North Shore

Auckland

A rapidly expanding region for the Miles Group, North Shore is home to Mercedes-Benz North Shore, Peugeot and Citroën North Shore, and GWM Haval.

Bay of Plenty

Pacific Toyota is comprised of four locations across Tauranga, Whakatāne, alongside dedicated service centres in Bayfair and Tauriko.

Miles Group Christchurch

Christchurch

Canterbury is home to Miles and ILAM Toyota, Miles Continental, Miles Škoda, Lexus of Christchurch, Archibalds, and Cockram Kia.

Auckland

Ronald McDonald House – Auckland

Mercedes-Benz North Shore

The House provides a home-away-from-home, giving families a safe haven to retreat to after a long day at the ward. Our long relationship with the Ronald McDonald House consists of internal staff ‘$1 a week’ financial donations, voluntary contributions to regular dinner preparations for the guests, and transportation. Join our team at Mercedes-Benz North Shore and make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Auckland, here.

“On behalf of everyone at RMHA, thank you so much for your ongoing support – it means so much to us, the work we do, and the families staying with us. ” – Ronald McDonald House Auckland

Man standing in front of a Mercedes-Benz vehicle with signwriting on it for Ronald McDonald House

Institute of Golf

Mercedes-Benz North Shore

The Institute of Golf had dedicated PGA coaches who work with golfers of all ages and skill levels to help improve their game on the course. Like Institute of Golf, our team at Mercedes-Benz North Shore are assisting in the growth of the game we love love most. We recommend supporting Institute of Golf. Learn more, here. 

Mercedes-Benz North Shore golf day

Bay of Plenty

Good Neighbour

Pacific Toyota – Tauranga

We love working with the team from Good Neighbour, a non-profit organisation that provides practical support to those who need it – one person, one family at a time. One of those initiatives was to help Good Neighbour into a new Toyota Hilux, allowing their team to stay mobile. Learn more about their mission or donate to Good Neighbour here.

Aerocool Rescue Helicopter

Pacific Toyota – Tauranga

We’re proud to be able to support the work of the Aerocool Rescue Helicopter by sponsoring their rapid response vehicles.  The Aerocool Rescue Helicopter’s highly qualified Critical Care Flight Paramedics, Crewmen and Pilots have undertaken over 4,000 missions since the service began and are there when our community needs them most.

Aerocool Helicopter with their Toyotas sponsored by Pacific Toyota

Christchurch

Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust

Miles Toyota

We’re proud to support the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust with vehicles to aide their key duties. The trust provides world-class rescue and air ambulance services, flying from accident sites to hospitals and critical care units throughout the South Island. Hundreds of people are rescued from dire situations in the outdoors each year thanks to the heroic work of the trust. Learn more about them or donate, here.

Canterbury Rugby Football Union

Miles Toyota

The Canterbury Rugby Football Union is a pillar of the Canterbury sports community and one that we’ve supported for many years. Miles Toyota is the official Community Partner of Canterbury Rugby, supporting the Farah Palmer Cup Team and the male and female First XV competition. We also provide the CRFU staff and players with Toyota RAV4s, and a Highlander. We’re proud to be a part of New Zealand’s greatest pastime on such a local level. Learn more about the Canterbury Rugby Football Union. 

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Miles Toyota

The Ronald McDonald House is a charity that’s near and dear to our hearts. Since the trust’s establishment in Christchurch, Miles Toyota has provided vehicles, volunteers, and cash donations to help the House support and help South Island children and their families. The House works hard to create a special, safe, and comfortable environment for families of children needing hospital attention, at no cost to the families. We feel grateful to be able to help out such a worthy cause. Learn more about the House and donate here, or read about A Day at the Polo 2022.

Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust

Miles Toyota

Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is an independent, charitable organisation that specialises in assessing, rehabilitating, and supporting those impacted by brain injury in Canterbury. They also run work fit and wellness workshops for our staff. We are so pleased we can help the Trust by giving them a RAV4 to use.

We’re also thrilled to announce our support of Elmer’s Ōtautahi Elephant Trail, a public art trail coming to Christchurch in the summer of 2023 with all proceeds going to the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust.

“Supporting Elmer’s Ōtautahi Elephant Trail for the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust is not only a way for us to give back to our community, but also an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those who have been affected by brain injury. We’re proud to have a long-standing relationship with the Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust, and in sponsoring an elephant we look forward to continuing to raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals and families dealing with brain injury, helping to provide crucial resources and support to those in need.” – Mark Mills, Miles Toyota CEO

Tom Walsh

ILAM Toyota

We are super proud to support Tom Walsh, New Zealand Shot Put Athlete and Olympic Medalist. As one of New Zealand’s top athletes, Tom has an intense training schedule while also maintaining his job as a tradesman, so we helped him out by giving him the use of a brand new Hilux! Be sure to follow Tom Walsh to see what he gets up to in his Hilux, and read our interview with him here.

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre

ILAM Toyota

Cholmondeley Children’s Centre provides short-term emergency and planned respite care to children in times of need, and we couldn’t be prouder to support this valuable cause. The new Toyota we’ve provided gives them the freedom they need to stay mobile and support their efforts from the Children’s Centre in Governors Bay. We also enjoy regularly cooking the team dinner and spending time with those staying in the Centre. Learn more about how you can support them.

On an annual basis, we’re proud to be the naming partner of Cholmondeley’s annual Little Gems Party, their yearly fundraising event.

Canterbury Motor Racing School

ILAM Toyota

The Canterbury Motor Racing School Ltd has been New Zealand’s number one Motorsport Institution for over 20 years. We’re proud to offer our support and play a small part in producing some of New Zealand’s finest racing drivers.

Learn more.

Canterbury Charity Hospital

ILAM Toyota

Canterbury Charity Hospital provides specialist health care services free of charge to many people in Canterbury that require medical attention they’re unable to access privately, or through the public health system. We are so pleased we can help them in their work with the use of a RAV4! Learn more about their work.

Hagley Oval

Archibalds, Lexus of Christchurch, and Miles Continental Volkswagen

The Miles Group has joined forces with The Canterbury Cricket Trust in the form of exclusive naming rights of the Miles Group Lounge located in the iconic Hadlee Pavilion at Hagley Oval. The partnership is an exciting opportunity for our premium and luxury vehicle offerings in Christchurch and will enable the continued development of the facilities at Hagley Oval to ensure the venue remains a world-class facility for cricket and the Christchurch community.

Miles Group with Hagley Oval

Russley Golf Club

Lexus of Christchurch

We’re proud sponsor Russley Golf Club, a renowned local golf course and learning centre. Our partnership allows us to host golf tournaments, sponsor the Juniors team, and sponsor the first tee at golf events. Even better, you’ll be able to spot our two signwritten golf carts driving around if you spend a day on the green! Russley’s commitment to excellence in their field resonates with us at Lexus of Christchurch, and we know that they offer the best in the business, day in and day out.

St Margaret’s College Foundation

Lexus of Christchurch

We’re pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with St Margaret’s College. Our philosophy of “The Persuit of Perfection” and commitment to excellence and innovation are a natural fit with St Margaret’s College’s vision to craft empathetic, confident, and connected global citizens that value personal excellence and strive to make a positive change. We have common goals and values, and this alignment has facilitated a strong connection that underpins our relationship. We are excited to provide St Margaret’s College with an electric vehicle for the school to use for a variety of purposes.

“Our College community shares a passion with Lexus for creating a sustainable, greener future through collaboration, innovative thinking, and emerging technologies. We look forward to developing our relationship through our Foundation.” – Diana Patchett, Executive Principal

Learn more here.

Frontrunner Christchurch Marathon

Miles Continental

The iconic Christchurch Marathon is a flat, fast, and extremely beautiful course through the Garden City. Renowned as New Zealand’s fastest course, there is something for everyone with a 10km, 21km, 42km, and even a kids fun run! We provide the team with a vehicle to help them get around in the lead up to the event, and to lead the pack on the day. Be sure to look out for our team of Miles Continental runners on the course!

Read about our involvement in the 2023 Christchurch Marathon.

Bone Marrow Cancer Trust

Miles Continental

We’re proud to support the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust in their mission providing a home away from home for patients and their whanau while they are undergoing lifesaving medical treatment for cancer and life-threatening illnesses as well as funding research to find a cure. For over 30 years the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust has supported over thousands of patients and their families who have had to leave home for lifesaving medical treatment in Christchurch and continues to raise funds to purchase land for purpose-built accommodations for the families.

Learn more about our partnership.

Ranui House and Bone Marrow Cancer Trust vehicle handover at Miles Continental

Neighbourhood Support Christchurch

Miles Kia

Neighbourhood Support Christchurch Area is a community-led movement that brings people and neighbourhoods together to create safe, resilient, and connected communities. Working alongside various organisations (such as the New Zealand Police, NZ Fire and Emergency, EQC, and Crime Stoppers), they equip neighbourhoods to improve safety and connectedness, prepare for emergencies and support one another to ensure the Christchurch community is a great place to live. We’re proud to drive Neighbourhood Support by not only providing a means of transport that adds to the presence of the organisation and celebrates their commitment to our region, but we endeavour to utilise the strength of our growing brand and network to assist in creating safe, resilient, and connected communities throughout the Christchurch area.

“It is fantastic that a business like Cockram Kia has shown their confidence in us, an organisation that has been progressively linking neighbours with neighbours, building stronger communities, over decades.” – Murray McGusty, Neighbourhood Support Christchurch General Manager

Learn more about our partnership.

Neighbourhood Support Christchurch Area with their new Kia Sportage provided by Cockram Kia.

Crusaders

Miles Kia

Miles Kia are proud to announce a new partnership with the Crusaders as their official vehicle partner, supplying vehicles that include the Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage, and Kia Stonic.

Supporting our local community comes naturally for the team at Miles Kia, so when the opportunity arose to sponsor the Crusaders, it was a no brainer. The partnership is rooted in a shared commitment to excellence, and both Miles Kia and the Crusaders are driven by the pursuit of teamwork, success, innovation, and a desire to be leaders in their respective fields.

“The Miles Group have always been active in supporting the growth of rugby in Canterbury. With Miles Kia coming into the fold and partnering with the Crusaders, it’s another way we can assist with the game’s succession.” – Jodie Tait, General Manager, Miles Kia

Learn more about our partnership.

Māia Health Foundation

Archibalds

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. Support their work and learn more about their hero project here.

Learn more about our partnership with Māia on our blog.

Christ’s College 1st XV Rugby Team

Archibalds Land Rover

Archibalds Land Rover is incredibly proud to continue our support for the Christ’s College 1st XV Rugby Team in the 2022 season. This year, we presented our brand new 2022 Range Rover Velar to 1st XV head coach Ross Kennedy. An upgrade from last year’s Range Rover Discovery, the Velar brings a fresh look to the 2022 championship fight. Archibalds is the lead sponsor of the school’s 1st XV rugby team and consider it an honour to align ourselves with a school that is inspiring and educating our future leaders.

Learn more on our blog.

Rangi Ruru First XI Hockey Team

Archibalds Volvo

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!

Rangi Ruru vehicle handover

Partnership Request

Guidelines

We look for opportunities that benefit our communities in our three core regions, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, and Canterbury. We partner with those that reflect our brand visions and values. We are particularly excited about those that benefit the environment and the wellbeing of our neighbours. Please note, we don’t sponsor political or religious groups or events.

Requirements

We love the opportunity to showcase our vehicles and services, so we consider this when assessing sponsorships. Depending on the sponsorship, we also like for our Miles Group dealerships to be mentioned in any press releases or media activity.

Process

After you submit your application below, our Events and Sponsorship Coordinator will assess your eligibility and present your application to your specified dealership CEOs or General Managers. We’ll be in touch within two weeks of receiving your submission to let you know if we’ll move ahead with your proposal.

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