As such, Whitehaven has proudly sponsored a number of regional initiatives – the Whitehaven Wine Room at the Marlborough ASB Theatre being one of the largest. But we also support many smaller local sponsorships, local charities, schools and sports groups. We do this because it is important to our family owned business that we support other families and those that support us.
At a national level Whitehaven is a great supporter of the arts as Hospitality Sponsor to the New Zealand Opera, and as a supporter to festivals such as the annual African Film Festival.
LegaSea is a major sponsorship initiative for Whitehaven, underpinning our efforts to continually investigate and demonstrate the ways in which we operate sustainably. It is important to us that we approach sustainability with integrity and authenticity.
In 2017 LegaSea, a cause tasked with raising public awareness about sustainable fisheries, and Whitehaven came together to form a Gold partnership. This is a major undertaking for Whitehaven, and we have contributed to the cause in many different ways, the most significant of which being the creation of a jointly LegaSea/Whitehaven branded wine label, Kōparepare (noun for a gift or contribution).
For every bottle of Kōparepare wine, sold through LegaSea channels, a donation is made back to the cause. To purchase this wine and make your own contribution to the cause you can purchase from our online store.