New Zealand

Global business consulting firm EY has signed on as a principal partner of the British & Irish Lions rugby union team.

New Zealand-based sportswear company Stirling Sports has taken on naming rights to the top tier of club football in the country, the Premiership.

Banking group ANZ has agreed a deal to become the title sponsor of the Netball Elite League, New Zealand’s newly-formed domestic club competition.

Korean automotive company Hyundai has extended its title sponsorship agreement with the A-League, the top tier of club football in Australia.

Chinese sports apparel and equipment manufacturer Peak Sport has renewed its partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

Engineering and infrastructure group Downer has extended a title sponsorship agreement with the Australian National Rugby League’s Auckland Nines event in New Zealand.

The Hawke’s Bay Sports Events and Education Consortium has sealed a partnership with Hockey New Zealand.

Payment services company Visa has agreed a deal to become a supporting partner of the Paralympics New Zealand national governing body.

New Zealand-based A-League football team Wellington Phoenix has signed a three-year extension to its shirt sponsorship agreement with Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

Diageo-owned drinks brand Bundaberg Rum has signed a sponsorship deal with Australia’s National Rugby League.

Sportswear manufacturer BLK has signed a four-year extension to its partnership with the New Zealand Rugby League governing body.

Indian payment services company Oxigen has agreed a season-long deal to become the official sponsor of the New Zealand Twenty20 cricket team.

Women’s fitness franchise Curves has signed up as a support sponsor of the ANZ Championship, the top netball league in Australia and New Zealand.

Korean automotive company Kia has entered into a season-long partnership with New Zealand Super Rugby franchise the Hurricanes.

Financial services company Investec has signed a five-year extension to its partnership with New Zealand Rugby, the governing body of rugby union in the country.

Real estate company Barfoot & Thompson has been named an official partner of the New Zealand Olympic Committee.

New Zealand Rugby has entered into a partnership with Specsavers that will see the optician chain lend its support to the body’s referees for the next three seasons of the Super Rugby club competition.