Our Sponsors & Partners

Hillary Outdoors has the generous support of sponsors and other partners who help in a variety of ways to secure our future and the benefits our programmes and events provide young New Zealanders.




Commercial Sponsorship
We have the support of commercial sponsorship; some help with the cost of running our Events and providing prizes, some directly subsidise school students to attend our programmes by sponsoring Hillary Step Scholarships through our Community Sponsorship Programme and others ensure our buildings, equipment and vehicles are maintained.

Become a Community Sponsor today!


Funding Partners
We have the support of funding partners, including Pub Charity, who contribute by subsidising students to attend Hillary Outdoors programmes or paying for Hillary Outdoors maintenance costs, or both. These funding partners are charitable entities that distribute funds to applicants that meet their strict criteria. Sometimes these funding partners are gaming trusts or publicly owned businesses who promote responsible selling of alcohol etc and helping Hillary Outdoors is part of their commitment of giving back to the community.


Become a Partner or Sponsor
We always welcome additional sponsors and funding partners and provide a range of benefits to both. If you are interested in donating to or sponsoring Hillary Outdoors, please get in touch so that we can help direct you to the most relevant information.

All sponsorship and funding enquiries should be directed to: Graham Seatter 09 446 2051

Our generous Community Sponsorship Programme Sponsors


Interested in seeing your logo here? For information about becoming a Community Sponsor to help more Kiwi Kids receive Hillary Step Scholarships, click here.


Giving thanks

We are delighted to feature one of our Funding Partners or Commercial Sponsors every couple of months as a way of highlighting their good work and thanking them for their support. Take a look below at our current “Giving thanks” feature…

Chapman Tripp support for 40 years

13-chapman-trippThe longest partnership between Hillary Outdoors and any sponsor has been with law firm Chapman Tripp. This relationship began when Hillary Outdoors (or OPC as it was then) first started over 40 years ago. Doug Wilson (1952-1990) was the first partner at Chapman Tripp to become a Trustee of OPC. Doug had a close friendship with Graeme Dingle (founder of OPC). When Doug sadly passed away in 1990, another partner of Chapman Tripp took his place as a Trustee – Rupert Wilson. Through Rupert’s involvement, the relationship with Chapman Tripp has grown over the years to that of a major sponsorship. Chapman Tripp has for many years provided free legal advice and other support to Hillary Outdoors. The firm has also used the facilities and instruction at Tongariro for management and professional team training retreats and for induction programmes for graduate intakes. Suzanne Janissen, a resource management Partner of the firm was a Trustee for 8 years until recently, continuing the close partnership and relationship between Chapman Tripp and Hillary Outdoors. We were delighted to welcome Rachel Dunne, a corporate Partner from Chapman Tripp, onto the Board recently and look forward to a rewarding partnership for both organisations in the future. Thank you for your significant support Chapman Tripp; with your help we are making a difference to the lives of many young New Zealanders.

Our generous Sponsors and Partners

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