Sponsorship ferry deal announced

14 March 2012 9:09AM

Interislander – the country’s leading Cook Strait ferry operator – has announced a major new partnership deal with Rowing New Zealand that will mean great rates for any crews crossing the Strait for regattas in the North Island and the South Island.

Discounted rates will be available for any rowing travellers – whether they are athletes, supporters or managers towing boat trailers.

“We are extremely proud to sponsor Rowing New Zealand and hope that the discounted travel on offer will encourage more rowing crews and clubs to travel with us,” said Interislander General Manager Thomas Davis.

“We have sponsored the Central Regional Performance Centre for some time now so the new deal is a logical extension of this. Interislander sponsors a wide range of New Zealand individuals, organisations and events. We are in a unique position to include travel as part of our sponsorship packages, for organisations like Rowing New Zealand that regularly travel to events across the country it can be a great fit.”

“With the New Zealand Olympic Rowing Team just announced we are delighted to be affiliated with the organisation, we will be wishing the team all the best as they head to London later this year.

“Every year there is an exodus of school crews travelling either to lake Ruantaniwha in the South Island or to Lake Karapiro in the North Island for the Aon Maadi Cup. The economy isn’t exactly easy right now and it is great news for the sport to have a key deal in place for ferry travel,” added Rowing New Zealand Domestic Manager Kevin Strickland. “We are constantly looking at ways to make life a little easier for the schools and clubs and to add value to the sport to encourage more to take part and stay involved. These sort of deals are pivotal in allowing that process to take place.”

Interislander has had a long standing relationship with the Central Regional Performance Centre and that will continue as part of the wider deal with rowing.


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