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Merlin kicks off a new three-year partnership with North Harbour Rugby Union!

You may have heard recently that Merlin is now a major partner of North Harbour Rugby Union (NHRU), solidifying our commitment to supporting the local communities in which we operate. 

We will be the organisation’s major partner over the next three years. 

Our journey with NHRU began in 2023, with the Merlin logo proudly featured on the reserve jerseys of the Bunnings Warehouse NPC team. This year, you can look out for us on the back of the team’s shorts! 

But that’s not all, in 2024 we will also be backing the Women’s Harbour Hibiscus Rugby team, competing in the prestigious Farah Palmer Cup. 

For 40 years, Merlin has offered New Zealand households’ convenience and peace of mind thanks to our trusted access technology, but at Merlin, our commitment to the local community extends far beyond the products we offer,” said Rodger Bowring, Chamberlain Group New Zealand Country Manager.

Rugby Union is at the core of New Zealand sport and culture, and we’re proud to be extending into a new three-year partnership with North Harbour to see local champions made. We cannot wait to cheer on the teams all season.”    

According to Adrian Donald, Chief Executive at NHRU, this is an exciting partnership that will make a meaningful difference for the club.

“This is a partnership with huge potential. Merlin’s engagement and eagerness to connect with our community beyond the high-performance space makes them an ideal partner. 

“We are excited to continue our work with Rodger and his team at Merlin and welcome them to our major partner whānau.”

Merlin supporting ANZ sport

Beyond this partnership, Merlin is also a Major Partner of the Aussie NSW Swifts and GIANTS Netball teams, and the Official Home Access Partner of the Repco Supercars Championship.

We are extremely proud to partner with NHRU and support the passionate and close-knit North Auckland Rugby community.

Keep your eyes peeled for the Merlin logo this season and let’s cheer on all the teams together! 

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