How we work

Partners Present strengthens connections between our Partner companies, organisations and individuals, to drive new synergies and enhance collaborative thinking and impact in our city and district.

A public/private sector management team leads NP Partners, facilitating project discussions and delivery, securing investment and managing communications and events. Additional input and support are provided by an Advisory Group drawn from the NP Partners Group.

Partners are segmented into Corporate Partners, Trust & Foundation Partners, Professional Services Partners and Individual Partners.

Taranaki Foundation is NP Partners’ funds management partner. As a charitable foundation created for Taranaki by the people of Taranaki, we are on a mission to be a renowned foundation for giving that provides an inter-generational legacy for our regions. We do this through nurturing and growing community giving, partnerships and philanthropy. Connecting people who care with causes that matter.

Partners Present is a regular informal monthly gathering where we showcase our Partner organisations. Each is invited to give a short 15-minute presentation introducing themselves, ideally led by the CEO or other senior leader. Through this, we invite you to share your brand’s strategic focus, business priorities, customer profiles and the community impact you target. This will be followed by questions from the floor. These are usually hosted by one of our Partners, with refreshments being served.

Partner events

Throughout the year, Partners are invited together with colleagues and friends to a number of informal social occasions and BBQ events. Then in addition, we hold live briefings to announce significant new projects, or to update on progress on a project already underway.

Partner communications

Our primary communication is an email newsletter including updates on projects, new initiatives for consideration, introductions for new Partners and their organisations, and the dates of upcoming gatherings like Partners Present and other formal and informal gatherings. In addition, we send out a survey each year to gauge Partner satisfaction with the programme and interest in supporting the range of projects supported by NPDC and NP Partners.

“New Plymouth is located in a unique part of New Zealand with the presence of our mighty maunga. The challenges that have led our city and region to diversity and to being leaders in many fields reflect the passion that our community has, along with the drive and understanding that our local Council has in ensuring this diversity in this unique region. Taranaki Foundation is a proud partner and supporter of NP Partners.”

– Bryce Barnett, Former Chair, Taranaki Foundation, NP Partner Member