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Community Involvement

Tui is a trusted and friendly brand that supports many events and charities locally and around New Zealand. Being part of gardening celebrations, competitions and festivals is a great way to get involved with communities and also to educate and introduce people to the fun and rewarding world of gardening.

Below are some events and projects Tui has been part of.

Good Neighbour Tauranga

We are proud to support the Good Neighbour Trust in Tauranga. 

Good Neighbour is made up of three separate strands that combined with their volunteers makes them a powerful agent of change in our neighbourhoods - Neighbourhood Projects, Food Rescue, Community Gardens. 

"By building a network of people who love serving and helping others, the dream is to create 'neighbours building neighbourhoods'. Places where people have a sense of belonging."

We have helped this vision by providing gardening product for various community projects as required. 

Tahatai Coast School and Arataki Primary School

We support two schools located near our Head Office in Mount Maunganui - Tahatai Coast School and Arataki Primary School.

Both schools run a garden club and we have provided the product required to fill their garden beds, along with fertiliser, bird feeders and seasonal planting mixes.

Support for gardening and school events across New Zealand

Each week we receive a number of requests for sponsorship or support for different events around the country. We love encouraging people in the garden, and support as many of these as we can.

Our support includes ongoing involvement with several groups, and ad hoc support of others where we are able to help.

Garden to Table Programme

Garden To Table is a curriculum integrated programme that aims to provide children (aged 7-10) with enjoyable education about food, horticulture and their natural environment – primarily to positively influence their food choices.

Tui has been supporting the Garden to Table programme since 2015 by providing garden starter packs to all new schools that join the programme. Click here to find out more.

Bellyful and the Botany Town Centre Community Garden

If ever there was an example of plants changing lives, the Botany Town Centre community garden might just be it. The team at Tui Products is proud to report that our support of the garden launched in east Auckland earlier this year has borne fruit, and the family-focused charity Bellyful is the grateful recipient of the rich variety of produce.
Tui Products contributed to the garden’s creation and launch by sponsoring plant protection products for healthy produce, which has two important purposes. First, the garden is being used to help educate local children about how a garden works and what is growing. And second, the produce is donated to Bellyful, which makes meals for new mums and families who need a bit of help. We’re thrilled that our plant protection products have helped to ensure that good food is getting to those who need it.

Waiheke Island Garden Safari

The Waiheke Island Garden Safari is an annual fundraising event run by the The Jassy Dean Trust, a reg­is­tered char­i­ta­ble trust that has been sup­port­ing sick Wai­heke chil­dren and their fam­i­lies since 1994.

The Waiheke Garden Safari is an exclusive look through 12 of Waiheke Islands best private gardens. The weekend event is at the top of the spring event calendar for avid gardeners, home renovators, garden enthusiasts, landscape appreciators and people of all ages. All funds raised from the event go toward sup­porting sick Wai­heke chil­dren and their families.

Tui is proud to support this event, supplying product for the plant sale since 2005.

Find out more about the Waiheke Garden Safari here

Moths and Butterflies Trust of New Zealand

The Moths and Butterflies Trust of New Zealand is here to help protect New Zealand's moth and butterfly population.

Tui has supported the Trust's conferences and annual fundraising calendar to enable them to continue their work supporting this important part of New Zealand's wildlife.

Tauranga Garden & Art Festival

The Tauranga Garden & Art Festival is a biennial festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Western Bay of Plenty's gardens and talented artists. Tui supports the festival by providing product to the wonderful gardeners who take part, in addition to prizes to be used during the festival celebrations.