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Winter Games NZ June 2018 Newsletter

  • June 29, 2018

The North Face Frontier forges down the road to equality

Since 2013 the Winter Games NZ team have been advocates of equal prize money and coverage for men and women in sport and have shown theirs and FIS’s commitment through ensuring equality across those events. “Gender equality across the sporting arena is what we are driving towards and we are pleased to announce The North Face Frontier 2018 will see equal prize purses for men and women per discipline,” says Marty Toomey, Winter Games NZ CEO.

Lil Mercanti, Communications Manager for The North Face Australia & New Zealand, commented, “This comes at a great time, as our brand has just launched our global Move Mountains initiative, which is rooted in empowering the next generation of female explorers. We plan to do this by highlighting more female stories, with better representation through our content and advertising, through to having equal representation and compensation on our athlete teams. It is great to see this competition align with those values as well by offering equal prize money for the hard-charging athletes at The North Face Frontier. It’s great to be working with an organisation like Winter Games NZ that are prioritising equality.”

To see more from The North Face Move Mountains campaign click here and for our photo montage from last year’s event click here.

Swiss-Belsuites joins the Winter Games NZ family

Winter Games NZ is proud to announce a three-year partnership with Swiss-Belsuites, New Zealand. With the 5-Star Qualmark Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu, Queenstown, the exclusive Swiss-Belresort Coronet Peak and the luxurious Swiss-Belsuites, Victoria Park Auckland, this is a perfect partnership for the Games.

“Following rapid expansion of Swiss-Belsuites in New Zealand, Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown is proud to partner with Audi quattro for the Winter Games,” commented Matthias Schulz, Regional Director of Sales – New Zealand, Swiss-Belsuites.

Did you know?

Did you know there is a Spirit of Curling? We think that it encapsulates the spirit all sporting competitors should have, so have a read and let us know what you think.

The Spirit of Curling is a commonly used term in the sport. It refers to the respect curlers show, not only to one another but also to the sport itself. It is summed up by the saying that a curler would rather lose than win unfairly.

For the full Spirit of Curling

Winter Games NZ Patrons

We would like to thank all our Patrons for their continued support of the Winter Games NZ and their generosity is greatly appreciated. If you would like to find out more about Patrons Packages for the 2018 Games please contact Kyla Davies our VIP & Hospitality Manager.