Macaulay Motors is proud to be the driving force behind the SIT Zero Fees Southland Sharks since 2010! We're pleased to be supporting the team again this season with brand new Mazda CX-5s and Ford Escapes. The versatility of the SUV really meets their needs, both with the gear players need to carry around, but also accommodating for extra head space required by some of the taller players. Having players driving sign-written vehicles around town also allows them to promote the Southland Sharks’ brand in the community.
For over 20 years Macaulay Ford have been involved in sponsoring the Tour of Southland. As we have with previous Tours, in 2018 we provided a Ford Ranger Wildtrak for the front car, leading the cyclists on their way through Southland, and a Ford Transit Custom van for Team Placemakers. We also celebrated a new partnership with the Share the Road initiative during the 2018 Tour.
The Southland Youth Futures programme was established in 2014 and Macaulay Motors are thrilled to have been one of the founding members. As part of this programme we visit schools, promoting career pathways in the primary sector to Year 10 and 11 students; conducting mock interviews with students; arranging on-site visits to see our workshops in action; and providing information about on-the-job training such as through an apprenticeship. We believe we have a corporate responsibility to promote our industry to youth, especially considering the projected labour shortages in the sector for the Southern region.
Another event we love being involved with is the annual ILT Kidzone Festival, held in the July school holidays. We support the festival with a new branded Mazda vehicle, such as the Mazda CX-5 used for the 2018 festival. The organisers are able to use this in preparation of, and throughout the event, to get around while also promoting the festival.
Macaulay Motors are delighted to have been involved with Shakespeare in the Park for over ten years, supplying a Mazda vehicle for the lead actors to use. This sign-written vehicle acts as a moving billboard for the show in the weeks leading up to the event, and provides transport for the cast around town and throughout the packing in and out process during the season.
At Macaulay Motors we believe it is important to support the arts and cultural events in our community. One of Southland’s largest events is the annual Southland Arts Festival, which we support with the use of a new Mazda. This sign-written vehicle acts as a moving billboard in the lead-up to the Festival, as well as providing the organisers with the transport they need to plan and execute the event successfully.
Macaulay Motors have recently renewed their partnership with the Greenacres Country Club as a premium sponsor for a further three years. The Club, in Steel Road, offers golfers both an 18 hole parkland course and an all-weather driving range. We are proud to have the opportunity of supporting local sport such as this.