Community and sponsorships

Community involvement

Backing the communities we work in, wherever it is needed, is an important part of doing business at BDO. This philosophy is aligned with the values that we maintain as a firm and our desire to make a positive and enduring difference.

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Our other local community involvements encompass both financial support and investment of our people's expertise and time. We are committed to making a real difference to the causes and sponsorships we support.

BDO local community days

Many BDO offices throughout New Zealand give their staff an additional day of paid leave to contribute to a local community cause that's important to them. This could mean collecting donations for a local cause, making meals at a hospital or cleaning up rubbish in the Hauraki Gulf. Every team member intention is valued and rewarded, whichever cause they choose to support. 

Community involvement around our offices

BDO local sponsorships

BDO offices throughout New Zealand also sponsor many local initiatives and community activities. This includes sports clubs, tournaments and events, natural heritage preservation, historical restorations, Not-for-Profit organisations, arts festivals, exhibitions and awards, theatrical societies, schools and charities. 


Men in northland working on avocado farm

Ahuwhenua Trophy - BDO bronze sponsor

The Ahuwhenua Trophy competition has a prestigious history dating back to 1932 when it was introduced by Sir Apirana Ngata and, the then Governor General, Lord Bledisloe, to encourage skill and proficiency in Māori farming. With a strong Māori and farming focus at BDO, we appreciate the valuable contribution Māori farmers make to New Zealand and are proud to be a bronze sponsor of the Ahuwhenua trophy.
Visit the Ahuwhenua trophy website