• Our community

Our community, sponsorships and events

With Invercargill as our home we are committed to providing quality services to the Invercargill, wider Southland and Central Otago areas that we love and spend time in. We pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting local businesses, the community and our people.

BDO Invercargill in the community

ILT Sports Awards BDO Administrator of the year recipient, Sonya Fleming with Dallas Peters from BDO Invercargill

▶ Southland Amateur Sports Trust and Sport Southland

The aim of the ILT Southland Sports Awards is to inspire the Southland Sporting community. To recognise and honour the outstanding achievements and performances of our sports people, coaches, officials and administrators, and to promote positive sporting role models for Southlanders.

2022 BDO Sports Administrator of the year – Sonya Fleming (Southern Steel event manager)
Meticulous planning and flawless delivery is a hallmark of Southern Steel event manager Sonya Fleming’s mahi. Sonya has now organised more than 100 premiership games in Invercargill and Dunedin and her prowess has seen her recruited by Netball New Zealand to run various international fixtures, including six tests, Super Club and the Fast 5 World Series

Colour Run

▶ Tamatea

BDO Invercargill was presented with a Pounamu stone to bless our new premises, entitled “Tamatea”. This koha (gift) was presented to connect us to Murihiku and offers BDO good health, safety and good fortune. The Pounamu resembles the overturned hull of Tamatea’s waka, Takitimu, and faces the sky to connect to Ranginui (Sky Father). The rimu base connects to Papatūānuku (Mother Earth).

BDO Gisborne Cycle Skills Training in Schools

▶ Southland Chamber of Commerce

The Glass Elevator Professional Women’s Networking Group was launched in 2012 and has become a popular networking option for women in the region. BDO Invercargill as principle network sponsor provides support for networking events and seminars with topics ranging from personal growth to professional development.

BDO Gisborne Secondary School Business Studies Awards

▶ BDO Gazebo

Our BDO Gazebo’s are available for use in the community free of charge and have been seen at many events throughout the city and wider Southland area. Download the application and email once completed.

BDO Gisborne Secondary School Business Studies Awards

▶ Community groups we sponsor

Our Firm supports a number of charitable and not for profit organisations. This support is led by our people, who generously give back by participating in various activities including workplace giving, fundraisers and donation drives. We currently support the following organisations:

  • Spirit Army
  • Women’s Refuge
  • Westpac Rescue Helicopter Appeal
  • Southland Food Bank
  • Salvation Army
A&P Show Association

▶ Tour of Southland

BDO Invercargill is a long-term sponsor of this annual Southland event with the Iconic Bluff Hill Stage bearing the BDO name. One of our core values is social responsibility and we are proud to support an event that encourages people in the community to look after their health and wellbeing. 


Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust

▶ BDO Invercargill supports students in sport

BDO sponsored the first ever Southland Secondary Schools Sport, International Students Sports Day. The inaugural event was held on 15 April, and had students participating in a range of sports, including badminton, basketball, futsal, pickleball, volleyball and squash. There were 120 international students from seven secondary schools, and originating from counties including, China, Colombia, Netherlands, Germany, Malaysia and Philippines.

Relay for Life

▶ The BDO Invercargill culture

We support our team in and out of the office through external qualification support and professional development whilst meeting their commitments to their families and others with a flexi time programme that suits their needs yet continues to ensure we deliver exceptional client service… We also know how to have fun! Be that corporate rowing, basketball, netball or our BDO Big Day Out for training and development.

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust

▶ Ronald McDonald House

BDO Invercargill is proud to support the Ronald McDonald Family Room, Southland Hospital. To find out more about how you can support the Family Room, go to rmhsi.org.nz/ways-to-help/Christmas.