We provide direct support to a number of initiatives throughout Christchurch in order to make the city a more interesting and vibrant place for all of its citizens to live in.
Enable has become the inaugural foundation sponsor of the Christchurch chapter of FLINT, or Future Leaders in Technology, a national leadership programme run by TUANZ (Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand) that provides networking development opportunities for the next generation of technology industry leaders. The Christchurch chapter will launch on 21 February 2018 at Dux Central. Register here to join.
Enable became a major sponsor of the Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce in September 2017 – so the two organisations can work closely together in a range of ways to benefit local businesses. A part of the sponsorship includes the Enable Digital Series – a new series to educate and inspire Canterbury businesses on the potential of digital technology.
Enable has partnered with Trade Me, FX Networks and The Press to provide free wireless internet access for all visitors to the Re:Start pop-up shopping precinct. Enabling visitors to enjoy free connectivity in this important retail area demonstrates our commitment to the recovery of the Christchurch community and businesses.
Enable is also a sponsor (by providing fibre connectivity) to GreenHouse – a Christchurch collaborative hub focused on supporting and commercialising small business.
We’re proud to be able to provide an opportunity for our people to bring Enable to life within their own communities, by supporting them outside of work through our people inspired sponsorship scheme.
Enable supported the annual Dick Farrant Fun Ride Day held by the Canterbury branch of Jet Boat New Zealand. Over 12 jet boats and countless volunteers took over 300 people from our community for over 500 adrenaline-filled rides on the Waimakariri river. Photos from the day can be found here.
Enable are pleased to support two skaters from the Dead End Derby team in Christchurch to the world championships in Manchester next year.
We were proud to get behind the New Zealand Suzuki Institute's annual Winter Workshop that was attended by over 100 young people from around the South Island. Staff member Rose from our Finance team is the South Island branch treasurer.
Enable supported the Selwyn Community Choir in the lead up to Sing Out Selwyn. Staff member Emma (third from left) from our Finance team says that the event was a sell-out with over 300 people attending.
The 10 year olds in the Hornby Viper Hockey team are "absolutely chuffed" with their new jackets that Enable supplied in July 2017.
Enable contributed towards the cost of keeping the U10 Red Team of the Saracens Rugby Club warm on the side-lines with new sports jackets. Staff member Nigel, whose son plays in the team, says his son and the entire team are really happy with the new gear.
Enable encourages fitness and wellbeing for young people in our community and has sponsored branded drink bottles for 100 Grade 9 footballers at the Cashmere Technical Football Club. Staff member Daniel is actively involved in the club through his son, as a Junior Player Coach.
Enable understand just how tough winter can be in Christchurch, so to make it just a little bit easier for local families we sponsored five Merino Kids Sleeping Bags to be put in their life-changing baby boxes. Customer Services team member Tania works full-time at Enable by day, and volunteers as the Branch Administrator at Little Sprouts Christchurch by night.