Trustpower is Baypark’s new naming partner

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Iconic Tauranga organisations Trustpower and Bay Venues have announced that the leading energy and telecommunications company is Baypark’s new naming sponsor.

From December, Baypark, the largest community, sporting and events venue in the Bay of Plenty, will be officially known as Trustpower Baypark. Baypark provides a wide range of activities such as community sports, concerts and cultural events, exhibitions and shows as well as international level sporting fixtures. It has also been home to speedway in the Bay for many years.

The multi-faceted venue includes the Trustpower Arena and Trustpower Stadium, both of which are used extensively through the year. The colourful new Trustpower branding of the venue will be installed over the next few weeks.

Trustpower CEO Vince Hawksworth said being part of the community was an essential part of Trustpower’s DNA.

“We have supported local organisations like the Trustpower TECT rescue helicopter for many years. We’re excited about our new partnership with Baypark and the opportunity to be involved in an even wider range of community events and activities here on our home turf.”

Bay Venues CEO Gary Dawson believes Trustpower’s involvement could not have come at a better time, with the facility’s usage and enquiry rates at unprecedented levels.

“We are very excited to be able to form a naming rights partnership with Trustpower – a successful Tauranga company that has the same underlying community objectives as ourselves – to enrich the lives of those living in Tauranga,” he said.

“Local use and enjoyment of Baypark has grown year on year and Trustpower’s involvement with Baypark will ensure future growth and accessibility for all sectors of our community through their participation, or attendance at the many events and activities currently available at the venue.”

Upcoming events

The post-Christmas holiday bliss is a great time for friends and family to take in some of the fantastic events at Trustpower Baypark.

The Concert season hits Baypark in January. You can celebrate New Year’s Day at the Bay Dreams Pre-party, featuring UK dance duo Chase & Status (DJ set), Miami rapper Smokepurpp and hip-hop legend Grandmaster Flash. Electronic maestros Hybrid Minds who sold out their entire previous NZ run are onboard, with Tomorrow People, Chores and T1R flying the Kiwi flag. Tickets available from www.theticketfairy.com from $89.00 + bf.

Bay Dreams on 2 January is already sold out and 30, 000 festival-goers will party to international artists CARDI B, MIGOS, Tash Sultana, Shapeshifter, Sticky Fingers, Peking Duk (Live), $uicideboy$, Macky Gee, Pnau, Katchafire. Please book early to be part of this in 2020. For more information visit

A Summers Day Live hits Baypark 9 January 2019 headlined by Toto with Jefferson Starship and Kiwi favorites Dragon. It’s without question that TOTO is currently in the middle of a major resurgence around the world. Loved for hits such as ‘Rosanna’, ‘Africa’ and ‘Hold The Line’, the band has released 17 studio albums, and sold more than 40 million records worldwide, since forming in the 1970s.

And if that wasn’t enough, the next night, 10 January will feature A Summers Day Disco.

Catch disco legends together for a one-off New Zealand show, when The Jacksons, Kool & the Gang, The Pointer Sisters, Village People, Sister Sledge and The Sounds of the Supremes will grace the stage over the eight hour event. Make sure you book your tickets now from www.theticketfairy.com

The D1NZ National Drifting Championship 2019 season is starting with a bang, with the NZ Summer Smoke Out held during peak holiday season in beautiful Mt Maunganui.

Round 1 will be at Trustpower Stadium on 12-13 January 2019, featuring the Pyro Company

Fireworks Extravaganza. Check out New Zealand’s best drifters battling it out in the stadium, sliding along the concrete walls and turning tyres into smoke.

This is one of the best events of the season and showcases just how far the sport of drifting has come. Tickets available at www.d1nz.com/tickets from $45.00 + bf.

Baypark Family Speedway has four meets over December-January, so get your friends and family down and experience the excitement.

For a full list of events, visit www.bayparkfamilyspeedway.co.nz. For corporate hosting opportunities contact us at events@bayvenues.co.nz or phone 07 577 8560.

For a full list of all events held at Baypark visit www.trustpowerbaypark.co.nz or call 07 577 8560.

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