Delmaine in the Community

Delmaine and the NZ Breakers

For the last seven years Delmaine have been part of the sponsorship family for the ANBL’s leading team and current two time ANBL Champions, the SKYCITY NZ Breakers.

Over the majority of that time Delmaine were the shirt sponsor for long serving shooting guard Paul Henare, until his retirement two years ago. This year we are on the shirt of one of the Breakers big men, Kiwi Alex Pledger.

Aside from our regular sponsorship Delmaine are also proud to be the official supplier of pasta and sauce to the Breakers, providing an important part of the high octane diet required by the players.

Delmaine and the Writers and Readers Festival

The Auckland Writers & Readers Festival was born of a desire to celebrate and promote literacy, reading, writing and ideas in Auckland. A community of writers, booksellers, publishers and avid readers invested grass roots enthusiasm into what has become an eagerly anticipated annual event.

Three annual festivals in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ran largely on volunteer horsepower before The Auckland Writers and Readers Festival Charitable Trust was formed in 2001, and an endowment fund initiated with the support of Foundation Patrons.

The festival went biennial as it built resources: the 2003 and 2005 festivals grew in scope and audience numbers before the event returned to its annual roots in 2006.

Over eleven years, more than 151,000 people have attended the festival, from an audience of around 5,000 at the first festival in 1999 to over 31,000 in 2011. A consistently growing audience has taken the festival to heart, as have over 1,100 writers, including over two hundred international writers who have visited Auckland specifically for the event.

Delmaine have been proud to support the Festival for over 10 years, supplying both financial assistance and foods and beverages for the various programmes. Visit the festival on

Delmaine at the Theatre

The Silo Theatre is Auckland’s leading producer of contemporary theatre. Working with the very best of New Zealand talent their ambition is to “create bold work: showcasing energetic and uncompromising performance. Epic in scale, with no embargo on either ambition or artistic risk. We deliver cutting-edge next generation storytelling from around the world and New Zealand. We're global in our outlook - speaking to contemporary concerns, dealing with human, emotional and sexual politics.”

Delmaine MD Richard Carlyon is Chairman of the Silo Trust and the company has been a long term financial supporter of the theatre. Delmaine also supplies many of the fine foods served at intermissions and special events.

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