27 Jan 2009

Air New Zealand extends sponsorship partnership with NZRU

4:45 pm on 27 January 2009

Air New Zealand and the New Zealand Rugby Union have agreed to a new three-year sponsorship and commercial partnership until the end of 2011.

The new contract includes continued sponsorship of the All Blacks,New Zealand's Super 14 teams, the Air New Zealand Cup and the New Zealand Sevens team.

While remaining a sponsor of the Air New Zealand Cup through until the end of the 2011 season, Air New Zealand will not retain the naming rights from 2010.

Similarly, while remaining a sponsor of the New Zealand Sevens team, from March 2009 the Air New Zealand branding will not appear on the team apparel.

The core aspects of the partnership, around the All Blacks, Super 14, NZRU National teams and competitions remain unchanged.