Higgins has been building New Zealand infrastructure for over 50 years and values our communities.
With operations across the New Zealand and over 1600 Green Team employees, we have close links with the communities we live and work in. Every year, Higgins supports people and selected community groups at branch and national level. Some of these include:
Hawke’s Bay Sports Park
In 2016 Higgins confirmed its continued sponsorship of the Sports Park with a five year investment of $250,000. Higgins has sponsored the Hawke’s Bay Sports Park since it opened in 2010 in support of the Sports Park Trust’s vision and determination to provide a comprehensive and high quality sporting facility for the community and to give back to the community that has supported Higgins since 1971.
Higgins initial involvement in the Hawkes Bay was the purchase of Belspray Asphalts and a Bitumen Marine terminal at the Port of Napier in the 1970’s. Today Higgins has in excess of 130 Hawke’s Bay staff. Over this time Higgins has made significant investments in the region with the expansion of its contracting operation and its bitumen handling facility at the Port of Napier which now distributes bitumen to the Hawke’s Bay region and the lower North Island.
Sports Park Chairman Rex Graham said Higgins had been a long term supporter of the Park. “Higgins has backed us from day one including during the global financial crisis when funding was hard to come by. The Park wouldn’t exist, in the form that it does, without their support,” he said.
Cancer Society - Relay for Life
Cancer affects everyone. The Cancer Society - Relay for Life is a great annual community initiative that brings people together to raise funds for cancer research and the society's support activities. In 2016, Higgins in the Manawatu Relay for Life team raised over $12,000 for the Manawatu branch of the Cancer Society.
Pukaha Mount Bruce
Higgins are proud to support initiatives by the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre team.
Experience the Pukaha Mount Bruce Wildlife Centre near Masterton and get up close and personal with a range of native birds and animals. Enjoy the interactive wildlife gallery, visit the new kiwi house and enjoy a coffee and the delicious food at their Café. Daily guided forest walks and wildlife and animal feeding sessions provides an opportunity to better understand our native birds and animals and experience a truly native New Zealand heritage forest. By visiting the 'not for profit' Pukaha Mt Bruce Centre you contribute to their important initiatives including; the internationally recognised captive breeding program, the endangered plant conservation program, and the restoration of the 940 hectares Mt Bruce reserve where they are bringing back the birds and their song to pre-colonisation state. Special rates are available to schools and community groups.
Sporting success binds a community - bringing families, young people, older people all together and builds pride and a sense of community. Higgins support the Manawatu Turbos for this reason, giving back to the community where Higgins started its family business over 50 years ago.