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Canon & Whānau Āwhina Plunket Golf Day 2024

4th March 2024

We take immense pride in supporting our broader community through championing not-for-profit organisations such as Whānau Āwhina Plunket.

Whānau Āwhina Plunket is deeply embedded in the heart of New Zealand communities. With a rich origin story dating back to 1914, the charitable organisation provides free health services to around 80% of all newborn babies. They are committed to giving every child the best possible start to life, and this commitment creates a lasting impact on families and infants throughout Aotearoa.

In line with our guiding philosophy of Kyosei – living and working together for the common good, we’re passionate about supporting our customers and their mahi to do good. One of the ways we brought this to life was through our Canon & Whānau Āwhina Plunket Golf Day.

The purpose of the event was to raise funds and awareness, with proceeds going towards the charity.

Bathed in sunshine, over 40 golfers enjoyed an action-packed day at Pupuke Golf Club in Auckland. Teams worked their way through the course in an Ambrose format, and enjoyed a range of fun activations. Some notable activities included a bacon BAPs food stop, the ‘Canon Chill Zone’ offering refreshments, real fruit ice cream, lucky tee-off wheel spin, the long drive challenge from pro golfer Chris Charlton, closest ball to the pin challenge, mini hotdogs, and a speed massage.

Advantages were purchased through donations that brought teams closer to the tournament trophy, with all proceeds supporting Whānau Āwhina Plunket’s mission. First place at the tournament was won by LifeDirect, a Wellington-based team of financial advisors paving the way to make insurance more straightforward and accessible. Our Canon Consumer team held second place in the tournament, with third place by our Canon Business team (go Canon!).

In the evening, attendees enjoyed a prizegiving dinner and auction event. Before the dinner, Canon offered some opportunities to bid for amazing prizes. Some of those prizes included a a year’s worth of Tim Tams, a 2021 signed All Blacks jersey, an electric scooter and a much-anticipated VIP experience to the 2025 NZ Open golf tournament; flights and accommodation included for two people.

Through this event, Canon & Whānau Āwhina Plunket raised over $16,000.00


Thank you to our other attendees (CopierWorld, Spark Health, Paramount Services) and our event sponsors for your support.

Event sponsors:

SG Fleet
Guthrie Bowron
Paramount Services

And a special thank you to Karin Attwood from Bayleys for being our auctioneer.

The day could not have been more purposeful; players enjoyed ample networking opportunities while supporting Whānau Āwhina Plunket. We are thrilled with the outcome of the event and the meaningful progress it brings to our partnership with Whānau Āwhina Plunket, and the difference they make in our community.

“We value partnering with organisations like Canon, who share the same values as we do and demonstrate those shared values through the tangible, incredible actions of fundraising events like their Golf Day. Tamariki are at the heart of everything we do at Whānau Āwhina Plunket, but we couldn’t deliver our wraparound services for families without amazing support like this!” – Kelly Douglas, Head of Fundraising.

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Canon and Whanau Awhina Plunket Golf Day 2024 first place

Canon and Whanau Awhina Plunket Golf Day 2024 second place

Canon and Whanau Awhina Plunket Golf Day 2024 third place

To learn more about how Whānau Āwhina Plunket are working smarter with Canon’s cloud printing solutions, Read the full case study here.

Who is Whānau Āwhina Plunket?

Pēpi, tamariki and whānau are at the heart of Whānau Āwhina Plunket. The charity is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest health and wellbeing support service for tamariki – seeing around 290,000 under-fives.  About 80% of newborns are enrolled with Whānau Āwhina Plunket each year.

Plunket’s nurses provide clinical assessments, and along with Kaiāwhina and Community Karitāne, support whānau and families through home and clinic visits, as well as PlunketLine 0800 933 922, a free 24/7 telephone advice service for parents. Their website is one of the country’s most widely read digital child health resources, with 1.8 million visits each year. It is available data-free through the Zero Data portal at, and you can choose to view it in English or te reo Māori.

With over 400 offices across New Zealand, Plunket is uniquely positioned to help families in need and give young children the best possible start in life.

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