As a family business we’re all about being involved in the communities within which we live, work and play. McFall Fuel look to support community groups in a variety of ways.
McFall Fuel have been a sponsor of the Festival of Disability Sport since it’s inauguration in 2018. The event has grown significantly since that time with sports and event numbers increasing. As with many events Covid had an impact but 2023 sees Have-A-Go Sessions at Trustpower Arena on April 29 and 30 plus the Low Vision Tri Games on the same day at Club Mount Maunganui added to the weekend event. Powerchair Football, Wheel Chair Basketball & Rugby, Sailability, and Boccia are part of the weekend event run by Parafed Bay of Plenty.
Supporting staff and customers who live and work in the communities we deal with is a real positive. The Calf Club or Pet Days usually held over September through to November are really enjoyed because the youngsters go to a lot of effort for the day. It is often a community fundraiser as well.
McFall Fuel is proud to be recognized as a friend of the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter. It is such an invaluable community service and just like so many other businesses should the situation arise, people in urgent need can be reached quickly and treated immediately which is important. The great majority of the McFall Fuel staff cover many kilometres each day to reach customers who are often working in quite remote locations. The service provides these communities and businesses that we work with and in, with that safety net when accidents occur and time is critical.
McFall Fuel have supported the Life Education Trust in this area for a number of years. We fuel two teachers vehicles and the mobile classroom each year to help with the costs of running such an effective educational programme in the Waipa Region.
McFall Fuel provide the fuel for the vehicles to collect, deliver and run the various activities that Good Neighbour provide within the Tauranga community.
The Good Neighbour Trust is working to make a positive difference within the Tauranga Community. Building better relationships through simple acts of kindness and generosity sees the Trust involved in food rescue, community gardens, mowing lawns, and getting firewood as part of their commitment to helping neighbours transform their communities.
The BOP Steamers back of jersey sponsorship has been running for over ten years. The number 8 jersey has been worn by many talented players over the years including the current All Black captain Sam Cane. McFall Fuel also took the opportunity to support the BOP Volcanix for the first time in 2021. This regional support for the two rugby teams’ has grown with the growth of the customers in the Bay of Plenty Region. Being able to involve staff and customers in the games and activities is great for the our customer relationships.
Junior Rugby is McFall Fuel’s focus for the King Country Rugby Union. It is iportant to encourage the development of young players and King Country puts a great deal of energy into their youngsters who are drawn from a wide geographical area.
Signage support for Taniwha games has begun the relationship with Northand Rugby. McFall Fuel has only recently moved into the Northland area.
McFall Fuel are naming rights sponsor for the Development XV because again the smaller places work hard to keep young people involved in the game and being part of the growth and development of young players is paramount.
McFall Fuel proudly support a number of conferences and long standing events.
McFall Fuel support the Central Districts Fieldays which is the largest regional event in the annual calendar in the country. Held in Feilding the agricultural event began in 1993 and now sees the Manfield paddock turned into a tent village that attracts over businesses involved in everything from agriculture to forestry, to technology, and food.
The Forestry Awards are run regionally and McFall Fuel rotate the regional support for these awards. In 2022 it is the Northland & Hawkes Bay Awards. The award categories cover everything from Trainee of the Year to Contractors, Silviculture, Roading, Harvesting, Processing plus Breaker Out, Tree Faller, Log Truck Drivers, Families, and Women. Compliance and Health and Safety Management and Outstanding Environmental Management are very much to the fore at these events. It is always exciting to see customers and their staff win these well deserved awards.
Dairy Industry Awards are run regionally and culminate in a national event. McFall Fuel rotate the regional support for these awards and began supporting the Hawkes Bay Wairarapa and now are supporting Taranaki. The categories range from Share Farmer of the Year to Dairy Manager of the Year, Dairy Manager of the Year and the Responsible Farming Award. McFall Fuel have been proud of those winners who work on farms that have been loyal customers.
McFall Fuel are proud sponsors of the Kihikihi Speedway. It is always a great night out for the family with all of the thrills and spills associated with speedway racing. Our support is all a part of recognizing the local volunteers who put a great deal of time into making the track ideal to race on and the surrounds look great for the fans to take a picnic and enjoy the racing from their favourite spot trackside. The family afternoon evening out is enjoyed by people from all around the North Island.
McFall Fuel are proud to sponsor the Wood Transport and Logistics Event to support the Forest Industry Engineering Association. This event looks at opportunities, challenges, and solutions for heavy transport. It will also look at the move to lower emission fuels plus advances in the technology used in the industry.
The Pioneer Conference began in 1998 and McFall Fuel began its relationship in 2010 and have been a Gold Sponsor for the past three years. The Yates and McFall family have connections that go back to their early farming roots. This is another longstanding relationship with the family based company, Genetic Technologies. The Agricultural Contractors who attend get the benefit of maize industry updates and contractor business tools as well as learning from those they work with.
The Waverley A&P Show began in 1921 and sees the small South Taranaki community get involved in the local event and enjoy the history along with the many and varied events that run over the day. The McFall Fuel Team very much enjoy being part of and supporting this community event each November.
The Stratford A&P Show has been running for over one hundred years and has seen generations of families enjoy the annual event. There is so much to enjoy with one day devoted to the Equestrian section and then the other day to Cattle, Calves, Lambs, Pigs & Dog Trials. McFall Fuel are part of the Trade Section and take time to catch up with the community.
Like all good families McFall Fuel offer sponsorship opportunities for staff and their immediate families.
McFall Fuel are so proud to be a sponsor of Rebecca Petch having been part of her exciting journey from a junior athlete through to the elite women’s grouping on the world stage where she has made her mark. McFall Fuel were delighted when Rebecca was selected for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 which is a pinnacle achievement. Rebecca made the semi-finals and finished 12th overall which was a great start to what should be a strong international career. The importance of gaining more experience racing overseas is essential for Rebecca so that she is even better prepared for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
Trent’s passion and commitment to racing has seen him reach 3NZ. He is well supported by his parents who are Colin Amrein Contracting. “I’m always getting people coming up to me all over the country saying how lucky I am to be supported by such an amazing Family driven company, and that alone brings a smile to my face,” said Trent.
Clinton & Kacey Cheetham are both totally committed to stockcar racing and enjoy covering the North Island – Meanee, Stratford, Palmerston North, Gisborne and more. The Cheetham Family are totally dedicated, and Clinton and Kacey have both performed brilliantly. The support of the family business Cheetham Excavators is so essential.
McFall Fuel began supporting Luuka Jones a year prior to the Olympics in 2016 by helping with her travel to training. The determination to be better for Rio saw four years of dedicated training to stay at the forefront in the K1W event and Luuka won silver at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 stunning not only her competitors but also many New Zealanders. At the age of 19 at the Beijing Olympics, Luuka finished 21st and then pushed on to finish 14th at the London Olympics. While a big step forward, the gains made did not fulfil Luuka’s dream. Rio saw the start of the success she wanted with the winning of a historic silver medal up against the world’s best. Tokyo 2020 (2021) saw Luuka gutted about her performance at the Olympic Games. Having worked so hard to get there and be in such good shape but that is sport. However, like all determined and committed athletes she has moved on to train and be ready for the next round of World Cup competition.