In Our Communities

In Our Communities

As a firm that’s been part of our local communities for nearly 100 years, we believe that actively supporting and helping make a positive difference in our communities is a key part of our DNA, and contributes to creating better outcomes for our clients, for our people and for New Zealand.

It’s a responsibility we take incredibly seriously and something we are proud of and we do this in 3 key ways:

  1. Being a great employer (Click here to learn more)
  2. Giving back to our communities
  3. Working to make a positive difference to New Zealand

Giving back to our communities

Over the past 5 years, our people have given their time to the following organisations

  • MESH Sculpture Trust
  • Sport Waikato
  • Chiefs Super Rugby Franchise
  • Enrich plus
  • Neuro Research Charitable Trust
  • Momentum Foundation
  • Rotorua Community Hospice Trust



As a founding sponsor of the CELF program we are proud to be contributing to building stronger leaders and communities. The aim of the programme is to build future leaders from all walks of life who can re-imagine wealth creation from social, environmental, cultural and economic perspectives.

The 17-day leadership programme runs over 10 months, with participants mentored on how to develop their own leadership competencies, working on their own company, organisation or community-based projects.

Tompkins Wake supports 2 candidates through CELF every year selected for their ability to make positive and impactful change in their organisation and community.


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Sport Waikato was founded in 1986 to cover the area from Coromandel to Turangi and Waihi to Kawhia, with a population of approximately 382,000. Each person is a potential client of Sport Waikato, its role being to get and keep the communities of the region active. Sport Waikato employs approximately 70 full time staff members around the region. Sport Waikato's main office is in Hamilton.

Sport Waikato is a Charitable Trust governed by a Board of Trustees and managed by a Chief Executive. Tompkins Wake has been associated with Sport Waikato since its inception with various partners sitting as Trustees since 1986.

Tompkins Wake also supports Sport Waikato as sponsor of the Performance Coach of the Year award at the Waikato Regional Sports Awards.


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The National Contemporary Art Award can be described as brave, colourful and never shy, an award which takes on an exciting genre – contemporary art. Contemporary art is simply described as art that has been and continues to be created during our lifetimes. In other words, contemporary to us. Or more simply, the art of now. Tompkins Wake is the major sponsor of this nationally recognised award and we are proud to support the arts. 

Pro Bono

Pro Bono work allows us to contribute with impact and to better understand the organisations we support. Over the past year we have completed significant Pro Bono work for the following organisations helping make a positive difference and assisting their growth: 

  • Waikato Woman's Refuge
  • Hamilton Gardens Trust
  • Momentum Foundation
  • Rotorua Community Hospice Trust
  • Geyser Community Foundation
  • Bryans Beach Water Society Inc
  • Rotorua Golf Club Inc