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New shorts sponsors support the TRU and Tasman Mako

Renew IT & Anderson Architecture give support behind the Tasman Mako 

The Tasman Rugby Union (TRU) is proud to announce that Renew IT (NZ) Ltd and Anderson Architecture have come on board as new back of shorts sponsors of the Tasman Mako men and women teams, joining long-standing front of shorts sponsor, The Turf Hotel. 

Renew IT (NZ) Ltd, a provider of lifecycle IT hardware solutions, will for the first-time be the back of shorts sponsor of the Tasman Mako men and women teams over the next three years. 

Renew IT, a fast-growing Australian founded IT company now operating in the North and South Island in NZ, focused on purchasing laptops, desktops, networking equipment, servers, and smartphones through asset buyback partnerships with corporations across Australia and New Zealand. 

“The TRU is proud to partner with a leader in repurposing IT equipment to supply to lower socio-economic groups and to eliminate e-waste. In addition to providing branding support to a national TV audience, our role will include introducing Renew IT to our corporate partners and key stakeholders” said TRU commercial manager Les Edwards. 

For Renew IT, the sports sponsorship with the Tasman Mako will be their first in New Zealand however they have strategic partnerships with both the Waratahs and Western Force in Super Rugby AU and with Randwick and Western Sydney in the Shute Shield competition. 

Renew IT Founder & CEO, James Lancaster said, “we are delighted to extend the Renew IT brand into New Zealand and aligning ourselves with Tasman Mako, a team with a proud history of success, hard work and loyalty which translates well into what Renew IT are all about” 

For more info about Renew IT head to their website 

Joining Renew IT as shorts sponsor on the lower back legs will be Anderson Architecture. Based in Blenheim, they are well known in the Blenheim, Nelson and Tasman areas as well as nationwide.  

Founder Jason Anderson says "We have a passion, energy and drive for design which makes working with both clients and developers a true pleasure for our team. We are also passionate rugby fans who love the Tasman Mako and we're proud to represent Marlborough on the men and women team shorts.” 

For more info about Anderson Architecture, enjoy their website  

The Turf Hotel in Stoke continue their long-standing association with the Tasman Mako, since 2010, as front of shorts Brand Sponsor. Owned and operated by Scott and Janelle Clark, the Turf Hotel is a great local sports bar with accommodation and excellent dining available in The Bach bar and restaurant. 

Explore what’s on offer at their website ~  


Renew IT – Robin Doddridge (NZ Country Manager) 021 656 429 

Anderson Architecture – Jason Anderson ; 03 5781448 

Turf Hotel – Scott & Janelle Scott ; 03 5477791 

TRU - Les Edwards ; 021 412335