Giving back

We’re proud to support our local community, both in the air and on-the-ground.

Man holding wing on New Zealand War Bird plane on the runway
Westpac rescue helicopter flying with city background

Emergency services

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust 

Ardmore Airport Ltd donates funds to the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust, helping fund missions for the organisation’s life-saving work.

Charitable donations

Kidney Kids

Ardmore Airport supports Kidney Kids – a not-for-profit organisation providing valuable assistance and resources to children suffering from kidney disease, as well as their families.


KidsCan is dedicated to providing the essentials for life for children in need, and give youngsters the best possible start in life. Ardmore Airport’s donations include support for the 2021 Pork Pie Charity Run. 

Make-A-Wish New Zealand

Ardmore Airport supports Make-A-Wish NZ. Inspired by the US version of the foundation Make-A-Wish Foundation, the New Zealand branch charity sees Kiwis from all over the country grant the wishes of sick children.

Burn Support Group Charitable Trust

Ardmore Airport supports the Burn Support Group, which provides advice about burn prevention, educates and cares for burn survivors and their families.

Training and education

 No. 4 (Ardmore) Squadron Air Training Corps
Ardmore Airport waives landing fees for cadet training flights and provides use of airport land for cadet camp activities.

University of Auckland, Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Team
Ardmore Airport provided the driver training area for prototype vehicle testing from 2018-2022.

Flying NZ Young Eagles

Flying NZ Young Eagles is an organisation for young people, aged from 12  to 18 years, who are interested in an aviation career or flying for recreation.  Ardmore Airport waives landing fees for flight training days conducted by Airline Flying Club for Young Eagles members.

Community sponsorship

School Raffles
Ardmore Airport has donated gift baskets for fundraising raffles to a number of schools and early childhood education centres  – including Orere School, Hunua and Pukekohe Hill Schools and Pukekohe Playcentre. 

NZME Special Christmas Parties
Ardmore Airport has donated funds and advertising sponsorship for events.

Papakura Marae
Ardmore Airport has advertised and coordinated collection of donated food items and clothing from the local and airport community, the donated items were delivered to Papakura Marae, and then distributed to local families in need.

NZ Warbirds

NZ Warbirds at Ardmore

NZ Warbirds Association is a charitable organisation dedicated to the preservation of ex-military aircraft.  Ardmore Airport has  donated funds, provided advertising, parking, and equipment to support the charitable organisation and their various fundraising events, including the popular NZ Warbirds at Ardmore open days and airshow events.

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