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Barfoot & Thompson joins 'the team behind the team'

Wednesday 10 February 2016, 10:58AM
By Barfoot & Thompson
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AUCKLAND

Barfoot & Thompson has proudly joined ‘the team behind the team’ as an Official Partner of the New Zealand Olympic Team.

"We are thrilled to be backing the New Zealand Olympic Team in an official capacity," says Barfoot & Thompson Managing Director Peter Thompson.

"We have been inspired by the athletes’ accomplishments and dedication to reach such a pinnacle in sporting excellence, and by the many other Kiwis supporting their progress towards great things in Rio in just six months’ time."

He said the company already has a long history of partnering with high-profile sporting events across rugby, triathlon and other international multi-sport events, making the New Zealand Olympic Team partnership a natural fit.

"As a community-minded and goal-driven business, we feel an affinity with the team as they strive to achieve for New Zealand. Such drive and focus is something we celebrate."

Kereyn Smith, New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO says: "We are delighted Barfoot &Thompson has joined our team to help athletes inspire a nation at Rio 2016.

"They are a proud New Zealand company and I know they are going to get behind our athletes this August. The support of our commercial partners is critical in ensuring our success on the world stage."

From Sold to Gold! Sell & win campaign launched today

Building on the company’s commitment, Barfoot & Thompson has launched a new campaign offering home sellers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cheer on New Zealand athletes at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio in August.

"So many everyday Kiwis are playing a part in inspiring our athletes with messages of support and encouragement, and this is a lucky winner’s chance to be there and cheer them on in person," says Mr. Thompson.

Those who have listed their home with Barfoot & Thompson on or after 1 January 2016 and have sold unconditionally by 31 May will be in the draw to win an amazing week-long trip to Rio de Janerio in August. The prize includes return airfares, transfers, 4.5 star accommodation, an exclusive ‘Meet an Olympian’ experience and two tickets to the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony as well as events including rowing, women’s Rugby Sevens and equestrian eventing.

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Barfoot & Thompson is the city’s leading real estate company, selling around one in three Auckland residential homes, significantly ahead of all other competitor brands. Their Auckland Property Management division manage over 12,000 rental properties and have residential property managers in over 50 branches.