Our Partners

Kea’s public and private sector partners provide invaluable support towards our vision of a more internationally connected New Zealand.

Global Partners

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ASB Bank

ASB is Kea’s Global Banking Partner, helping New Zealanders achieve their international ambitions. 

Named ‘New Zealand Bank of the Year' by leading UK financial publication The Banker Magazine for the third consecutive year,  ASB is well-known for providing world-class product innovation and customer service.

ASB is excited to specifically support the Kea Connect service, connecting Kiwi businesses with experts around the world that can help them grow.

So whether you are based off-shore with a view to returning to New Zealand, or in New Zealand looking to export to the world, ASB are committed to helping Kiwis achieve their global ambitions.

Find out more about ASB's specialist teams across migrantbusinessinvestment and international banking, or contact an ASB specialist today.


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Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)

ATEED is Kea's Global Economic Development Partner, putting Auckland on the international map and connecting it to the world.

As the region's economic growth agency, ATEED’s role is to support Auckland Council’s vision of creating the world’s most liveable city, and delivering great value for money by supporting the growth of a vibrant and competitive economy.

ATEED facilitates business attraction and investment for Auckland, helps start and grow Auckland businesses, and supports Auckland’s key sectors such as its world-class ICT and smart data, screen and digital, advanced materials, and food and beverage industries. ATEED also attracts and runs major events in Auckland and drives visitor attraction through extensive tourism programmes.

A cornerstone principle of kotahitanga (one shared purpose) sees ATEED work with a range of private and public sector partners to implement diverse, dynamic projects and strategic interventions such as GridAKL, which create world-class legacies for Auckland and New Zealand. 



Auckland University of Technology (AUT)

AUT is Kea's Global Education Partner and the second largest and fastest growing university in New Zealand. AUT and Kea share a vision of fostering New Zealand's next generation of world-class New Zealanders. 

AUT connects students with business, industry, government and communities. With Kea, AUT students have the opportunity to connect with members of Kea’s Global Network through the AUT Mentoring Programme. Kea is also a major supporter of AUT's international interNZ programme. 

AUT proudly sponsors Kea Inspire and Kea alumni events around the world as well as being the supreme sponsor of the World Class New Zealand Awards. 


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Barfoot & Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson is New Zealand's largest privately owned real estate company and Kea's Global Property Partner, committed to providing Kiwis with world-class real estate.

Family owned and operated, Barfoot and Thompson is run by the same Barfoot and Thompson families that started the business over 90 years ago. Founded on the guiding principles of customer service, respect and integrity, Barfoot and Thompson continues to uphold its family values and traditions.

Specialists in the Auckland and Northland markets, Barfoot and Thompson is a non-franchised company with 1700+ salespeople in 67 branches. This means Barfoot and Thompson has an unparalleled scale and network.


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New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)

NZTE is the New Zealand Government’s international business development agency with the purpose of growing Kiwi companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the benefit of New Zealand.

NZTE works with Kea to increase New Zealand companies’ international success by helping them boost their global reach and build capability. It uses its connections and government influence on behalf of businesses, and applies local knowledge – from the NZTE team and a network of private sector experts – to help businesses enter and grow in international markets.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)

MFAT works to advance the New Zealand Government’s international priorities. MFAT interprets changes, provides advice to the Government on their implications, and then acts to promote and protect New Zealand's interests. By building connections and influence in other countries, MFAT secures the outcomes that matter to New Zealand.

MFAT delivers value to New Zealand and New Zealanders, through:

  • Improved prosperity for New Zealand and our region
  • The stability, security and resilience of our country, our people and our region
  • Leadership by amplifying New Zealand’s influence and standing in the world
  • Kaitiakitanga or stewardship, by delivering solutions to global challenges for the benefit of present and future generations.

Education New Zealand (ENZ)

ENZ is a crown entity and the lead organisation marketing New Zealand’s education industry overseas. International education is one of New Zealand’s largest export revenue earners, contributing over 2 billion NZD annually to New Zealand’s export economy.

In the area of business development, ENZ supports and collaborates with New Zealand’s international education industry to develop education business products and services and deliver these to our markets.


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Spark NZ

Spark NZ is the backbone of New Zealand's digital future connecting millions of New Zealanders to each other, to businesses and to the world. 

Spark NZ understands more about how customers are digitally interacting than any other company in the country. It invests in the platforms and solutions its clients need to transform their productivity and the relationship they have with their customers.

As Kea's Digital Partner, Spark NZ proudly provides Kea's digital platform around the world. 

Asia Partner

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Prestige Consulting

When entering the China market, preparation is everything. Prestige Consulting is the bridge to China for New Zealand businesses.

Prestige guides Kiwi companies' actions in the preparation stage, and when the time is right, it connects firms with the best audience.

Together with Kea, Prestige connects Kiwis with China.

Contact Prestige to establish superior business relationships in China.

Friends of Kea

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