Supporting diversity

We are fortunate to have a diverse workforce that reflects the customers we serve and the community in which we operate

We support diversity through our work with local communities. For example, we sponsor Polyfest each year. We celebrate Māori Language Week with our employees, and host kapa haka performances and make announcements in te reo Māori in our terminals.


Kia ora, talofa, kia orana, malo e lelei, fakaalofa lahi atu

This sponsorship is one of the ways we’re supporting the incredible diversity of our local community and promoting aspiration in South Auckland through education and employment.

Our sponsorship and related activities includes:

  • sponsoring and supporting the Polyfest judges
  • eight new awards that recognise the huge part teachers play in guiding students to Polyfest success
  • supporting local schools that are coordinating or hosting stages
  • inviting successful Polyfest schools to perform in our international terminal.

Winners of our Auckland Airport awards for 2017

Congratulations to these teaching/cultural teams! Their students have best shown the qualities employers at the airport are looking for: reliability, perseverance, teamwork and communication.

Māori and Pasifika members from our airport staff presented the awards, showing students that there are many opportunities for people from their cultures to have great careers at the airport.

Diversity stage
Pukekohe High School


Tongan stage
Southern Cross Campus

Māori stage (division three)
Green Bay College


Niuean stage
Alfriston College

Māori stage (division two)
St Peters College


Samoan stage
Waitakere College

Māori stage (division one)
Rutherford College


Cook Islands stage
One Tree Hill College