Project Description

Nectarine is a firm believer in supporting the Wairarapa community, and we have a history of strong involvement in chess and boardgaming.

Director Minty Hunter has run the draw for the past few years at the Wairarapa regional junior and intermediate qualifier tournament and taken winning teams away to compete in the Chess Interschool Nationals.

More recently, he helped organise a Senior qualifier tournament, and sponsored the first Wairarapa Senior team to compete in a national schools competition in over a decade.

Nectarine sponsors Kuranui team at Chess Nationals Auckland 2015

Minty’s efforts were recognised as he won the Chesspower “Supporter of the Year Award” for 2015.

Nectarine Chess Nationals Auckland 2015 Award

With our ongoing work in the boardgame field, along with our educational projects like Wordchain (which helps children with reading difficulties overcome them), Nectarine looks forward to continuing to support these kind of endeavours by our Wairarapa students.