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The SinkF69 Charitable Trust wishes to recognise the tremendous support from sponsors. Projects like this would never achieve stage one without commitment by numerous and varied supporters as evidenced by the list below. We thank each and all of you for your commitment and involvement with Project Wellington. We are also very grateful to the Royal New Zealand Navy for providing us with the former HMNZS Wellington, her $1 purchase price making Project Wellington possible.

Marco Zeeman,       
SinkF69 Charitable Trust.       

  • A major supporter from day one, Wellington City Council is an integral partner to the success of Project Wellington. Many thanks to the past and present Mayor, councilors and council officers for having the vision to make this unique tourism opportunity a reality for the city. It is this vision that is shaping Wellington into the being the best city to live, learn and play. . . . . . http://www.wellington.govt.nz


Telecom's goal is to be the best performing, customer focused online and communications company in Australasia. They provide a full range of Internet, data, voice, mobile and fixed line calling services for customers in Australia and New Zealand. The "Push the Button" cellphone text game was a huge success.


Clemenger BBDO, Wellingon's Premier Advertising agency, provided considerable creative resources with the production of Gold award winning graphics and promotional material. An early supporter, we are grateful to them for their significant support for this exciting Wellington project.


CentrePort Limited, at the southern tip of New Zealand's North Island, is one of the most strategically positioned ports in the South Pacific region. It has the natural asset of an excellent deep-water harbour, and is located in Wellington - New Zealand's capital city and the focal point of an important commercial and trading region. We thank them for berthage on Taranaki Wharf, allowing the project to compliment TePapa.


The Community Trust of Wellington has provided a grant towards the costs of Project Wellington.


The Wellington Tenths Trust, Iwi manawhenua representatives, were fully consulted very early on in the project. They generously provided the Cultural Impact Report for the RMA process and their support continues with the path ahead.


The Rotary Club of Wellington Central purchased one of F69's propellors to present to the people of Wellington.  The propellor will be displayed in the new Waitangi Park reserve as a permanent reminder to the non-diving public of the vessel's association with the City.  


Hirequip, Wellington leading equipment hire company, provided tools and machinery for the cleanup and preparation of the Frigate Wellington.


Wellington's Premier Ford Dealership - Serving the CAPITAL CITY for 82 years. Avery Ford is also Wellington's only authorised FPV dealer. The SinkF69 Trust are grateful for their support and use of vehicles during the project.


Format, printing powerhouse based in Petone with the latest in high quality printing technologies, is providing print services for Project Wellington promotional material. Our posters won gold at the print awards, many thanks and congratulations to Format and ClemengerBBDO.


Wellington, New Zealand's capital city, offers a unique blend of heritage and culture, cafes and restaurants, shopping and nightlife, all within an easy stroll. While there are many things that make Wellington a very special place, the waterfront is definitely the jewel in the city's crown. As you will discover within this site, the diversity and excitement that is Wellington, is very much reflected on the waterfront - the city's playground.


Splash Gordon Dive Specialists, a dive retail and training facility situated right on the south coast and minutes from the sink site, provided resources for scientific surveys and site inspection.


Julie Lamb, of Julie Lamb & Associates is the SinkF69 Charitable Trust Accountant, providing full accounts management for the trust. The trust is certainly appreciative of all of the hard work put in by Julie and team. Phone (04) 499-8324Email  julie@jla.co.nz


SeaBug is an underwater technologies company that designs and builds innovative fully autonomous submersible vessels that will open the ocean to the world. SeaBug is providing marine support and office facilities to the project management team.


One of Wellington's top chefs, Martin Bosley of the Martin Bosley's Yacht Club Restaurant, provided our feature event, the "Titanic Fundraising Dinner". An 11 course extravaganza of food, matching music and entertainment, certainly set the theme for sink day. This was one amazing unforgetable evening......


Carlton's dedicated team of design professionals, Sales, Event & Function managers, delivery, warehouse and site team will always deliver the promise of excellence you would expect from Carlton Party Hire.


MWH provided planning advice and technical detail for the resource consent application as well as valuable supportive evidence during the hearing.


Catalyst Studios produces quality television commercials and content together with non-broadcast audiovisual productions for clients throughout New Zealand. Catalyst is working on documenting Project Wellington and video promo production.


Trust House initially provided a grant to cover costs associated with the bathymetry (seabed study) performed by Niwa in 2004. They have also provided additional funding towards the costs of Project Wellington.


The Museum Hotel provided accommodation for the specialist explosives team from overseas. Situated a mere stroll from where the frigate Wellington will be moored for 6 months, as well as directly over the road from TePapa Tongarewa, the national museum, those planning on visiting Wellington city during this time should consider the Museum Hotel.


Speedy Signs, an excellent supporter of several Wellington events, is providing signage during the project.


Hotel Wellington provided rooms for the media team from National Geographic, here to document the sinking. Hotel Wellington is a 3 star boutique heritage hotel in the heart of Wellington's Cuba Quarter, a stones throw from great food, events, attractions and nightlife.


A. E. Tilley Ltd is a Sheetmetal Manufacturing Engineering Company originally established 1921, in Wellington, New Zealand. It has operated for many years from a well-equipped modern plant situated adjacent to Wellington International Airport.

A. E. Tilley has been involved in the design and build of projects such as portable electrical sub-stations and cellular telephone network enclosures of all sizes, as well as the ANZAC Ship Project to provide the safety stair treads throughout all the frigates.


Conscious Design provides a wide ranging service to corporates and private customers, touching on web and product development as well as marketing and promotion.


Dive Tutukaka, situated strategically next to NZ's premier dive location, the Poor Knight Island's, in Northland NZ, is largely responsible for the sinking of the frigate Wellington's sister ship, the Waikato, now attracting 1000's of divers annually. They provided unfettered access to their project, contributing valuable technical resource for Project Wellington.


Island Bay Divers, the nearest dive centre to the sinking site has contributed towards costs of Project Wellington and is a vocal supporter.


Divers World, situated next to the Basin Reserve and Wellingtons oldest dive shop, has contributed towards costs of Project Wellington and is a vocal supporter.


Dive Spot. Winner of the Top Shop award and situated in Mana, 20 minutes north of Wellington near some top dive spots, has contributed towards costs of Project Wellington and is a vocal supporter.


New Zealand Sea Adventures is Wellington's only PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre. Since 1990, they have offered a comprehensive range of dive, first aid, CPR, Coastguard boating and technical diving qualifications.


Oktobor, providing hosting of the trusts Divewreck.co.nz website, is a creative talent-based visual effects, animation, and Post production studio with presence in Auckland and Wellington.



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