Our Sponsors

Woodlands Stud

Number 8 Wire Design




Quota NZ

Kauri Bay Boomrock

The Corner Kitchen and Bar

Lisa and Keith Smith

McCallum Residence


Wilson Hellaby

Art Industry


HR Fiskens


The Village Saddlery

Mt Eden Cycles

My Food Bag

Vector Wero Whitewater Park


Auckland Seafood School

Auckland Theatre Company

Blunt Umbrellas

Shoe Science

John Hill Estate

Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant

Beauty Code

Sharon Rae

House of Chocolate

Clevedon Herbs and Produce

Butterfly Creek

MiNDFOOD Magazine

The Good Home Takanini

Red Alert Paintball

Village Hair Co

We are so grateful that our community, competitors, and sponsors give their time, energy, and support to the 4 Legged, knowing that everything we raise goes to the Painga Project.

Painga simply means ‘well-being’. With the Painga Project, we are focused on the health and well-being of students, families and their communities in low decile South Auckland primary and intermediate schools.

We start at primary and intermediate level because childhood inequality begins at the school gate and it should not become a life sentence. We strive to reduce inequality by supporting and creating innovative programmes early in a student’s education. All students deserve to be able to see what their future can be. This is the age when students either step forward into further education or fall back into a life of hardship and poverty.

While there are many interventions and programmes available for secondary schools, we were drawn to the stark realisation that for many primary and intermediate aged students there are very few enabling opportunities available to them. Without a glimpse into what their future can be, there is a real risk that these students completely disengage with education and are lost to themselves, their families and our communities.