Dulux sponsors and partners with Kiwi athletes to protect and support the things that matter most to New Zealanders.
Dulux and Emma Twigg, World Champion and three-time Olympian Rower, have partnered since 2019 to support Emma in her rowing competitions.
Now established as one of the World's premier single scullers, Emma Twigg began rowing in 2001 for Hawkes Bay rowing club and Napier Girls’ High School. Having represented New Zealand as a 16-year old, Emma has racked up titles at national and international level, becoming a World Champion in 2014. She is a three time Olympian and holds indoor world titles for 5000m and 60 minutes. Following her return to the sport in 2019, Emma immediately picked up where she left off, winning her 9th national title, two World Cup regattas and a silver medal at the World Champs. During Emma’s stellar rowing career, she has also completed multiple qualifications including a Bachelor of Communication and a Master’s Degree in International Sports Management (FIFA). She is a qualified bicycle mechanic, a certified marriage celebrant and has completed her boatmaster qualification through the NZ Coastguard.
The Dulux® Colours of New Zealand® colour we have chosen to represent the partnership with Emma is ‘Lake Karapiro’. Lake Karapiro is one of the most picturesque lakes in the world and was the venue for the World Rowing Championships in 1978 and 2010. More than eight major rowing regattas are held at the lake each year, including the New Zealand (Maadi Cup) Secondary School championships.
Dulux and Emma are passionate about supporting the rowing community in New Zealand.
In conjunction with our partnership we launched an exclusive competition!
1st place: Nelson Rowing Club
Runners up Gisborne Rowing Club and Union Boat Club Wanganui
Special mention Hamilton/Nguaruawhahia Rowing Club
Emma enjoyed her time in Nelson helping paint Nelson Rowing Club's building, doing a Q&A and a training session with the club members. Check out the photos below.
If you're a member of a rowing club, you can receive special trade pricing at Dulux Trade Centres, Guthrie Bowron and Colourplus stores by quoting 'Emma Twigg Rowing' and presenting proof of membership to a rowing club in New Zealand.