Univerus is very proud to sponsor of the Nelson Giants men’s basketball team, especially given the on-court success they have enjoyed in 2022. The Giants secured second spot in the NZ NBL standings and headed into the Finals stage full of confidence following a campaign consisting of 12 victories in 18 games. 

The outstanding efforts of the players and coaching staff have been recognized with several NBL awards including ’Club of the Year’ and ‘Coach of the Year’. 



Unfortunately, they take were unable to overcome Otago Nuggets and book a place in the Saturday’s Grand Final at the Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. The Nuggets went on to be crowned champions, defeating Auckland Tuatara 81-73 to claim their first NZ NBL Championship.

Nelson Giants last clinched the NBL Championship in 2007, and although the wait for another triumph continues local support remains stronger than ever across the region as everyone now looks ahead to the 2023 season.

The team at Univerus would like to congratulate the Giants squad for making it to 2022 Finals and we all look forward to supporting them next season.


Since opening the Nelson office back in 2019, Univerus has taken the opportunity to become involved in the local community through sport. As well as being Gold Sponsors of the Nelson Giants, Univerus has partnered with the Tasman Mako rugby team, offering free child tickets for all home games at Trafalgar Park.