Community

Where we stand on Community

At Z we stand for making a positive difference where we live and operate in New Zealand. Some call this corporate social responsibility, but at Z we simply call it community.

It’s a responsibility we don’t take lightly. When you’re part of a community, you look out for it. It’s the Kiwi way, and we’re a Kiwi company. Besides, without community, we simply wouldn’t be here.

Here’s what we choose to focus on:

  • We support the aspirations and achievement of people who need it in our communities. With more than 2,500 local crew working on our frontline, we reckon that’s the place to start. So we help frontline staff to grow, develop and be the best that they can be, and through them we help their families and give back to the wider community.
  • It’s important that our crew and our customers live and work in safe and healthy communities. Too many people die on NZ roads, so making them safer really matters. Obesity and smoking-related diseases also take a huge toll, and we believe we’ve got a responsibility to find ways to be part of the solution instead of the problem, for the health and wellbeing of our crew and customers. A lot of our customers choose to smoke, so we are giving them options as we step up in the transition to a Smokefree 2025.
  • We reckon that because we’re in neighbourhoods right across NZ, and local people know what their communities need, we can have a measurable impact supporting neighbourhood solutions

From Good in the Hood to rolling out defibrillators across every Z site across the country, to our annual scholarship programme, check out what we've been working on through our community stand below!

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Defibs at every Z

Defibs at every Z

We've installed defibrillators at Z sites across NZ which are available to anyone in the community to use. About 70 percent of sites are open 24/7 & can be taken off-site if needed.

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Helping the bees

Helping the bees

We've funded 10 Common Unity beehives, which are rented out to create employment, support urban bees, and feed hungry kids in the community in the process. 

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Z Scholarships

Z Scholarships

This year we made the dream of studying a reality for 7 inspiring kiwis. The scholarship options reflect our commitment to leadership, health and safety excellence & great service.

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Skilled Volunteering

Skilled Volunteering

Our skilled volunteering programme gives our people time to volunteer for the benefit of an organisation they want to help — it's all about sharing skills that the community needs.

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Community News

Z’s hives help employment, bees and local kids

The effort to save the humble honey bee is getting a boost in Wellington, with 35 new beehives being delivered around the region this month – ten of which have been funded by Z.

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Z Awakeri community volunteer day

The team from Z Awakeri service station, in Whakatane, recently spent a volunteer day supporting local community initiative, The Clothing Project.

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Good in the Hood extends funding to environmental groups

A good community can’t exist without a good environment, so Z is extending Good in the Hood funding to groups working hard to keep our neighbourhoods clean, green and beautiful.

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From forecourt to tertiary graduates

Z first ever scholarship recipients are graduating today with bachelor degrees, as Z works to help front-line staff have options for careers beyond the forecourt.

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Frequently asked questions

  • How do I apply for Good in the Hood?

    Good in the Hood applications open for the month of February. To apply online, head here.

  • How do I apply to receive skilled volunteering?

    Z’s skilled volunteering programme is simple — it gives our people time to share their skills for the benefit of an organisation they want to help. If you need a helping hand, email skilledvolunteering@z.co.nz or head here for more information.

  • How can I apply for sponsorship from Z?

    We’re committed to supporting the things that matter locally and to making a positive contribution right across New Zealand. We do this through our Good in the Hood programme. Every year we give away more than $1 million to community projects all over the country. Our local Z stations have some extra funding set aside to support local community initiatives and events throughout the year too. You can find your local Z site using the store locator and get in touch to see if they’re able to support you.