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Communities to decide how to split $1m funding

27/04/2018 - General News

Georgina Ball

Customer voting in Z Energy’s annual nationwide community funding programme, Good in the Hood, kicks off on 1 May.

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Good in the Hood gives over a million dollars every year to around 800 Kiwi groups doing good for people or the environment in the areas around the country’s 200-plus Z service stations.

Every Z service station has chosen four groups in their own neighbourhoods to support in 2018 and will share $4000 between them. Locals will determine what percentage of the funding goes to each group by voting with an orange token each time they shop at Z in May.

Z Community Manager, Gerri Ward, said the need each group is addressing will be labelled on the voting booths, so locals can clearly see the impact the funding will have.

“New Zealanders will help address needs in local neighbourhoods across the country, when they vote in Z Energy’s Good in the Hood this May.

“The needs identified by groups in 2018 range from reducing food waste and feeding the hungry, to reducing illegal rubbish dumping in our creeks, to providing emergency air services and saving local lives." 

Gerri says Good in the Hood gives the local service stations the choice of which groups to support, to help ensure that local needs are addressed.

“We reckon the people working and living in each area know best what change or help is most needed in their communities,” Gerri said.

On top of the $4000 in May, every Z service station has an additional $1,000 to use for discretionary Good in the Hood neighbourhood support in 2018.

Voting runs for the month of May. To find out more about Good in the Hood, visit www.z.co.nz/goodinthehood.

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For further information please contact Georgina Ball: +64 (0)4 498 0132