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Greenstone to gift 68 computers to Christchurch community

31/03/2011 - General News

Jonathan Hill

Greenstone Energy is gifting 68 refurbished laptop computers to worthy recipients in Christchurch, and is inviting applications for the laptops through the company’s Facebook site.

Greenstone is the New Zealand company which acquired Shell’s New Zealand retail and distribution business in April 2010, making Greenstone the country’s largest Kiwi-owned fuel retailer.

Greenstone’s Business Technology and Transformation Manager David Scott said customers had been supportive of a new Kiwi company and Greenstone was committed to giving back to New Zealand communities.

“We’re not what people expect from a traditional fuel company. We’re here to do things differently and we’re here to make a positive contribution to New Zealand.

“As part of upgrading our office systems, we have 68 laptops that we’re making available to Christchurch folk who can put them to good use.”

“All people have to do is go to our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/greenstoneenergy and tell us why they need these machines and how they can be used to benefit Christchurch.”

Applications will be judged by Greenstone staff and applications close Tuesday 31 May.

Greenstone has partnered with both Remarkit and Microsoft, which have ensured the computers are ready to use, with up-to-date and licensed software.

David Scott said the initiative was a simple but effective way to contribute to the recovery of the Christchurch community. “We are deeply saddened with what has happened in Christchurch. We’re grateful for the support we’ve been given as a new Kiwi company from the people of Christchurch and wanted to use this as an opportunity to give something back.

“We hope that the people of Christchurch can put these computers to good use for the benefit of the community,” he said.