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New Z office doing Good in the Hood in Mount Eden

08/09/2014 - General News

Christine Langdon

Z Energy’s new Mt Eden office is giving away $4000 to four local community groups to celebrate its opening, and it’s up to Mt Eden residents to help decide how the money is split.

On 18 August Z Energy moved into its brand new Mt Eden office, the ‘Z Loft’, where more than 30 staff members formerly located at two separate Auckland offices, are now able to base themselves at a single location.

The one thing that remained at the heart of the move was doing ‘Good in the Hood’.

As part of Z’s Good in the Hood programme, the Z Loft is giving away a share of $4000 to four Mt Eden charities: CanTeen Grafton, Salvation Army, Home & Family Counseling, and Mercy Hospice. The way the money is split will be decided by the local community – the public can cast their vote at the Z Loft’s local Mt Eden café, Cool Food (20 Normanby Road), until 18 September. 

“This is something we’re really excited about and encourage our Mt Eden community to come in and visit us and cast their votes. The staff at Cool Café have been so fantastic and we reckon this is a great way to give back to our community in Mt Eden,” says Z’s Philippa Reid, who helped manage the opening of the new Auckland office.

To top this all off, most of the old Z Energy offices’ pre-loved furniture was donated to the local Glenfield Rugby Union & Sports Club and local community group Te Tai-Awa o te Ora; both were ecstatic at their newly acquired furniture.

Good in the Hood is a nation-wide programme through which Z gives away more than $1.2m a year to hundreds of neighbourhood groups.