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Z Energy helps St John keep ambulances on the road during COVID-19 response

06/04/2020 - General News

06 April 2020

Z Energy is supporting their partner St John Ambulance with free fuel during the month of lockdown to assist with their emergency response to Covid-19.

This means over 700 St John operational vehicles, including 500 ambulances, will be fueled to travel more than 500,00 kilometres, while responding to the public during this vial time.

Z’s General Manager Commercial, Nicolas Williams says that St John is providing a critical frontline service to New Zealand during the lockdown.

“We have had a partnership with St John for almost five years, so we felt it was important to demonstrate our support for their staff and the immense work they do on behalf of New Zealanders every day, but especially in the current extraordinary circumstances.As first responders, St John has an important role to play in the safety and well-being of our communities during Covid-19 and we are pleased to be able to play our part in ensuring they can continue to do that with some financial burden relieved.

”St John Director of Customers and Supporters, Pete Loveridge says Z’s actions illustrate how partners can come together in these unique and uncertain times to help each other help the nation.

“There’s been a lot of talk about being kind to one another and Z’s support of St John with a month’s worth of free fuel genuinely demonstrates kindness, relieving some of our financial pressures during a tough period, meaning we can get on with the business of responding to the nation. Thanks,Z for your generosity and support.”

Both Z and St John encourage all New Zealanders to show their support for essential workers by staying at home and following all official guidelines. 

Media enquiries:

Z Energy External Communications Manager -Victoria Crockford

victoria.crockford@z.co.nz

021 347 833

St John Communications Advisor-Beverley Tse

beverley.tse@stjohn.org.nz

027 318 1553