Good in the Hood Terms and Conditions

Every Z station is giving away a total of $5,000 as part of Good in the Hood.

  • $4,000 will be distributed amongst four neighbourhood groups or projects who successfully apply to be part of Good in the Hood
  • The remaining $1,000 will be used by local retailers throughout the year to support other neighbourhood events

These terms and conditions set out the eligibility criteria, application requirements, selection process and the way funds are distributed between groups for the $4,000 per Z station, as well as other important information.


1. Applications for Good in the Hood are open from 1 June 2019 to 30 June 2019.

2. Applications must be made online.


3. Applications must meet all the following criteria:

  • The group or project must help people who need it and/or the environment; and
  • The group or project must have local representation and provide direct support in the neighbourhood around the Z station they apply to; and
  • The request must be for a specific local need.

4. The person submitting the application must be from the neighbourhood group or project on whose behalf they apply for funding.

5. Applications from the following groups and projects won't be eligible:

  • groups or projects which don’t actively help people or environmental needs
  • nationwide organisations that aren’t active in the neighbourhood around the station they’re applying for funding from
  • applications for the promotion or benefit of one individual
  • commercial ventures
  • completed or retrospective projects
  • local or central government activities or projects
  • festivals, shows or events
  • lobby or protest groups.


6. The decision about which groups to support is made by Z retailers and site staff.

7. After each site selects its four groups, a panel at the Z office in Wellington will review the applications of the groups chosen by the retailers and site staff to check that the groups meet the eligibility criteria. If any of the chosen groups do not meet the eligibility criteria, the site will choose a replacement group(s).

8. Z Energy reserves the right to:

  • request further information about an applicant's eligibility in the event that there is any doubt regarding its eligibility for Good in the Hood, and/or
  • to disqualify any applicant who tampers with the application and/or voting process or who submits false or misleading information as part of its application; or
  • to withdraw selection prior to payment if the applicant's eligibility for Good in the Hood is in doubt or if the applicant is conducting itself in a manner which is inconsistent with the intent of Good in the Hood.

Allocation and distribution of funds

9. The percentage of the $4,000 each of the four groups receives will be determined by the number of votes received from customers who make a purchase at that Z station during a particular period of time (the "voting period"). The voting period may vary between individual Z stations.

10. When the voting period has finished the local retailer will write a cheque to each group for the proportion of the $4,000 allocated to each group by the customer votes.

11. These cheques will be presented by the retailer by 30 November 2019.

Future years

12. Good in the Hood is a contestable programme. A successful application one year does not guarantee a successful application in future years; equally an eligible (but unsuccessful) application may succeed in future years.

Your information: collection, retention and use

13. Any personal information collected about individuals as part of Good in the Hood will be collected, stored and used in accordance with these terms and conditions and the Privacy Act 1993. Applicants have the right to view information stored about them and to ask for it to be corrected if it is incorrect.

14. Z Energy will handle information submitted as part of Good in the Hood as set out below:

Successful applications

15. Information will be used to advise successful applicants that they have been selected. Z will publish the names, description and location of each successful applicant on and / or on Z's Facebook page in July/August 2020, and will publish the same information about each applicant at the applicable Z station during the voting period. Any other publication of the applicant's information will be subject to the applicant's consent.

16. All the information submitted as part of a successful applicant's application will be stored in Z's database indefinitely.

Unsuccessful applications

17. Information will be used to advise unsuccessful applicants that they have not been selected. The name of the group or project will be retained by Z for its records.

18. Z Energy's full privacy policy is available online at For any further information please contact Z Energy's customer service centre on 0800 474 355.


19. Participation in this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

20. These Terms and Conditions are governed by New Zealand law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

21. Except for liability that may not by law be excluded, Z Energy shall not be liable under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions for any cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by any applicant, even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable, and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

22. Z Energy is not responsible for late entries, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access telecommunications network services, or any other error or malfunction.