Z stations donate $1 million to community



Local voting for Z’s Good in the Hood programme is over and the results of how $1m will be divided between community groups across New Zealand will soon be announced.
More than 500 community groups doing good in neighbourhoods across the country were selected from thousands of applications, and Z customers were asked to vote for their favourite group throughout May. Customers making purchases (excluding tobacco only purchases) at Z stations during May were given an orange token and invited to vote for the group they wished to support.
Each Z station supported four local groups who will receive a share of $4,000 based on how customers voted. The votes are now being tallied and the cheques will be presented to each of the groups this month.
This year Z is giving away an extra $250,000 ‘Supercharger’ funding, to be shared by up to 22 groups from across NZ.
One community group from each of Z’s 22 regions will be nominated by local staff to share in the $250,000.
From 9 to 19 July, New Zealanders will be asked to tell Z what they reckon at Z.co.nz, before the final decision on how to share the $250,000 is made on 20 July by a panel led by Z Chief Executive Mike Bennetts. A further $1,000 per station has also been set aside for Z’s local Retailers to support other neighbourhood groups and projects as they arise through the remainder of the year.

Coastguard Waiuku is leading the votes at the Waiuku Z Station and could be in the hunt for a share in $250,000.

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