Sunday, February 25, 2024

Voters have their say on Good in the Hood funding split

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Site leaders from Kennerley Retail Investments Z Service Stations, along with Ian Foster (South Auckland Christian Food Bank) and Melanie Kennerley (Community Champion, Kennerley Retail Investments) and the Mountain for Good of all donated food items. Photo supplied

Local voters in south and east Auckland have determined what needs will be addressed in their communities with Z Energy’s Good in the Hood funding.

And those supporting the needs of children and their families in our community often came up on top.

During May, customers voted for how funding should be split between 54 local groups supported at Z stations in the south and east. Each charity received a proportion of the $4000 allocated to each service station in addition to a national Fuel Day where 6c per litre was donated to Good in the Hood, making the total given away on the day more than $84,000.

In addition to the monetary funding, Z Service Stations in the area, operated by Wayne and Melanie Kennerley, also created a ‘Mountain for Good’ for the South Auckland Christian Food Bank. Their initial donation of $1000 of food items was built upon by Reremoana School in Wattle Downs which added 430 cans from a Food Bank day and then guests attending the Z event also generously supported with food items.

The cheque presentation event started with a Waiata from the Reremoana School Kapa Haka group and was followed by cheque presentations to all sites. Melanie Kennerley, Community Champion for Kennerley Retail Investments, spoke on the history behind Good in the Hood and its long-standing relationship with the South Auckland Christian Food Bank.

The Good in the Hood community funding programme awarded more than a million dollars this June to around 800 Kiwi groups across New Zealand doing good for people or the environment in the area around every Z service station.

And here are the results:

Z Botany Downs

  • Life Education Trust Counties Manukau 919
  • Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand – East Auckland Support Group 1199
  • Breast Cancer Support East Auckland 1319
  • Bellyful East Auckland 1519

Z Clevedon

  • Clevedon Plunket Clinic 1049
  • Kawakawa Bay Kindergarten 889
  • Kawakawa Bay Orere Health Clinic Inc. 1319
  • Coastguard Maraetai 1699

Z Harris Rd

  • Totara Hospice 1239
  • Look Good Feel Better 1439
  • Sweet Louise 1239
  • John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation 1039

Z Highbrook

  • South Auckland Christian Food Bank 1039
  • Life Education Trust Counties Manukau 1039
  • Totara Hospice 1339
  • Radio Lollipop 1539

Z Ormiston Rd

  • Raise Up Otara 719
  • Totara Hospice 1439
  • Otara Waterways and Lake Trust 759
  • Habitat for Humanity Auckland 2039

Z Pakuranga

  • LifeKidz Trust 839
  • Communicare Howick Friendship Centre 839
  • Howick Volunteer Coastguard 1839
  • Howick Pakuranga Community Patrol 1439

Z Te Irirangi Dr

  • Totara Hospice 1639
  • Dawson Primary School 959
  • John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation 919
  • Victim Support Tamaki East 1439

Z Ti Rakau Dr

  • South Auckland Christian Food Bank 1239
  • Communicare Pakuranga Friendship Centre 1239
  • John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation 1039
  • Counselling Services Centre 1439

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