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What is good in the hood?

As Z is a Kiwi company, and after the hiss and a roar of the rebranding and $5000 Z Donation as a part of that process, the customers expect them to give back to local neighbourhoods again; to support the things that matter locally and to make a positive contribution right across New Zealand.

One of the ways they have decided to do this is through a programme unique to Z called Good in the Hood.

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In 2013, every Z station will be giving away $5,000 to neighbourhood groups and projects which help people who need it. They have 210 stations, so that’s over $1 million across New Zealand to do good in the hood. This of course also includes our very own Z Bowater Motors in Motueka.

Of this $5,000 donation, $4,000 will be distributed amongst four neighbourhood groups or projects who successfully apply to be part of Good in the Hood. It will be split according to the number of customer votes they receive during the voting period.

The remaining $1,000 will be used by the local retailers throughout the year to support other neighbourhood events.

If you wish to be consideredyou can fill out an application form here.
Applications close on November 30th, 2012.

Voting will happen during all of March 2013, so stay tuned!


Who qualifies for Good in the Hood?

Good in the Hood is the ultimate in keeping it local. There’s no head office sponsorship budget; rather each service station – Z’s people on the ground – will decide which groups or projects they support.

Obviously they can’t support everything, so there are some criteria:

1) Groups or projects must be active in the local area around a specific Z service station, and

2) Groups or projects must demonstrate they are providing support or help to people who need it, and

3) The request must be for a specific project or to fulfil a specific need.


Who isn't eligible?

Because of our focus on local neighbourhoods and helping people, some groups and projects won’t be eligible. We’ve listed some examples of these below (sorry, we have to draw the line somewhere):

  • groups or projects which don’t actively help people who need it
  • nationwide organisations that don’t have a branch 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.

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  • Arts Festival
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  • Good In the Hood
  • Nelson Bays Football
  • Daffadil Day
  • Nelson Giants
  • Bowater Toyota Cancer Society
  • Brook Sanctuary
  • Hyundai Winner
  • Cricket World Cup
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