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Because so many volunteers do such good for communities and environments, the Trustpower Community Awards programme celebrates and rewards that tireless effort. The pages below look a little closer at our community involvement. Most of all, they show the remarkable strength within the communities themselves.

Out and about in the community

You’ll often see Trustpower out supporting local community events and projects. Trustpower has donated 30 cars to community groups around New Zealand and we’re principal sponsors of the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, based in Tauranga. We have a marquee in the North Island and another in the South Island, available free for community events. Community involvement is ingrained into our culture and Trustpower staff help out at everything from collecting for Hospice or Foodbank, to digging in at local planting days.

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Lend A Hand Foundation

The Trustpower Lend A Hand Foundation does exactly that — giving a hand to local charities, organisations, schools and individuals when they need it most. Support can be with funding, or in mentoring, goods or services. The Foundation is a partnership with Rotary Clubs and the Malcam Charitable Trust. Many businesses donate money, goods or services, enabling the Foundation to support communities around Dunedin, the West Coast, Central Otago, Wairoa, and Snowtown.

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Elgregoe anti-bullying programme

Trustpower is proud to support the amazing Elgregoe’s You’ve Got The Power Anti Bullying Show. Elgregoe, an award-winning New Zealand magician, visits primary and intermediate schools nationwide. As he entertains the kids with fast-paced tricks, puppets, music and more, he also shares powerful messages about positive attitudes, respect and acceptance. Elgregoe’s big theme is no bullying and his show has made it real for thousands of NZ children.

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Community Awards

Volunteers are the backbone of every New Zealand community. Each year, that remarkable vision and tireless effort is celebrated and rewarded, with the Trustpower Community Awards programme. Trustpower Regional Community Awards are held around NZ and the winners go on to contest the title of Trustpower National Community Awards Supreme Winner. Meanwhile, the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Awards celebrate the effort of young volunteers, who are every bit as inspirational.

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Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter and its expert crews have helped save the lives of hundreds of people suffering serious illness or injury. Day and night, the Rescue Helicopter takes off on hundreds of missions a year, including air ambulance flights, Hospital transfers and frequently dramatic search and rescue work. From the special hangar at Tauranga Hospital, the Rescue Helicopter serves communities across the Bay of Plenty, always at the most critical of times.

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