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Meridian sponsors New Zealand charities that share our values and make a difference in our communities.

KidsCan

KidsCan is a Kiwi charity offering practical hands-on assistance to help thousands of disadvantaged children in 388 low-decile schools across the country. 

Meridian is proud to help KidsCan make a tangible difference. Meridian’s support enabled schools to come off the waiting list to receive assistance, but we still have a long way to go.

In 2013, KidsCan provided more than 30,000 meals a week for hungry kids, 16,307 raincoats, 10,446 pairs of shoes and 20,892 pairs of socks to underprivileged Kiwi kids. Their ‘Health for Kids’ programme will be expanded in 2014 to include a funding trial for doctor’s prescriptions as well as continuing to provide nit treatments, basic health and hygiene items to children living without the basics. Please join us in supporting KidsCan.

Visit the KidsCan website

Living Legends

Meridian’s teamed up with Living Legends to plant trees in your community. Together we aim to plant 170,000 before the end of 2015, dedicated to local rugby legends.

Living Legends is a joint venture of Project Crimson and The Tindall Foundation, with Meridian and the Department of Conservation as major sponsors.

Sponsoring Living Legends is an extra special way we can help organisations committed to looking after the environment, make New Zealand a little greener and support local communities.

Register for an event at the Living Legends website

South Island Rowing

Meridian’s helped to nurture some of New Zealand’s top rowers, through our support for the Southern Regional Performance Centre. This has helped develop Olympic Gold medallists Hamish Bond and Nathan Cohen; Bronze medallist Storm Uru; and fellow team athletes Matt Trott, John Storey, Jade Uru, Fiona Paterson, Eve McFarlane and Fiona Burke over many years of preparation. They’re an “oarsome” bunch, and we’re proud of them all.

The Meridian Wind Sculpture Walkway

The Meridian Wind Sculpture Walkway near Wellington airport showcases five fabulous wind-activated sculptures designed by New Zealand artists. These dynamic public artworks celebrate Wellington’s best-known natural characteristic – the wind – and its place in our energy future. 

The Meridian Wind Sculpture Walkway is a partnership between the Wellington Sculpture Trust, Wellington City Council and Meridian.

Visit the Wellington Sculpture Trust website

Sustainable Coastlines

At Meridian, we’re committed to a better energy future and that includes protecting the communities and environments where we operate. We are proud to support Sustainable Coastlines in their work to educate Kiwis about marine debris, and to motivate schools and communities to look after the coastlines we all love.

Visit the Sustainable Coastlines website

Over the years

Meridian has supported a range of other initiatives over the years including a long partnership with Royal NZ Ballet, junior rugby, the Meridian Canterbury Rugby Academy in Christchurch, the Meridian Kids Bike Jams fun mountain bike events for children and the Aoraki Bound leadership programme in partnership with Ngāi Tahu and Outward Bound.