KidsCan is a Kiwi charity offering practical hands-on assistance to help more than 48,000 disadvantaged children in 341 low-decile schools across the country.
In 2013, KidsCan will feed more than 6,000 underprivileged children a day and distribute thousands of raincoats, shoes and socks. Their ‘Health for Kids’ programme will be expanded to provide nit treatments and basic health and hygiene items to schools.
Meridian is proud to help KidsCan make a tangible difference. Another 62 schools have recently come off the waiting list to receive assistance, but we still have a long way to go. Please join us in supporting KidsCan.
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.
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 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.
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.