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Communities and partnerships

We sponsor New Zealand organisations that share our values and make a difference in our communities. 

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We believe every child deserves a decent start in life. One in four New Zealand children live in hardship, KidsCan makes a real difference. KidsCan offers practical, hands-on assistance to thousands of children in schools throughout New Zealand.

About KidsCan
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Kākāpō Recovery Programme

We're about renewing species. We've joined forces with DOC to support the Kākāpō Recovery Programme, which aims to bring back kākāpō to their former natural range and restore the heartbeat of the land. Kākāpō are one of New Zealand's most endangered species, with a population of around 197 birds (and counting).

About the Kākāpō Recovery Programme
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Power Up community fund

Meridian’s community fund Power Up supports local projects in the areas near our generation assets. It’s one way we can recognise the importance of local communities to our hydro and wind operations.

About Power Up
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Decarbonisation community fund

We’re taking our role in helping Aotearoa reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 seriously. We want to accelerate decarbonisation across the nation and want to help others do the same. We’re proud to introduce our Decarbonisation Community Fund – specifically set up to help community groups across Aotearoa reduce their carbon emissions.

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Whare Ako

We reckon that by teaching Kiwi kids exactly how renewable energy is made, they’ll continue the mahi to keep Papatūānuku in good shape for our future.

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Electric Air

Meridian is excited to partner with ElectricAir, to help launch the first 100% fully electric plane in New Zealand! This partnership is the ultimate combination of innovation and sustainability because every time the plane takes off zero emissions are released into the air – which is pretty cool. Imagine what more planes like this could do to NZ’s emissions overall?!

Electric Air Partnership
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Electric Ferry

While we’re not actually hitting the high seas, we are taking to the Wellington harbour and electrifying transport in a whole new way. The kiwi developed vessel is the first fully electric high performance passenger ferry in the Southern Hemisphere, built by Wellington Electric Boat Building Company (WEBBCo) for local ferry operator, East By West.

Electric Ferry Partnership
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Other sponsorships

Other sponsorships

Find out more about our other sponsorships, and our sponsorship criteria.

Other sponsorships

Community contact

To talk to someone about our hydro stations and wind farms, or the communities close by:

Phone 04 803 2507 (North Island)

Phone 03 434 9393 (South Island)

Email community@meridianenergy.co.nz