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Get ready to volunteer: BNZ gears up for Closed for Good

Media release
14 August 2017

  • BNZ staff will  work on more than 550 Closed for Good projects around New Zealand
  • New Zealand’s single largest day of corporate volunteering

On Wednesday 23 August, all BNZ stores will once again be Closed for Good as more than 3,000 staff head out into their local communities to work on more than 550 projects.

BNZ CEO Anthony Healy was thrilled to see such a diverse range of projects submitted this year. 

“Community groups do some amazing work throughout New Zealand and we take real pleasure in being able to give back in this small way, whether it’s by picking up a paint brush, planting native trees, providing budgeting advice or running financial literacy workshops.”

Throughout New Zealand, BNZ staff will be helping out by:

  • Planting native trees for Dragonfly Springs      Wetland Sanctuary (Northland)
  • Designing and building games for The Therapy      Box’s aged care activity library (Auckland)
  • Spring clean building and stables at      Otorohanga Riding for the Disabled (Waikato)     
  • Maintaining existing trails at Tauranga      Mountain Bike Club (Bay of Plenty)     
  • Preparing for the new season chicks with      National Kiwi Trust (Rotorua)
  • Cleaning the theatre and costumes at Wairoa      Little Theatre (Hawke’s Bay)
  • Helping with dog training at the National      Training Centre for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People NZ (Taranaki)
  • Gardening to help build a Forest at the      Heart of Wellington (Wellington)
  • Restoring the Kune Kune Pig Habitat with      Natureland Wildlife Trust (Marlborough)     
  • Cleaning up at Little River Volunteer Fire      Station (Christchurch)
  • Assisting with possum detection with Otago      Peninsula Biodiversity Group (Otago)
  • Building a toy racetrack at Dipton School (Southland)
  • Running scam savvy workshops for hospitals,      community groups and rest homes (NZ      wide)
  • Delivering financial literacy sessions at      corrections facilities, schools and community groups (NZ wide).

 Stores being closed for a day won’t disadvantage BNZ customers – business critical staff including call centre staff will still be working for urgent services, and all online and mobile banking services are fully available as usual.

Visit www.closedforgood.org for more information.