Community partnerships

Part of your community 

We’re proud to be part of the communities we serve. That’s why we support events and organisations across the regions where we operate. Whether it’s restoring biodiversity, lighting up local events, or helping people make the most of their energy use, we love getting behind the causes our customers are passionate about.

Central Energy Trust Wildbase Recovery

We value protecting endangered wildlife, including teaching children about conservation. That’s why we’re proud to put our name to Wildbase Recovery’s Education Centre.

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We’ve partnered with the Electricity Retailers Association of NZ to deliver EnergyMate in Hawera, providing free advice to help families manage their energy needs.

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Powerco Lights up the Night
We love a good, free family event. So we’re supporting two iconic New Plymouth events – Christmas at the Bowl and the TSB Festival of Lights.

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Replant for Tomorrow
A Powerco intiative to redress the tree removal work we do as part of maintaining our networks, Replant for Tomorrow helps restore biodiversity through native tree planting.

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Women in Engineering

By supporting the Women in Engineering Network (WEN) at the University of Auckland, we’re helping inspire and empower women to achieve their engineering aspirations. WEN is committed to increasing the number of women enrolled in engineering, with the long-term goal of achieving gender equality.

Project Tauranga

We’ve teamed up with the Tauranga City Council to support exciting projects that benefit the community, such as the Travel Safe cycle training and Pedal and Pump Papamoa.

Riversdale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

We’re proud to support first aid training for the lifeguards at the Riversdale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club.

Food and Busker’s Festival

This exciting new festival will feature gourmet food stalls, live music and entertainment for the whole family in the beautiful Thames on the Coromandel Peninsula.

Annual Connection Games

Annual Connection connects, celebrates and showcases the people and companies of the electricity supply industry – the people who keep New Zealand’s power on. The best cable jointers and line mechanics come together from across the country for this three-day competition and event.  

Powerco in the community

From remote rural towns, to beachside settlements and small cities, we’re proud to be part of the communities we operate in. We invest in all areas of our network to ensure we supply safe, reliable and resilient supply to our customers. View our projects.

We also support a range of event and organisations on our network footprint. 

We’re not currently seeking new community partnerships, however if you feel you have a truly exceptional opportunity for us, contact us.

Our partnerships need to: 

  • be located within our network footprint

  • benefit the community 

  • provide opportunities for us to engage with our customers

  • can allow our team to be involved 

Sorry, but we can’t support: 

  • individuals 

  • hobby or personal interest groups

  • religious, political or high-risk events or activities 

Proposals will be reviewed and we’ll be in touch within four weeks to advise if your request will be progressed further.