Robbie Walker |

Two of New Zealand’s strongest local brands have joined forces in a community partnership that is set to benefit both organisations and the wellbeing of Kiwi communities.


The chief executives of St John and Z Energy today signed a memorandum of understanding on the bonnet of a St John ambulance at Z Ellerslie, Auckland.


Z Chief Executive Mike Bennetts said Z is delighted to be signing this partnership with St John. He went on to say Z will work with St John to progressively install defibrillators across its retail service station network; help St John to develop its own organisational sustainability plan and actively support St John’s fundraising initiatives, including selling St John first aid kits in store along with other fundraising initiatives.


“At Z we’re interested in initiatives that are good for business, good for customers and good for communities. The partnership between Z and St John realises all of these outcomes and we’re really excited about the potential for what we can achieve through it,” said Bennetts.


The partnership sees St John join Z Energy as a fuel customer and both organisations commit to projects and initiatives that protect the well-being of local communities.


St John Chief Executive Peter Bradley said one of the long-term benefits of the partnership will be collaboration around St John volunteer recognition and sustainability. 


“St John is New Zealand’s most trusted charity, there is clear alignment between what our two organisations are committed to. Local communities will benefit from this exciting new partnership,” Bradley said.


For further enquiries:


Robbie Walker

St John Senior Communications Advisor National & Northern Region 

M: 027 290 9764

E: robbie.walker@stjohn.org.nz


Jonathan Hill

Z Energy Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Manager

P: 04 498 0212

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