Company does its bit
Z Energy is giving Kiwis more ways to show their support for the centenary Anzac Day, with poppies available at Z sites around the country throughout poppy week, RSA volunteers collecting on- site and ‘‘ virtual poppy’’ donations on Z’s Facebook page.
Z service stations will have poppies in-store from Thursday, April 17, and customers can choose to add $1, $2, or $5 to electronic transactions, as well as making cash donations at the till.
RSA volunteers will also be collecting at Z service stations on Anzac Day, April 25. All donations made at Z’s neighbourhood sites will go back to the local branches of the RSA.
Z’s Twitter and Facebook followers can also donate a virtual poppy between April 17 and April 25, with Z giving $1 for every poppy donated or shared online, up to $12,000.
Chief Executive Mike Bennetts said Z supports Anzac Day because of its special significance for all New Zealanders, including Z’s customers, communities and staff.
RSA Chief Executive David Moger said the support of Z and New Zealanders will help the RSA to provide care and welfare to those who have served their country.
‘‘The first Poppy Day was held in 1922, and it’s fantastic to see Kiwi communities and organisations continuing to support the RSA and remember those who sacrificed so much for us all,’’ Moger said.