As well as directly contributing to the communities in which we operate, and where our staff and customers live and work, we also contribute to capacity building, educational and other needs to support the future requirements of the electricity industry in New Zealand.
Neighbourhood Engineers Awards
A partnership with the Institution of Professional Engineers NZ (IPENZ) funds the Neighbourhood Engineers Awards in primary and secondary schools.
The annual competition started in 2001 and aims to create a greater awareness of the engineering profession and encourage innovative thinking in the areas of engineering and technology, while meeting the objectives of technology curriculum.
Teachers, students and engineers work together to meet an identified need or opportunity in their school or local community.
A staff-driven corporate donation programme includes:
- Supporting the Special Children's Christmas Parties - in towns throughout New Zealand.
- Matching Gifts programme - Transpower will match staff donations to registered charities
- Staff volunteering programme - Transpower staff receive a Volunteer Day each year which they can use to work in a voluntary capacity for a community group of their choice.
We have partnered with Digital Wings, a trust that works with low decile areas, to help families in greatest need to develop their internet, email and basic computer skills in their everyday lives, to enhance their performance at school and at work.
We donate a portion of our retired IT equipment to Digital Wings, helping them pursue their organisational and community goals.
Computers for community groups
As well as the Digital Wings partnership we are sometimes able to provide IT equipment that no longer suits our purposes to community groups as a one-off donation. We prefer to see our retired equipment reused before it is recycled.
Recently we've been able to help out:
- Titiro Whakamua Teen Parenting School, in Upper Hutt
- Karori Kids Preschool, Wellington
- Clyde Quay School, Wellington
- St Pius X School, Titahi Bay.