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Backpacks Full of Hope

This year we gave some extra love and attention to a not-for-profit called I Got Your Back Pack.

It’s run by a young woman who escaped a violent relationship and arrived at her local Women’s Refuge with her child and very little else.

I Got Your Back Pack provides an emergency kit of useful items for women and their children who find themselves in the same situation.

During Closed for Good, the BNZ team was joined by several celebrities and industry influencers and packed a year’s worth of backpacks in just one day.

“It’s about the hope that someone out there has your back, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

ANITA HINTON,
I GOT YOUR BACK PACK

HONOURING JOHN WALLER

Following the passing of former BNZ Board Chairman and respected PwC Managing Partner John Waller in 2016, BNZ and PwC NZ announced a scholarship programme in his memory.

For five years from 2018, BNZ and PwC will fund three competitive scholarships per year to school leavers choosing to study Commerce, Science or Law at the University of Canterbury.

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BNZ PLUNKET

40

LOCAL PLUNKET CENTRES
HELPED BY BNZ STAFF
DURING CLOSED FOR GOOD
2017.

600

WET WEATHER JACKETS
PROVIDED FOR FRONT LINE
PLUNKET STAFF.

$14k

RAISED FOR PLUNKET
THROUGH OUR SECRET SANTA
POP UP STORE.

1,000

BOOKS PURCHASED FOR
PLUNKET GIVE A BOOK
PROJECT, WITH FUNDS RAISED
BY BNZ FROM OUR SECRET
SANTA POP UP STORE.

Community101

BNZ has invested significantly in Canterbury since the earthquakes – we followed the 2016 opening of our new BNZ Centre and Partners Centre in the CBD with the opening of Community101 in March 2017.

Community101 is a co-working space available to everyone, free of charge. It signals our recognition of the changing way Kiwis like to work and reinforces our commitment to the SME sector.

LONDON CUP

The origins of the London Cup can be traced back to 1941, when BNZ staff created a food parcel fund for people working at the London branch of the Bank during WWII. To return the favour, in 1951 London staff presented the New Zealand staff with five trophies – one for each region in the country. An additional trophy was given to Auckland in 1968.

Over the years these trophies, or the ‘London Cup’, were used as prizes for a variety of sporting competitions, including golf, badminton, table tennis and darts. These days golf appears to be the only sport to have survived and the competition has evolved into a charity event.

BNZ has been competing in the London Cup since the late 1960s and this year the BNZ London Cup committee organised the Charity Golf Tournament at the Akarana Golf Course, raising more than $12,000 for CanTeen.

Community101

BNZ has invested significantly in Canterbury since the earthquakes – we followed the 2016 opening of our new BNZ Centre and Partners Centre in the CBD with the opening of Community101 in March 2017.

Community101 is a co-working space available to everyone, free of charge. It signals our recognition of the changing way Kiwis like to work and reinforces our commitment to the SME sector.

BNZ PLUNKET

40

LOCAL PLUNKET CENTRES
HELPED BY BNZ STAFF
DURING CLOSED FOR GOOD
2017.

600

WET WEATHER JACKETS
PROVIDED FOR FRONT LINE
PLUNKET STAFF.

$14k

RAISED FOR PLUNKET
THROUGH OUR SECRET SANTA
POP UP STORE.

1,000

BOOKS PURCHASED FOR
PLUNKET GIVE A BOOK
PROJECT, WITH FUNDS RAISED
BY BNZ FROM OUR SECRET
SANTA POP UP STORE.

LONDON CUP

The origins of the London Cup can be traced back to 1941, when BNZ staff created a food parcel fund for people working at the London branch of the Bank during WWII. To return the favour, in 1951 London staff presented the New Zealand staff with five trophies – one for each region in the country. An additional trophy was given to Auckland in 1968.

Over the years these trophies, or the ‘London Cup’, were used as prizes for a variety of sporting competitions, including golf, badminton, table tennis and darts. These days, golf appears to be the only sport to have survived in the London Cup and the competition has now evolved into a charity event.

BNZ has been competing in the London Cup since the late 1960s and this year the BNZ London Cup committee organised the Charity Golf Tournament at the Akarana Golf Course, raising more than $12,000 for CanTeen.

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Best Foot Forward is a campaign run by the Blues and sponsored by BNZ to collect used rugby boots from people in Auckland and Northland, and donate them to underprivileged schools and clubs where children can’t afford their own boots. BNZ has been collecting donated boots in all our stores throughout the region and will then work with the Blues to clean them up for their new owners.

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Disclaimer: The majority of the data in the report relates to the 2017 financial year ending 30 September – unless otherwise specified.