Health and Wellbeing

The responsible businesses listed here are active in their commitment to corporate social responsibility, they do this because it is the right thing to do. By sharing best practice they encourage and inspire others to do the same thereby creating greater opportunities within their own business and the wider community. By being listed together along with community organisations it makes it easier to find opportunities and develop partnerships and share knowledge.


At Countdown we are firmly focused around our purpose to make Kiwis’ lives a little better every day. That means delivering low prices, a fantastic range of quality products and great service to our customers. But we are also adamant that equally it means being a caring and proactive part of the communities we live and work in. Countdown is New Zealand’s largest supermarket brand with 183 supermarkets nationwide serving, on average, 2.8 million customers every week. We are one of New Zealand’s biggest employers: around 18,000 people choose to work with us in our supermarkets, distribution centres, meat and seafood plants, and our support offices. Website:



Our kaupapa draws on commonsense. Plenty of food that’s good enough to eat, but not good enough to sell, is disposed of every day. We rescue this food from retailers and redistribute it to charities working with people in need. This is good for our community, the environment and the businesses who work with sustainability and social justice values in mind.



Ballance is a New Zealand farmer owned agri-nutrient co-operative that helps its customers to operate more productively, profitably and sustainably. Working through our sponsorship of the Ballance Farm Environment Awards we aim to display to farmers that profitability need not compromise environmental values. Website:



Fonterra Co-operative Group was formed in 2001 and we have become the world’s largest dairy exporter with more than 10,000 shareholders. We export 95 per cent of our New Zealand-made dairy products to customers and consumers in 140 markets across the globe. We believe one of the best ways to look after New Zealand’s future is to nurture our kids. Fonterra Farmers across the country are sharing what we do best by making the natural goodness of milk available to all local primary school students. Website:

Age Concern New Zealand

Age Concern New Zealand provides opportunities for older Kiwis to have a healthy lifestyle, full of opportunities and protection from harm. We have a network of 35 local Age Concerns providing exercise, health promotion and social programmes as well as a free and confidential Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention Service.  We employ professional staff to work with older people and their carers, providing support and



At Westpac New Zealand Limited our community involvement and sustainable business practices go hand-in-hand. We’ve put sustainability at the heart of our culture and have an unrivalled commitment to grow New Zealand, support local communities and care for the environment.

CQ Hotels Wellington

CQ Hotels Wellington

CQ Hotels Wellington support arts for the disabled as part of their community empowerment strategy.  We are proud to be one of the major sponsors of the Arts Access Awards which are presented annually in Parliament, we are also one of the only hotels in NZ to teach our staff NZ Sign Language and support the local community through various initiatives, such as volunteering at the Wellington Soup Kitchen and working with local Creative Spaces such as Alpha Art Studio. Website:



HealthPost believes that the health of the individual always depends on the health of the whole. We are proud supporters of the New Zealand Red Cross, the Fred Hollows Foundation, and WWF NZ through our ‘$1 for every order’ donation programme. We offset our carbon and partner with our local Coast Care and Milnthorpe Park to actively regenerate our natural environment.

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Women’s Refuge

Women’s Refuge is the most significant domestic violence organisation in New Zealand. We strive to help prevent and stop domestic violence by providing education programmes and support services, information and safe housing to women, young people and children experiencing abuse and advice to their concerned friends and family members.We offer advice and make submissions to government, and collaborate with other agencies and organisations, and commission research. Website:



Every single day there are over 50 substantiated cases of child abuse and neglect in New Zealand communities. Aotearoa’s children deserve better and Barnardos is there to provide help and support when children and families need it most. Last year we directly supported more than 12,500 children and their families. We helped thousands more through our community development, outreach and helpline services.


Parkinson’s New Zealand

It is scary to be diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a neurological condition that can affect anyone at any age. We are here to help. We provide information, support and education to people living with Parkinson’s, their carers and health professionals. Our Community Educator Service is available nationwide and staffed by registered health professionals. Website:

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Red Cross

We have seven fundamental principles that guide us in all that we do, whether it’s delivering a meal in Rotorua or providing medical help to a family in Syria. These principles are our life line, connecting us with the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the 187 National Societies throughout the world.               Website:



Sealord is New Zealand’s best known seafood brand and our people work hard to provide quality seafood which is responsibly caught and prepared. Safety is our foremost value and to take this focus to the community we work with Water Safety New Zealand to ensure all Kiwi kids have the opportunity to learn to swim to survive. Website:


Muscular Dystrophy Association

The Muscular Dystrophy Association has been supporting Kiwi families for almost 60 years.  We utilise valued resources to provide free information, life enhancing resources, advocacy, counselling and practical support to individuals and whānau affected by rare, incurable, muscle wasting neuromuscular conditions. Through research we offer hope by funding local research and maintaining a globally networked patient registry with clinical trials happening here and overseas.


Kiwi Community Assistance

We are a registered grass root charity based in Tawa run 100% by volunteers to provide and assist in the provision of fresh and non perishable food, household goods, clothing, to families in need in our local area – Newlands to Porirua. We also assist agencies in the Hutt, Kapiti and Wellington CBD area.  This makes us ‘a one stop shop’ for our charity partners. Website:

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Abuse& Rape Crisis Support Manawatu

Abuse & Rape Crisis Support (ARCS) Manawatu was established in 1982. We provide services to children, women and men who have experienced sexual violence or abuse, and their whanau. Our services include support, advocacy and information; counselling; group programmes for children and adults; and education. Our vision – A sexual violence free world.

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Bayer New Zealand Ltd

Bayer New Zealand Ltd is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. Our New Zealand sponsorship program is focused on environmental education, science, cultural exchanges, innovation and causes our employees are passionate about.

 Save the Children

Save the Children NZ

Save the Children works in 120 countries. We are a very ambitious organisation working to save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential. We have over 12 programmes in Africa, Asia, the Pacific and NZ aimed at improving their health, providing education, reducing the risk of disaster and meeting their needs after crises. Website:



We are New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five years old. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.This current membership is for Wellington and Wairapapa.

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Wellington Women’s Refuge

Wellington Women’s Refuge have been providing services to women and children in the Wellington community for over 30 years. We work alongside our sister Refuge Te Whare Rokiroki who provide services to Maori women and children.  Our services are confidential and we support women whether they choose to leave or stay in a relationship.  Website:

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At Wishbone we are always looking for ways to help our community. We support Women’s Refuge and provide their collection officers with food and hot drinks while they’re collecting donations. We also give all left over food from our stores to food distribution charities like Kaibosh in Wellington and Foodshare in Dunedin. Website: