News : BNZ Gets Ready for Closed for Good in East Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand, Aug 26, 2016 -- August 31, all BNZ stores will again be Closed for Good with more than 3200 BNZers helping on more than 530 community projects around New Zealand.
BNZ CEO Anthony Healy said he was delighted with the projects coming through and that in Auckland, BNZ staff will be working on 181 projects.
"Community organisations provide vital services in their local area and they’re always stretched for resources. This is a small way we can leverage the scale of BNZ to help, whether it be by getting stuck in to maintenance or gardening, providing business guidance on marketing and budget plans to running financial literacy and scam savvy workshops."
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In this area, BNZ staff will be helping out with:
- Cleaning and gardening at Howick Historical Village
- Sandpit maintenance and spruce up at Howick Playcentre
- Painting and sprucing up community areas for Beachlands Community Trust
"All our people receive two volunteer days a year and embrace the chance to get out there and help across every sector of the community – from supporting local schools or their town Plunket group to helping with environmental clean-up efforts and running workshops at the Citizens Advice Bureau," Mr Healy said.
Stores being closed for a day won’t disadvantage BNZ customers, he said. Business-critical staff including call centre staff will still be working for urgent services, and all online and mobile banking services are fully available as usual.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, August 29, 2016