As a diverse, wide reaching, influential and integrated media company, NZME takes great pride in championing worthy causes and facilitating community conversations about the topics that matter to our audiences.

We use our huge reach across NZ to support a vast number of causes by providing platforms and audiences to discuss social issues and to campaign for good.

Most recently our editorial team have been the driving force behind public conversations on youth suicide, inadequate housing and instrumental to the success of many worthy causes such as 2015 World Visions Forgotten Millions campaign which raised millions to assist the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

Our extensive Marketing Partnerships programme supports charitable organisations spanning arts, sports, culture, health & youth sectors, whilst our brands support The NZ Symphony Orchestra, the Auckland Rescue Helicopter, The Starship Foundation and the Halberg Sports Awards

Our Newspaper Sales team have supported Ronald McDonald house for several years, with a great initiative which sees The NZ Herald being sold through certain McDonald’s stores for a discounted price or part of a combo deal. A donation from each paper sale results in a whopping $80,000 donation a year to this great cause.

Our GrabOne platform which attracts huge daily digital audiences, regularly promote cause related and emergency relief fundraising deals, which have already contributed over $25,000 worth of online donations for various charities.

Our radio brands, continue to drive major campaigns such as the recent Hits Pledge for Plunket, which resulted in an on-air marathon and $50,000 raised for this nationally treasured charity.

Many of our radio brands also run free community noticeboard advertising and our community publishing brands play a powerful role in their communities.  This is evident with editorial and advertising clients often getting in to support worthy causes locally, leveraging the reach of their audiences and readers, plus their ability to drive awareness at a local level.  This was evident at recent Night in Venice event in Tauranga which raised more than $100,000 for three local charities in the Bay of Plenty.

In previous years, The NZ Herald Foundation made a difference to thousands of charitable initiatives including supporting The Starship and Robin Hood Foundations, Canteen, Project K and the Children’s Literacy Foundation of NZ.

We are always proud to leverage the power of NZME for a great cause.

Our NZME Team

Throughout the country, NZME staff are supported and encouraged to contribute to worthy causes.  We have a record number of teams joining the Steptember challenge for Cerebral Palsy, we hold Christmas Giving collections for the needy, teams have supported the Movember challenge for Prostate Cancer, many a Hospice collections, held Pink Breakfasts for Breast Cancer Awareness week and ran many successful fundraising initiatives for the SPCA.

Our talent regularly appear and participate in a multitude of events including local fun runs, the SkyCity Stair Climb and Relay for Life events.

Our Environment

The NZME Ellerslie print plant, currently has Gold status in NZ's original environmental certification programme - Enviro-Mark. Enviro-Mark provides resources and support to implement a credible and effective environmental management system and we are wanting to complete the next level and achieve platinum status for Ellerslie. The Enviro-Mark programme is owned and managed by Enviro-Mark Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Landcare Research, a Government-owned Crown Research Institute at the forefront of organisational sustainability.

The new NZME Central building has 5 Green Star Design certification from the New Zealand Green Building Council which represents “New Zealand Excellence”, and we will also achieve 5 Green Star Built certification as well which is not as common. To achieve 5 Green Star certification the development incorporates features such as – increased fresh air volumes for occupant comfort (50% more than building code), energy conservation measures with efficient water, electricity, and HVAC plant and equipment (the HVAC system earned innovation credits form the NZGBC), double-glazed low coated exterior glazing to minimise heat gain, two internal glazed atria to maximise natural light, end-of-trip facilities (cycle parks, lockers, shower facilities) to minimise motor vehicle transport, over 90% of the timber used in the development is FSC certified which means it comes from a well-managed sustainable forest, the timber and wood product have also been selected to ensure low formaldehyde emissions, over 90% of the steel used in the project is 100% post-consumer recycled, the building insulation was selected to ensure no ozone depleting substances were used in its manufacture, refrigerants in the cooling system were selected to have zero ozone depletion potential.