Every Z service station is giving away a total of $5,250 as part of Good in the Hood.

  • $4,000 will be distributed amongst four neighbourhood groups or projects who successfully apply to be part of Good in the Hood
  • The remaining $1,250 will be used by local retailers throughout the year to support other neighbourhood events

These terms and conditions set out the eligibility criteria, application requirements, selection process and the way funds are distributed between groups for the $4,000 per Z service station, as well as other important information. In these terms, “Z service station” does not include unmanned sites, truck stops, or air stops.


1. Applications for Good in the Hood are open from 12pm 30 May 2024 to 11:59pm 30 June 2024. 

2. Applications must be made online. If an applicant does not have internet access, a representative can contact Z's call centre on 0800 474 355 and a Z customer service representative will enter the application over the phone.


3. Applications must meet all the following criteria:

  • The group or project must be active in the local area around a specific Z service station; and
  • The group or project must demonstrate they are providing support or help to people who need it or the environment; and
  • The request must be for a specific project or to fulfil a specific need.

4. The person submitting the application must be from the neighbourhood group or project on whose behalf they apply for funding.

5. Applications from the following groups and projects won't be eligible:

groups or projects which don't actively help people who need it or the environment

nationwide organisations which don't have a branch in the neighbourhood around the station they're applying for funding from

applications for the promotion or benefit of one individual

commercial ventures

completed or retrospective projects

  • local or central government activities or projects
  • festivals, shows or events.


6. The decision about which groups to support is made by Z retailers and site staff.

7. After each site selects its 4 groups, a panel at the Z office in Wellington will review the applications of the groups chosen by the retailers and site staff to check that the groups meet the eligibility criteria. If any of the chosen groups do not meet the eligibility criteria, the site will choose a replacement group(s).

8. Z Energy reserves the right to:

  • request further information about an applicant's eligibility in the event that there is any doubt regarding its eligibility for Good in the Hood, and/or
  • to disqualify any applicant who tampers with the application and/or voting process or who submits false or misleading information as part of its application; or
  • to withdraw selection prior to payment if the applicant's eligibility for Good in the Hood is in doubt or if the applicant is conducting itself in a manner which is inconsistent with the intent of Good in the Hood.
  • to disqualify any applicant for any other reason which Z deems appropriate.

Allocation and distribution of funds

9. The percentage of the $4,000 each of the 4 groups receives will be determined by the number of votes received from customers who make a purchase at that Z service station during a particular period of time (the "voting period"). The voting period may vary between individual Z service stations.

10. When the voting period has finished the local retailer will write a cheque to each group for the proportion of the $4,000 allocated to each group by the customer votes.

11. These cheques will be presented by the retailer by 30 November 2024.

Future years

12. Good in the Hood is a contestable programme. A successful application one year does not guarantee a successful application in future years; equally an eligible (but unsuccessful) application may succeed in future years.

Your information: collection, retention and use

13. Any personal information collected about individuals as part of Good in the Hood will be collected, stored and used in accordance with these terms and conditions, Z’s Privacy Policy, and the Privacy Act 2020.

14. Applicants have the right to view information stored about them and to ask for it to be corrected if it is incorrect. Check out our privacy policy for information on how to do any of those things.

15. Z Energy will handle information submitted as part of Good in the Hood as set out below:

Successful applications

16. Information will be used to advise successful applicants that they have been selected.

17. Z may use information submitted by successful applicants to advertise the Good in the Hood programme in various channels including at each Z service station, social media, television and other online and offline platforms

Unsuccessful applications

18. Information will be used to advise unsuccessful applicants that they have not been selected.

All applications:

19. Z may retain, handle, use and process information provided by applicants in other ways permitted by its Privacy Policy and by law.

20. Z Energy's full privacy policy is available online at z.co.nz/privacy-policy/. For any further information please contact Z Energy's customer service centre on 0800 474 355.


21. Participation in this Promotion is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

22. These Terms and Conditions are governed by New Zealand law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.

23. Except for liability that may not by law be excluded, Z Energy shall not be liable under or in connection with these Terms and Conditions for any cost, expense, loss or damage suffered by any applicant, even if such cost, expense, loss or damage was reasonably foreseeable, and whether arising from breach of contract, tort, negligence, breach of statutory duty or otherwise.

24. Z Energy is not responsible for late entries, incorrect or inaccurate transcription of entry information, or for omission, interruption, deletion, defect, line failures of any telephone network, computer equipment, software, inability to access telecommunications network services, or any other error or malfunction.

25. Z may modify, suspend or cancel all or part of the Good in the Hood programme and/or these terms at any time. If Z suspends or cancels Good in the Hood it will use reasonable endeavours to notify applicants of this, for example by posting on its website.

26. All decisions by Z relating to any matter relating to these terms is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

27. Z may remove successful applicants from the Good in the Hood programme for any reasonable reason, including where an applicant has acted in a way that Z considers will harm Z’s reputation.