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Mazda Motor of New Zealand (MMNZ) is engaging in various social contribution activities to fit better with the needs of their community. Most of the social contribution initiatives are carried out through Mazda Foundation New Zealand (MFNZ).

Person in charge of promoting social contributions at MMNZ

Person in charge of promoting social contributions at MMNZ

Andrew Clearwater
Managing Director, (Chairman, Mazda Foundation NZ)

【Environment】Initiatives contributing to environmental protection
【Safety】Initiatives contributing to traffic safety
【Human resources】Initiatives aimed at fostering the next generation
【Community】Community-based initiatives
【Mazda Foundation】Initiatives via Mazda Foundation

Sponsorship of National Association for War Veterans

【Community】

Objective

To support the non-profit organization for war veterans and their families, and present armed forces by providing reliable transportation

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

MMNZ supported for the Royal New Zealand Returned & Services Association (RNZRSA) by providing them with new Mazda6 wagon and sedan. The new vehicles are used to assist with the many events taking place around the country to mark the 2015 centenary commemorations of World War One.

Sponsorship of RNZRSA

Sponsorship of RNZRSA

Mazda Foundation New Zealand

MFNZ, established in November 2005, has been providing funds to various initiatives, including education, environmental conservation, and culture. It has now distributed over $1.7million to around 517 recipients and holds three rounds of distributions each year selecting New Zealanders, community groups and charities that are in need of support. (FY March 2015: around NZ$214,000 was distributed to 78 recipients).

Treemendous School Makeovers Project for Native Tree Planting

【Environment】【Human resources】【Community】【Mazda Foundation】

Objective

To provide outdoor and environmental education through the project, where four New Zealand schools are chosen each year to have their grounds improved and enhanced through native plantings.

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

Treemendous Makeovers Project, a joint project between Project Crimson Trust, one of New Zealand’s leading conservation organizations, and MFNZ, first sprung from the ground in 2008, for their program which aims to educate children on the importance of the environment and the country’s fauna and flora. Since then the project has worked with 27 schools from the top of the North Island to the bottom of the South to create amazing native gardens and outdoor classrooms.
In FY March 2015, three schools (Wainui Primary School in May, Naenae School in June, and Pegasus Bay School in September) were selected from the entries.
MMNZ also provided support for conservation initiatives alongside the use of a new Mazda6 to assist with the Trust’s conservation work to mark the ten year anniversary of their partnership. The vehicle has been integral in allowing them to carry out their mission, to replant native plants across New Zealand. And the vehicle has become an icon for the Trust and people recognize it wherever it goes.

Treemendous School Makeover at Pegasus Bay School

Treemendous School Makeover at Pegasus Bay School

Donated Mazda6 to Project Crimson Trust

Donated Mazda6 to Project Crimson Trust

Support for Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre

【Environment】【Community】【Mazda Foundation】

Objective

To make contribution to the conservation by supporting Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre (WNBRC) Incorporated providing help, treatment and rehabilitation for injured and ill native birds, that has cared for and treated thousands of birds

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

MFNZ provided grants to WNBRC for the support that they purchase some blinds to better control ultra violet light and heating to assist in birds' recovery so that birds can recover quicker in a better environment.

Support for Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Center

Support for Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre

Support for Volunteer Lifeguarding Organization

【Human resources】【Community】【Mazda Foundation】

Objective

To provide assistance to beach goers who get into difficulties in the sea by supporting Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service (MMLS) providing lifeguard services to public swimming at Mount Maunganui Beaches

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

MFNZ supported MMLS that has over 400 members among the membership categories of Active Senior, Active Junior and Junior Surf members through grants. The children at Junior Surf program learn water and surf safety, and lifesaving skills, The grant covers the replacement of an old outboard motor on boat so they can quickly reach people who need help in the sea.

Support for Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service

Support for Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service

Support for Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust

【Community】【Mazda Foundation】

Objective

To provide assistance to person who suffers from epilepsy to lead a happier and safer life both at home and in public places by supporting NZ Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust (NZEADT) that trains and places dogs with people who have severe epilepsy

Initiatives/FY March 2015 Results

MFNZ provided grants to NZEADT, based in Auckland, but providing assistance throughout NZ. The grant funds the training and care of one puppy through to a trained epilepsy assist dog.

Support for NZ Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust

Support for NZ Epilepsy Assist Dogs Trust