Hero – a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.
Our Community Heroes are people that go the extra mile in order to serve their community, the environment or simply the well-being of their family or loved ones. These people have been nominated by you and in return, we’ll select a hero on a monthly basis and give them a little reward to encourage their endeavours and motivate them on their journey.
If you know a Hero inside your community and would like to see them on our Community Heroes page, feel free to nominate a Hero at the red button below.
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As a family founded business, a small player who does things differently we are passionate about the communities in which we operate and that’s why we support a wide range of community ideas in New Zealand. Every year we donate thousands of dollars of fuel and funding to hundreds of community organisations. We’re proud to support New Zealand communities and we are committed to long-term, enduring relationships where we can see measurable impacts.
Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand creates and supports programmes that strengthen Kiwi families throughout their children’s medical journeys, ensuring they are better placed to cope and help their children heal.
In March 2016, construction on the new wing at Ronald McDonald House Auckland was completed thanks to a little help from Gull’s ‘Fuel the Love’ campaign. During the campaign, Gull collected one cent from every litre of fuel sold at Gull sites nationwide for a month of Mondays.
The new wing includes 10 studio apartments and four standard family bedrooms, along with a new lounge space, business suite and kids playroom – but even with the new wing, the number of families who need Ronald McDonald House Charities’ support has increased since last year.
“There is such a demand for our service and we never turn any family away. The ongoing support of the community and companies like Gull is so important, it’s how we can continue to provide this vital service free of charge to Kiwi families."
Corporate Partnership Manager for RMHC.
Surfaid started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000 who were struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands. SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
For three Wednesdays in January 2016 we donated 1c per litre of fuel sold to help SurfAid provide clean water for remote communities in Indonesia. The results were truly amazing, and with your help Gull was able to donate over $25,000 to support SurfAid to continue their efforts in remote areas of Indonesia.
"We are enormously grateful to Gull and its customers for their support of SurfAid. We are seeing exceptional results in our field programs, but we cannot do it alone. The support of the New Zealand public and NZ Aid Programme has been instrumental to our success. The funds that Gull has provided can bring clean water to two very remote villages. The impact of clean water on health of those communities will last for generations to come. On behalf of the entire SurfAid team, thank you".
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From grassroots beginnings in the 1980’s and the founding of the Wingspan Charitable Trust in 1992, Wingspan is now recognised as New Zealand’s leading conservation, education and research organisation for birds of prey.
Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre was established in Rotorua in 2002. At Wingspan’s core is a commitment to the conservation of the threatened ‘Karearea’ New Zealand falcon. Being part of New Zealand’s unique natural heritage, falcons are a taonga (treasured) species to tangata whenua (Māori, people of the land).
Wingspan supports wild populations directly by releasing captive bred falcons and rehabilitating injured wild birds. Through research and advocacy, Wingspan also supports long-term sustainable conservation action by identifying the reasons for the decline in wild populations and promoting action to reverse this. The
Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre is a place where people can visit and see birds of prey up close during interactive flying displays, hosted by the country’s leading experts. The displays showcase the spectacular flying skills of these amazing birds and are a unique educational experience enjoyed by children and adults alike.