FlowerPower donates $5050 to Earthquake Fund

I’m not sure what else I can add to Lance’s official announcement:

PowerKiwi’s FlowerPower has donated $5050 to the Government’s Christchurch Earthquake fund.

Like everyone we were shocked and dismayed at the devastation and loss, firstly to individuals and families and secondly to businesses and buildings in Canterbury.

We are also humbled and proud of Cantabrians, of New Zealanders, of those who were and are visiting here, and of people around the world who have all pitched in to help.

We wanted to do our bit, and while $5050 was a lot of money for us it just felt like the right thing to do.

The giving also reflects the reasons why we got into business – which were to help Powershop bring lower-priced, hassle-free power to Kiwis, and to do the right thing by New Zealanders and have fun while doing so. (That last bit may explain the strange amount – changed at the last moment from $5000 to $5050 for no reason in particular.)

Powershop themselves are contributing a lot as well. Powershop customers in the rest of the country had a price rise of about 1 cent on March 1st, as we entered the Autumn/Winter period, but Canterbury customers are still paying the old late summer price. On Powershop prices go up and down through the year to reflect electricity energy cost changes, and Powershop are wearing the difference for Canterbury. Good for them. There are very real costs of generating, transmitting and administering power, so there isn’t much room to give without losing a lot of money.

Meanwhile clicking on the (now) red and black flower is a great way to join Powershop – as we will give you $50 of free power along the way.

9 thoughts on “FlowerPower donates $5050 to Earthquake Fund”

  1. Well done, I wish more companies would follow your lead! I actually just signed up to Powershop yesterday via Flower Power and am looking forward to self power management!

  2. Thanks Nat! As Powershop warned me my old electricity supplier is now trying extremely hard to keep me as a customer – but they have got no chance! :)

  3. Ha! Mum said when she switched, her power company offered her more than they had ever done before… 6 months discount on this, free that… She just said ‘yup so when I stay with you, in 6 months, you’ll hike your prices again’. And went through with it. She’s never looked back yet and was mildly skeptical after my sales pitch :)

  4. We were considering acquiring several residential solar panels for our home this past year. The only problem was the cost. The most inexpensive solar system we found was close to five thousand dollars. It would have taken us years to recoup that amount. Anyway, we came across these instructions for making your own solar panel systems. We decided to try out that way. It saved us a great deal of dollars, and the free, efficient electrical power is wonderful! :) We operate several of our appliances off this grid.

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