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Grab a poppy at Z for this Anzac Day

Grab a poppy at Z for this Anzac Day


Z Energy's giving Kiwis more ways to show their support for Anzac Day, with poppies available at Z sites around the country throughout poppy week, RSA volunteers collecting on-site, and 'virtual poppy' donations on Z's Facebook page.

Z service stations will have poppies in-store from Thursday, 17 April, and customers can choose to add $1, $2, or $5 to electronic transactions, as well as making cash donations at the till.

RSA volunteers will also be collecting at Z service stations on Anzac Day, 25 April. All donations made at Z's neighbourhood sites will go back to the local branches of the RSA.

Z's Twitter and Facebook followers can also donate a virtual poppy between 17 April and 25 April, with Z giving $1 for every poppy donated or shared online, up to $12,000.

Chief Executive Mike Bennetts says Z supports Anzac Day because of its special significance for all New Zealanders, including Z's customers, communities and staff.

RSA Chief Executive David Moger says the support of Z and New Zealanders will help the RSA to provide care and welfare to those who have served their country. “The first Poppy Day was held in 1922, and it's fantastic to see Kiwi communities and organisations continuing to support the RSA and remember those who sacrificed so much for us all,” David Moger says.

2014 is particularly significant because it heralds the start of World War One Centenary commemorations. The Royal New Zealand RSA is encouraging Kiwis to wear their poppies from Poppy Day, April 17, through to Anzac Day this year, as a mark of respect and remembrance.

More than 18,000 New Zealanders paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War One, more than in any other conflict involving New Zealand forces, and over 40,000 were wounded.

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