A supportive culture

We seek to implement changes that will positively impact our people and community. As part of our commitment to our community, Cyclone proudly contributes to any annual donations made by our people.

One of our benefits for our people is that we offer this through our dollar-for-dollar matching program annually (to a maximum of $1000 per team member), which directly reflects and supports charities our people believe in and are passionate about.

We are proud that our people reflect our values and commitment, as this helps us drive change and contribute to our community because it’s a crucial part of who we are and how we thrive.

Below is a list of the recipients of those dollar-for-dollar donations from Cyclone this year:

Stand Children's Services

Stand Children’s Services support our Tamariki and whānau to ensure they are safe, recover from past trauma, and reconnect with each other to create a positive future. Their services include therapeutic social work services delivered in home based and school based settings, family therapy, and a holiday programme for caregivers, including grandparents and foster parents.

Cyclone has supported Stand Children’s Services by a donation of NZD$10,000 during 2022 and 2023 to support this community and help provide aid and assistance to those who need it.


Braintree Wellness Centre

The BrainTree Wellness Centre is an innovative, first-of-its-kind facility in Ōtautahi-Christchurch that supports people living with neurological conditions to live well in the community. Cyclone is proud to be a foundation partner assisting the inspiring work carried out by the amazing team at BrainTree.

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Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand has worked continuously with the community to deliver thousands of educational programmes that increase public understanding of autism. We have assisted over 50,000 individuals and their family members to learn about autism and find the services they need.

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Prostate Cancer

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand – Te Kāhui Mate Pukupuku Repe Tātea o Aotearoa – Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading men’s cancer charity. During 2022, a key member of our team, Danny Bedingfield, ran the Auckland Marathon to support and raise awareness for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. At Cyclone, we like to support the charities our staff are investing in. As the president of the PCFNZ this is a cause close to Danny’s heart, and we were proud to donate $10,000 to this great cause.

Their vision is to significantly reduce and ultimately end suffering and death from prostate cancer by providing support and education, funding research and advocating to reduce the impacts of the disease.

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Partnership Cambodia

Partnership Cambodia are a non-profit organisation that seeks to provide opportunities to make a difference in the world by supporting Cambodian young people in education, business and Christian discipleship and mentoring. They are particularly focused on assisting the rural and urban poor as a way of breaking the poverty cycle.

Each year Cyclone donates IT Hardware to Partnership Cambodia to gift to those students that they are assisting through tertiary studies.

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Child Cancer Foundation

The Cyclone Team ran a whopping 420 laps at Malvern Park and collectively raise a generous $15,000 to support the Child Cancer Foundation for children battling cancer!

Showcasing both physical endurance and dedication to a noble cause – we would love to thank everyone that has supported this cause alongside us, we know events like the Long Run don’t just happen without careful planning and execution.

Almost doubling the 10,000-lap goal, a total of 19,136 lap were run over the day by all participants raising a total of $125,665, offering hope and a brighter future for the young fighters.

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First Foundation

As an acknowledgement to Thirty years in business we wanted to give something back to Education. We are very excited to announce a new partnership, which we are launching, the First Foundation.

A four-year programme, we plan to introduce 1-2 new students each year. With the goal that over the next 30 years we would give back close to 1,000,000 to education.

First Foundation identifies students, who are often the first in their families to attend University; many use their improved finances to help their parents, siblings and broader whānau, further widening our potential impact.

Cyclone will offer financial assistance for your scholar’s university feeds and potentially part-time work experience during the programme to help students grow their skills and professional network.

The scholarship runs for four years and starts from the beginning of the student’s last year at High School, by providing mentoring and support to help students who might not otherwise make it to university.

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