Muscular Dystrophy Association NZ




This is the most powerful fundraising initiative we’ve ever launched.  We don’t need your money, we just need your power!

You can make a real difference for New Zealanders with rare muscle wasting conditions by making the switch.


“I have switched. I pay the same I was paying to my previous power company, not a cent more and now the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand (MDANZ) receives $55 a year.

This donation comes from a share of the profits Community Power makes when I buy my electricity from them.

Please join me. It won’t cost you anything and now you will be creating funding for the Muscular Dystrophy Association whenever you use electricity in your home or business.

Ronelle Baker


Trevor Jenkin Chief Executive


We have partnered with Community Power, who operate a social enterprise model, where they retail electricity at the same price you’re currently paying (or better).

Then a share of the profits they make from your account is paid to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand (MDANZ).

This business model is called Social Enterprise or sharing, its a new way of doing business that can help us help our members.

Making the switch to Community Power is easy and free.

And the best thing about your donation, is that it is ongoing, not just a one off.  This will go a long way to making our services sustainable into the future.

Thank you.

Trevor Jenkin Chief Executive, MDANZ

To find out more about MDANZ and our work, visit


How to switch:

Simply email a copy of a recent bill to Community Power for a free, no obligation quote.

You can do this online now by clicking here    Request a quote   and attaching a recent bill.

Or you can email a copy of a recent bill to


How your donation will help:



Your donation will help our members to have;

  • counselling and fieldworker support
  • recreational opportunities
  • educational resources
  • peer support networks
  • funding for equipment & resources
  • access to latest research
  • independent advocacy
  • better health care standards



Questions and Answers:

I currently receive a prompt payment discount, will I still receive this?


I receive a network company dividend, will I still receive this?

YES. The network dividend comes to you from the Network company regardless of which retailer you are with.

Will my power be interrupted if I switch to you?

NO, your electricity is never disconnected when switching between retailers.

Isn’t switching really hard?

NO, once you say “Yes please switch me” we do the rest. Other than proving us with a few details to set up your account thats all you need to do.

Where do you get your electricity from, do you burn coal?

Great question! We are very fortunate in New Zealand, approx 85% of our electricity is generated from renewable sources including Hydro, Geothermal and Wind.

Transpower manages the national grid and purchases electricity from the generators throughout the country according to the demand from consumers and the availability of water throughout New Zealand’s Hydro storage system.

When Hydro storage is low other forms of generation are brought on stream to meet the demand to keep the lights on.

Retailers don’t manage the source of electricity generation and nor can we guarantee to you where the electricity you use is generated from. What retailers can say is that most of the electricity you will use comes from renewable sources, its the same for all retailers.

Have any other questions…email us at:



About Community Power:

Our aim is to improve the lives of real people in our communities by giving you the opportunity to donate and help others from money you are already spending, without it costing you anymore than you are already paying. You may even pay less and save some money yourself.

We do this by being an approved, electricity retailer, able to supply electricity to households and businesses throughout New Zealand. Yes just like the big power companies, but without the expensive overheads. We use these savings to enable you to share the profits we make from your account with your community.

Simply switch your electricity to Community Power and your donation will start accurring right away. You won’t pay any more and you may even get to pay less. Join us and join the social enterprise and sharing sweeping the globe.

Community Power is a division of Plus Energy Limited, is 100% New Zealand owned and operates from Auckland, New Zealand.



To start donating at no cost to you:

Simply email a copy of a recent bill to Community Power for a free, no obligation quote.

You can do this online now by clicking here    Request a quote   and attaching a recent bill.

Or you can email a copy of a recent bill to