Matahio Energy partners with Taranaki Rugby to power up Family Zone

As progressive energy company focused on championing the global energy transition, we are proud to partner with the TRFU for the 2022 season as a sponsor of the Family Zone.

With the first game kicking off on Sunday 7th August, the rugby season is underway and giving Kiwi families a major mood boost in winter. The Matahio Family Zone is a haven for families to create memorable experiences at Yarrow Taranaki Bulls home matches. There are giveaways and other fun activities including face painting for the kids. Young fans also have the opportunity to feature on the big screen via Matahio kids cam.

Through this partnership, Ngaere School students are in luck; they received complimentary tickets to home matches and a school visit from members of the Yarrows Taranaki Bulls team.

Matahio is pleased to be part of the TRFU family of sponsors, and as part of its commitment to whānau and young people, is focusing on expanding its relationship with local schools.

TRFU Chief Executive Mike Sandle says, “We are thrilled to have Matahio Energy join Taranaki Rugby as Family Zone partners for the 2022 season. Our young fans are our future, Matahio Energy will be creating positive memories for our next generation of fans through this partnership.”

As a responsible operator, Matahio has long-term plans for this growing New Zealand business. The company recognises the need to adapt and make a proactive contribution to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions wherever possible, consequently its first focus is on deep decarbonisation of its operations. It adopts a rigorous process of assessment, engineering and executing GHG emission reduction projects.

Matahio commissioned a landmark independent report developed in collaboration with an internationally acclaimed independent third party, which lays out an evidence-based roadmap for the company to reach Net Zero by 2030, 20 years ahead of the New Zealand Government’s 2050 goal. In executing this plan, Matahio will be able to reduce its emissions by up to 50 percent by 2026 by making several operational upgrades and, at the same time, moving forward in maturing carbon and exhaust capture opportunities.