People and communities

Supporting the various stakeholder groups in the communities where we operate is fundamental for a business focused on long-term relationships and sustainable growth.

The Goodman Foundation supports social initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life, health and education, and standard of living of the people within these neighbourhoods. Through these sponsorships, other fundraising, the donation of equipment, volunteering and in-kind programmes, around $350,000 of support has been provided over the last 12 months.

The largest of our partnerships is with KiwiHarvest, a food rescue organisation that collects and redistributes perishable food that would otherwise be consigned to landfill. The food is delivered to charities and social organisations for redistribution to those in need. The Foundation is facilitating the growth of KiwiHarvest and the valuable work they do with new premises at Highbrook Business Park. Read more about this relationship by following this


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Food Rescue

In 2018 KiwiHarvest collected and redistributed 1,325,672 kgs of food, the equivalent of 3,787,634 meals, to 268 community agencies. It’s an exceptional effort made possible through the efforts of 143 volunteers and food contributions from 214 donors.

Duffy Books

Duffy Books in Homes

A reading initiative that provides primary school children with two new books every year to encourage literacy and learning. The Goodman Foundation sponsors around 1,500 students across three South Auckland primary schools.



A month-long, global event that encourages participants to get active and walk 10,000 steps a day, while raising money for local Cerebral Palsy charities. In New Zealand, Goodman staff raised over $17,000 through sponsorships and various fund-raising events.

Jason Gilliard

Jason Gillard

Is an architectural model maker creating scale versions of GMT’s new developments to help market the facilities to customers. Goodman was introduced to Jason through Poly-emp, an employment & advisory service for people with learning difficulties.

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Waipuna Conference Suits Highbrook Fun Run 2019

An annual event run by the Rotary Club of Highbrook with support from the business community within the estate. Over 550 runners and walkers completed the picturesque course raising over $33,000 for local charities including the Middlemore Foundation.

Christmas Box

Christmas Box

Is an initiative of the Life Centre Trust Auckland that provides disadvantaged families with a gift wrapped food hamper at Christmas. Goodman supports the charity by providing warehouse and distribution space for the annual packing day.



The Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters is an early education initiative of the Great Potentials Foundation. It is a home-based learning system with weekly workbooks and activities that help children become competent learners before they start school.

Womens Refuge

Women's Refuge

To celebrate International Women’s Day Goodman hosted a fund-raising morning tea with the proceeds going to support Woman’s Refuge. Team members also collected and donated essential items to help women and families in crisis.