Orion is proud to support the central Canterbury community.

We invest in a variety of community programmes related to energy, education, business, the arts and sport. Orion provides sponsorship to the following organisations:

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Community Energy Action provides insulation and energy advice services to those with the greatest need. More than 20,000 homes are now warmer, healthier and more energy efficient because of CEA’s services.

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Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce helps local businesses improve their enterprises and ensures their members can operate in a business friendly environment. 

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Connexis is the industry training organisation for New Zealand’s infrastructure industries.

 Court theatre logo3 Christchurch's Court Theatre, New Zealand’s largest theatre company, offers a world of happiness, laughter, drama and intrigue.
 Eaa logo6 Electrical Engineers’ Association provides expertise, advice and information on technical, engineering and safety issues affecting the electricity industry. 
 Evolocity logo3 EVolocity's mission is to stimulate innovation in the electric vehicle sector, and encourages learning about the benefits of electric transport, and nurtures youth interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Orion Masters Energy Scholarship

This scholarship supports study towards a master’s degree at the University of Canterbury by students engaged in research related to the energy field. Southpower Limited, later Orion New Zealand Limited, established the scholarship in 1994.

Aruhiko Power Engineering Excellence Trust is a unique partnership between the Power Industry and academia and is located in the EPECentre at the University of Canterbury. It's mission is to promote and support the education of power engineers and the study of power engineering as a field of excellence in New Zealand.

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Te Huanui Art Gallery aims to expose the people of Malvern to quality art and to promote local artists living in the area.

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Akaroa Art Gallery hosts exhibitions featuring artists from Banks Peninsula and beyond, many of national and international recognition. It also provides a wonderful venue for intimate musical events and varied workshops throughout the year.