St John and PowerNet news updates

PowerNet Safety messages reach students (March 2016)

St John PowerNet PlasterboxOur sponsorship of St John in Schools now enables First Aid training and PowerNet Safety messages to be delivered to the Southern region.  To date, thanks to PowerNet over 5,740 students in 84 schools over 31 locations have been visited by St John.

PowerNet funding given to St John has enabled their Educator Jo Babe to increase her capacity to visit more schools within the Southland and West Otago regions.

“Thanks to the support from PowerNet, I have visited 5,740 children who attend either school or preschool around PowerNet’s region.”

My visits to these schools empower children to make the right decisions in an emergency,” Jo says.

The lessons are age appropriate, build on each other and are designed to fit into the current curriculum. “Our core business of responding in an emergency continues to highlight amazing children who have used the valuable skills they are taught in a real emergency situation,” she says.

All children who attend one of Jo’s visits are given a St John and PowerNet branded box of sticking plasters. “

The children love receiving their plaster boxes and each box has one of six PowerNet Safety messages aimed to remind them about safety around electricity,” she says.


PowerNet, St John and the Farming Show (September 2015 – February 2016)
In September PowerNet commenced a six month farm safety advertising campaign on the local radio station Hokonui Gold’s Farming Show and Radio Sport channel.

PowerNet General Manager Business Support Tim Brown says the Farming Show provided a strong reach into the PowerNet and St John rural sectors
in which they work.

“This campaign is designed to inform farmers of potential risks and to ensure safety when working around the farm,” Tim says.

A mix of 30-second commercials across the two radio shows ran during prime time (breakfast and morning). The commercials  promoted the St John series of first aid courses and our farm safety messages. In addition to the commercials, 60-second advertorial style interviews were delivered to listeners. These were shared between St John promoting their courses and PowerNet, promoting farm safety.


“PowerNet and St John
60 seconds on farm safety tips”
“PowerNet and St John
30 second of safety promotion”