Tradies en masse offer up skills to Queenstown charities

by Lauren Pattemore - May 10, 2024

A group of 50 plumbers and electricians are wanting to deploy their services to a local charity or community group whilst they're in Queenstown for a conference this September. 

The conference is for Level Group Australia and New Zealand members and they're wanting community groups in Queenstown to nominate themselves and let them know what help they need.

And, from the words of general manager Matt Davies, it seems like the team is up for anything.

"It could be what we’re known for - electrical and plumbing, but not just that. Our team is multi-talented and so it could be a building job, or a lick of paint, or yard work," Mr Davies says. 

"So long as we can get the work done on September 4, and the location is in Queenstown or within an hour’s drive, we’re keen."

Although the team at Levels has put the call out to everyone, Mr Davies says they're particularly looking for something related to mental health or youth for their one-day September 4 working bee. 

"It probably goes without saying that mental health challenges in the trades industry are rife and extremely concerning.

"While we are casting the net far and wide across the region a community project that answers a call for help around mental health and is beneficial for youth is preferred."

Mr Davies says they've teamed up with Wakatipu Community Foundation chief executive Jennifer Belmont for her local expertise. 

"We’re partnering with Jennifer Belmont at Wakatipu Community Foundation to help us reach over 100 regional charities and their networks so more community groups can apply for the help."

Ms Belmont would love to see more businesses put their hands up to help out locally. 

“Queenstown isn’t all glitter and glam. There’s real need down here, and we’re buoyed by Level  bringing this marvellous and generous concept to our community first”.

She says they're excited to support the conference-adjacent initiative from Level and they will be spreading the word amongst the "deserving and hardworking network" of charitable causes in the region, big and small.

"Especially at such a tough time for many," Ms Belmont says.

"We’d love to see other businesses follow Level ANZ’s lead and consider adding a fitting initiative to give back to communities all across Aotearoa”

Charities and community group can nominate themselves online at

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