How it helps the community

What did the Entrust dividend mean to you?

We pay over 348,000 households and businesses an Entrust dividend each year, and each one of them has a story to tell about the dividend. 

We've listed a few stories our beneficiaries in previous years have shared with us below.


Would you please accept my wife's and my thanks for the (annual) Consumer Trust dividend cheque. We are most grateful and have plans to put it to very good "energy" use in the way of home heating. -- Sincerely, Leo & Zora

Thank you for coming to the rescue! I’m the sole breadwinner of my household and I support 4 grandchildren. I managed with the help of the dividend to up our grocery supplies. We can go on longer now! -- Charles, by email

Thanks for the dividend - appreciate it. Ours has gone straight in the bank! Cheers -- Mark R, St Marys Bay

Thanks very much for the dividend it is great and truly appreciate it. I will be putting this into my Credit Card to make it lighter. Once again thanks so much. -- Alan S. Manukau City

Am trying to convince my fiancé it should go towards my wedding ring! Hmm...weddings are expensive things. -- Belinda C, Auckland

Thank you for the dividend- i will be putting it towards jobs around the house - EG: carpet steam cleaning and a paint job. -- Jordan F, Ellerslie

Three pairs of shoes for my girlfriend! -- Johnny M. Newton

There are many things I could do with $320 but my elderly mother cant afford new glasses and is having difficulty seeing the television so I will be spending my $320 on new glasses for my mum. -- Shirlee C. Manurewa

It is indeed a wonderful gesture from you to have again your offering, thank you very much! As I am 83 years this year and live alone your contribution will go towards heating during these cold winter months. -- June M – Ellerslie (abridged from a letter)

Thank You very much for the dividend pay out of which we used to get a G.P.S Navman which has been great to help us get around Auckland a lot better. -- N Thompson, Clendon Park

Thanks for the dividend. It gave us an opportunity to be able to donate the money - to Starship Hospital & to our local cricket club. -- S & P, Mt Roskill