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FREE Home Insulation to Eligible Home Owners

Too many families in the King Country and central North Island live in cold, damp houses.

Some families struggle to heat their homes or put energy saving measures in place. We aim to do something about it.

Maru is a not-for-profit charitable trust, established in August 2018 by The Lines Company.

We work alongside communities to help combat energy hardship.

Working alongside communities, we are putting in place practical initiatives to help homes become warmer, drier, healthier and ultimately use less energy.

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You may qualify if:

  • You own and live in a home built before 2008 AND
  • You have a Community Services card or SuperGold Combo card OR
  • You own and live in a home in an area identified as low-income OR
  • You are referred by the Healthy Homes Initiative.

Once your home is insulated you may be eligible for a heating grant.


Our Kahumoe Kaupapa – The PJ Project is back!

The Maru initiative distributes new winter pyjamas to vulnerable families throughout The Lines Company’s (TLC) network region where Maru operates, helping to gift a good night’s sleep to local whānau.

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Helping King Country households to save up to $552 a year on power bills.

Te Kūiti Energy Efficiency Expo

In early 2022, Maru partnered with the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Ecobulb Limited to help attendees save up to $552 a year on power. The expo had an excellent turnout from the local community with approximately one-fifth of Te Kūiti homes participating.

  • 440 Te Kūiti homes took part (about 1/5 of TK homes)
  • 211 homes had an energy assessment
  • This led to potential energy savings of up to $162k per year
  • A further 229 homes picked up 5 free Ecobulb LEDs each

This was an awesome initiative for the community and one that will help homes within our network to become more energy efficient.