Gary Erkell, Nova Energy

$5,520 of $5,000 goal
Given by 51 generous donors in around 6 months

Participating in Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose


Step up to the plate and hit us with your elevator pitch. What does Nova Energy do?

Nova Energy supplies great value electricity, natural gas, broadband and phone services to homes and businesses throughout the country. Proudly Kiwi owned and operated, we’re part of the Todd Corporation, one of New Zealand’s leading energy explorers and producers, with a history dating back to 1884.

We believe in providing good, friendly service, so we put a lot of energy into treating people right, keeping things straightforward and being genuine, and we’re proud to get in behind this year’s Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose.

Why have you decided to do Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose this year?

I’m not usually one for the limelight but when I was approached about being involved in Bayleys Plate Up For A Purpose to help the Christchurch City Mission the cause spoke for itself. Children are our most important resource for our future, and it is vital to give them a head start in life. If I can raise any amount of money for this great cause, it will be worth it.

Who’s your chef hero and why?

Internationally I’d say Gordon Ramsey. Not only is he a great chef but you get bit of cheeky entertainment to go with it. More locally I can’t go past award-winning Simon Levy – head chef and business owner of Inati and Hali both right here in Christchurch. Simons multi-dimensional approach to his dishes feed the imagination as much as the tastebuds.

What’s your signature dish?

During the first Covid lockdown my wife and I had a hankering for chargrilled food, so we made a make-shift charcoal smoker. This was the beginning of a passionate obsession with low and slow smoked meats. Popular dishes I regularly serve the family include smoked lamb shoulder, succulent pork ribs and fall-apart beef brisket but my signature dish would have to be the unusual combination of brisket and macaroni pie; a perfect combination of cheesy meaty goodness that’s not for the faint hearted.

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Participating in

Bayleys Plate up for a Purpose

Taking business leaders out of their boardrooms and into their community to raise crucial funds for the Mission’s Back to School programme.

Latest donations

Kate on 02 Jun 2022
Great job Gary!
Gary Erkell

Thank you so much Kate, you have just made a difference towards supporting these children's basic back to school needs.

Gary Erkell
BNT NZ on 01 Jun 2022
Great cause Gary. All the best on behalf of Brake & Transmission NZ.
Gary Erkell

Wow!!! that's a very generous donation! The children, City Mission & I thank you so much to the entire team at Brake & Transmission NZ...BNT

Gary Erkell
Pete on 27 May 2022
Nice work Gary
Gary Erkell

Thanks heaps Pete! every dollar makes a difference towards supporting the back to school program

Gary Erkell
Simon on 26 May 2022
All the best for a great cause for the Christchurch City Mission. Cook up a storm Gary!
Gary Erkell

That's awesome Simon from Attainable you have just made a difference!

Gary Erkell
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Guest Donor on 25 May 2022
Great fundraiser! Kids deserve the basics

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