Waikato Joins 250,000 People Worldwide to Help Save Lives

Waikato Joins 250,000 People Worldwide to Help Save Lives

On Saturday 11 May 2019 at 6:15am, hundreds of Waikato people will join up to 250,000 participants in 19 countries across 5 continents and walk 5km to help save lives in the Waikato.

“We’ve all lost mates or someone we know to suicide, and that’s got to stop,”  

The award-winning Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton renews its sponsorship of the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

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In an act of social giving the award-winning Hamilton-based Argent Motor Lodge have announced their renewed sponsorship of the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

“They are essentially our next-door neighbours and we often hear them overhead at our motel as they go to save lives, so it was only logical that we should sponsor them again,” says Argent Motor Lodge owner Graeme Hunt.

Based at the Jennian Hangar at the Waikato Hospital in Pembroke Street, Hamilton, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter provides a 24-hour emergency service, 365 days a year. Arescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference.

Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton is located only just 500m from the main entrance of Waikato Hospital and the landing pad for the Waikato Westpac Helicopter. “At Argent Motor Lodge we will assist with financial donations to the helicopter trust which will enable them continue the amazing work they do everyday,” adds Graeme.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ Police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. Which means they rely on the remaining 50% of funding to come from the community.

Argent Motor Lodge’s stylish and well-appointed rooms provide a comfortable and calming atmosphere for anyone who is need to stay close to the Waikato and Braemar Hospitals. “Frequently our guests are those who come here to stay while either supporting a sick relative or in some cases they are the patient who are waiting to go in for a procedure or treatment at the hospital,” says Graeme.

“At Argent Motor Lodge, we pride ourselves on how we look after our guests and in what we offer,” comments Graeme. The staff at Argent Motor Lodge are welcoming, friendly and will make your stay hassle and stress free.

About Argent Motor Lodge:

Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous, world famous Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments with wheelchair-accessible facilities and fully equipped kitchens.

 

Contact Argent Motor Lodge:

Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand

Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand)

Email: info@argenthamilton.co.nz

Website: www.argenthamilton.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/argentmotorlodge

 

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New Zealand-wide accounting specialists Tutbury & Associates Limited re-inforce their commitment to social giving  by supporting children’s charity KidsCan.

New Zealand-wide accounting specialists Tutbury & Associates Limited re-inforce their commitment to social giving by supporting children’s charity KidsCan.

In an act of Social Giving, New Zealand-wide accounting specialists Tutbury & Associates Limited have confirmed their continued support of children’s charity KidsCan.

KidsCan gives Kiwi kids in need with food, clothing and health items at school, so when they get into the classroom, they are best possible position to learn. KidsCan believe that education should be equal opportunity, so that all children, regardless of what their social economic background can have an equal chance.

“We are proud to support the amazing work that the good people at KidsCan do,” says Kelly Tutbury, Accountant and Managing Director at Tutbury & Associates Limited.

According to KidsCan an estimated 290,000 live in hardship and over one in four children in New Zealand are living without the basics. KidsCan starts its work with children at primary school level and supports them for as long as they need it, right through high school in some cases, but they can only do this with the support of the public.  “KidsCan provide disadvantaged New Zealand children with the basics so that they can focus on their education which is really important for their future,” adds Kelly.

“Giving back to the community is a big part of the way things are run here at Tutbury & Associates Limited,” adds Kelly. The team at Tutbury & Associates Limited are proud to be able to give back to their community through social giving by supporting KidsCan and they urge other business to do the same

You can make donation and make a positive change to a child in need, by visiting the KidsCan website today: https://www.kidscan.org.nz

About Tutbury & Associates Limited:

Tutbury & Associates Limited has worked hard to build their reputation of excellent customer service by working interactively with their clients and making sure that their clients get value for money. They are ideal for ideal for trades people, or anyone who wants to grow their business.

 

Contact Tutbury & Associates Limited:

Phone: 07 576 2194

Email: admin@tutburyassociates.co.nz

Address:  23 Myres Street Tauranga

Website: http://tutburyassociates.co.nz

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A tribute to Flo: Award-winning aerial tourism company Vanuatu Helicopters support employee’s brave fight against domestic violence.

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Award-winning aerial tourism company Vanuatu Helicopters truly value their exceptionally diligent employees. Office Manager Florence Lengkon is a cherished member of the team who began her journey with Vanuatu Helicopters in 2006, initially hired to put life jackets on passengers.

Over 12 years, Flo has grown professionally and accomplished a lot at Vanuatu Helicopters. She is the boss in the office with huge responsibilities on her shoulders as well as being a solo mother of three children.

Self-taught in Xero accounting software, expert in dealing with government departments, and attentive to the safety of pilots & passengers, Flo is the jack of all trades. She has even completed a six-week tourism scholarship in Hawaii last year to further her knowledge in the industry.

“Flo is always courteous and chats to everyone – she has gone above and beyond in her role as office manager,” says Andy Martin, Ground and Flight Operations Manager for Vanuatu Helicopters. “She is one of my best friends and we have shared some incredible experiences together and millions of laughs.”

In 2016, a tragic incident occurred which made Flo a victim of kidnapping and assault. She was subjected to brutal beatings from public transport drivers at the wharf after some men read her comment on Facebook expressing her disappointment with the unprofessional behaviour of local taxi and bus drivers.

The traumatising experience did not crush Flo’s spirit as she was brave enough to share her story with the media. Following this incident, Vanuatu’s biggest march against domestic violence ensued on the streets of Port Vila which made international headlines.

Flo was even awarded a Certificate of Courage for 2018 by the United States of America. The life-changing experience has inspired her to commence her very own NGO to support victims of violence.

The team at Vanuatu Helicopters is extremely proud of Flo’s journey as they bid her farewell with a promise to support her endeavours in the future.  

“She will be missed a lot from Vanuatu Helicopters and extremely hard to replace. We support her decision 100% and will continue to work closely with her in the future,” says Andy.

Flo will be kickstarting her initiative with a GoFundMe page to raise funds for essential resources.

About Vanuatu Helicopters:

Winners of the Vanuatu Tourism Award 2013-2014 and 2017-2018, Vanuatu Helicopters are located at the sea wall in central Port Vila and provide travellers with a scenic bird’s-eye view of the many extraordinary vistas that the island paradise of Vanuatu has to offer! Vanuatu Helicopters is a proud supporter of Ultimate Volcano Expeditions to give adventure tourists a phenomenal experience in the fiery depths of Vanuatu’s natural wonders.

 

Contact Vanuatu Helicopters:

Address: Located near the Nambawan Café, on the seawall at the Craft Markets, Port Vila.

Phone: + 678 25022

Email: info@vanuatuhelicopters.com

Website: https://www.vanuatuhelicopters.com

Facebook: https://facebook.com/VanuatuHelicopters

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Donate to the Waikato SPCA through Hamilton’s leading boarding kennels and cattery, Longtail Pet Motel, donation drive.

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Donate to the Waikato SPCA through Hamilton’s leading boarding kennels and cattery, Longtail Pet Motel, donation drive.

Giving just got a whole lot sweeter with Hamilton’s leading boarding kennels and cattery, Longtail Pet Motel.

In an act of Social Giving, the friendly and professional team at Longtail Pet Motel are kicking off a significant donation drive in support of the Waikato SPCA.  “Giving back to the community and animal charities is a big part of the way we operate at Longtail Pet Motel, which is located near Hamilton.

A donation station has been set up at Longtail Pet Motel where you can donate items to be utilised by the Waikato SPCA. Current items needed are newspaper, blankets (fleece is best) and towels. “You can drop these off during the opening hours of Longtail Pet Motel. Mornings: 8am - 10am and Afternoons: 4pm - 6pm,” adds Longtail Pet Motel.

In return you will receive a specially crafted gift pack handmade by the team at Longtail Pet Motel which will contain sweet treats and other goodies.

As animal lovers at heart, the team at Longtail Pet Motel are more than happy to support the Waikato SPCA that helps better the lives of animals across the country. “Each year SPCA Centres help protect over 48,000 abandoned, abused and neglected animals. So, we are proud to support the vital work that they do,” says Longtail Pet Motel.

Social Giving, the brainchild of MediaPA, is something which sees others benefit from the generosity of businesses. It is about giving back to the communities which we operate in.

You can drop off items at Longtail Pet Motel at 6399 Te Rapa Road Hamilton 3200.

About Longtail Pet Motel:

Longtail Pet Motel has been a staple in the Hamilton community since 1980, offering a first-class boarding kennels and cattery for pets from all over the Waikato. Priding themselves on their environmentally friendly facility that has a fantastic rural outlook, Longtail Pet Motel is ideal for pet owners who are going on holiday, moving houses or who work away from home.

 

Contact Longtail Pet Motel:

Website: https://www.facebook.com/Longtailpet/

Phone: 07 849 7357

Address: 6399 Te Rapa Road Hamilton 3200

Email: info@longtail.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Longtailpet/

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Longtail

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Crusoe’s Retreat

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Leading Fijian Resort Crusoe’s Retreat has Confirmed Its Sponsorship to the First New Zealand LGBTI Awards In Auckland

By Ciaran Warner

Crusoe’s Retreat in Fiji will be sponsoring the International Icon Award at the inaugural New Zealand LGBTI Awards ceremony this November.

The breathtaking resort has thrown its weight behind the LGBTI Awards, in a move which Scott Lee at Crusoe’s Retreat says will be fantastic for everyone involved.

“A significant number of our guests are New Zealanders, and we’re very happy to have this opportunity to show our love and support for New Zealand and the LGBTI community,” says Scott Lee.

The New Zealand LGBTI Awards, the first of their kind in New Zealand, will be held in Auckland at the prestigious Cordis Hotel on November 29th this year.

“The Awards are intended to celebrate members of the rainbow community and have their achievements acknowledged in a very public way,” says Silke Bader, Director and MD of the New Zealand LGBTI Awards.

he International Icon category recognises and honours “both International LGBTI celebrities and their Allies, who have come out in the face of adversity and support the LGBTI community in a positive way,” says Silke.

The category includes actors Hugh Jackman and Sir Ian McKellan, singer and Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst, and Australian writer and activist Magda Szubanski.

Crusoe’s Retreat’s sponsorship will also include being a contributor to the charity raffle, which will take place on the night of the awards, for Youthline, a charity partner of the LGBTI Awards and an organisation that aims to provide guidance and support for the youth of New Zealand, particularly young members of the LGBTI community.

As part of this raffle, Crusoe’s Retreat will be offering five nights’ accommodation to the two lucky winners, including airport transfers and food during their stay.

“I’m excited by how this opportunity could work for all of us,” says Scott.

“It allows us to support both the Awards and Youthline, and gives the winners a chance to enjoy the new and improved Crusoe’s Retreat.”

Crusoe’s Retreat is a private, intimate resort located along the world-famous Coral Coast in Fiji. The past several months have seen it undergo an extensive revitalisation, with some of the many recent improvements including the waterfront Taki Beach Bar and Grill, a 22-seater spa, and the rebranding of PADI-certified dive centre Coral Coast Divers.

To find out more about Crusoe’s Retreat, or to make a booking and start your Fijian adventure in time for spring, click here!

 

Contact Crusoe’s Retreat:

Website: http://www.crusoesretreat.net/

Email: marketing@crusoesretreat.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crusoesretreat/

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Update: Blue Light Hamilton

With the colder weather Blue Light has taken the opportunity to get some work done on the BBQ.  The BBQ's WOF was due so the top team at Motavation checked it over for us.

Thanks to our relationship with our Gas supply and Get Wet Waikato we were put in touch with Aber Holdings Limited where we purchased a reduced price 18kg Gas Bottle that the Plumber Man Hamilton fixed to the trailer with extra piping etc. We then gave it a run at a Te Wananga O Aotearoa Sports day where 150 students needed feeding on the 23rd May 2018.

On the way back to base I called in to our mates at Z Five Cross Roads to thank them for having us part of Z Good in the Hood this year.

Update from Paul Tierney - Chairperson Hamilton Blue Light

Blue Light Hamilton: Youth Touch Tournament

On the 14TH March 2018 Blue Light Hamilton attended the first ever ATC Military preparation youth touch tournament to cook their sausages and help out with the day. Blue Light have a fully sponsored BBQ that they take to Community Day’s or hire out for any drug and alcohol free use.

Blue Light Hamilton plan to enter a team at the next tournament which could be as early as October this year. The tournament organiser, Maxine Harwood, said she was delighted with the event and is happy to get the first one off the ground. She hopes to attract more teams for the next one and invisons the day as a great opportunity to network with other education and skill providers.

Congratulations to the team from Varda hairdressing who defeated the Military prep teams in a very competitive final.

To find out more and/or support Blue Light Hamilton, please click here

New Zealand’s leading hot water cylinder specialist, The Cylinder Guy becomes a rescue partner for Child Rescue.

New Zealand’s leading hot water cylinder specialist, The Cylinder Guy becomes a rescue partner for Child Rescue.

New Zealand’s leading hot water cylinder specialist, The Cylinder Guy becomes a rescue partner for Child Rescue.

In an act of social giving, New Zealand’s leading hot water cylinder specialist, The Cylinder Guy, has taken action in becoming a rescue partner for Child Rescue to help in the rescue and restoration of children from sexual exploitation.

“We are pleased to be able to support Child Rescue, which provides a very valuable and important service,” says The Cylinder Guy’s Managing Director, Chris Rankin, of Tauranga.

Child Rescue is an internationally recognised Christian non-profit organisation dedicated to rescuing children trapped in the sex trade. Its goal is to rescue the sexually exploited and enslaved, restore the abused, protect the vulnerable, empower the poor and be a voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.

Child Rescue currently operates various programs in Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines, Dominican Republic and India.

Since 2011, Child Rescue has courageously rescued over 2300 children who had been terribly enslaved around the world. Through various prevention programs it also helped hundreds more from entering the sex trade and have sought justice for those who have been wronged. “We are proud to be supporting their amazing work, it’s nothing short of life-changing,” adds Chris.

“We hope that others get behind this non-profit organisation. A big or small donation can help transform a life and further the important work of Child Rescue,” comments Chris.

Media PA’s Social Giving is something which sees others benefit from the generosity of businesses. Social Giving is something that everyone can get on board with.

The Cylinder Guy has been the first choice of New Zealanders for affordable and quality service for all things relating to water heating. Enjoying a 97% happy rating on the consumer review site, No Cowboys, The Cylinder Guy has many satisfied clients nationwide.

For reasonably priced, superior and efficient services for hot water cylinders, gas water heating, heat pump water heating sales and installation, The Cylinder Guy offers you reliable and quality service when you need it most.

 

Contact The Cylinder Guy

Website:  https://www.cylinderguy.co.nz

Phone: 0800 234 800

Email: chris@cylinderguy.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCylinderGuy/

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Leading Fiji accommodation provider, Crusoe’s Retreat donates to the Flood Relief Fund.

Leading Fiji accommodation provider, Crusoe’s Retreat donates to the Flood Relief Fund.

Leading Fiji accommodation provider Crusoe’s Retreat has become part of the global Social Giving community by donating to the Fiji Flood Relief Fund.

Cyclone Josie hit Fiji in early April and brought flooding to the main island of Viti Levu.

The friendly and professional accommodation team at Crusoe’s Retreat knew they had to help.

“It is really important for us to give back to the local community,” says Scott Lee at Crusoe’s Retreat. Social Giving is the philosophy which sees others benefit from the generosity of businesses.

“For every room night booked at Crusoe’s Retreat we will donate $1 to a flood relief fund,” adds Scott.  And for every team building retreat held at Crusoe’s Retreat they will donate:

  • $100 for 10 to 20 people
  • $200 for 21 to 50 people
  • $300 for 51+ people

“Being a part of the community, we care about people’s health and well-being which is why it’s important for us to offer our continual support,” adds Scott.

Located on Fiji’s stunningly beautiful Coral Coast, Crusoe’s Retreat is keen to help ensure Fiji retains its natural beauty and help its people get back on their feet.  The holiday resort did not get affected by the floods and is looking as stunning as ever with a number of new features such as the Taki Beach Bar & Grill which is proving very popular with guests.

 

About Crusoe’s Retreat:

Crusoe’s Retreat is the epitome of all the best parts of the Fiji Islands.  A perfect blend of traditional local culture, genuine Fijian hospitality, relaxed pace, fun activities and fresh island cuisine.  Crusoe’s Retreat is ideal for weddings, honeymoons, holidaymakers, company retreats and anyone who needs a relaxing holiday.

Contact Crusoe’s Retreat:

Website: http://www.crusoesretreat.com

Email: marketing@crusoesretreat.com or enquiries@crusoesretreat.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crusoes-Retreat-Fijis-Best-Kept-Secret-54889091524/

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New Zealand’s leading green building experts Green Homes New Zealand are getting fired up.

New Zealand’s leading green building experts Green Homes New Zealand are getting fired up.

Things are heating up for New Zealand’s home building experts Green Homes New Zealand.

New Zealand’s first international standards (ISO) approved Green Building Company, Green Homes New Zealand, are building a $12 million development at one of New Zealand’s most desirable locations, Pauanui.

Sitting on the development site is currently an old house. The team at Green Homes New Zealand reached out to the Coromandel Fire Brigades to see if they can give the house a fantastic send off. 

During the weekend of 5th and 6th May, in conjunction with several of the great teams at the Coromandel Fire Brigades, the house will be used for valuable training for the area’s fire fighters with it all culminating in the house being burnt to the ground!

“We are pleased to be able to support the community in the training of the local, mostly volunteer, firefighters who provide a very valuable service,” says Green Homes New Zealand general manager Andrew Olsen.

Fire and emergency volunteers from Pauanui, Tairua and Whangamata fire brigades will be sending Firefighters qualified in breathing apparatus to be trained by six instructors from the National training centre. The Onemana rural fire force will also be there on the day providing exposure protection from an external position.

The training will show the progression of the four stages of a developing fire incipient, growth, fully developed and decay. “The opportunity for a firefighter to witness the growth of fire in a controlled environment is invaluable,” adds Andrew.

The fire training will move to the upper level of the house where fire fighters will demonstrate the firefighter’s skill of suppression and attack. A small fire is lit in the corner of a room and then the fire fighters move in in pairs to cool the fire, to remove the heat and control the fire to eventually putting it out

This event will be open to the public who wish to see the brave firefighters in action. “If you would like to come to watch we will be establishing Safe Zones from which you can safely watch this showcase,” adds Andrew.

This exciting event signifies the start of the Pauanui Green project as the earthworks machines will move on to the development site the following week. “After many years of hard work, the whole Green Homes New Zealand team is very eager to finally see the site being transformed into our new and exciting vision of an energy-efficient  future proofed lifestyle,” comments Andrew.

The Pauanui Green development will be the first of its type in New Zealand and will offer buyers the prospect to own an architecturally designed, modern, energy-efficient, future-proofed home in the tranquil coastal town of Pauanui, located on the idyllic Coromandel Peninsula.

 

Timetable:

8:00: set up and safety briefing

9:00 -10:30: Fire development in the basement.

11:00 - 2:00: house burn rotation of staff through individual rooms

2:00 – 4:00: The rest of the house to be let go (uncontrolled burn with exposure protection

 

Contact Green Homes:

Phone: 09 974 0863

Freephone:  0800 33 00 00

Email:  admin@greenhomesnz.co.nz

Website: http://greenhomesnz.co.nz/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenHomesNZ/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GreenHomesNZ

LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/17975894

 

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Hamilton Blue Light Annual PCT Challenge Update

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On the 1st March 2018, Hamilton Blue light held their annual Physical Competency Test (PCT) Challenge at Melville Intermediate.

This year there were 48 teams that participated from schools as far away as Te Kuiti, Waitetuna and Horotiu Primary, as well as our local Hamilton Schools. The event generated a massive attendance of 192 year 7 & 8 students, each school selecting 2 boys and 2 girls to compete for the Douglas Grant Memorial Trophy.  

Douglas Grant was a soldier in the NZ Defence force 1 SAS group. In 2011 he was deployed to Afghanistan. During his time there he was called to help rescue a group that were held up by insurgents in the British council diplomatic offices in Kabul. It was at this time he was shot and killed.  Donations were made to the family but were not needed so given to Hamilton Blue light. A trophy was subsequently made in Douglas’ memory and the PCT trophy was created. This trophy represents teamwork, going the extra mile for your mates and putting in your absolute best effort.

Each year the students have a chance to win the trophy and display it in their school showing the effort made. A new challenge, where teams had to work together to solve clues to uncover ‘who robbed the local bank’, was introduced this year proving a real test as only Whatawhata Primary Teams A & B, Rhode Street Primary and St Joseph’s Fairfield solved the case and named the correct offender within the 20 minute time allocation.  As always the Police Car Push and the PCT was a hit, the students were encouraged by new Probationary Constables and usual Blue light committee members who are given the day off usual duties to mix and mingle with our future champions of Community spirit.

Congratulations to the overall winner of the day Fairfield Intermediate who were presented with the PCT Trophy on Friday the 2nd March 2018, at a special school assembly and will represent Hamilton Blue Light in the National PCT Challenge at the Royal New Zealand Police College, Porirua in November 2018. We all wish them the best of luck!!

Fairfield Intermediate team members receiving the Douglas Grant Memorial Trophy with Constable Jacob Goldsmith (left) and Constable Calum Grant.  

Fairfield Intermediate team members receiving the Douglas Grant Memorial Trophy with Constable Jacob Goldsmith (left) and Constable Calum Grant.  

 

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Community and online support still needed to help a talented South Auckland student achieve a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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We first brought you the story of Dataney Pownall last year, who has been selected to attend a summer camp in New York but lacked the funding to achieve his dream. In a urgent update, Dataney still needs your support to get him on that plane to New York.

Described as a young man with a positive outlook, a drive to learn and a strong desire to help others, Dataney Pownall and his family is appealing the community to help with the high cost of the associated air fares and insurance.

Every little bit helps. You can donate here https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/carolturner4dataney. If you can’t donate, you can help spread awareness by sharing this story with your friends and family.

Century 21 Gold Real Estate in Manurewa has assisted this family in the past selling their home and has taken a particular interest in this story.

“This is an amazing family, Carol (Dataney’s Mum), is an inspiration to working mothers. A solo mum working her butt off to ensure her kids don’t become another South Auckland statistic is an inspiration to others and after meeting with Dataney I can attest she’s doing a great job” says Century 21 Gold Manurewas principal Derryn Mayne.

“I first met Carol and her kids four years ago when I listed their home for sale. Through social media I’ve kept in contact with Carol and was really excited to get on board and help raise awareness” says Derryn.

“He has embraced every moment of this journey and taken every opportunity to better himself,” says his mother, Carol Pownall.

Dataney is just 14 years old but has already achieved much in both in his education and in the community with hard work and dedication. During his time at Dilworth Boys Boarding he was elected Head Boy of the campus, head of house and he had a role on the student council. He also won a number of the schools and regional areas speech competitions and also achieved the Principals All-Rounder Choice Award for 2016.

Dataney gets actively involved in his community by entertaining the elderly at rest homes, helping out at his primary school during the midterm breaks and is currently working on a community project to share some Bible teachings on a Christian radio station while also speaking at a youth group.

“He will make a positive difference in the world by putting ' his' mark on it through the experiences he is exposed to. I would love to give him more experiences and are asking for help to put this deserving young man on that airplane!” adds Carol Pownall.

This is great opportunity for the community and local businesses to donate to Dataney’s trip.

Century 21 Gold Real Estate are started the ball rolling with a $200 donation and challenge other businesses, particularly those in Real Estate to match this contribution. Come on everyone get behind Dataney and send him to New York. Click the link below:

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/carolturner4dataney

Four Square Edmund Road in Rotorua gives back to the community this Christmas.

Four Square Edmund Road in Rotorua gives back to the community this Christmas.

The season of giving is in full swing at Four Square Edmund Road in Rotorua. In several acts of social giving, the team at Four Square Edmund Road are excited to be giving back to the community this Christmas.

When the good folks at the Living Well Church approached Four Square Edmund Road for a discount on freezer bags for their Christmas Blessing Bag, Clare and Richard Gallagher knew they could do one better. “When they asked us if we could help out with discounting on the cost of freezer bags, we said we'll give them to you for free instead! That way the $200 saved could be better spent elsewhere,” says Clare Gallagher, who owns and operates the store with her husband, Richard.

Rotorua locals are familiar with the awesome work that ‘Anyone can Kai with Harley’ does. “Harley is working hard to be a positive influence in the community by cooking and feeding those who need it most. And he is doing it all for free,” comments Clare. Four Square Edmund Road were delighted to have donated burger buns to his generous cause.

Four Square Edmund Road are also big supporters of their local schools. “At Otonga Primary School the Charlie Car helped us deliver every student lolly pops for their Student Lead Conferences,” says Clare.

“At Western Heights Primary School, we are very excited to be one of the inaugural sponsors of their 2017 School Year Book. These kids and school are amazing,” comments Clare.

Four Square Edmund Road also regularly donate bread and other food items to the shelter and drop-in centre for the Visions of a Helping Hand Charitable Trust.

“We feel so very proud to have been a small part of such a wonderful show of Christmas spirit,” adds Clare.

Featuring a bakery, food to go, butchery, fresh produce, grocery, lotto, chilled bear and wine, the centrally located Four Square Edmund Road has ample parking and everything you need under one roof.

 

Contact Four Square Edmund Road:

Address: 42 Edmund Road, Maungakakahi, Rotorua 3015.

Phone:07 347 0498  

Email: clare.gallagher@4sq.co.nz

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FourSquareEdmundRoad

 

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New Zealand’s leading dog treats and subscription box, PupPost announces partnership with DC Rescue Dogs.

Every pup deserves a loving home, so in an act of social giving New Zealand’s newest dog toy and treat subscription box, PupPost, has announced a new partnership with DC Rescue Dogs.

“Customers can donate money at the checkout to support DC Rescue Dogs,” says Shelley Bishop, Social Media Manager for PupPost.

DC Rescue Dogs is a non-profit organisation based in the Waikato which takes in rescue dogs and puppies and then places them into forever homes throughout the Waikato and Auckland regions.  All dogs that come through their care are desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and registered with the council and NZCAR.

As a non-profit charity organisation they rely on support from the public to continue doing the good work they do. “All of their team members are volunteers working full time jobs, so every cent the rescue makes goes back into the dogs,” comments Shelley.

Run by Cherie Baker, she takes in pups from all over the North Island including pound dogs on death row, dumped puppies, private re-homes, overflow from other rescue shelters and puppies taken to vets for euthanising.

“Donations to the DC Rescue Dogs are always greatly appreciated and are absolutely vital for Cherie and her team to continue helping those pups in need,” adds Shelley.

As customers picks out the perfect box for their pup, they also have the option to add a donation to the DC Rescue Dogs. “Not only are you doing something good for your own dog, you are also helping to improve the life of those pups in need by helping them get to their forever homes,” comments Shelley. 

About PupPost:

The excellent subscription boxes from PupPost contain a delightful mixture of local New Zealand-made products, as well as a range of original and unusual items that are not easily available in New Zealand, they will have your pup barking mad with excitement.

 

Contact PupPost:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puppostnz/

Website: http://puppost.co.nz/

P O Box 1238, HAMILTON, New Zealand

Phone:  07 839 6209

Fax:  07 839 6208

 

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The UK’s premier training provider, Academy Class, sponsor The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards.

The UK’s premier training provider, Academy Class, sponsor The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards.

In an act of Social Giving, UK's leading software training company, Academy Class have sponsored the Scottish Landscape Photography Awards.

The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards are an annual photography competition which were  first launched in September 2014. The awards aim to recognise and reward the talents of the many great photographers who practice photography in Scotland.

“At Academy Class, we have decided to donate a series of exciting prizes to help the winners continue grow their skills and knowledge,” says Mark Young, the owner of Academy Class.

Academy Class are the UK's premier training company for digital creatives and artists. They are an Adobe, Apple and Autodesk authorised training organisation with six UK offices providing a wide range of courses for all levels of digital professionals, graphic artists and photographers.

The grand title winner of Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year will win a five-day Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) training course from Academy Class, with a total value of £1200.

The runner up and Landscape, Seascape & Urban Category winners will also receive a three-day Adobe Photoshop "Green Belt" training course from Academy Class company worth £850. “The prizes are highly desirable to any photographer looking to enhance their skills,” adds Mark Young.

“The Scottish Landscape Photography Awards is great as it highlights the talents of photographers and raise their profiles to a global audience,” comments Mark. These awards showcase the beauty and diversity of the Scottish landscape, its coasts, islands and towns & cities in a collection of beautiful images.

If you wish to know more and further inquire about the first-class training of Academy Class, visit its website https://www.academyclass.com where you can find a thorough outline of all training and courses Academy Class can offer concerning digital marketing.

 

Contact Academy Class

Address: Elizabeth House, 39 York Road, SE1 7NQ, London, United Kingdom

Company No: 5878400

Email: training@academyclass.com

Telephone: 0800 043 8889

Website: https://www.academyclass.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/academyclass

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AcademyClassPodcasts

 

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Award-winning Paihia Beach Resort & Spa donate to the Mid North Family Support dinner and auction evening.

Award-winning Paihia Beach Resort & Spa donate to the Mid North Family Support dinner and auction evening.

Leading Bay of Islands accommodation provider, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, have once again demonstrated they are leaders in the field of Social Giving by donating to the Mid North Family Support dinner and auction evening.

Mid North Family Support is celebrating serving the Northland community for 30 years. So, to celebrate this huge achievement and to raise much needed funds they are hosting a charity dinner and auction at Marsden Estate Vineyard on November 10 2017.

“We are happy to be donating two nights’ luxury waterfront accommodation at Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, including breakfast and dinner for two as an auction prize,” says  Lyndsey Morrison, Manager of Paihia Beach Resort & Spa.

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa is located on Paihia’s Main Road, Marsden Road, with a stunning outlook across the beach and a short distance to everything the Bay of Islands has to offer, such as boat cruises and scenic flights.

Mid North Family Support provides free Counselling and Community Education Programmes. Mid North Family Support is an amazing organisation that improves the lives of children, youth, women, families and individuals through support, counselling and education. “We are proud to be supporting their amazing work,” adds Lyndsey.

The Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel are excited to be involved with community events. “As a Northland-based property Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel are enthusiastic about supporting community events and the concept of Social Giving,” comments Lyndsey.

About Paihia Beach Resort & Spa

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa has rooms suitable for all types of visitors whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, with friends or with family. The resorts Luxury accommodation is a great place to return to and relax after exploring the wonders of the Bay of Islands.

 

Contact Paihia Beach Resort & Spa:

130 Marsden Road, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Free phone: 0800 870 111

Telephone: +64 9 4020 111

Email: info@paihiabeach.co.nz

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaihiaBeachResortandSpa

Website: http://www.paihiabeach.co.nz/

 

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