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.

 

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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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Auckland-based Yes Finance puts its focus on serving the community.

Auckland-based Yes Finance puts its focus on serving the community.

For Auckland-based Finance Company, Yes Finance, the focus for them is not about the money, its about helping people in their community.

“For us it has always been about putting customers and businesses in a stable financial position both during and after the borrowing process,” says Yes Finance Director Peter Steel.

Described as a suburban finance company, Yes Finance, sets itself apart from the other finance companies because it cares about its customers as individuals. Yes Finance wants to give them every chance for financial success where larger lenders may have not given them the chance.

The born and bred New Zealand company, Yes Finance offers a wide range of services including personal loans and finance options for cars and boats. Their supportive and friendly team has a wealth of knowledge behind them and are ready to offer their advice.

“Our staff at Yes Finance are experienced Personal and Business Loans Specialists who recognize individual circumstances and aim to make the process of obtaining a loan as easy as possible,” adds Peter.

Yes Finance have built their high level of customer service all around being easy and personal to deal with. “You can apply, we will ring you, talk through the loan and purchase. When it’s all done we’ll step you through the online signing process,” comments Peter.

Yes Finance can assist you with SME finance, personal finance, travel loans, boat loans, chattel finance, plant and equipment finance, business loans, loans for equipment and machinery and asset finance.

Experience the freedom of having your finances under control by contact the friendly experts at Yes Finance today.

About Yes Finance:

Yes Finance have been in business for 20 years, making them one of the oldest privately owned finance companies in New Zealand.  They are an alternative to the rigid approach of the banks, providing customer focussed solutions for commercial and personal finance. They are based in Auckland but operate throughout New Zealand.

Contact Yes Finance:

Website: www.yesfinance.co.nz

Email: info@yesfinance.co.nz

Phone: 0508 10 50 10

Facebook: www.facebook.com/YESFinance

Gails of Tamahere are huge believers in social giving through their support of the Lions Club in Tamahere

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At Gails of Tamahere, social giving is something which has major importance within the business. Gail Jones and her team have been long-time supporters of the Lions Clubs New Zealand foundation and are giving back to their community through their support of the Tamahere branch of the foundation.

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“We are proud to be able to give back to our community through supporting the Lions Clubs. These people give back by providing several activities to help our youth which is something we can all get behind” says Gail Jones, owner of Gails of Tamahere.

The Lions Clubs foundation has been around since 1917, when Chicago-born Melvin Jones had the idea of reaching beyond business activities out into the community. The Lions Clubs reached New Zealand in 1955, having grown to introduce white canes for the blind and help their communities in several ways.

The Lions Clubs New Zealand has several functions. For the most part, they are concerned with helping the youth communities by providing upskilling opportunities and support groups. Gails of Tamahere supports the Tamahere branch of the Lions Clubs by providing a facility for the people involved to have meetings, as well as providing financial support where necessary.

Social giving is something which sees others benefit from the generosity of businesses. Gail believes that it is not only something which her company should do, but all companies across New Zealand.

“Social giving is something we can all get on board with. It is about giving back to the communities which we operate in. People within our communities can benefit from what we do and that is the ultimate reward” says Gail.

For more information on what social giving can do for your business, head to www.socialgiving.co.nz. For more on the Lions Clubs New Zealand head to http://www.lionsclubs.org.nz/.

Contact Gails of Tamahere:

Phone: 07 839 0988

Email: gailjones@gails.co.nz

Address: 28 Devine Road Hamilton

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

Award-winning Bay of Islands Accommodation, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa gives back to the community through Social Giving

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The award-winning Bay Of Islands Hotel, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa at Paihia, has once again demonstrated why they are leading advocates of the Social Giving philosophy (www.socialgiving.co.nz).

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are keeping their Social Giving programme going by donating to three upcoming community events.

“It is really important for us to give back to the local community,” says Lyndsey Morrison, Manager of Paihia Beach Resort & Spa.

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are donating a two night’s Luxury Waterfront Accommodation in a Spa Studio for two to the North Shore Hospice Vintners' Brunch. This package also includes an a la carte breakfast each morning for two and a Romantic Rose Bath Soak to enjoy in the privacy of an ensuite 6ft spa bath

The Hospice North Shore will be holding their 21st Vintner’s Brunch on Sunday July 30.  Throughout the event they have both silent and live auctions to help raise money for their cause. The funds raised from Vintners’ Brunch 2017 will help Hospice North Shore provide this specialist service to people in our community, along with their families, absolutely free of charge. 

Getting involved with the local community, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa in partnership with Kauri Cliffs donated the grand prize for Warkworth Golf Club’s Barfoot and Thompson Women’s Pro Am 2017. The Tournament was a huge success and with 140 in the field there was a fantastic vibe around the clubhouse and course.  “To be able to offer as a first prize package, golf at Kauri Cliffs, accommodation at Paihia Beach Resort and Spa and drive a BMW for the weekend it could not have been better,” says Marie Claydon, Warkworth Pro Am Committee.

Eagles Golfing Society of Northland will be running the Halberg Disability Foundation Golf Tournament on the 11th of May. Entry fees, raffle proceeds and sponsors cash donations will be donated to the Halberg Foundation for the Disabled Sports Programme in Northland and Northland Junior Golf. Paihia Beach Resort & Spa are excited to donate a $100 spa voucher to the event.

The Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel are excited to be involved with each of these 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,” adds Lyndsey.

About Paihia Beach Resort & Spa:

Paihia Beach Resort & Spa is located on Marsden Road, Paihia.  With spectacular views over the Bay of Islands, the resort includes La Spa Naturale day spa and the Provenir Cuisine & Cellar, both of which are open to the public as well as guest of the Resort.

 

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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Music Moves Me: Music & Memories Event

Altrusa International of Hamilton is proud to present this Music & Memories Event. All proceeds will go to Music Moves Me Trust & Dementia Waikato.

The event will be held on the 19th February at Chateau Fleur de Lys on Pembroke St in Hamilton.

Click here for more details

Golf: Game of life tees up Pender

Quite often when Jared Pender used to fill out his scorecards in the make-or-break world of professional golf mostly in Australia, it wasn't easy to park thoughts of doing the sums on his daily budgetary requirements on the road.

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The New Zealand Social Giving Programme Officially Launched in Hamilton

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By Liam Prime, MediaPA Intern

A function that had been highly anticipated for a number of weeks, Social Giving’s launch event on Wednesday night was a highly successful night with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that left everyone with a smile on their face and excited for the next big event.

Social Giving is the Brainchild of MediaPA’s CEO, Phillip Quay. Social Giving’s mission is to help give small to medium sized businesses the chance to give back to the community. By helping connect business owners to either charities or sportspeople needing funding, MediaPA does not partake in  dealing with the financial side of the negotiation to provide full backing to the recipients.

Phillip Quay noted that “Social Giving is about supporting those who are results driven, helping give back to the Hamilton community is what Social Giving is all about”.

The night was a celebration for both recipients and clients of Social Giving with the emphasis of the event being on fun and establishing friendships rather than work. With sponsorships from the likes of Lakeman Brewery, Forgotten World Adventures, MediaPA, Carlton Party Hire and Grain Exchange, the event was a huge success.

Starting the night with light bites and drinks to make people feel welcome upon entry, greetings and light conversations to get to know others and their company backgrounds were underway. Once everyone was seated the night was ready to begin. Phillip Quay and co-host Clare Gallagher began by discussing the history of Social Giving and how it helps the community before shifting the speaking to the recipients and what Social Giving means to them.

Aunty P began with a heartfelt speech about the ups and downs that the Hamilton Homeless Trust has encountered, giving meals to those in desperate need.

Aunty P said: “We are very thankful for the help that has been provided from those here tonight and even the smallest contribution goes a long way”.

Following the Homeless Trust was New Zealand Riding for The Disabled Association (NZRDA), Hannah Doughty brought to light the need for sponsors for their horses and their goal of eventually having all of their horses sponsored. Unfortunately Jared Pender was not able to make it due to golfing commitments but was given a well-documented speech on his success in the golfing industry. Adam Muir and MediaPA’s Tristan Hooker discussed Kawhia Cruise and the funding it provides to Multiple Sclerosis. “It’s all about family here, if you have anything with wheels and want to go to Kawhia and back, then this is the family for you” Adam’s words made a big impact on all that were there.

Kerry Babbage from Mates, Men Empowering Women Empowering Men, gave an uplifting speech on how men can break the barrier of discussing their feelings. Speaking to Kerry earlier, he mentioned the charity’s foundation in Australia 15 years ago and said “Both Australians and New Zealand men have an image of being ‘blokes’ that shouldn’t mention their feelings and bottle it all up, something of which is both unhealthy and unfair.” Music Moves Me Trust (MMMT) had both Helen and Kath talk about the positive impact musical theory has on their clients, while also expressing the importance of funding for their equipment. Last but not Least, the Waimarie Community House in Hamilton East closed the event by showing an insight into how the house was founded and jokingly saying “on the first day we got a phone and a few pieces of paper and we felt like we were in business”.

Despite all their funding, they are still in need of people with either accounting or business skills and would be thrilled to take these type of people on board.


Finishing the night with final farewells and last bites of dessert, people were left raving about Social Giving’s positive impact to Hamilton and the limitless potential it brings.

Simon Lowe, former owner of Aspen Manor said “The friendly environment from peers and staff made it feel more like a fun event rather than a work environment” The emphasis on fun rather than business was evident for the night and impacted the success of the event, making everyone in anticipation for the next opportunity to attend such a unique event.

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Exclusive Launch of Social Giving Programme

We would like to thank the following Sponsors for the Exclusive Launch of the Social Giving Programme

MediaPA

Social Giving is part of MediaPA's philosophy of giving back to the community. MediaPA's CEO, Phillip Quay, has created a successful business strategy that creates aunique culture and a vision for the business and the community it operates in.

Grain Exchange

The Grain Exchange is a venue for hire which sports a stylish, industrial barn themed decor. Conveniently located at 16 Maui Street, Hamilton. This unique venue has plentiful parking and is the host for the launch of the Social Giving Programme.

Forgotten World Adventures

Forgotten World Adventures offers a variety of fascinating tours, running throughout the year, along the decommissioned railway line of Taranaki’s famous Forgotten World Highway.

Lakeman Brewing Co.

Lakeman Brewing is an award winning craft beer brewery located in Taupo, New Zealand. Lakeman creates flavoursome high quality brews from premium ingredients.

Carlton Party Hire

Carlton opened it's Hamilton party hire branch in 1999 and has provided party rental services for many functions and events throughout the Waikato. The showroom is conveniently located at King Street on Hamilton's City fringe. For all your home, corporate, club or event hospitality requirements, the team at Carlton Hamilton will give you the confidence to know you are receiving the best solution.

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Award-winning Bay of Islands Hotel Paihia Beach Resort & Spa donate to the Totara Hospice Annual Long Lunch Event

The award-winning Hotel, Paihia Beach Resort & Spa, has once again demonstrated why they are leaders in Social Giving by donating to Totara Hospice Annual Long Lunch Event.

 

“It is really vital for us to give back to the community,” says Lyndsey Morrison, Manager of Paihia Beach Resort and Spa.

 

Totara Hospice South Auckland needs to raise $3.8 million every year to provide free services to individuals and families in the South Auckland area who suffering from Terminal Illness. “To do this, Totara Hospice is hosting a Charity event on Sunday 16 October at the Bluestone Room, Auckland Central to help raise the much needed funds. We have helped by donating a prize for their auction,” adds Lyndsey.

This high end annual event of wine and food is ideal for all kiwi food lovers. The event hosted by premier comedian Michele A’Court and Chef Ben Barton will be serving a delicious nine course luncheon with wines to match. This is followed up with a live auction with all funds raised on the day going to Totara Hospice in South Auckland.

“We are donating a luxury accommodation package that will be auctioned on the night,” says Lyndsey.

 

The accommodation voucher donated will see the bearer staying at the gorgeous Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel in the stunning Bay of Islands. The beautiful resort, which sits looking out over the water, is the ideal place for anyone wanting to experience the absolute beauty of the Bay of Islands.

 

Paihia Beach Resort and Spa Hotel 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

Freephone: 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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