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Empowering change for women
April 11, 2017

Empowering women to make the right decisions for not only themselves, but for their families. That’s what the Women’s Centre Waitakere does, by providing assistance to anyone who walks through their doors. Centre Chairwoman Lee-Anne Boyle says every week they see up to 60 women who need help with a variety of issues. “We assist […]

Making life more meaningful
April 11, 2017

Hospice West Auckland provides care and support to people when they need it most. At any one time throughout west Auckland, Hospice cares for more than 150 patients, both in their own homes and at Hospice House. Karen Talbot, Specialist Palliative Care Services Manager, who has worked at Hospice West Auckland for six years, says […]

Helping Kaikoura Coast kids back to school
February 1, 2017

It’s back to school season, and the Harcourts Foundation is giving $62,600 directly to the people of Kaikoura Coast to ease the stress surrounding this expensive time. Each of the students who attend Kaikoura’s six schools, as well as the two schools in Seddon and Ward, will have their back to school stationery paid for […]

Helping puppies become mobility dogs
January 1, 2017

Meet little Theo, a 10-week old Golden Retriever puppy who is already beautifully trained. And by the time he is two years old, Theo will be a faithful companion to someone who needs him more than just a pet. Theo is a mobility dog in training. He and others like him are trained to give […]

Halberg Sport for Life Dinner raises $134,000
September 30, 2016

Hosted by the Harcourts Foundation, the money will go towards helping disabled children and young people like Sophie and Gabriel take part in sport. Sophie’s infectious giggles and tale of taking “about five minutes” to score a goal in soccer, along with Gabriel’s long term goal for his modified bike to be a Ferrari had […]

Harcourts CEOs take on the red centre in support of cancer research
September 26, 2016

In June, three Harcourts CEOs, along with 60 other riders from around the country, tackled the challenging Smiling for Smiddy cycling event, riding 1700 kilometres through the dusty red centre of Australia, all in the name of cancer research. Brendan Whipps, (CEO, Harcourts Queensland), Mark Morrison (CEO, Harcourts New South Wales), and Andrew Friebe (CEO, […]

Sports for Pukekawa School
September 23, 2016

When you are a small country school with only 106 pupils, fundraising to do significant work around your grounds is particularly hard. But thanks to a $5,000 grant from the Harcourts Foundation, Pukekawa School is now one step closer to upgrading its sports area. Principal Karen McCulloch says they do their very best with sausage […]

Legends to host the Halberg Sport for Life Dinner
September 20, 2016

Bronze medal winning Paralympian swimmer Rebecca Dubber will be one of the guests of honour at the third annual Halberg Sport for Life Dinner. She will join other sporting legends this Thursday (29 September) at the event, which is hosted by the Harcourts Foundation. All the money raised goes directly to helping disabled Kiwi children […]

Helping people with Tourette’s through Camp Twitch
August 22, 2016

Most people’s knowledge of Tourette’s Syndrome is that it involves loud and involuntary swearing. However, that is not the case for many Tourette’s sufferers. In fact, it is estimated that one in a hundred people are born with the disorder, but many go undiagnosed because of the variety of way it manifests. Tics can be […]

Harcourts Foundation builds Kiwi kids confidence in the water
July 10, 2016

Improving water safety skills and confidence is crucial for Kiwi kids – and they’re being given a huge boost by the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation. A donation from Harcourts New Zealand, through the Harcourts Foundation will go toward replacing well-used and now worn-out life jackets for school pupils taking part in […]