News Archive : July 2012

Twelve groups benefit from NZ’s largest real estate group
July 30, 2012

Twelve organisations from around New Zealand have benefited from the latest round of the Harcourts Foundation funding, a charity set up by Harcourts Real Estate Group to provide support that helps, grows and enriches our communities.

This round’s $31,261 was spread over the country with five successful recipients from Auckland; two based in the central North Island, one from Wellington, three in Christchurch and one from the south of the South Island.

With grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 recipients came from groups such as lifesaving, early childcare, community centres, and child youth and family groups who all provide an amazing services for those in need.

These grants takes the amount donated by New Zealand since the Foundation was established in mid-2008 to more than $490,000.00 and $316,365.21 has been granted to a total of 132 New Zealand organisations and charities.

As Harcourts New Zealand CEO Hayden Duncan explains, more …

An Incredible Journey to Make an Incredible Difference
July 23, 2012

Earlier this year a courageous group of people set themselves a goal of trekking through the jungles of Papua New Guinea along the Kokoda track.

Along with the physical demands of this trip the team also sought to raise money for The Harcourts Foundation on behalf of Beyond Blue, Australia’s national depression initiative.

A group of 20 Harcourts professionals from around Australia started the challenging training regime, kept in contact with each other’s progress, and motivated each other for the arduous hike.  Along with getting fit for Kokoda, each of the trekkers conducted a series of fund raising initiatives, targeting $150,000 in total.

Sausage sizzles, charity auctions and sponsorships as well as a number of other activities were used by the crew to generate some much needed funds for the national depression initiative.

Mike Green, Managing Director of Harcourts International, said that the effort from those involved was …