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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 […]
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 […]
Harcourts lends support for new bicycle track at Whangaparaoa Primary School
December 10, 2014

Students from Whangaparaoa Primary with Harcourts business owner Colin Hair low res

Whangaparaoa Primary School is a step closer to a new bicycle track thanks to a financial grant from Harcourts Whangaparaoa via the Harcourts Foundation.

Students at Whangaparoa Primary School have set their sights on developing an off-road bicycle track that will run the circumference of their school field. The proposed 650m track will provide the students with more space to practise their cycle skills and has been designed to include technical features to build confidence.

Whangaparaoa Primary School Teacher, Debbie Thompson, says the students conceived the idea as a way to address the need for more space to enjoy riding their bikes on regular cycle days held at the school.

“The students currently use the asphalt area for cycle practise and it simply isn’t big enough for our growing student numbers. The students identified this as an issue and have helped to design a new off-road bicycle course.

“The …

Harcourts supports lighting upgrade for helipad in Mahurangi East
December 9, 2014

Ross McFarlane Colin Hair Christine Kyle Richard Willcock low res

New helipad lighting at the Mahurangi East Fire Station is helping helicopters to land safely.

Imagine it is late at night. The Westpac helicopter has airlifted an injured hiker from a remote track on the Mahurangi Peninsula and the helicopter is heading inland to connect to land transport. The pilot hits the trigger and suddenly out of the darkness the helipad lights at Mahurangi East Fire Station are ignited, guiding the pilot and injured passenger safely in to land.

Mahurangi East Fire Station Officer, Richard Wilcock, says this type of scenario is why it was important for the helipad at Mahurangi East Fire Station to undergo a lighting upgrade when the existing lighting became flooded and was no longer operational.

The replacement lighting was financed by the Mahurangi Community Trust, with support from local real estate group Harcourts.

Representatives from Harcourts Warkworth and Snells Beach visited the Mahurangi East Fire …