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

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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 …

Helping to keep the Hibiscus Coast safe
September 16, 2014

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They are the eyes and ears of the police, patrolling the streets of the Hibiscus Coast to report trouble before it escalates.

The Hibiscus Coast Community Patrol have been in existence since 2006, with regular patrols on Fridays and Saturdays carried out by a team of 21 volunteers.

Volunteer Frank Rands says every patrol, without fail, they spot an incident which needs to be reported to and followed up by the police.

They are funded entirely through donations and sponsors, and Harcourts Orewa has made a generous grant of $1970 to help with the group’s running costs.

Although they never intervene directly, the volunteers are in regular contact with the police, who follow up on their observations of, among other things, boy racers, heavily intoxicated people, and suspicious cars.

“There is so much activity we are looking to extend our hours. There is certainly a need for it,” Frank says.…

Harcourts Foundation announces Halberg Sport for Life black tie dinner
August 28, 2014

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The Harcourts Foundation has today announced the inaugural Halberg ‘Sport for Life’ dinner, an evening celebrating the power of sport, taking place on Thursday 9 October at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland to raise funds for its new charity partner the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

 The Halberg ‘Sport for Life’ dinner will feature a panel discussion hosted by Sky Sport commentator Scotty Stevenson.   Former All Black coach Sir Graham Henry, All Black mental skills coach Gilbert Enoka, NZ Chef de Mission and Olympic rowing champion Rob Waddell and Paralympic cycling champion Phillipa Gray will discuss the power of sport and the positive impact it has on the lives of Kiwis and the nation.

The evening will include a live auction of unique sport experiences and memorabilia.  All funds raised at the event will support the work of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, the charity set up by Sir …

Harcourts Tasmania Donate a Percentage of Each Property Sale
July 24, 2014

Harcourts TAS chequeHarcourts real estate offices throughout Tasmania have been making a donation from each property sale to charity, with $10,000 donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities in Hobart last month.

The funds raised from each property sale, combined with funds raised at the Annual Harcourts Tasmania Charity Auction in May, were presented by Tony Morrison, CEO for Harcourts Tasmania, on behalf of The Harcourts Foundation.

“As a company which has grown with the support of the Tasmanian community, we are thrilled to be able to give something back via such a worthwhile and life changing charity like the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” Mr Morrison said.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities provide a wide range of programs to help seriously ill children and their families across Australia, all focused on making the journey to recovery as easy as possible.

Mr Morrison said the Harcourts group places high importance on giving back …

A 3-D view of the world for special children
July 21, 2014

When Chris Jordan’s beloved sister passed away after battling breast cancer, he was determined to honour her memory.

Carolyn was mother to four children, including two little girls with Down syndrome, Emma and Nicky.

Chris, a pilot, decided to start a charity in his sister’s name to benefit children and young people like his nieces.

That was the beginning of the Child Flight Charitable Trust, and since its inception in 2012 over 130 children with special needs have been given the chance to experience the thrill of a 30 minute flight and take in a “3-D view of the world”.

The Harcourts Foundation, and Harcourts Hamilton business owners Brian King and Davinder Singh, are supporting Child Flight Charitable Trust through the donation of a $2500 grant.

Chris says generous donations from groups like the Harcourts Foundation are what enables him and his team of 14 volunteer pilots to fund the …

Property Focus Newsletter (December 2013, Australia)
November 26, 2013

PF-genericIn this month’s Property Focus newsletter (November 2013, Australia):

10 Things to Check Before You Buy a Property This Christmas: These simple maintenance checks could be the difference between buying your dream property or signing up for a costly nightmare…

Market facts: Get all the latest property market facts from around Australia…

Harcourts Foundation Fundraising: Read about Harcourts recent fundraising events…

Helpful Apps for Renovating: These smartphone and tablet apps could come in handy over the Christmas break!..

View this month’s Property Focus newsletter in full – HERE..

Small things can make a difference
August 22, 2013

Nothing could be more heart breaking than having a terminally ill child.

And at such a terrible time, the last thing families need is to be struggling with day to day living costs.

Harcourts Greenlane is proud to be supporting the Guardian Angels Charitable Trust, which aims to minimise financial stressors so that families can focus solely on their child.

The trust provides immediate assistance at the “grass roots” level. Food, power, petrol and phone are the main priorities and other small requests are looked at on an individual basis.

Harcourts Greenlane, through its charitable arm the Harcourts Foundation, is stepping in to help with those other requests.

The team is donating $2000 towards Warehouse vouchers which will provide small things to enhance the quality of life for child and family.

The Guardian Angels Charitable Trust says families who have a dying child are often thrust into poverty as they …