Twelve groups benefit from NZ’s largest real estate group

By Laura Wilmot on 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 than $1,600,000 has been raised for The Harcourts Foundation through the voluntary donations and fundraising efforts of Harcourts team members on both sides of the

“As a result it means The Harcourts Foundation can support a variety of deserving organisations doing valuable work in the community, including the twelve worthy recipients supported in our latest funding round.”

The latest recipients of grants from The Harcourts Foundation in New Zealand were:


Piha Surf Lifesaving Club – $5,000 towards training/upskill members to the highest level and train at Huntington Beach – Granted by Blue Fern Realty

Auckland City Area Plunket Society Incorporated – $700 to install smoke alarms in the 30 Clinics in the Auckland City Area – Granted by Blue Fern Realty

At Heart Incorporated – $3,450 to purchase their own defibrillator to use at annual camps and events – Granted by Jenner Real Estate

St Heliers Church and Community Centre – $2,000 towards turning the media/computer classroom into a resource room for young adults and immigrants to meet, talk and have meetings -Granted by Key Real Estate

Warkworth Wellsford Hospice – $2,684 to purchase a flat-screen TV for our nurses room for AV presentations as they help to provide free nursing care, emotional and social support to patients with a terminal illness, and to support those who care for them at home – Granted by Tandem Realty


Rape and Sexual Abuse Healing Centre – $5,000 towards employing a volunteer co-ordinator that would support current and new services and to support salaries of counsellors providing one-on-one counselling to clients and operating group courses – Granted by Monarch Real Estate

Hamilton Christian Nightshelter Trust – $5,000 to provide furnishings for emergency care and accommodation shelters in Hamilton – one for men and one for women – Granted by Monarch Real Estate


Napier Group Riding for the Disabled – $2,750 to provide quality horse riding therapy to the less advantaged and disabled people in the Hawkes Bay community – Granted by Regent Realty


Southbridge School – $1,677.39 towards implementing a 3-year strategic plan to develop ICT technology in support of our learning programmes and our reporting to parents by providing a computer for the families of our school to access this data – Granted by Four Seasons Realty

Rangiora Southbrook Saracens Rugby Football Club – $1,000 for 4 more sets of gear and bags for junior rugby players.

The Champion Centre – $1,500 towards 3 laptops that are essential to gain maximum benefit and flexibility for therapists and families and to back things up electronically – Granted by Twiss Keir Realty

South Island

Caversham Toy Library Incorporated (Dunedin) – $500 towards providing a quality toy borrowing service to the community and to replace current removable signage – Granted by Highland Real Estate Group