September 17th, 2014

A helping hand for the CAB Hibiscus Coast

CABIt’s the first place some turn when they are faced with a question they just can’t answer or a problem they can’t solve.

The Citizens Advice Bureau Hibiscus Coast receives upwards of 660 enquiries each month from local people needing some kind of help in their lives.

And thanks to generous support from the Harcourts Foundation and Harcourts Orewa, the CAB team of 36 volunteers now have new computers to work with.

Volunteer Joan Roberts says the old computers had gotten so temperamental it was touch and go whether they would start sometimes.

“The council funds our premises, electricity and our two part-time paid staff, but anything extra needs to be fundraised for – so this grant is a godsend for us.”

The Citizens Advice Bureau Hibiscus Coast offers free legal advice, accountancy and tax help, and JP services. However, the advice they offer goes much wider, with each day …

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September 17th, 2014

Helping to keep the Hibiscus Coast safe

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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.…

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September 15th, 2014

Harcourts Foundation Butterfly Ball Raises Funds for Perinatal Research

Harcourts_Foundation_LogoThe Harcourts Foundation has once again joined forces with fundraising group, Butterfly Babies to support the 2014 Harcourts Butterfly Ball, which will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane on Saturday the 20th of September.

Butterfly Babies is a fundraising arm of the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Foundation, focused on raising money and awareness for the internationally recognised Perinatal Research Centre (PRC). The dedicated team of researchers at the centre is focused on understanding and ultimately preventing pregnancy and birth complications for mothers and babies. Their current research is focused on exploring ways to reduce brain injury following premature birth, developing methods to detect seizures in babies and understanding how body systems can effect brain development.

Naming rights sponsor for the event, The Harcourts Foundation, is the charitable arm of Harcourts International Real Estate Group and has raised close to $3,000,000 since its establishment in August 2008. The Harcourts Foundation …

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September 15th, 2014

Landmark Harcourts McCathies Officially Opens in Ayr

landmarkReal estate office, Landmark Harcourts McCathies has officially opened its doors in Ayr, located in the Burdekin Shire, Queensland. Business Owners, John and Lyndy McCathie, and John and Paula Mottin are confident that their new venture will be highly successful.

The team of business owners have enjoyed long and successful careers in the local real estate industry, with over 30 years of combined industry experience, and they are looking forward to the challenges and successes of being Landmark Harcourts business owners.

“We decided to join the Landmark Harcourts family because of the excellent training and support programs offered. They’re an international company with international connections, and best of all, the Harcourts people I’ve met are very friendly and welcoming,” said Mrs McCathie.

All four business owners are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about their local area in the Burdekin and over the years have been heavily involved with the local community. …

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September 15th, 2014

Show Jumping Aids SPCA With Donation From Harcourts Foundation

National show jumping champion Shaun Neill demonstrated his love of animals recently when he nominated the Vereeniging SPCA as the beneficiary of a cash donation made in his name by Harcourts Real Estate as part of his winnings at the 2014 SA Championships held in Durban recently.

Neill, who took the honours on Clyde Z, received a cheque of R20 000 as a donation to his favourite charity from Harcourts CEO Richard Gray. The property group not only sponsored the five-day event, which is a highlight of the local equestrian calendar, but this year also decided to introduce the “Riding for a Cause” initiative in which the top riders were all asked to nominate a charity that would benefit if they won..

Those who missed the live action will be able to see all the highlights of the SA Championships on the SuperSport 8 channel from 18:00 on September 9.…

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September 15th, 2014

NAI MarketLeader (September 2014)

NAI-Harcourts-Market-Leader-HeaderIn this month’s MarketLeader:

  • NAI Harcourts scoops accolades at REINZ awards
  • Australian expansion
  • Recent sales
  • Secure your place in Key Assets

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