Paula Bertham's Trip to South Africa and Lesotho
Finman Services are proud to be involved in sponsoring the youth of the Kapiti Coast to reach their goals. Below is an extract from Paula Bertham on her recent trip overseas with Paraparaumu College, of which Finman Services supported her with.
Over the summer I was privileged enough to travel to South Africa and Lesotho, with an organisation called World Challenge, in conjunction with Paraparaumu College. It was 23 days of adventure, challenges and fun along side 13 other amazing people. We started with a tiring but beautiful 5 day trek in the Drakensberg mountains. During the trek, we carried 70 litre packs filled with tents, and food for 14 people, saw springboks, barked with baboons and bathed in water holes. This was followed by 5 days of project work in Lesotho at Mavuka Primary School. Here we painted the inside of a classroom, painted classroom doors, put up a fence and replaced a water tank. We also held an intense sports tournament of football and netball with the students and fell in love with a culture very different from our own. We ended with a few days in St Lucia and Durban where we immersed ourselves in touristy activities such as a safari and a visit to a Zulu village. We were blessed enough to spend nights in between stages at Khotos horse farm and backpackers where we had warm showers, home cooked meals and met some amazing locals and wildlife. This was truly a life changing experience for me and showed me a different perspective on life. I am so grateful to Finman Services for sponsoring me and helping me make this dream come true. - Paula Bertham
Mums Helping Mums Quiz Night 23rd November 2017
The "Finman Xtreme Team" headed down to the Jolly Miller Pub on Thursday night 23rd November 20147 for the "mums Helping Mums" fundraiser organised by Alicia Kindell.
A wonderful night had by all, with The Xtreme team coming a close second behind the Teachers Pet, all thanks to our Team Captains, Aleena and Jude for tackling the tricky questions!
Thank-you to Alicia for organising an entertaining night and we hope you raised a heap to help you cause!
Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week 11 - 17 September 2017
Team Finman are supporting 'Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week' and we would love you to join us!
We will be meeting at Paraparaumu Beach Boating Club on Saturday 16 September at 9am, to spend some time cleaning up our local beach.
Everything we need will be provided by Keep NZ Beautiful…rubbish bags, disposable gloves, etc.
So come along, grab a coffee, bring the kids, and join Finman's in doing our part to keep our local areas beautiful.
If the weather is not looking good and we need to postpone, details will be on our Facebook page early that morning.
Foster Hope - Personal Care/Toiletries Drive for September 2017
Following on from our extremely successful PJ Drive for Foster Hope in April, the team at Finman's are delighted to announce our continuing support for Foster Hope Wellington. During the month of September 2017 we are doing a 'Toiletries/Personal Care Drive' to help out foster kids during their time of need.
Team Finman's are collecting toiletry items for babies through to teens, - such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gels, soaps, shampoo, deodorants, etc. We would love... you to join us by dropping any of these items into our office at 44 Ihakara Street, Paraparaumu during September.
Foster Hope NZ is a National Charity that provides backpacks full of items for children going into care, simple items such as pj's, toiletries, a toy, book etc. These children are arriving into the homes of strangers, sometimes at night, and it can be an extremely traumatic time for them.
Finman's Paraparaumu Beach Ladies Open Golf Day
Finman Services recently sponsored the Paraparaumu Beach Ladies Open Golf Day. Below is an article from the Golf Club on the successful day.
Brilliant sunshine, no wind and a clear winter's day welcomed over 90 lady players to the annual FINMAN Paraparaumu Beach Ladies Open on Saturday.
The winners were Paraparaumu members, Christine and Ashleigh Shum. Ashleigh has just returned from overseas and played an exceptional game with her mother. Ladies' Captain, Peta Rogers, said the day was a great success with visitors from right around the region from the Wairarapa to Miramar.
"The prize table was one of the best in the region, with great thanks to the very generous sponsorship from FINMAN. This is a great attractant to potential players - as well - of course - as the world famous Paraparaumu Beach Golf course," she said.
Runners up were Audrey Rigby and Fiona McPhee from Otaki. Lauren Swan and Sue Dore were in third place.
Get2Go Nationals - Kapiti College
to the Get2Go Team from Kapiti College who are competing in the Nationals,
along with 11 other Regional Winners, on Great Barrier Island this week. Finman Services were proud to sponsor the
team for this event, and we think you look fantastic in your shirts! The
Get2Go Challenge sees teams from around New Zealand tackle five days of
multi-sport racing and problem solving, with events such as kayaking, trail
running and basic navigation. It is like a combination of an Amazing Race, Treasure
Island and Survivor, all rolled into one fun event.
Kapiti College team won the Lower North Island event in August this year and
have been training really hard ever since to prepare themselves for this week
long competition. The team consists of
Year 9 and 10 students and they started training for Get2Go back in May this
Raumati South Halloween Gala October 2016
On behalf of the Raumati South School Gala Committee, I'd like to once again thank Finman Services for their generous donation towards our school gala. Our Halloween Gala was very successful. The weather was perfect and it was wonderful to see so many people from our school and the wider community coming together for the day. A proportion of the donation from Finman Services was put towards prizes for a number of games including the very popular Dunny Throw and Spider in a Hay Stack.
The Haunted House in our school hall was a highlight of the event, we were lucky enough to have some Weta Workshops props and volunteers who put it all together for us.
Thanks you again for your generous support.
Junior Touch Nationals 2016
In February Finman's sponsored Isabella Maud to get down to the 2016 Junior Touch Nationals in Christchurch representing Kapiti Horowhenua in the Under 17 Mixed team. Whilst the team did not get the results they were hoping for the team here at Finman's are proud that Denise and Jude support local rising stars to be able to attend these events.
Finman Services Paraparaumu together with Xero was once again delighted to sponsor the Emerging Business category for the Electra Business Awards 2015, this year is our 5th year of sponsoring the awards. The event on Friday night brought together approximately 360 business people from our region. It was a great evening celebrating the success of the area and seeing how businesses are developing. Jude, Ian, Jenni and Lisa-Jean from the team headed along to enjoy the evening. Congratulations to Corrin Miller of Smooch Natural Products Ltd winning the Emerging Business Award. Photo: Ian, Lisa-Jean,Jude,Corrin, Michael & Jenni
Under 15 Boys Touch Team 2015
The team at Finman recently sponsored the Under 15 boys touch team, who represented Kapiti Horowhenua at the National touch tournament in Auckland from 13 to 15 February 2015.
The boys competed really well against many larger provinces, securing 3 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses. It was a great experience for their first Nationals tournament with the majority being able to compete in the Under 15's again next year.
A huge thank you to Finman for providing sponsorship which helped get them to Auckland.
Donating Groceries to the Kapiti Community Food Bank and to Mums Helping Mums - December 2014
We've started a tradition of giving to the community on our clients behalf as our Christmas gift to them.
This year we have again donated to Kapiti Community Food bank and also to Mums helping Mums which helps local Kapiti families who are struggling.
Here is the Team at Pak n Save this morning shopping, also a big thanks to Jason and his team at Pak n Save for also donating a trolley full of goodies - at Kapiti Pak 'n Save.
Electra Business Awards 2014
At Finman Services Paraparaumu, we're fortunate to have an accounting team passionate about their work. Our clients will tell you that our professionals 'keep it real', understanding that business advice needs to be relevant to the people we work with and the community we live in. We're backing this region to grow and as the areas' only Gold Partner, Xero are right behind us and our ambition to help local business succeed. Our long standing relationship with Xero continues to grow and together we are delighted to support the Emerging Business Award.
Congratulations to Tall Poppy for winning the Emerging Business Award.
Liam Perry - Sponsorship
Finman is delighted to help Liam reach his goals! Here is a bit more about Liam and what he is striving to achieve.
Kapiti BMX rider, Liam Perry, has been selected as part of a 4 man team to race in the NZ team at the' Junior Men Elite' level at the BMX World championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in July. The World Championships run from July 23-27, with Liam up against 96 riders in the class.
Liam is the first ever rider in the Wellington region to compete at Junior Men Elite level and therefore the first rider in the Wellington region to be selected to ride at the World Championships at this level. Liam opted to try his luck at Junior Elite level this year, rather than age grade, to test himself at the highest level possible, as his goal is to ride professionally. That meant a tough qualifying process, with just four spots available, including trials and qualifying events in Australia and the New Zealand Easter nationals.
Unlike his previous three World Championship age group outings, Liam will be competing against riders up to two years his senior in Rotterdam. Being selected as a 'first year' Junior Elite is a huge honour but will be very demanding and challenging as he will still be 16 years of age when he competes and will be racing against riders up to two years his senior. He will be riding off an eight metre ramp instead of a five metre ramp, which is really high and quite daunting.
|Touch NZ Junior National Championships
Finman Services sponsored Georgina Maud, helping her team to get to the Touch NZ Junior National Championships. Over the three day tournament, Georgina's team, the Kapiti-Horowhenua U17 Girls, came 9th - and had an absolutely amazing time too.
| Donating Groceries to the Kapiti Food Bank - 16 December 2013
We loved doing this in 2012, so we've done it again for another year. Finman Services Paraparaumu Limited bought $1,250 worth of groceries and donated them all to the Kapiti Food Bank. Pak n Save Kapiti also donated a trolley full of groceries - so thanks Pak n Save Kapiti. Awesome Finman Services and Pak n Save Kapiti! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.
|Donating Groceries to the Kapiti Food Bank - 11 December 2012
Instead of buying Christmas gifts this year, Finman Services Paraparaumu Limited bought $1,500 worth of groceries and donated them all to the Kapiti Food Bank. Pak n Save Kapiti thought that was so wonderful, that they added another trolley of groceries to the donation. How wonderful it is to see the real spirit of Christmas being demonstrated in our community. Awesome Finman Services and Pak n Save Kapiti! And Merry Christmas to you all.
||Halberg Trust Fundraising Day – Paraparaumu – 21st October 2012
Dear Ian, Jude & Josh
Thankyou for your support and sponsorship of this annual event scheduled by the Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club and organized by the Eagles Golfing Society. The contribution of sponsors, the participation of players, and the numerous supporters of raffles enabled a grand fundraising total of $3,567.00.
|Electra Horowhenua Kapiti Business Awards 2012
Once again Finman Services Paraparaumu have partnered with Xero Online Accounting to proudly sponsor the 2012 Electra Business Awards "High Growth Category". Held this year in Levin the awards will be presented October 12th. The Electra Kapiti Horowhenua Business Awards encourages and celebrates business excellence.
"Hi Denise, Jude, Josh and Angela, On behalf of the BKH Board I would like to thank Finman Services for continuing to sponsor the Electra Business Awards. Without our sponsors we wouldn't be able to run the awards so THANK YOU!"
|National Bank & Cancer Society Daffodil Day
Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's annual flagship event and one of the most important fundraising and awareness campaigns in the country. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society. Finman are proud to sponsor and support the 2012 appeal by holding our own Daffodil 'Week' with cupcakes fresh Daffodils, donations and of course plenty of smiles and balloons.
|Amanda Hooper Memorial Hockey Tournament
"Firstly, again a big thanks to Finman for supporting our Amanda Hooper Memorial Hockey Tournament. To say it was a success is a huge understatement!! We were able to raise over $40,000 for the Trust fund which has been set up for Amanda's Children, who are now 4 and 2 years old. We are absolutely blown away by the amount of support received and I know Amanda would be very humbled and proud. You will be pleased to know that Finman were the sponsors of the team that were victorious in winning the women's grade."
||The Kapiti-Horowhenua Electra Business Awards
Finman Services in conjunction with Xero accounting software were incredibly proud to sponsor the 2011 Electra Business Awards in the "High Growth Category". The category was suitably awarded to Tuatara Brewery who went on to win Business of the Year.
Directors of Finman Jude Simpson and Denise Ambler (pictured far left and far right respectively) present
Carl & Simone from Tuatara Brewery with the 2011 High Growth Award.
|Paraparaumu Beach Tennis Club – Business House Tennis
Finman Director & avid racquet sportsman Jude Simpson fly's the flag for Finman at the Business House competition recently taking out the 'Heiny Cup'
||Paraparaumu College 1st XV Rugby
Finman Services were pleased to assist the Paraparaumu College 1st XV to the Gold Coast Rugby Carnival. Below the team celebrates in true 'PC' spirit with a team from South Africa.
||Life Flight Trust
The Life Flight Trust provides the Wellington based Westpac Rescue helicopter and the Life Flight NZ air ambulance service. Each month Finman makes a donation to this wonderful service.
Coastlands Netball Kapiti administers netball in Kapiti and organises winter season competition for clubs, colleges and primary schools. Finman Services are proud sponsors.
||Eagles Golfing Society – The Halberg Trust
The support of the Eagles Golfing Society has helped encourage the inclusion of young people with a disability to participate in sport and leisure in New Zealand. Finman Services are proud sponsors to the society which has donated more than $3.5 million dollars to the Halberg trust since 1969.
||Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket Association Golf Tournament
Finman Services are proud sponsors of the Golf Tournament which raises funds for the Horowhenua-Kapiti Cricket association.
||The Radio Network Children's Christmas Party
Finman Services are proud sponsors of the Radio Networks Children's Christmas Party raising funds for kids with special needs