0800 Hungry Ministries Trust – Christchurch

21 Oct 20

On Tuesday 20 October, a team from our Christchurch office including Alica Brunke, Amy Campbell, Genevieve Harrison, Sam Chidgey and Sarah Eveleigh got stuck in at the 0800 HUNGRY warehouse and spent a day packing and distributing food boxes to those in need around Christchurch City.

ABOUT 0800 HUNGRY

0800 HUNGRY MINISTRIES TRUST is a non-profit organisation established to empower churches and social agencies to reach out to those in our community who need a helping hand, and to ensure that those who are in need get fed.
The primary role of 0800 Hungry is one of ‘hunter and gatherer’, with a dedicated team of 120 volunteers committed to locating and recovering all manner of food and grocery items which are then re-packed and distributed back into the community.
Every week in Canterbury hundreds of tonnes of edible fresh produce is wasted or fed to livestock because of over-supply, cost of harvesting or lack of an accountability chain for re-distribution.
0800 Hungry delivers directly to homes and regularly provides food to over 155 different churches and agencies, including the police Safety Team, for people who they know need a hand up. The team distributes 200+ boxes per week, which usually increases to 400+ leading up to Christmas.

HOW IT WORKS:
Anyone in need calls up the free-phone number to place their order on a no-questions-asked basis. Box sizes are determined on how many people are in the household (pet food is included if required), and all sizes are packed and delivered for a set price of $5. While they previously didn’t charge, we were told the $5 cost was put in place to help minimise the negative feeling of getting a “hand-out”, as the customers are in-fact paying for this service.

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SOULS Noho Marae Trip in Ōtepoti (Dunedin)

7 Oct 20

Each year our firm sponsors the annual Noho Marae trip for SOULS (Society of Otago University Law Students) and Te Roopū Whai Pūtake (the Maori centre at the University).

Students spend two nights at the Marae and on the first night a few people from our Ōtepoti office  attend. This is a great opportunity for students to connect with the firm and have a kōrero about Maori and Tikanga within the legal profession.

This year Helen, Awhina and Frazer attended.

Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust weeding day

6 Oct 20

Anderson Lloyd has long supported the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust as a founding sponsor and through pro bono work. This year we have also had a large proportion of our Christchurch team apply their Community Leave to support them further.

On the 6th of October, an eager group from our Christchurch office headed out to Birdlings Flat to assist the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust with weed control at the Hauroko Covenant, one of the oldest conservation covenants administered by the Trust.

The team worked tirelessly to clean up the area, collecting bags of weeds, to help sustain the Peninsula into the future.

 

About Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust 

The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust was formed in 2001. It is a non-profit charitable organisation that works with landowners, agencies, runanga, sponsors, and the wider community to promote the conservation and enhancement of indigenous biodiversity and sustainable land management on Banks Peninsula.

 

About Banks Peninsula 

The original Banks Peninsula forest had similar plants 20,000 years ago as we find today. Much of the remaining forest was felled or burned during the first 50 years of European occupation.

Forest remnants provide refuges for native forest birds, including bellbird/korimako, wood pigeon/kererū, silvereye, pūkeko, fantail/pīwakawaka, tomtit/miromiro, grey warbler/riroriro, riflemen/tītitipounamu, and brown creeper/pīpipi.

A marine mammal sanctuary around Banks Peninsula protects the rare Hector’s dolphin/upokohue.

Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust planting programme

6 Oct 20

This week the Dunedin Resource Management team fought off climate change, by driving to Smaills beach, and planting 101 indigenous seedlings.

This was part of a planting programme helping to revitalise a dune area behind the beach that the Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust is working to restore.

This was a great team outing and has supported the work of the trust.

The Tomahawk Smaills Beachcare Trust is focused on the catchments, dunes and beautiful beaches at the beginning of Otago Peninsula in Dunedin. They operate a nursery at Smaills Beach and produce 4000 plants each year to re-generate the dune systems.

2020 Auckland Pink Ribbon Breakfast

7 Aug 20

The Auckland office held a pink ribbon breakfast on Thursday 6 August to fundraise for the Breast Cancer Foundation

Everyone brought along a donation and a variety of plates to be shared amongst the team. The office managed to raise over $250 and Emma’s Asparagus rolls were a particular hit!

Octacan 2020 #fillthegap

25 Jul 20

July was a big month for our friends at Presbyterian Support Otago with their OCTACAN collection month.

2020 has been particularly tough for some in our communities and the charities which support the more vulnerable community members.

Our staff were asked to donate canned foods (or non-perishables) to those doing it tough via Presbyterian Support Otago. These were then delivered to a city wide collection point in the Octagon – the Octacan!

Together we collected 80 cans and over 20 other food items.

 

2019 Annual Christmas food voucher donations

13 Dec 19

At Anderson Lloyd we realise the holiday season can be a stressful time of the year, which is why we are committed to helping those most in need of extra support within our communities.

Since 2005, we have been providing Foodstuff grocery vouchers to key charities in areas we operate. The food vouchers are donated on behalf of our clients, in place of gifts.

The recipient organisations offer lifelines within our communities. Through a total donation of $16,000 in Foodstuff vouchers, Anderson Lloyd is proud to support:

  • Auckland City Mission
  • Christchurch City Mission
  • Salvation Army Queenstown
  • Presbyterian Support Otago


Top: Auckland Partner Geoff Busch presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Ember Hartwell from the Auckland City Mission

Second to top: Christchurch Partner Mike Kerr presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Matthew Mark from Christchurch City Mission

Second to bottom: Dunedin Partner Frazer Barton presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Jo Rowe of Presbyterian Support Otago

Bottom: Queenstown Partner Robert Huse  presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Heine Marchland from the Salvation Army Queenstown

Queenstown Community Day: Happiness House

13 Dec 19

On Wednesday 11 December, five of our Queenstown staff used their al. community leave to volunteer at the Happiness House Children's Christmas Party.

Happiness House is a community support centre in Queenstown whose mission is to assist those in need by encouraging healthy and empowering life choices.

Anderson Lloyd helped with set up including food preparation, cooked on the BBQ, helped Santa in his grotto, handing out gifts to the children, and cleaned up afterwards. It was a really positive experience and we’re looking forward to next year’s event already!

Christchurch City Mission: Walk of Stars Christmas Appeal

1 Dec 19

We are proud to continue our support of the Christchurch City Mission with it's 2019 Walk of Stars appeal, helping those in need this Christmas. Our gold star along with other supporters within the Canterbury community is on show along Oxford Terrace until January 6, 2020.

The Christchurch City Mission Walk of Stars is an annual campaign based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where businesses large and small, community groups, families and individuals can show their support for this important life line within our community.

The Christchurch City Mission offers assistance to those who need it most. They provide a wide range of social services including men’s and women’s night shelters and day programmes, financial advice, food assistance, health clinics and alcohol & other drug support. Their goal is to help with the immediate as well as long term need.

We are proud to support the Christchurch City Mission for the Walk of Stars appeal, and also through our food donations and ‘Adopt a Family’ campaign. We appreciate the tireless work they carry out in the Canterbury community, especially at Christmas.

Queenstown Community Day: Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and Arrowtown Choppers

22 Nov 19

The Queenstown office had a jam-packed community day volunteering for two organisations - Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and Arrowtown Choppers.

On Thursday 21 November, the Queenstown office used their Community Leave to volunteer for both the  Wakatipu Reforestation Trust and Arrowtown Choppers. Both groups are doing  amazing work to protect and restore the native biodiversity of the Wakatipu Basin.

First, the morning was spent in  Arrowtown with the  Wakatipu Reforestation Trust, maintaining the native planting site on Feehly Hill.  Op’s Manager Nita Smith talked the team through what the trust does, the significance of the site and plans for reforestation.

Then after lunch, the afternoon was spent with Arrowtown Choppers. Karl Walker of AT Choppers led the team up Tobins Track  to clear  wilding pine.

The day was a great success and we look forward to supporting these exceptional organisations again in the future.

2019 Gore District Community Awards

6 Nov 19

Anderson Lloyd was once again proud to be sponsors of the Gore District Community Awards held on Friday 1 November.

The awards are a highlight in the local calendar and a celebration of Gore’s athletes, cultural ambassadors, volunteers and young achievers.

Resource Management partner Michael Garbett was proud to present the Anderson Lloyd Contribution to Arts and Culture award to joint winners Janice Broad and Debbie Smith.

Congratulations to all who received recognition on the night.

SCAPE Public Art Season 2019 – Anderson Lloyd Public Choice Award

7 Oct 19

Anderson Lloyd is proud to continue our long-standing support of the SCAPE Public Art Season 2019 signalling 21 years of partnership and celebrating the magic that can happen when the business community works hand in hand with the arts.

This year, we are offering the chance to win return flights to China by voting for your favourite SCAPE Season 2019 artwork in the Anderson Lloyd People’s Choice Award.

For a chance to win, fill in the SCAPE Season 2019 survey through the website link below. Voting will close midnight 16 November 2019.

https://www.scapepublicart.org.nz/

2019 Ronald McDonald House Dinner Programme

25 Sep 19

On Tuesday 24 September, our Christchurch office had the privilege of being part of the Ronald McDonald House Dinner Programme for the fifth consecutive year.

Our team spent the evening cooking dinner for families of children receiving treatment at the Christchurch Hospital, and later had the pleasure of dining with these families at their home away from home.

It’s a special date in our calendar and we appreciate the opportunity Ronald McDonald House creates for Canterbury businesses to volunteer in such a way within our community.

2019 Motutapu native tree planting day

17 Sep 19

Anderson Lloyd is passionate about positively contributing to the communities we live in and offer our people a day of community leave each year to volunteer for a worthwhile cause.

On Tuesday 17 September, the Auckland office ferried out to Motutapu Island and planted 350 native trees for the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT). It was the second consecutive year we had volunteered for this organisation.

Planting native trees aligns with our sustainability value as we recognise our responsibilities as custodians of a multi-generational firm. This is why Anderson Lloyd has committed to the goal of offsetting all emissions and being certified as carboNZero by 2020.

Auckland office support Lifewise Big Sleepout at Eden Park

20 Jun 19

On Thursday 20 June, Lifewise held their 9th annual Big Sleepout at Eden Park to raise awareness and critical funds to tackle homelessness.

Homelessness is a big problem in New Zealand, and for those on the streets, the situation only becomes more intense on cold winter nights. A group from our Auckland office spent the night sleeping outside on pieces of cardboard to experience a night sleeping rough, and gain an understanding of what life is like for those facing homelessness. They raised over $5,000 to contribute to the Lifewise charity. Funds raised this year will go towards wider preventative work, and breaking the cycles that lead to homelessness.

Foster Hope PJ drive

14 Jun 19

Every year in the lead up to winter, Foster Hope run a PJ drive to collect new PJs for kids to receive in their 'welcome pack' when placed in a foster home.

One of the reasons they specifically ask for new summer or winter pyjamas (aged 0-18 years) is that many of these children have never had a brand new pair of their very own and knowing that someone has shopped especially for them is a huge boost to their self-esteem.

The Dunedin office showed their support to this worthy cause by donating 46 new pairs of PJ’s to help these vulnerable members of our community.

2019 Dunedin Women You Can Bank On

16 May 19

Anderson Lloyd is proud to be the exclusive naming rights sponsor of the 2019 Women You Can Bank On event.

Aligning perfectly with our key values of supporting local, empowering talent and fostering innovation, Anderson Lloyd is proud to be the major sponsor of this inspiring event on Thursday 20 June.

This year’s event explores the The Change Revolution. Dynamic speakers will share what this revolution of constant change means for their business, and for Dunedin.

There is an exciting line up of speakers and panellists including:
• Panelist: Cheryl Adams – Chief Executive Officer of Animation Research
• Panelist: Dr Sue Bidrose – Chief Executive Officer of DCC
• Speaker: Chelsea Herbert – NZ V8 Touring Car Driver
• Speaker: Alexia Hilbertidou – Founder of GirlBoss NZ
• Panelist: Zoe Hobson – Managing Director of Runaway Play
• Panelist: Joy Liddicoat – Faculty of Law University of Otago
• Speaker: Ian Taylor – Founder of Animation Research

We look forward to the night of entertainment and thought-provoking discussion.

2019 Queenstown LUMA Light Festival partnership

16 May 19

Anderson Lloyd is proud to be a Festival Partner of the 2019 LUMA Light Festival.

LUMA is an award-winning light festival based in Queenstown. It takes place on Queens Birthday Weekend with four evenings of illuminated art, light sculptures and entertainment. LUMA is about connecting people, illuminating spaces, bringing both local and national artists and businesses together.

2019 marks the 5th Year LUMA has been running and the first Anderson Lloyd has come on-board as Festival Sponsor. We join other businesses in our community supporting the festival, to ensure it comes to light for many years to come.

Queenstown Pink Ribbon Breakfast

6 May 19

This year saw another successful Pink Ribbon Breakfast held in Queenstown raising over $4,500 in donations.

The event was held at The Mecure Hotel on Wednesday 1 May and was organised as a combined effort between Anderson Lloyd, ASB and Findex (Crowe Horwath rebranded) to help support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Funds were raised at the charity auction breakfast which supports and raises awareness for the foundation.

A special mention goes out to Queenstown partner Kerry O’Donnell who was a key organiser of the fundraising effort and the staff who attended the early morning breakfast.

Christchurch City Mission: Walk of Stars Christmas Appeal

11 Dec 18

We are proud to continue our support of the Christchurch City Mission with it's 2018 Walk of Stars appeal, helping those in need this Christmas. Our gold star along with other supporters within the Canterbury community is on show along Oxford Terrace until the end of January 2019.

The Christchurch City Mission Walk of Stars is an annual campaign based on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where businesses large and small, community groups, families and individuals can show their support for this important life line within our community.

The Christchurch City Mission offers assistance to those who need it most. They provide a wide range of social services including men’s and women’s night shelters and day programmes, financial advice, food assistance, health clinics and alcohol & other drug support. Their goal is to help with the immediate as well as long term need.

We are proud to support the Christchurch City Mission for the Walk of Stars appeal, and also through our food donations (see down the page) and ‘Adopt a Family’ campaign. We appreciate the tireless work they carry out in the Canterbury community, especially at Christmas.

Annual Christmas food voucher donations

6 Dec 18

At Anderson Lloyd we realise the holiday season can be a stressful time of the year, which is why we are committed to helping those most in need of extra support within our communities.

Since 2005, we have been providing Foodstuff grocery vouchers to key charities in areas we operate. The food vouchers are donated on behalf of our clients, in place of gifts.

The recipient organisations offer lifelines within our communities. Through a total donation of $14,000 in Foodstuff vouchers, Anderson Lloyd is proud to support:

  • Auckland City Mission
  • Christchurch City Mission
  • Salvation Army Queenstown
  • Presbyterian Support Otago


Top: Auckland Partner Chris Bargery presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Sophie Spencer from the Auckland City Mission

Second to top: Christchurch Partner Mike Kerr presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Adam Robertson from Christchurch City Mission

Second to bottom: Dunedin Partner Frazer Barton presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Michael Parker of Presbyterian Support Otago

Bottom: Queenstown Partner Nic Soper  presenting Foodstuff vouchers to Hine Marchland from the Salvation Army Queenstown

Anderson Lloyd & SCAPE Public Art Business & Art Partnership Awards

11 Oct 18

The Christchurch team had a great night on Saturday 6 October celebrating 20 years of partnership with the SCAPE Public Art Trust, and recognising the magic that can happen when the business community works hand in hand with the arts.

We were proud sponsors of  the Anderson Lloyd & SCAPE Public Art Business & Arts Partnership Awards and congratulate the winners on the night and all those who continue to revolutionise the open spaces of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

The winners were:

Celebrating Māori Art Award: GHD Group
Enabling Emerging Artist Award: Fulton Hogan
Legacy Award: Signtech the Signmasters Ltd
Community Impact Award: Beca
Innovation Award: Leighs Construction Ltd

 

Property Council Southern Excellence Awards

10 Oct 18

On Friday 5 October, Anderson Lloyd was once again proud sponsors of the Judges Choice Award at the Property Council New Zealand Southern Excellence Awards. The standard of entries was so tightly contested, the judges found it impossible to separate two particular nominees and therefore presented the award to two winners: Keeley Pomeroy MNZIQS of AECOM and The Crossing Retail Precinct Team nominated by Southbase Construction.

Keeley Pomeroy of AECOM
A uniquely talented and ambitious individual, Keeley’s background in construction coupled with his innate aptitude and technical skills as a Quantity Surveyor have seen him excel in the cost management profession. As Principal Quantity Surveyor and the Technical Building Information Modelling & Digital Engineer lead of the AECOM Australia New Zealand Cost Management Business, Keeley displays a huge amount of dedication, innovation and strong focus. Where he sees a gap in not only his organisation but the industry, he sets out to fill out and is always striving to find better and more cost-effective solutions for clients through the development of new processes and techniques. Keeley is a leader in his chosen field and is passionate about giving back and sharing knowledge, as evidenced by his involvement in and founding of multiple committees, authorship of reports, and presentation at conferences. Also finding the time to provide pro bono quantity surveying services to community organisations in Christchurch, teach a Cost Planning course at Ara and mentor and train other staff at AECOM, the judges were in awe of Keeley’s attitude, tenacity, and community involvement and drive to succeed.

The Crossing Retail Precinct Team
The Crossing Retail Precinct Team from Southbase Construction is an excellent example of team work, trust, experience and good old Kiwi determination.  With a common end goal driven by ambition and the desire to deliver a quality project, the award winning results speak for themselves.
There were many facets of this team and their work style that impressed the judges – the innovation that was shown in a very complex project where old was melded with new, the ability to manage multiple tenants’ ever changing requirements, their clear and concise coordination and communication with clients, tenants and sub-contractors and their overarching culture of inclusiveness.  With so many challenges, layers of difficulty and moving parts, this team displayed tactful management and technical ability to produce an outstanding legacy for the Christchurch central city.

Ronald McDonald House South Island Dinner Programme

25 Sep 18

On Monday 24 September, our Christchurch office had the privilege of being part of the Ronald McDonald House Dinner Programme for the fourth consecutive year.

Our team spent the evening cooking dinner for families of children receiving treatment at the Christchurch Hospital, and later had the pleasure of dining with these families at their home away from home.

It’s a special date in our calendar and we appreciate the opportunity Ronald McDonald House creates for Canterbury businesses to volunteer in such a way within our community.

Motutapu Restoration Trust tree planting day

28 Aug 18

On Monday 27 August, our Auckland office put their Anderson Lloyd Community Day to valuable use by lending a hand to the Motutapu Restoration Trust (MRT) on Motutapu Island.

MRT is a charitable trust established in 1994 to enable the ecological restoration of the island and contribute to the survival of threatened species in New Zealand.

Our team were based in the nursery for the day and helped MRT with a wide variety of tasks including shifting plants, weeding, cleaning and sorting pots and potting seedlings.

Anderson Lloyd is proud to contribute towards more sustainable communities.

2017 Food donations

10 Jul 17

At a time of year that can be a challenge for families, Anderson Lloyd continues the tradition of donating to food banks across New Zealand at Christmas.

This is carried out on behalf of our clients, in place of gifts, and is donated to those in need of extra support.

The recipient organisations offer lifelines within the communities in which Anderson Lloyd operate. Through a total donation of $14,500 in Foodstuff vouchers, Anderson Lloyd is proud to support:

  • Auckland City Mission
  • Christchurch City Mission
  • Salvation Army Queenstown
  • Presbyterian Support Otago


Top: Auckland Partner Chris Bargery presenting New World Vouchers to Josh from the Auckland City Mission

Bottom: Dunedin Partner Frazer Barton presenting New World and Pak n Save Vouchers to Gillian Bremner from Presbyterian Support Otago

Auckland Partner Chris Bargery presenting New World Vouchers to Josh from the Auckland City Mission

For more information contact:

Richard Greenaway

richard.greenaway@al.nz