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We can be money heroes

We can be money heroes

In every society there are entrepreneurs who have either changed lifestyles or added incremental value to society.

Visionaries, their impact on society and how financial institutions help them achieve their goals are the topics explored in two upcoming editions of the College Herald supported by Bank of New Zealand.

‘Heroes of Business and Finance’ in week six and ‘Money’ in week 14 are designed to illustrate to secondary school students the important role money and financial backing play in the commercial life of New Zealand.

Bank of New Zealand’s contention that we can all be business heroes makes it an ideal supporter of the College Herald, the New Zealand Herald forum that enables students to present their views about the world they live in.

Each week, secondary school students submit their work – articles, photographs, cartoons – to themes that are broadly based on school curriculum subjects.

College Herald gives students the opportunity to do something ‘hands-on’, taking the newspaper process through from writing and photography to design and layout.

Bank of New Zealand is sponsoring two weekly sections in this year’s College Herald. The first, ‘Heroes of Business and Finance’ has a publication date of June 6 and ‘Money’ on August 15.

Bank of New Zealand youth market segment manager Jo Green says championing the heroes of business and finance is aligned with the bank’s brand values of leadership, empowerment and performance.

“Supporting young people with innovative banking concepts such as Dynamic Money encourages strong financial literacy and teaches valuable financial lessons such as saving,” Ms Green says.

“We believe our involvement in the College Herald is one way of helping to empower young people to take control of their money something - which is entirely necessary in helping them to reach their life goals.”

2006 is the fourth year the Bank of New Zealand has been involved in sponsoring the College Herald.

In week six of the College Herald, ‘Heroes of Business and Finance’ asks students to examine the skills that drive entrepreneurs and how financial institutions such as banks play an integral role in their destiny. Students are also asked what visions they have for an enterprise.

Students are required to write about or illustrate how these issues affect them and the people around them.

In ‘Money’ in week 14 of the College Herald, students will discuss a number of money clichés to examine the uses of money and different cultural and social attitudes to money.

Students report on one of the issues, write opinion pieces and create illustrations or photographs that bring the issues to life in a dynamic and interesting manner.

Every Tuesday until mid-September the Auckland daily newspaper is publishing the special College Herald section. It is the fifth year the College Herald has been published. In 2006, there is an $80,000 prize pool for students.


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