Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Arista of Rotorua lead Social Giving in Rotorua Community

Arista of Rotorua are leaders of Social Giving in the Rotorua Community

The term social giving maybe new term to most people, but Arista of Rotorua have taken the social giving philosophy and are becoming leaders in the accommodation industry in giving back to community.

During their journey with cancer treatment they had countless trips to Rotorua Hospital, with a very sick child. “Once we were not even back from Starship for a day, and we had to rush up. Often it meant going without proper gear,” says Mike Gallagher, co-owner of Aristia. That’s when they come up with great idea for other parents in a similar situation.

“Wouldn’t it be great to provide a ‘Care package’ for when parents arrive on the ward? We teamed up with Wade Meads at Diverse Distributors and we now supply a ‘Care package’ for each family that uses the Oncology room, on the paediatric ward,” says Mike

These care packages are supplied these as required, it doesn’t have to be cancer only. They also have plans to put in an XBOX and upgrade the TV, in that room, “because once a family is in, they can’t leave that room! They can’t be exposed to general kids,” says Mike

The Gallagher family spent 8 months living at RMHA. “Ironically many people assume that Mcdonalds pays for RMHA, they actually don’t, they are a major sponsor, but it’s a huge cost, our family alone cost $18,000,” says Mike. The overall cost of running RMHA is millions per year.

Arista supports RMHA with regular monthly contributions and are the local ‘spokes people’ for RMHA, and speak at many Rotorua fundraisers about their story.

Arista of Rotorua has an excellent relationship with Workbridge. Workbridge is a professional employment service for people with all types of disability, including people who have lived with the long-term effects of injury and illness

Arista of Rotorua additionally assist Workbridge in providing work experience for people who are having a bad start to a working career. Some of these clients are young and have come from dysfunctional backgrounds. “Our aim for us is to help them understand the required work ethic and provide some encouragement. They are made to feel very welcome and certainly enjoy a good laugh with the team we have here,” says Mike.

During their Christmas staff function at Canopy Tours 2013 they had seen the opportunity to sponsor a rodent trap. These are traps that are set in the Mamakau forest and managed by Canopy Tours. “We have recently sponsored a trap where this will be monitored on line counting the amount of rodents it has caught,” says Mike. The trap has already caught 3 rats! This is all in aim of protecting the bird life and nature environment in the beautiful Mamaku forest.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Errors Found: Electricity Authority Dumps Transmission Pricing Modelling

The Electricity Authority is ditching the cost-benefit analysis at the heart of its controversial attempt to find a new way to divide up costs for the national grid after finding an expanding range of serious computational errors in the work by Australian consultancy Oakley Greenwood. More>>

ALSO:

New Record: Migrant Arrivals At 129,500 A Year

Annual net migration has been steadily increasing since 2012. "This was mainly due to the rising number of migrant arrivals to New Zealand," population statistics senior manager Peter Dolan said. "Fewer migrant departures also contributed to the increase in net migration." More>>

ALSO:

Launched: NASA's Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From NZ

NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time), on a mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitude band. More>>

ALSO:

Trade Agreements: TPP Minus US Starting To Gain Ground

The Japanese government is picking up the pace on reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, with talks scheduled next month among the 11 countries left in the pact after the withdrawal by the US after the election of president Donald Trump. More>>

ALSO:

PACER:

Prices Up 2.2%: Annual Inflation Highest In Over Five Years

"Rising petrol prices along with the annual rise in cigarette and tobacco tax lifted inflation," prices senior manager Jason Attewell said. "Petrol prices in New Zealand are closely linked to global oil prices, and cigarettes and tobacco taxes rise in the March quarter each year". More>>

ALSO:

Undertaxed? NZ Income Tax Rate Second Lowest Among Developed Nations

New Zealand workers pay the second smallest portion of their income to the government among developed nations and less than half the average ratio of their Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development peers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news