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

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news