Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Fine Homes Tour raises $118,500 for three charities

Hamilton’s Fine Homes Tour has raised $118,500 for three charities, announced last night at a presentation evening following a successful event held on Friday 8 November.

The event, sponsored by Lodge Real Estate, was introduced to Hamilton in 2003 by Christine Couch and Jane Hargood. This year was the 10th anniversary of the biennial event.

The three charities receiving a share of the funds raised are the Child Cancer Foundation, Look Good Feel Better and Stroke Foundation Waikato.

This year, ten luxury Hamilton homes were opened to ticketholders on the tour, so they could appreciate varied interior design concepts and ‘peek inside’ homes, while also supporting the three chosen charities.

“Each of the fine homes is selected for its distinctiveness and ability to capture people’s interest. They vary greatly in their architectural and interior design styles,” says organiser Christine Couch.

“We never have the same home twice from year to year.”

This year the event sold out three weeks before the event, with 1,475 people attending on the day.

“People travelled from as far as Wellington and Auckland to look around the Hamilton homes. Compared to when the event started, we now have a real mix of ages and genders attending,” says Couch.

As part of the wider group of volunteers who make this event happen, 57 Lodge Real Estate agents volunteered their time to welcome those on the tour into each home, check tickets and make sure each house was respected.

“We are proud to have been a part of this successful event since its inception, supporting the work it does to help charities in need and showcase outstanding houses around Hamilton,” says Jeremy O’Rourke, Managing Director of Lodge Real Estate.

The next Fine Homes Tour will be held in 2021.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Demise Of The Tokyo Olympics

As the Covid vaccines roll out around the world, the Tokyo Olympics are looming as a major test of when (and whether) something akin to global normality can return – to international travel, to global tourism, to professional sport and to mass gatherings of human beings. Currently though, it looks like a forlorn hope that Japan will be able to host the Olympics in late July. Herd immunity on any significant scale seems possible only by December 2021, at the earliest... More>>


New Zealand Government: Cook Islanders To Resume Travel To New Zealand

The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such ... More>>


A New Year: No politicians at Rātana in 2021

Annual celebrations at Rātana pā will be different this year, amid a decision to hold an internal hui for church adherents only… More>>


Government: Pre-Departure Testing Extended To All Passengers To New Zealand

To further protect New Zealand from COVID-19, the Government is extending pre-departure testing to all passengers to New Zealand except from Australia, Antarctica and most Pacific Islands, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. More>>


Covid: Border Exception for 1000 International Students

The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began....More>>





InfoPages News Channels