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

 

SBS Golf Invitational to benefit SPCA

24 December 2008

MEDIA RELEASE

SBS Golf Invitational to benefit SPCA

The Southland branch of the SPCA is the chosen charity to receive funds raised from the SBS Golf Invitational, which tees off in Invercargill on 6 March 2009.
The 32nd annual tournament will hopefully again see all of New Zealand’s 15 provincial associations represented with the event being officially recognised as the National Provincial Teams Stroke Play Championships by New Zealand Golf. This makes the SBS Invitational compulsory for all amateur golfers wishing to play for New Zealand.

The charitable nature of the tournament also means that during the past 31 years more than $200,000 in total donations has been made to Southland organisations with this year’s chosen charity being the SPCA. As in previous years Southland Junior Golf will be the second beneficiary.
SBS Bank Invercargill branch manager Neil Bramley said as major sponsor of the Golf Invitational, SBS was delighted to assist such a successful national event in giving back to the community.

“At SBS Bank we are committed to our charter and values and this commitment means that our customers and their communities are at the heart of everything we do,” Mr Bramley said.

“It’s fantastic to see the ongoing success of the SBS Golf Invitational and its ability to not only pit southern golfing talent against the cream of the national golfing crop, but provide goodwill and benefits back to worthwhile local community organisations.”

Invitational secretary Kaye Leitch said being able to make such valued donations back to the community was an integral component of the SBS Golf Invitational.

“These donations wouldn’t be possible without the continued support provided to the tournament from SBS Bank, we are extremely grateful for the ongoing sponsorship,” Mrs Leitch said.

As is customary, the Charity 4-Ball Tournament will be held on the Wednesday prior to the Invitational (at Queens Park) and is a great way for golfers to get involved early in the nationally recognised week of golf.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Tourism: Employers Welcome Back Working Holidaymakers

Tourism businesses gearing up for the return of Australian visitors from next week will be relieved to learn that they will also have access to an offshore pool of much-needed job candidates, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. Tourism employers around ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Latest Broadband Report Confirms Improved Performance Of Premium Fibre Plans

The latest report from the Commerce Commission’s Measuring Broadband New Zealand programme shows that the performance of Fibre Max plans has improved substantially. This follows a collaboration between the Commission, its independent testing partner, ... More>>

Air New Zealand: Capital Raise Deferred

Air New Zealand has decided to defer its planned capital raise to later in 2021 allowing more time to assess the impacts of recent developments on the airline’s path to recovery. 'We’ve seen some clearing of COVID-19 clouds recently, with ... More>>

Commerce Commission: Cartel Conduct Now Punishable By Up To 7 Years’ Jail Time

Cartel conduct can now be punished with a term of imprisonment of up to 7 years, after the Commerce (Criminalisation of Cartels) Amendment Act 2019 came into effect today. Cartel conduct includes price fixing, market allocation and bid rigging (see ... More>>

Stats NZ: New Report Shows Impact Of Demands On Land In New Zealand

A new environmental report released today by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, presents new data on New Zealand’s land cover, soil quality, and land fragmentation. The land cover data in the report, Our land 2021 , provides the most ... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: March Card Spending Rebounds Despite COVID

There was a lift in retail card spending in March following a fall in the lockdown-disrupted February month, Stats NZ said today. Seasonally adjusted retail card spending rose by $53 million (0.9 percent), compared with February 2021. Visit our website to read ... More>>

PwC: Outcome Of Review Into Air New Zealand Gas Turbines Business

Air New Zealand has received the report into its Gas Turbines business from independent external advisers PwC. Air New Zealand Chairman Dame Therese Walsh says the report identified a range of effective controls in the Gas Turbines revenue contracting ... More>>