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

 

SKYCITY Breakers announce new Partnership wiht law firm

SKYCITY Breakers announce new Partnership with North Shore’s largest law firm, Simpson Western

Today SKYCITY Breakers announced a new official Partnership with the North Shore’s largest law firm Simpson Western which includes a programme to be rolled out across North Shore secondary schools.

“This is a fantastic new partnership and an exciting new venture for the SKYCITY Breakers. We’re delighted to be working alongside Simpson Western as an official Partner in developing our new youth development programme Game Plan,” says Breakers CEO Richard Clarke.

Game Plan is a unique self-development programme targeted at Year 11 students, and their parents. Together with Simpson Western, we will hold focused workshops on culture, goal-setting, preparation, attitude and brand awareness. Our players, coaches and management will call on their experience in the dynamic world of professional sport and business. The outcomes, however, are shaped on the ultimate goals and areas of interest for the participating students and these may not be sport-related at all.

“The Breakers’ values and reasons for existing as a basketball club are very much based in the community, on providing pathways and opportunities for young people to better themselves through an involvement in basketball. Game Plan takes that a step further.”

Game Plan will encourage the students taking part to set a ‘big goal’ they wish to achieve, and develop their own ‘game plan’ to attain success. The Breakers and Simpson Western will provide case studies which demonstrate how having a plan has helped them achieve success in their respective fields of sport and business.

Simpson Western partner Ken Paterson says, “We are all proud to be an official Partner with the Breakers in the development of the Game Plan programme. Since its inception 30 years ago, Simpson Western has always had strong ties to our North Shore community. Our values are very much aligned with those of the Breakers – we train our young staff, provide career pathways and mentor them throughout their careers. This is a marvellous opportunity to ‘give-back’ to the North Shore. We’re very excited about working not only with the Breakers but also the nominated Year 11 students and their parents.”

“We believe that having a game plan in life and in business helps one succeed and the entire firm is pleased to be playing an integral part in the development of the Game Planprogramme.”

The Breakers organisation has a wealth of information based on its 12-year existence, from the early days as they struggled to make an impact on and off court to the implementation of a long term plan based on a values system that still holds true today for the club that has won four of the past five championships. Those values are however based very much on their role in the community and the need to establish a platform based not only on winning games of basketball, but also on delivering worthwhile outcomes across a much broader range of objectives.

Simpson Western is the North Shore’s largest law firm. It has offices in Takapuna, North Harbour and Silverdale. Established 30 years ago, the firm has 10 partners and a law staff of 26 who are ably supported by senior management and office staff. The firm’s expertise includes business and commercial law; property law; lifestyle planning; litigation and dispute resolution; employment, and health and safety law, corporate work visas; relationship property; and asset protection, trust formation and administration, wills and estates.

E n d s


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Westpac: Sets Out Plan To Go Cheque-Free

Westpac NZ has announced details of its plan to phase out cheques, after signalling in May that it would be supporting a move to other forms of payment. Cheques will cease to be available as a means of payment after 25 June 2021. Westpac NZ General ... More>>

ALSO:

NZTA: Major New Zealand Upgrade Programme Projects Go To Tender

Two major New Zealand Upgrade Programme projects are beginning tenders for construction. The New Zealand Upgrade Programme is a $6.8 billion investment to get our cities moving, to save lives and boost productivity in growth areas. The first Auckland ... More>>

Reserve Bank: RBNZ Seeks To Preserve Benefits Of Cash

The Reserve Bank – Te Pūtea Matua is taking on a new role of steward of the cash system “to preserve the benefits of cash for all who need them”, Assistant Governor Christian Hawkesby told the Royal Numismatics Society of New Zealand annual conference ... More>>

ALSO:

Economy: Double-Dip Recession Next Year, But Housing Rolls On

New Zealand's economy is expected to slip back into recession early next year as delayed job losses, falling consumer spending, and the absence of international tourists bites into growth. More>>

ALSO:

Microsoft New Zealand: Microsoft Expands “Highway To A Hundred Unicorns” Initiative To Support Startups In Asia Pacific

New Zealand, 14 October 2020 – Today Microsoft for Startups launches the Highway to a Hundred Unicorns initiative in Asia Pacific to strengthen the region’s startup ecosystem. This follows the initiative’s success in India, where 56 startups were ... More>>

Fonterra: Farmers Taking Another Step Towards New Zealand’s Low Emissions Food Production

They’re hot off the press and intended to help take the heat out of climate change. Fonterra farmers are already among the world’s most sustainable producers of milk and now have an additional tool in their sustainability toolbox. Over the last few ... More>>

ALSO:



Courts: Businessman Eric Watson Sentenced To A Four-Month Jail Term

New Zealand businessman Eric Watson has been sentenced to a four-month jail term in the UK for contempt of court, TVNZ reports. More>>

OECD: Area Employment Rate Falls By 4.0 Percentage Points, To 64.6% In Second Quarter Of 2020

The OECD area employment rate – the share of the working-age population with jobs – fell by 4.0 percentage points, to 64.6%, in the second quarter of 2020, its lowest level since the fourth quarter of 2010. Across the OECD area, 560 million persons ... More>>

Spark: Turns On 5G In Auckland And Offers A Glimpse Into The Future Of Smart Cities

Spark turned on 5G in downtown Auckland today and has partnered with Auckland Transport (AT) to showcase some of the latest in IoT (Internet of Things) technology and demonstrate what the future could look like for Auckland’s CBD with the power of 5G. 5G is ... More>>

Stats NZ: Monthly Migration Remains Low

Since the border closed in late-March 2020, net migration has averaged about 300 a month, Stats NZ said today. In the five months from April to August 2020, overall net migration was provisionally estimated at 1,700. This was made up of a net gain ... More>>

University of Canterbury: Proglacial Lakes Are Accelerating Glacier Ice Loss

Lake Tasman, New Zealand | 2016 | Photo: Dr Jenna Sutherland Meltwater lakes that form at glacier margins cause ice to recede much further and faster compared to glaciers that terminate on land, according to a new study. But the effects of these glacial ... More>>

ALSO:

Dairy: Fonterra Sells China Farms

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (RMB 2.5 billion*1), after successfully developing the farms alongside local partners. Inner Mongolia Natural Dairy Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Youran Dairy Group Limited ... More>>

ALSO: