Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Bill Rancic Book Raises Thousands for Charity

Bill Rancic Book Raises Thousands for Charity

A BOOK signed by the first ever winner of Donald Trump’s ‘The Apprentice’ television programme has raised thousands of dollars at a charity auction in New Zealand.

Bill Rancic’s book ‘You’re Hired’ went for $2,000 at the auction which took place at the Richmastery Property Academy last weekend (Saturday, October 28 – Monday, October 30, 2006).

All the money raised will now go to support the work of the Mental Health Foundation, a charity personally supported by Richmastery Ltd CEO Corinna Jones.

A further collection at the academy raised another $3,000 for the charity bringing the grand total to $5,000.

Corinna said: “I was astounded by the level of support and generosity of the attendees at the Richmastery Property Academy.

‘There is a real stigma attached to illnesses such as depression which unfortunately often makes it difficult for the Mental Health Foundation to raise the funds it needs.

“The fact is the charity does an incredible amount of vital work and can really help turn people’s lives around.”

Bill generously signed his book for Corinna to auction when he flew to New Zealand at the beginning of October for dinner with the Presidential Inner Circle (PIC).

The PIC, which Corinna co-founded with her husband Phil earlier this year, is an exclusive club with only 50 members worldwide.

The club encourages like-minded businessmen and women to meet on a regular basis to share ideas and network.

High-profiled entrepreneurs such as Bill are often invited to add another valuable dimension to events.

On this occasion Bill joined the PIC members for an intimate dinner at Stonyridge Vineyard in Waiheke and openly shared his story.

Corinna said: ‘Bill was hugely generous in spending time with us and the whole evening was just a really special time for everyone.

“Bill’s passion and flair for business really came through – I know our members were hugely inspired by him and took away some real insights into key business practices.

“I am hugely grateful to him for spending this time with the PIC and also for signing a copy of his book for us to auction in aid of the Mental Health Foundation.”

For more about the work of the Mental Health Foundation log on to: www.mentalhealth.org.nz.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels