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Vision Giving Back

Quiz Night Fundraiser

A great time was had by all, at the quiz night fundraiser.  All proceeds were given to St Margaret's Church after their devastating fire a short time ago.
Debbie Johnstone presenting the cheque for $2,500 to Andrew Nicol, the minister of St Margaret's Church


Christmas Carols in your community












Helping out at Ronald McDonald House

Helping the Community


Harcourts Vision has been thrilled to be able to assist in a number of our community activities, whether it is a donation of time helping with sausage sizzles at school fairs, to printing of newsletters or letting non-profit organisations use our board room for their meetings.  A number of our agents also sponsor various sports groups including squash, golf, bowls etc


Pictures of the team helping out at the Cotswold School Market Day, not too many were burnt!

Outward Bound Fundraiser


Outward Bound is a 21 day course that challenges people to do things out of their comfort zones, set goals and reach their full potential - both at Outward Bound and in every day life. I completed Outward Bound in early 2013 and it was one of the best things I have ever done! I was lucky enough to receive some funding to attend my course, and now I would like to give back so that others can also experience the magic. OB is quite expensive, but it is life changing, so hopefully I can help make it easier for a couple of others to attend.

I am going back down to Outward Bound to run their end, of course, half marathon again. I am hoping to raise at least $1500 for their scholarship fund. I am going to have to work pretty hard, as I will be the oldest runner by a good 7 years and I don't want to come last!!

Experiencing Outward Bound has changed the way I think about, and approach, challenges in my life. Since coming home I have had more belief in what I can achieve and this led to, among other things, a change of my day job (for the better!). I believe all young people should have the chance to go to OB should they want to. You can make a sponsorship donation


Donations are tax deductible and 100% of your donation goes to Outward Bound.
- Laurie

Please note: I am fundraising for the OB Scholarship fund - NOT to attend the course again myself. All donations via Give a Little will go directly to Outward Bound



Sponsoring Logan Keys in his pursuits to the U23 Rowing


Here is a photo from the recent South Island Champs.

Hi again,

We are now into the business end of the domestic season with National Champs only a few weeks away. The crews I’ve been named in are the U22 pair and quad andhopefully I can get a seat in the Southern RPC Premier 8 but this won’t be named until pretty much the last few days before the champs. If I get in this crew I would be rowing alongside the likes of Hamish Bond and I would get the opportunity to race for a ‘Red Coat”, the prized blazer you received with your first National Championship title in the premier/open category. This was one of the goals I set out at the start of the season  so if I do that would be one to tick off the list!

Recently I have been away quite a bit. I was in Twizel for five daysmid January for the Canterbury Championships and just got home yesterday after another five days at the South Island Champs. Over the last weekend I just raced the pair, as this regatta is treated as a trial regatta, and the national selectors mainly look at the small boats so the focus was to perform well in our small boats. I row my pair with Cameron Crampton who was also in my NZ Four last winter, we raced well over the weekend coming 3rd in the Open pairs race which was a good result as we were the fastest U22 crew in the race and were only beaten by one crew of two previous Olympians and another crew that are too old to race anything but open. Come the national championship we’ll only be racing other people who are also eligible to make the U23 NZ team and won’t have to worry about racing the older guys.

On Wednesday I fly up to Cambridge to race the pair at North Island Champs and then stay on for another two weeks when we will then race both the pair, quad and hopefully the eight at National Champs.

Here is a photo from the recent South Island Champs.

I'll keep you posted on results,


Coaching with the Canterbury Wizards






Just a selection of photos from our fantastic day with the Canterbury Wizards, on the recent coaching day. 


CBHS Rowing

Harcourts Foundation

"To provide support that helps, grows, and enriches our communities"

The Harcourts Foundation is available to support our community. If you would like to apply for a grant please click on the link below, print, complete and post the form to the appropriate place.

NZ Harcourts Foundation Grant Application Form