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COMMUNITY

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?” 

Martin Luther King

1% for charity

We donate one percent of our net profits to charity.

 

It's a small way of paying forward the goodwill that is extended to us by our clients and the market, and of supporting some amazing causes doing amazing work for the collective good. 

Below are the charities we have chosen to support in the latest financial year and our reasons why.

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AUCKLAND WESTPAC HELICOPTER TRUST

Mike Anderson's charity of choice

I’ve chosen the Auckland Westpac Helicopter Trust who have been saving lives in our community for 50 years, operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It doesn’t get much more important than saving lives that are in critical danger, so this was an easy choice for me.

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MERCY HOSPICE AUCKLAND

Mike Whale's charity of choice

I have decided to support Mercy Hospice Auckland, who provide a range of specialist palliative care and hospice services for people facing terminal illnesses.  Mercy Hospice offers its services free to patients and their families regardless of age, ethnicity, means or religion.  They are committed to providing quality care with skill and compassion. 

 

Both my mother and my father in law spent their final days in hospice care.  I experienced first hand the extent of the care and comfort hospice staff and volunteers gave to them, and to visiting family members, during that time.

I am also proud to provide pro bono legal services to Grammar Tec Rugby Club Inc.

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NATIVE FOREST RESTORATION TRUST

Jen Tunna's charity of choice

I love New Zealand’s great outdoors and I am determined that TWA Legal will operate with our planet in mind.  As such, most of our furniture has been sourced second hand.  We all use public transport (or, in my case, an e-bike) to get to the office.  All of our printing paper is recycled.  And our local coffee shop knows we will return their mugs with our next order.

 

This year, we're also supporting the Native Forest Restoration Trust, who are dedicated to protecting New Zealand's native forests and wetlands by purchasing land for restoration and permanent protection.

I’m also thrilled to be supporting Mercy Hospice, who did an amazing job caring for my dad in his final days.

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NATIVE BIRD RESCUE

Kerry Puddle's charity of choice

Native Bird Rescue is a small native bird rescue centre based on Waiheke Island.  New Zealand’s native birds are some of its most prized assets, and with steps being successfully taken to make Waiheke Island predator free (thank you Te Korowai o Waiheke), the island is fast becoming an easily accessible sanctuary for birdlife within Auckland’s urban boundaries.  It is now common to see and hear kākā, as well as the ubiquitous kererū, pīwakawaka and tūī in the trees, and tōrea and dotterels on the shore. 

 

Native Bird Rescue cares for ill and injured birds, with the aim of rehabilitating and releasing them back into the wild.  I chose Native Bird Rescue as my charity for the simple reason that I like native birds, and want to support any organisation that helps them.

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AUTISM NZ

Grace Im's charity of choice

I’ve chosen Autism New Zealand, who work with autistic people and the wider autism community to support, inform, and educate.  They work continuously with the community to deliver thousands of educational programmes that increase public understanding of autism.  Autism New Zealand also assist autistic people and those who make up their support network to learn about autism and find the support and services they would like to access.

 

When my son was diagnosed with autism just before he turned two years old, my husband and I were at a loss.  We didn’t know much about autism, and we didn’t know how to support him.  Autism New Zealand were a lifesaver for us.  They provided us with so much support, both practical and emotional.  Autism New Zealand worked with our son on his social and verbal skills through their Early Steps programme, and they gave us the tools we needed to support him on a day-to-day basis.  They also connected us with other families with autistic children, which was incredibly helpful.  It was reassuring to connect with other parents who were going through a similar journey.  Autism New Zealand helped us navigate the world of autism and gave us the confidence to support our son.

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