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Meet some of our 'One in 500' members

Manawatu Auto Electrical Ltd
Forsyth Barr
Otago Polytechnic
Bonus Bonds (Dunedin)

Manawatu Auto Electrical Limited

The first organisation to join the One in 500 Club is actually based more than 700 kilometres away from Dunedin, in Palmerston North.

Manawatu Auto Electrical Ltd owners Patricia and Barry Pinfold saw a post on Facebook promoting the One in 500 Appeal and got in touch with Kathy Gibson, Chief Executive Officer for Special Olympics New Zealand, straight away.

"I've had a lot to do with Special Olympics over the years, and my son, Steven Kwiatkowski, is competing in the Special Olympics Otago tenpin bowling team at the Games. His father, Peter Kwiatkowski, is one of Special Olympics Otago's tenpin bowling coaches. I've also taught music and performance to several students with intellectual disabilities at secondary school. Special Olympics New Zealand and the National Summer Games are very close to my heart," says Patricia, who is also a trained music specialist.

Manawatu Auto Electrical has been in business since 2008 providing onsite electrical servicing of heavy machinery such as cranes and buses. The company has three employees and two subcontractors.

Forsyth Barr

Forsyth Barr is proud to support the Special Olympics New Zealand National Summer Games
As a New Zealand owned full-service investment advisory firm with a history of over 75 years in the community, Forsyth Barr has always sought to provide meaningful and relevant support for the communities we operate in. We are involved in a wide range of community events and partnerships. From the sports to arts, we are proud to be actively involved in our local communities and contributing back to the people who live and work there.
Forsyth Barr is delighted to support the Special Olympics National Summer Games. Like the investment advice we give to our clients, this support is an investment in our communities for today…and tomorrow.
For further details on Forsyth Barr’s investment services, please contact us on 0800 367 227 or visit our website.  Disclosure Statements are available on request and free of charge.

Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic shares many core values with Special Olympics New Zealand and is delighted to be a sponsor. We are committed to enabling our local and international communities to prosper and advance.  As a socially-responsible organisation, we strive to make a difference to the environment, society and the economy through our applied research and enterprise , and our commitment to sustainability.

As one of New Zealand’s premier institutes of technology, we are proud to be a leader in hands-on, career-focused education, gaining some of the best student achievement and satisfaction results in Australasia, and earning resounding endorsements from employers. With over 100 industry-relevant qualifications and an array of enriching opportunities, our students benefit from the chance to learn by thinking and doing.

As educators, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to provide our programmes to the wider community. With online tools and blended delivery options, time and distance are no barriers to those with a desire to learn. We can even enable people to gain credits for knowledge they have obtained in their careers.

We offer learners a stimulating and rewarding study experience and, as a result, our graduates are work-ready and highly-capable. But they are also much more than that! They are thoughtful and responsible individuals who care about sustaining the environment for future generations and who want to make a positive difference in their workplace and to society as a whole.

About us at a glance
  • More than 6,500 students
  • More than 700 academic and professional staff
  • More than 100 programmes, from foundation certificates to postgraduate degrees
  • Three campuses – Dunedin, Auckland and Central Otago
  • Exceptional student support and services
  • Highest course and qualification completion rates in the ITP sector in New Zealand (2012)
  • Overall student satisfaction rating of 90%
  • Top ratings from NZQA
  • 93% of our graduates are employed or in further study 

Website www.op.ac.nz : International +64 3 377 3014 : New Zealand 0800 762 786.

Bonus Bonds (Dunedin)

Bonus Bonds is an institution in New Zealand, and has had a branch in Dunedin since its establishment in 1970.

You will have probably seen the ads on TV. You may even have a few Bonus Bonds. Bonus Bonds provides New Zealanders with a low-risk investment option. Income earned from investments is placed in a prize pool and paid out as tax-free cash prizes in a monthly prize draw (rather than as dividends). ANZ Investment Services (New Zealand) Ltd manages the Bonus Bonds Trust but it is a standalone venture.

The Special Olympics New Zealand One in 500 sponsorship is one of Bonus Bonds' few community sponsorships.

"Bonus Bonds tends to only sponsor organisations and events that are applicable across the whole country. Special Olympics New Zealand certainly fits this bill. As the National Summer Games 2013 is being held in Dunedin, we saw the One in 500 Appeal as a great way to benefit our local community," says Clare Hamilton, Manager of Bonus Bonds in Dunedin.

"ANZ also runs a programme whereby staff can donate one workday a year to help out in the community. A few of our staff are hoping to volunteer our services at the National Summer Games later in the year."


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