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Event Type: Branch meetings/Conference
When: 22 Nov 2017
Time: 11:30am-2:00pm
Venue: Remuera Golf Club, 120 Abbotts Way, Remuera
Location: Auckland
Provider: IFA
Contact: Suzanne Baldwin
Suzanne.baldwin@impower.nz 027 274 9756
Practitioner Member Fee: $50.00
Associate Member Fee: $50.00
Affiliate Member Fee: $50.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00
The Auckland Branch Committee are extremely excited to invite you to a
special end of year charity luncheon on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 to celebrate
the end of another busy year.

Bar is kindly sponsored by PM Capital.

As participants in the Financial Services Industry this gives us a chance to ‘give a little’ with all profits from the day going directly to The Children’s Autism Foundation.

We are very fortunate to have Shane Cortese coming along as our special guest speaker and we will also be having a live charity auction with Fred Dodds as our auctioneer extraordinaire!

We would also like to invite you to bring clients and colleagues and make this a really successful event. Tickets are limited so be in quick.

Shane Cortese is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers with a multitude of television, film, theatre and Music credits to his name. He is best known for his roles as Mac in TVNZ Hit Drama ‘Nothing Trivial, Hayden Peters in five series of Outrageous Fortune, and three years as Loki/Colin in TV3’s “The Almighty Johnsons.” His Roles on Nothing Trivial and The Almighty Johnsons have earnt him 2013, 2014 and 2015 TV Guide Best on The Box ‘Best Actor” Award.

Shane also played the title role of Brian in the Television New Zealand drama series, Burying Brian, Victor Benton in the TV3 Sitcom ‘Brown Bruthaz”, Eugene Russell in StepDave, Dennis Buchanan in The Brokenwood Mysteries for Prime Television and had a 2 year stint on drama serial Shortland Street as evil Dominic Thompson-a character killed off in spectacular fashion.

Before returning to New Zealand for Shortland Street, Shane starred in musicals in London’s West End and toured the United Kingdom on several occasions. Roles included Rocky and Frank’n’Furter in the New The Rocky Horror Show, Pharaoh in Joseph, and Elvis The Musical. In June 2009, he starred in the New Zealand stage production of Cats as Rum Tum Tugger, Billy Flynn in Chicago, and in 2015 Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls for the Auckland Theatre Company

Shane also had a role on the the children’s series Maddigan’s Quest in 2005 and on the film Inside that same year. In 2008 he backpacked around Sri Lanka for TVNZ’s award winning Intrepid Journeys and in the same year had roles on Legend of the Seeker. He also narrates Serious Crash Unit , SPCA Rescue and Cause of Death Unknown.

A strong supporter of charities in New Zealand Shane is an official ambassador for Variety New Zealand, The Breast Cancer Research Trust ,MOTAT ,Blue September and The Childrens Autism Foundation as well as being an avid supporter of the Starship Foundation.


The Children’s Autism Foundation (CAF) provides essential support to families of children on the autism spectrum, aged between 0 to 21 years old.

Families say they need practical support and strategies to ensure that their autistic child is resilient and develops skills to manage sensory, behaviour and learning differences. CAF provides one-on-one family support, community workshops and social skills programmes. Our professional team teach skills and strategies to parents, professionals and the young people themselves to help manage anxiety, reduce their sense of isolation, and guide them through those tricky transitions and developmental stages.

CAF believes that every child with autism is unique. We work to raise understanding, awareness and acceptance of autism. The aim being for children with autism to feel valued and included in the school setting, workplace and wider community, and for every autistic young person to reach their full potential.

Many autism families have financial burdens due to the specific needs of an autistic child. Families struggle with financial and time pressures when trying to access support services. Children’s Autism provides professional services that are highly accessible and affordable.

CAF does not receive any government funding for this essential service for families, and relies on grants and donations. There are over 4000 people on the database, and demand for services is ever-increasing.

On behalf of our families, the Children’s Autism Foundation very much appreciates the support of the Remuera Golf Club, to provide more support services in our community and help autistic children lead rewarding and meaningful lives, now and in the future.

Time & Order of Business:
11.30am – 12.00pm – arrival and time for mingling
12.00pm – 12.30pm – hot lunch will be served
12.30pm – 12.45pm – sponsor presentation and introduction to Shane Cortese and Charity
12.45pm – 1.30pm – Shane Cortese presentation
1.30pm – 2.00pm – live charity auction and spot prizes
2.00pm - event concludes

Cost: All tickets - $50 each
Cash bar throughout

Invitation also open to your clients and colleagues.
Tickets are limited so please be in quick.

Registrations close: 17th November 2017