NZ Sculpture OnShore is the largest outdoor sculpture exhibition in New Zealand, attracting over 100 exhibiting artists and upwards of 18,000 visitors.
Held every two years at one of Auckland's most stunning cliff top locations, the 10 day event attracts visitors from all over Auckland - and beyond - to view contemporary New Zealand sculpture by both established artists and emerging new talents.
All of the works exhibited are for sale and proceeds of the event go to Women's Refuge NZ - making NZ Sculpture OnShore one of Refuge's most significant private sources of funding. To date, over $1.5 million has been donated from the exhibitions.
Fisher Funds is proud to be a sponsor of NZ Sculpture OnShore, supporting the talents of New Zealand artists and, of course, the great work of Women's Refuge. "We believe in giving back to the community that supports us. We also understand how important it is to listen to our customers. The Fisher Funds People's Choice Award is a great way to achieve both and we're delighted to sponsor this award." said Managing Director Carmel Fisher.
On February 7th 2015, Kiwi adventurer Mal Law set out to tackle the enormous task of running 50 off-road marathons (climbing 50 mountain peaks) in 50 days to raise awareness and support for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.
Fisher Funds was part of this journey with Mal sponsoring Day 48 of the High Five-0 Challenge in the Waitakere Ranges.
The run took place from Arataki, the start of the infamous Hilary Trail, winding us 46km through to Piha. The Fisher Funds team was out in force on the day with Frank Jasper, Michael Raynes and James Paterson all running alongside Mal.
The cause Mal supported, The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, is one that truly deserved our support. Everyone knows someone who has been affected by mental health issues - it is a problem that will touch all of us in some way at some stage in our lives. This was a great chance to do something meaningful to help.
Mal's initial goal was to raise $250,000 but his story really started to gather momentum and he ended up raising over $500,000 – an awesome result!
We were excited to play our part and raised more than $12,000!
Thanks to those of you who supported us!
Duffy Books in Homes provides free books to over 100,000 New Zealand children from low decile schools, three times a year. Reading is at the heart of everything we do in life and we’re proud to sponsor Avondale Primary School and see the difference it makes to these children.
Through the efforts of the investment team at the 2014 Roadshow, we raised $5,000 for each of the following charities, donating a grand total of $25,000: