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  2021 School Families Gold Package Proposal


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Hi there, I’m Dianne Barlow, the owner and strategic director of enableMe Botany - and I work alongside local Maraetai School Mum Liz Brown Douglas. We love supporting our local school as a Gold Sponsor and would relish the opportunity to help local parents get ahead financially.
That’s something that will be top of mind for many right now. Covid and lockdown made some people realise how unprepared they are for a financial shock, or for their incomes to fall. In times like these financial resilience isn’t a ‘nice to have’ – it’s crucial.
People often think just two things are required for their finances to improve: better financial literacy and more cash.  Sure, financial literacy is important, but on its own it isn’t even half the story - knowing you should do something and actually doing it are two very different things. Simply earning more money – well, it’s helpful up to a point – but it won’t solve anything for very long if the rest of the picture isn’t sorted!
In our experience of working with hundreds of clients, we’ve found that financial success is built on five key pillars: financial literacy, behaviour, mindset, strategy and accountability.  Having the right strategy is really important, but your financial behaviour has a much bigger impact on whether you achieve your goals. The biggest factors that influence your financial behaviour are your inherent money tendencies and personality, whether you have something worth working towards, ie a strong sense of ‘why’, and whether you have anyone holding you accountable for doing the things you said you would.  Much like the standard New Year goal of losing a few kilos, financial goals can quickly fall by the wayside when you get busy or tempting things come up.
Often, we overestimate what we could achieve in a week and get discouraged, but underestimate what we could achieve long-term if we simply broke those goals down into smaller milestones and tracked our progress closely.  That’s why at enableMe we work with you as your Financial Personal Trainer, much like a coach in the gym. We empower you to take control of your finances, achieve more and get ahead faster.  If you come and see us for an initial consultation, we’ll assess your money personality, risk appetite, what your goals are, what you’re on track to achieve and most importantly - what you’d be capable of if you got serious.  We’ll then recommend a coaching programme that’s right for you and work with you to maximise your surplus cashflow, reduce expensive or inefficient debt, and create a strategy to help you get mortgage-free fast, grow your wealth and sort your retirement.
If you’re ready for better – it’s a great investment in your future.




Franklin Vets Beachlands is BESTPRACTICE accredited!




BESTPRACTICE is New Zealand’s only accreditation programme for vet clinics and hospitals. It is run by the New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) and is completely voluntary.

The goal of the BESTPRACTICE scheme is to raise the standards of practices by setting a minimum level that all members have to achieve. The scope includes business management, health and safety, staff training and review, systems, procedures, equipment maintenance and much more and so full credit goes to the Beachlands team on the big effort it took to achieve this.

Achieving BESTPRACTICE status requires running systems all year round that comply with the standard, then submitting to an audit every two years from an external, independent auditor. The process is tough, it involves a lot of hours preparation, but of course, following the protocols created as part of BESTPRACTICE is something that never stops.

“What does this really mean for you and your pets?”

Well for starters, one of the most important aspects of BESTPRACTICE is the consistency of care. Because our team all work part-time, it is not always possible to get the same vet when you book an appointment with us. However, with BESTPRACTICE all procedures are documented, and all the team need to follow these guidelines. While individual vets and vet nurses will have their own style, everyone is following the same protocols and you will receive uniformity of care, no matter who treats your pet.

BESTPRACTICE also includes a lot of stuff that goes on out the back that you as a client will never see including staff training and investment in new equipment. The benefits are a better run clinic, happier staff, and better-treated pets and their owners.

And it is not only our furry friends who benefit from BESTPRACTICE accreditation.

There are also benefits in terms of attracting the best employees, with the membership of BESTPRACTICE being listed every year by graduating vets as a major determinant as to which jobs they apply for. Clients are often surprised that BESTPRACTICE is not compulsory. Something to think about that next time you’re choosing your vet!

Franklin Vets

1/43 Kouka Rd, Beachlands. Phone 09 538 0100




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Freerange Works: Your Local HR Experts

Freerange Works is a Human Resources (HR) Consultancy right here on the Pohutukawa Coast.

They support businesses with everyday HR needs including:

  • employment agreements
  • performance appraisals
  • policies
  • position descriptions
  • recruitment
  • restructures
  • building great cultures
  • leadership development
  • working from home agreements.

This team of HR experts are locals passionate about our community and helping local business owners meet their obligations and grow their businesses.

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