Our Community Focus

We actively contribute to our local community. We support a range of charities, and decisions about which organisations to support are motivated either by individual team member interests or collectively as a firm. Rutherford Rede is proud to be associated with the following organisations.

Dementia New Zealand

Jocelyn Weatherall is Chair of Dementia New Zealand and Dementia Auckland. We have a long history of working with Dementia New Zealand and providing voluntary consultancy to newly diagnosed dementia sufferers.

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Dilworth School

In collaboration with Spirit of Adventure Trust, Rutherford Rede supports Dilworth students to participate in a 10-day voyage on board Spirit of New Zealand which is a life-changing experience – unlocking students' potential, leaving them ready to face the future!. The funding is currently derived from trailing commissions received from KiwiSaver providers. 

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First Foundation

Rutheford Rede supports First Foundation to assist academically talented students to achieve their potential through tertiary education and to prepare them to positively influence and benefit their communities. Currently, we support three students. The funding is derived from trailing commissions received from KiwiSaver providers. 

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Macular Degeneration

Henry Ford is the Chair of Macular Degeneration New Zealand. Their mission is to reduce the incidence and lower the impact of macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of blindness in New Zealand. 

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ME Auckland

Rutherford Rede supports ME Auckland, a charity helping Aucklanders with chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and/or fibromyalgia. Around 6,000 Aucklanders suffer from ME/CFS. That's the greatest number of any city in New Zealand. It's around 1/3 of all the sufferers in the country.

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Rotary Club

Phil Ashton and Henry Ford are involved in various Rotary Clubs throughout Auckland and have held Chair, President and Governor roles. Members are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities, and carry out humanitarian projects to address issues such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment. 

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