- Craig comes to us. He’s listened to our goals, our investment needs and our insurance needs & he’s sold us products that fit best to suit our lifestyle.
- Louis & Barbara Kuriger
- Craig has really looked after us, He’s gone and got the best deals. That’s his job.
- Ross & Shelley Clark
- Dealing with a specialist company like Abacus is vital. That relationship thing is absolutely important because you know someone is going to bat for you.
- Steve Day, MD Pace Engineering
- I am truly grateful to Jamie and consider myself extraordinarily fortunate to have received the benefit of his astute advice and assistance.
- - J. F. Pickett
- It has felt very good to know we have Richard and the team at Abacus Group Ltd on our side.
- - Brian and Tracey Downes
- Richard bent over backwards in his endeavours to help us every step of the way through the claim, making the process as simple as possible.
- - John & Carole Lynskey
The young farmers of the Hamilton & Waikato region put down their gumboots and swannies over the weekend to don a pair of boxing gloves for the Young Farmers Fight Night Charity Fundraiser on Saturday evening. The Fight Night has been established as a way for the NZ Young Farmers to give back to the community, with this years proceeds being donated to the St John Ambulance Service, which plays a vital role within the rural communities. The concept was created by several young farmers from within the region, and from this, the idea has taken off on the back of typical Young Farmer enthusiasm; members will bare it all in the ring in the name of charity and sportsmanship, with 24 committed to gruelling months of training leading up to the event. With 2012 being such a success, 2013 provided to be even bigger and better.
Abacus’ Waikato based advisor Jamie Toon, member of the Cambridge & Hamilton Young Farmers Clubs had three eager Cambridge based fighters that he has trained with, and coached over the past couple of months. Jackson ‘the jackel’ Hoyle, Kayleigh ‘the mad hatta’ Hatt, and Nicole ‘killar’ Millar made coach Jamie very proud with their efforts in training and on the evening: “It takes a lot of courage and guts to step through the ropes, so whether they won lost or drew, they were all winners on the evening”. Boxers squared off in a series of three, two minute rounds. Abacus Director Richard Toon drove up to Hamilton for the event, and said the evening was very professional and well organised, as good as any professional boxing event that has been held.
Check out our photo gallery and videos of the evening!
Wishing you all a safe and happy long weekend.
PART TWO OF A SIX-PART SERIES
The provincial hospital in Matanzas where Craig had three emergency surgeries looked good from the outside, but standards, experience and facilities were extremely lacking.
PART THREE OF A SIX-PART SERIES
Richard: “Remember virtually nobody could speak English and we had no Spanish. There was also an underlying culture we didn’t know about until later, that you just had to go along with the system. Being loud and pushy wouldn’t work, we just had to be very patient.