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Thu 8 Oct 2015, 12:30pm–3:00pm

Where: Addington Raceway, 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Addington, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Seat plus 3 course lunch w/- wine: $95.00
  • Table of ten 3 course lunch w/- wine: $850.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Canterbury Museum

In its eighth successful year, Food for Thought - the Cuningham Taylor Business Lunch will be refreshed with a new line-up of speakers to compliment the return of sponsor firm Cuningham Taylor Law.

Supporting the work of The Family Help Trust, the lunch on Thursday 8 October aims to entertain and inform high-profile Canterbury business professionals. It commonly raises $30,000 towards the successful prevention of child abuse and child death in vulnerable families through an intensive five-year programme of in-home support.

This year’s event will be MC’d by local business professional Leeann Watson, General Manager of Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce, and Director of The Champion Canterbury Awards. Leeann brings a wealth of public speaking and business experience to the lunch along with her own insight into the local business community.

Key-note speakers in 2015 include the Hon. Paula Bennett, MP for Upper Harbour, Minister of State Services and Associate Minister of Finance, who is also pleased to who is also pleased to be involved this year. “From my time as Minister of Social Development, I saw first-hand what an incredible job non-government organisations like Family Help Trust and many others do with Government agencies to support our families.” She says.

The Hon.Paula Bennett will be joined onstage by economist and Head of Research at The New Zealand Initiate, Dr Eric Crampton. A think tank describing themselves as a ‘business group with a difference’’ the NZ Initiative are committed to developing innovative policy solutions that work for all New Zealanders, and believe that promoting such policies will benefit all members.

Over a three course lunch with fine wines, guests attending Food for Thought - The Cuningham Taylor Business Lunch will once again be in prestigious company, and have the opportunity to network and host clients while gaining insight into the economy and relevant private sector issues such as social responsibility.

Tickets remain at $95 per person or $850 +gst for a table of ten. They can be purchased at familyhelptrust website or by calling 03 365 9912

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