Jennian Homes and NZ Golf announce new partnership

New Zealand Golf and Jennian Homes have announced a new partnership, making New Zealand’s most awarded franchise builder the first naming right sponsor of the Charles Tour.

Jennian Homes supporting the Charles Tour in this capacity has enabled New Zealand Golf to secure the continued development of the Tour’s future, ensuring longevity and a stable playing pathway to help New Zealand’s aspiring amateur and professional golfers.

Dave Wilson, Business Development Manager for Jennian Homes, says: “This is the first sports sponsorship Jennian Homes has ever undertaken from a national perspective. Aligning ourselves with golf, a great kiwi pastime, fits perfectly with the iconic New Zealand owned Jennian brand that’s been around for 33 years, and supporting the Charles Tour definitely extends our ‘building for the future’ philosophy – not only in houses but now in emerging golfers as well.”

Jennian Homes isn’t only focused on helping our up and coming golfers ‘build for the future’, they will also add another layer which will be of benefit to every day golfers throughout New Zealand.

Any New Zealand Golf member who builds a new home with Jennian Homes will not only have a brand new quality finish, they will also receive a new set of Cobra Golf Clubs, their golf club membership paid for one year*as well as enable a $1,000 donation back to the New Zealand Junior Golf Foundation to help ‘build the future’ of the young golfers throughout the country.

Nick Rowland, Commercial Manager of New Zealand Golf says; “It was imperative for us to not just find a partner for the Charles Tour, but to find the right fit. Jennian Homes reflects the same values of New Zealand Golf, where longevity and quality take precedence, and we are proud to be working in partnership with them.”

Jennian Homes has also added a new aspect to the Tour, The Jennian Homes Trophy. This is to be of similar mould to the FedEx Cup on the US PGA Tour and rewards players for being consistent over the full season as well as competing in more events.

This is an exciting time for all involved in the game of golf. Our current professional golfers performing well on the world stage such as Danny Lee, Lydia Ko and Ryan Fox, have all played on the Charles Tour, highlighting how this pathway has helped them launch their careers.


The 2015/16 Jennian Homes Charles Tour schedule is as follows; The Carrus Open, Tauranga Golf Club September 17. The Taranaki Open, Augusta Funds Management New Plymouth Golf Club October 1. John Jones Steel Open, Harewood Golf Club October 22. Lawnmaster Classic, Manawatu Golf Club, March 17. Barfoot and Thompson Akarana Open, Akarana Golf Club April 14. Autex Muriwai Men’s Open, Muriwai Golf Club April 28.

Tips for Building a Safer Home

With another summer ending and with the clock hurtling towards Easter and the winter months, now is a great time to ensure your home is a safe haven, whether it’s already in existence or you are taking the plunge and building your dream home from scratch.
Safety begins with the home’s layout. Think about which parts of a home represent the greatest risk to safety and keep those areas away from busy thoroughfares. The kitchen is a prime example. It’s full of sharp edges, breakable objects and numerous heat sources. It’s not a place for people to be coming and going on their way to other parts of the home. Ideally, the kitchen should have its own dedicated space. If you have your heart set on a central kitchen with open access, it’s wise to separate cooking areas with an island to keep foot traffic well away from the potential hazards.
According to ACC statistics there were 830,000 claims for injuries around the home in 2013, many of which can be prevented by taking a few measures to improve safety. Falls around the home are common and can be caused by such things as a single step separating your living areas. How often have you been caught out going up or down a step that you didn’t know was there when you’re out and about? It’s a good idea to differentiate floor levels with several steps, which are harder to miss than with a solitary, single step.
It’s also important to plan your living room so that there are no extension cords lying across the room, where tripping is almost a certainty. If you’re building new, you will have a chance to meet with an electrician to wire your home. Ensuring the sockets are laid out efficiently is a great way to make your home safer for you, your family and visitors. Nowadays it is common practice to prewire a home during construction for audio visual equipment such as sound systems, home theatres and wall hung televisions so that wiring of any type is safely and neatly hidden within the walls out of harm’s way.
Sadly, a great number of claims lodged with ACC involve children being injured around the home. As a precaution, choose tinted glass for living area windows and sliding doors where running children (or adults) could mistake a closed door for an open one. Even if you don’t have young children yourself, attention to safety will widen the appeal of your home should you choose to sell in the future.
Of course building new means you have the best opportunity to plan a fully safety conscious home, but even if you’re adding rooms, renovating, buying new furniture or just having an Autumnal change around, safety of your loved ones can still be a discerning factor without having to compromise on style.