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News Letter Poppy Post
04.05.23    |  

VHNZ Launches Volunteer Time Off (VTO) Policy

VHNZ is thrilled to announce the launch of its new Volunteer Time Off (VTO) policy, which aims to support the communities in which we operate.

With this policy, VHNZ employees can participate in giving back and contributing to the enrichment of their lives and the lives of others.

Marcus Bathan, VHNZ's Chief Operating Officer, recently put the VTO policy to the test by volunteering for the RSA to sell Poppies. Bathan, an ex-serviceman, said, "The Poppy Trust is a charity close to my heart. The annual Poppy Appeal Day is the main source of funds for the care and support of returned service people and their families, and I was proud to be able to help out the Hamilton RSA."

On the same day, in the evening, Veterans and service personnel were invited to the Chiefs vs Fijian Drua Super Rugby game. The franchise acknowledged those veterans and service personnel with a guard of honour, and VHNZ had a number of staff who were proud to be a part of this special night.

VHNZ believes that the VTO policy will help foster a sense of community and social responsibility among its employees.


Photo's above

Photo 1: Bathan with 2 of his kids selling Poppies at New World

Photo 2: On Parade

Photo 3: Bathan with Director Phil Hokianga, another ex-serviceman

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