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Churchill Park School Glendowie, Auckland

HP: www.codechampions.nz

E: info@codechampions.nz

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1. Describe your business

Code Champions provides after-school and holiday computer coding tuition for kids.

We cater for a range of ages and levels of coding knowledge. Our classes combine instruction with hands-on activity, starting with the basic elements of computer programming and moving to more complex skills as required.

 

2.     What is the best thing about it?

Knowledge of computer coding is such a key part of modern learning – evidence of that is all around us, from the general interest in digital technology to the fact the subject is being added to the New Zealand Curriculum.

 

Whether it’s support school studies, with an eye on a career of the future, or just for fun, our classes provide an opportunity to develop computational thinking and expand understanding of computer programming in engaging and effective ways.

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3.     Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?

Interest in computer coding is growing and developing quickly. We’re keen to be part of that and will evolve to meet the requirements and demands of customers.

 

4.     Can you describe your ideal customer?

A parent of school-aged child who wants to get their kids on the front foot by improving their ability in this important digital skill.

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5.     Why do your customers select you over your competitors?

The quality of our tuition. The engaging and effective resources and content we use to teach coding.

Computer coding is complex. From multiple languages to multiple uses, there is no single way to code … so we don’t believe there is any single way to teach coding. Our aim is to introduce and expose students to some of the basic principles of programming. We don’t teach any one language or program but draw on a number to illustrate and practise coding techniques.

 

Our tutors work to help kids understand the computational thinking and processes involved, and give them the knowledge and confidence to tackle and solve the coding challenges they face. We also encourage students to continue their exploration away from the class, whether working on things we’ve given them or their own coding projects.

 

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6.     Why did you choose to advertise with CoffeeNews?

We wanted to try a new way to reach potential customers.

 

7.     Do you have any special deals or tips for CoffeeNews readers who may be interested in your services?

We’re always keen to meet the needs of our customers, so we’re keen to hear from them, whether it’s feedback on our current tuition, to discuss requests, or explore new opportunities.

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WillowGrove Insurance - Mobile Personal Insurance Advisor.

 

1. Describe your business: I help my clients look after themselves and their families, financially, when the unexpected happens. We cant always prevent ourselves from getting ill or injured, but we can protect ourselves and our families against the financial implications, so that we can focus on recovering. I specialize in personal covers such as; Life, Health, Income, and Trauma cover.

 2.What is the best thing about it? I get to help my clients through a difficult time, and make a real difference.

3.Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years? I would like to grow to the point where I need a PA for the admin stuff, but still am able to personally look after each client and make sure they get the attention they deserve. I like to do annual check-in’s in person, or at least with a video call!

4. Can you describe your ideal customer? My ideal client would be a couple in their late 20’s, looking to start a family. I want to be there for them, and their kids, long term.

 5. Why do your customers select you over your competitors? I have a very personal approach. I am not what they expected, and it is comforting to know that because of my age I am able to deliver on my promise, that I will be with them 20 years from now. Due to my age and background within the industry I am able to offer a different perspective on the insurance products offered.

 6. Why did you choose to advertise with CoffeeNews? I am here to help my community feel protected, and give them peace of mind, so I want to reach out to those locals and let them know I am here for them if they need any help.

7. Do you have any special deals or tips for CoffeeNews readers who may be interested in your services? Because I am not affiliated with only one insurance provider, I am able to recommend any of the NZ insurance companies that I think is most appropriate for my client. Everyone is different and my process reflects that. I also do not charge my clients for my consultations so there is nothing to lose!

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Acquire Financials - Free Kiwi Saver Health Check with Rich Monks

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CoffeeNews says: Rich Monks is a genuine caring person. He will set you straight and only advises people to invest where he invests his money. He is also an awesome runner so if you want some hints on how to get marathon ready Call Rich on 022 107 0106 or check out his website.

Describe your business:

Acquire Financial provides advice to clients on everything financial including Mortgages, Insurance, Investments, KiwiSaver, Retirement planning and general financial planning. We want out clients to be able to achieve their goals no matter where they are in life but have a balance where money isn’t ruling their lives. I also helps businesses my providing financial wellness in the workplace and providing financial advice as an employee benefit at no cost to the business.

What is the best thing about it?

We can help you if you are setting out on your financial journey and be there right along the way. As I say ti all my clients I am only an email or phone call away and all it costs is your time to get financial freedom.

Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?

I got in to the industry to be able help people and I want to help as many New Zealanders as possible reach their financial potential. 
Can you describe your ideal customer?

My ideal customer is someone that wants help achieving their goals and just doesn’t know where to start. Finances is something that people don’t like talking to and getting a professional on board to help them get to where they want to get to.
Why do your customers select you over your competitors?

I like to think that I make the complex understandable and I can relate to people. Working for myself allows me to match clients with the right products to allow them to achieve their goals. The fact that I put myself in the clients shoes also allows me to help build a strong relationship for the long run through regular reviews.

Why did you choose to advertise with Coffee News?

I think it is a good way to gain exposure to a wide range of people. Going back to why I got in to the industry and that is to help as many people as possible.

Do you have any special deals or tips for Coffee News readers who may be interested in your services? Only for coffee news advertisers.

If anyone wants to get them self insured then during the months of May and June I am offering 10% discount on any Life Insurance policy taken out plus 15% donated to Breast cancer research.

The Tidy Lady - Liz Bradley

Hey CoffeeNews Addicts. We are excited to be promoting LIz Bradley: The Tidy lady (as seen on the Verve, Confetti, The am show & Chorus).

1. Describe your business Liz:

I started The Tidy Lady after I moved from a huge cluttered home to a tiny minimal apartment. I saw a need for someone to support people who were struggling to declutter or downsize. It can be incredibly overwhelming, having to deal with a house full of stuff, or even a cupboard full to the brim of so many things! I’ve been there. I know what it’s like and I know how to fix it.

2. What is the best thing about what you do Liz?

The relief my clients feel when they see what I can do, knowing it’s 100% judgement free. I love making my clients happy.

3. Where do you see your business in the next year? In the next five years? The next ten years?

The Tidy Lady will be bringing extended services to Auckland. Talks and advice to groups, workshops and hopefully a book! In the future I hope to have some Tidy Ladies! (Sorry Liz CoffeeNews Ltd may fail the interview to become a tidy lady).

4. Can you describe your ideal customer?

Someone who is completely over the clutter in their home and ready to get things done! I call this Stage 5. (I am at stage 5 Liz - help me!).

https://thetidylady.co.nz/2019/04/16/are-you-really-ready-to-declutter-the-5-stages

Love your helpful Hints Liz!

5. Why do your customers select you over your competitors?

I respect my clients choices. I’m there to support, motivate and get stuff done with practical kindness, understanding and experience, both personal and professional.

6. Why did you choose to advertise with CoffeeNews?

I really wanted to be able to reach out to people who may not realise that there is a service that can help. CoffeeNews is a new avenue for me to offer my services to a different audience.

7. Do you have any special deals or tips for CoffeeNews readers who may be interested in your services?

CoffeeNews readers who mention my ad will get $5 off each hour in their first session.

The Chiropractor

Hey everyone. CoffeeNews is happy to have Dr Bo and D Tania advertising with us. They have several aread that they service and are always welcoming and care about their patients.

They have an amazing promotion at the moment which is Two visits for $47 or you and your friend can get adjusted at the same time for only $47. Thats value.

Located at:

136 Queens Rd, Panmure

44 Casuarina Rd, Highland Park

11 Jill Teresa Cres, Half Moon Bay

37A Federal Street, CBD

Call Dr Bo on 021 712 340

Legacy - Sisterhood Empowerment.

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CoffeeNews is so happy to have our last advertiser with us. We welcome Legacy Sisterhood of Empowerment. Legacy provides an open forum for women to share stories, issues and help themselves. Women who needing a support system. It is run by volunteers and provides much needed service. Please look for them on Eventfinda.co.nz and neighbourly.co.nz for upcoming events. They are currently advertising with CoffeeNews to find women who need help and would like to attend workshops held in the Remuera Area. We asked them about their organisation click here to read the interview.

Beautiful People of CoffeeNews

CoffeeNews welcomes the Legacy organisation. An awesome group of volunteers who are working with women in need. Providing support, encouragement and workshops in various areas around Auckland. Please find them on Eventfinda and facebook for their next event.

Beautiful People I spied reading CoffeeNews on my walkabout on Thursday!

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Is print dead?

Print is not dead, the means to how we acquite it is changing.

Print is not dead, the means to how we acquite it is changing.

For many years now, marketers have wondered if print is dead. And, with each passing year, those of us who make a living through print advertising continue to sing its praises.

But sometimes, in order to convince people of something, you need more than sung praises – you need science.

Well consider this: neuroscience has now proven that print ads make a better impression than digital ones. Numerous studies have indicated that on a brain-chemistry level, people process print content with greater engagement and focus, not to mention a deeper emotional response, than they do content viewed on a screen.

While digital content is scanned quickly, paper-based reading is slower and more deliberate, leading to greater rates of comprehension and recall. For advertisers, this means that traditional print media ads are more likely to make a lasting impression and, thus, lead to more sales.

Why Print Will Always Remain Relevant – Through 2018 and Beyond

Print will always have many advantages over digital mediums, namely:

Respectability 

Perhaps the fact that print has been around so long gives it prestige. Thanks to its rich history, ads that appear in print tend to be taken much more seriously.

Trust 

Studies suggest that readers trust print more than any other medium. In fact, according to an October 2016 survey by MarketingSherpa, 82% of U.S. internet users trust print ads when making a purchase decision, more than any other medium.

 

Clearly Defined Target Audiences 

Healthy ROIs require the ability to target readers effectively. Print ads allow positioning in the most relevant editorial sections of publications. Conversely, when buying ads from digital networks, you can never be quite sure your message will reach the right audience at the right time.

High Engagement Rates 

Humans have become modern multitaskers. We check email while texting our friends while binge-watching our favorite TV shows. In other words, we rarely give digital content our full attention.

Print content, on the other hand, allows us to really focus and engage. And, when it comes to getting our message across, you can’t beat full engagement.

Print Drives Online Search 

According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are most likely to start an online search after viewing a magazine ad.

Print Ad Tips

Now that you understand just how effective print advertising can be, here are some tips to make your ads as effective as possible:

Keep it Simple

Simple layouts work best. Busy or cluttered ads turn readers off. But simple layouts allow your messaging (your concise messaging) to be read easily.

Forgo large blocks of copy for smaller ones, and consider using bullet points to clearly define benefits. Beyond this, san-serif fonts have been shown to be the easiest to read

Mind Your Flow

The human eye naturally wants to start at the top left of a page or ad and move down toward the bottom right. You can help this visual journey by laying out text along the eye’s natural ‘route’ across the page.

Highlight the Benefits

Too many marketers make the mistake of pointing out features in their ad instead of benefits. Here’s an example:

“We use only locally-sourced meats and produce.” Okay, that makes you sound lovely, but does your customer really care? No, not really. They care more about the fact that, thanks to your meal delivery service, they don’t have to cook after a long day at work and they can afford this convenience. That’s how your service benefits them.

While your website can list product or service features, your ad should only focus on the biggest benefits to your prospective customers. This is how you hook them and get them to find out more.

It’s not that digital ads should have no place in your marketing arsenal. It’s just, if you want your audience to really connect with your ads, science says your best chances are through print publications.

In conclusion, will print advertising still work in 2018?

Will a hot fudge sundae still taste awesome?

 

Nice platter!

I had this photo sent to the CoffeeNews CBDFEB facebook page. I couldn’t help uploading it to the website. What an awesome looking platter in the background.

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We are supporting Hospice on October 28th, 2018. Good luck with the Long Lunch.

Hospice Long Lunch

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Enjoy an afternoon of Wild vs. Farmed

Take the afternoon to savour 9 dishes at the Totara Hospice Long Lunch prepared by Chef Ben Barton with fabulous hosts at the long tables for you to mingle with! 

Sunday 28th October 2018 – 12noon – 5pm
The Stables, Alexandra Park, Cnr Greenlane West & Manukau Road, Greenlane

$185 pp or get a table of 10 for $1750

An afternoon of sharing food, wine, beer and maybe a cocktail or two – time to enjoy with your friends, family and colleagues.
Food to linger over!

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