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Kelsey Bilek pitched NZ Women’s Ultimate Frisbee and Kendall Flutey (Banqer) spoke about Financial Literacy.

Despite the awful weather, we celebrated International Women's Day with women doing amazing things in the sports and financial realm. Kelsey Bilek pitch New Zealand Women's Ultimate Frisbee followed by Kendall Flutey from Banqer speaking on Financial Literacy and how Banqer is playing a role in educating NZ youth on the importance of financial education and capability.

Kelsey Bilek from spoke about NZ Women’s Ultimate Frisbee. This exciting sport started in the United States in the 1960’s and is growing in popularity internationally. Her ultimate frisbee team NZ Whaitiri will be attending the 2016 World champs in June this year in London. The world champs have been held every 4 years since 1992, and New Zealand is currently 11th in the world in this sport. To support Kelsey and her team follow them on their facebook page ‘New Zealand Women’s Ultimate Team’, go to her GoFundMe page ‘Kelseywhaitiri2016 or email her on

Kendall Flutey from Banqer spoke about the importance of teaching kids to be financially literate and capable. Banqer is an organisation pairing with schools with the aim of improving the financial literacy of the kids in our country. They teach kids to talk about money, learn, plan, be debt smart and how to save and invest. To help them in their aim you can raise awareness with your own kids by discussing money with them, and normalising conversations around money. For more information visit or email Kendall at

Shout Outs

- Seftonian Battle-Sport - Medival swordplay event for the family happening Saturday 2nd April, 4pm - 6pm at Dudley Park in Rangiora. Contact Leon Chambers for more info: 021 059 8052.

- ‘Canterbury Shorts’ Short Film Festival - Bring a blanket, cushion and a friend for the Canterbury Shorts film festival on April 2nd at The Commons (Corner of Durham & Kilmore St) from 7pm - 9pm. Admission is free but koha will be gratefully accepted and passed on to local creative initiatives. Food trucks will be on site, as well as free popcorn! 

- Ministry of Awesome is looking for an awesome new trustee. For more information on this position visit HERE.

- The Water Bearers are raiding funds to bring water to those who do not currently have access to it. Their Goal is for 100 Women to lead a 30-day fundraising campaign. Each Team Leader has a Goal of 100 Water Systems donated by World Water Day – March 22, 2016. To find out more info or to donate go to