What's New?

November 2020 Total Life Group 2020

It is official, Total Life.co has now formed a new group with the acquisition of Kerry Kirk’s business in Hamilton and the forming of the new Christchurch business. Adviser James Pearson and Mortgage Broker Callum Eathorne have started Total Life CHC Ltd in partnership with Total Life.co.

Both branches will plug into our Invercargill business (Group HQ) to supply their infrastructure and daily adviser support needs. All branches will trade as Total Life.co and will work together group-wide to deliver a high level of advice and support to their existing and new clients.

We want to extend the warmest welcome to Kerry, Callum and James:

Kerry Kirk   Callum Eathorne   James Pearson
Kerry Kirk AFA    Callum Eathorne RFA   James Pearson RFA
Hamilton - Investment / KiwiSaver / Risk / General   Christchurch - Mortgage Specialist   Christchurch - Risk / Group and Health Specialist
With 49 years in the business, there is not much Kerry has not seen or done in the insurance world and we appreciate the wealth of knowledge he brings to share with our team.   Callum has been in the Financial Services industry since 2006, joining Total Life in 2020 after 10 years within the New Zealand banking industry in the Financial Advice field.   James has been providing clients with tailored insurance advice since the start of 2012. James sits on the Wealthpoint Product Committee as a Life & Health Insurance specialist.

 

Callum and James are excited about their new path with Total Life.co and providing clients with advice for their overall needs and will be working from their new offices are at 392 Papanui Rd, Strown, Christchurch and would love to catch up with any of the Wealthpoint Advisers when in Christchurch. Likewise, if you are in Hamilton, give Kerry a call.                                         

We encourage you to reach out to our newest team members for any of your insurance, investment and mortgage needs. 

 

- Craig Kura, Managing Director, TLC

 

November 2020 Total Life Kids TRYathlon 2020

That's a wrap for 2020! After a false start the end of March, we were lucky enough to hold our annual Total Life Kids TRYathlon on November 1st, 2020.

It was an awesome day out – plenty of smiles from all the kids involved. We love that everyone is a winner on the day. The t-shirts, medals, milk and goodie bags were well received by all participants.

There were kids and their families from all over Southland. Thanks to those who travelled from near and far (Te Anau families we are looking at you!). It's always fun seeing familiar faces around the course on the day whether they are Total Life clients or friends.

This year we softly introduced our association with Wealthpoint to the event. It was great seeing the two brands working together on a local event. 

See pictures from the event here

Total Life has been a proud Kids TRYathlon sponsor for over 15 years. When the Weetbix Kids Tri Series chose not to be involved in the Southland Region and we decided to step up and fill the void. The team at Southland Tri Club felt a local event for “our” kids was essential, and we agreed. That’s how the Kids TRYathlon began. It has been the launchpad for many successful multi-sport athletes in our region, but elite athletes of the future or not its just really about the kids giving something new a go!! For some kids, it’s a totally new experience, we will continue to support our kids of the future for years to come. 

We had 3 bikes to giveaway - thanks to our local bike shops! The 3 kids that won the spot prize bikes were ecstatic. 

A HUGE thank you to the Southland Tri Club who helped us to deliver yet another awesome event for our Southland kids. To all the other sponsors - we couldn't do this without you. In no particular order:

Total Life Kids TRYathlon 2020
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May 2020 COVID-19: Total Life Office Open from 18th May 2020

Level 2 is here and that means our team will be back in the office from Monday 18th May 2020. We ask that if you need to visit us, please call 03 211 1460 or email admin@totallife.co.nz to see how we can best help you.

Meetings will continue via technology where possible. For those of you who prefer face to face, there are a few changes in place to keep the clients and staff safe and healthy.

All visitors must:

  • Complete contact tracing form and sanitize hands on entry and exit
  • Adhere to the floor markings and maintain recommended 1m distancing

We will:

  • Conduct face to face meetings in the meeting room or at the front meeting desk, sitting a minimum of 1 metre apart.
  • Wipe down all hard surfaces and pens with disinfectant at the start and end of the meeting
  • Help manage the 2-hour time limit for clients to be on the premises

Meeting with clients outside of the office:

  • Will be conducted adhering to social distancing contact tracing and hygiene standards outlined above.
     

For up to date information regarding New Zealand and COVID-19 please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

Keep safe and take care of others – From the TLC team.

 

March 2020 COVID-19: Total Life Continues to Operate Remotely from 24th March 2020

Due to COVID-19, as per instruction from the government, we have temporarily closed our office to in-person queries. Our staff are now working remotely and our office will remain closed until instructed otherwise. Please bear with us, we will reply to your email and phone queries as soon as we can.

We hold your safety and others as our top priority. We encourage and support the Nation’s 4-week fight against the spread of Covid-19, please do your bit to help this fight and follow the self-isolation rules.

For up to date information regarding New Zealand and COVID-19 please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

Keep safe and take care of others – From the TLC team.

 

 

April 2018 Total Life.co is launched.   After trading for many years as AMP South Financial Services, we decided it was time for a fresh new look for our business, so Total Life was born and a new logo and marketing brand to go with the name has been developed.  We think it looks pretty cool, with the name and the logo representing that we want to be with our clients for the full circle of life!  From buying your first home to living a retirement worth living, we will be there to help with all the financial security and advice you need to achieve your goals.

Nov 2018 AMP sells life business

AMP is to sell its wealth protection and mature business, AMP Life, to Resolution Life and reinsure its New Zealand retail wealth protection with Swiss Re in a deal worth A$3.45 billion.

About 200,000 New Zealand insurance policies are involved in the deal. It also plans to sell its New Zealand wealth management and advice businesses via an initial public offering in 2019 subject to market conditions and regulatory approvals, unlocking further value.

That would include its KiwiSaver and pensions books and could mean the end of AMP's brand in the New Zealand market. “The completion of our portfolio review marks a major step forward in reshaping AMP as a simpler, more focused group, that is well positioned to compete in our core markets,” Mike Wilkins, AMP’s acting chief executive said.


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Nov 2018 Congratulations to all our amazing AMP Scholarship 2018 recipients!

From sports to sustainability, from education to health, from community wellbeing to business ventures, their passions have set them apart from the rest.
With a natural drive to make a difference and fierce determination to achieve their dreams, they have become worthy recipients of the AMP Scholarships 2018
The batch of 2018 joins our illustrious alumni from last 19 years. We welcome you to the family! #Da...reToDream

To know more about our winners and the incredible things they are doing, go to https://bit.ly/2Aq6YrF

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Total Life.co (formally AMP South Financial Services) is a locally owned and operated advisor business with a team of experienced advisers providing Insurance and Investment advice to generations of Southerners. When you seek advice, you like to know that you’re receiving it from somebody qualified to give it.

We take great pride in being Southlanders and we love being involved in our community through a range of different sponsorships. We have been a proud sponsor of the Kids "Try"athlon, held in partnership with the Southland Tri Club, for over 15 years.   

Since 1998, AMP has contributed more than $2.4 million towards helping over 300 everyday kiwis realise their dreams.

Our support of the AMP Regional Scholarship inspires people within our region to take the steps towards achieving their dreams, helping to build a brighter tomorrow for the wider community.