In the wake of the recent violence in Christchurch, the city and its people have demonstrated Kia Kaha, a traditional Maori affirmation that means ‘stay strong’.


Determined to rise together to the refrain, ‘We are one’, New Zealanders and their friends around the world have become resolute to unite in peace.

This has inspired a trans-Tasman movement from within the real estate industry to support and nurture the families of the victims, their community as well as our Christchurch colleagues in their time of grief.

RISE is an opportunity to reflect on the qualities of the good people who have shown their extraordinary humanity at this time and to provide some financial support for their ongoing good works.

RISE 2019 is on 2 May, in Christchurch, New Zealand and will feature some of Australia and New Zealand’s most notable real estate leaders. All profits will go to the victims of the Christchurch violence.

RISE Ambassadors

Meet the RISE Ambassadors who are committed to providing a quality platform for the real estate industry across Australia and New Zealand where good people can collaborate and turn good ideas into good works. Ask us how you can help at

Chris Hanley

Director, First National Byron Bay

Megan Jaffe

Director, Ray White Remuera

Dane Atherton

Director, Harcourts Coastal

Mark Covich

Growth and Performance, Ray White Remuera

Josh Cobb

CEO, Stepps

Sarah Bell

CoFounder, Aire

Nathan Najib

Director, Najib Real Estate

Angela Elsey

General Manager, Najib Real Estate

Olivia Tibbetts

Office Administrator, Ray White Remuera