Busi­ness­man mo­ti­vates

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

John Sax, a man with vi­sion and pas­sion in­spires South Waikato District Coun­cil­lors and the wider busi­ness com­mu­nity to in­vest in their peo­ple.

Mr Sax, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor South­park Group of com­pa­nies which in­cludes the pop­u­lar Tree­tops Lodge and Es­tate near Ro­torua, spoke at the Mayor’s Busi­ness Break­fast.

He re­cited his fa­vorite quote, an old Maori proverb, to a cap­ti­vated au­di­ence ‘‘what is the most im­por­tant thing in the world? It is peo­ple, peo­ple, peo­ple’’.

Mr Sax, who has worked tire­lessly to build his em­pire, said his work with the dis­ad­van­taged youth was the most spe­cial to him.

He is de­ter­mined to help New Zealand chil­dren who suf­fer hor­ren­dous abuse. He be­lieves one thing could cure our na­tional child abuse sta­tis­tics.

‘‘Mar­riage; if we look at our child abuse sta­tis­tics a ma­jor­ity of our abused chil­dren are born out of wed­lock.

‘‘On av­er­age chil­dren raised out of wed­lock are 1000 per cent worse off.’’

Mr Sax told the au­di­ence to in­vest in their peo­ple, in par­tic­u­lar the chil­dren of the South Waikato.

‘‘Be­cause if we love our chil­dren, we will take care of the world we leave them.’’

Mr Sax en­cour­aged those who at the break­fast to main­tain their pas­sion for the district.

John Sax

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