ANZ is understandably keen to get more Kiwis buying, building and renovating, so it's bringing Kevin McCloud, design expert and host of the British home renovation show Grand Designs since 1999, to visit New Zealand to offer some inspiration to property lovers. He'll talk about the highs and lows of the show (MediaWorks is currently looking for houses for a New Zealand version of the show) and offer his thoughts on how that relates to New Zealand at a one-off speaking event on 22 October at the Viaduct Events Centre. And we've got a couple of tickets to give away, so post a link to the coolest/funniest piece of design you've seen recently and to the winner shall go the spoils.
Here's one that really drums home the drudgery of office life to get things started.
ANZ is the country's biggest home loan lender and it released a clip a few months ago to show that it has some empathy with house hunters.
And in a happy coincidence, ANZ's netball mascot is also called Kevin, which is an excellent name for an ATM. It's not clear if he will also be speaking alongside McCloud.