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Dear Marram Community
The team at Marram understand the recent news and uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 situation may have caused you to re-evaluate travel plans and holiday bookings.
If you’ve booked a holiday or have travel plans for the near future, Marram will do everything possible to support you.
The situation is being closely monitored, including travel restrictions, event cancellations, staff availability and advice from the New Zealand Government and healthcare professionals, and the top priority for Marram is the health and wellbeing of everyone during this time. In all cases, it’s recommended to follow the health and travel advice provided by the Governmentas news breaks.
Marram’s initiated a working from home policy to ensure staff are safe but while the office remains closed, you can make contact in the way you usually do.
If you’d like to talk to one of the Marram team, please feel free to call on 04 801 2920, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions or enquiries. We’re all in this together and wish everyone the very best. Stay safe and stay well, Marram.
Have you sent in your healthcare receipts yet?!
DON'T FORGET, YOU CAN MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MARRAM BENEFITS TO HELP SHOULDER THE BURDEN ON YOUR FAMILY'S HEALTHCARE NEEDS!
If you've healthcare receipts, dated within the last 12 months, do make sure to get them into Marram and the team can process your request.
*Please note: Marram healthcare promos are only available to contributors - please refer to the Marram benefits chart or call you Marram team on 04 801 2920 or email email@example.com for full details of your benefits.
Celebrating 75 years of Marram!
2020 is a very special year for Marram and the on 18th December, we mark the 75th anniversary since the Trust was officially authorised by the Supreme Court of New Zealand!
Lots of great celebrations are to come throughout the year, along with some great new changes along the way... All to make Marram even better.
It couldn't be done without the incredible support of the Marram community, volunteers and everyone who has helped make the last 75 years so extraordinary!
And it would be lovely to hear from you!
If you have any pics, stories or memories that you have, please get in touch. It's fantastic to hear about the ways that Marram homes have created so many fab memories and this year makes for the perfect opportunity to get in touch and share them!
Call the team on 04 801 2920, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, or would just like pass on your holiday stories!
Using 'Classic Search'
We are over the moon to be able to re-introduce the classic search function back onto the Marram website, allowing for wider searches across the whole of the North or South Islands, so you can easily find exactly what you're looking for when booking a holiday in one of the Marram holiday homes.
For most, it should be as simple as clicking on the new tab marked "CLASSIC SEARCH" now found next to the normal search tab, and then entering your search details as normal and you'll be away and flying, but if you're having trouble finding classic search don't worry, we're here to help!
If the tab is missing you may need to clear your browser cache and refreshing the page before it appears for you.
It's simple enough and should take less than a minute, but as each browser is slightly different please feel free to give your Marram team a bell if you feel like you could use a bit of a hand to get it sorted.
You can get us on the usual number, 04 801 2920 or drop us a line at email@example.com and we'll get right back to you so you search for your next trip using Classic Search!
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!
And with it, so has our latest Outlook magazine!
This issue we look at the incredible natural wonders that can be discovered in Kaikoura, the healthcare benefits that both you and your family can enjoy as Marram contributors, details of our extended Interislander – 10% off promotion, as well as the latest Marram $50 referral offer (check the accompanying news item!) and we even found room to include our Annual Report for 2018.
Follow this link to view online or download your very own copy: Outlook Magazine – Spring 2019
** Please note that the Ebook version is best viewed using Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera browsers.
Due to a lack of Flash support, for Chrome browser users, please click on the “get Adobe Flash player” and select allow, or alternatively select the mobile version link for the best viewing experience, or follow this link:
Outlook Magazine – Spring 2019
Have you registered for Marram Online and forgotten your password?? You can fix this by going to the Login page and click on "Forgot password?". Enter your registered email address and your password reset link will be emailed to you. If you have any further problems contact our Support Team for a password reset on 04 801 2920 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Help us out !!!
Please do not reply to system generated emails, as these mailboxes are not monitored.
If you have any queries, please email email@example.com or phone our Support Team on 04 801 2920.
Christmas School Holiday Ballot.
IMPORTANT!! The Christmas School Holiday Ballot will close on the 15th July @ 5pm.
This ballot period runs from 21st December to the 25th January 2020.
If you're wanting to make your ballot entries, please login to your profile and make your selections. If you don't have a login, please phone the Support Team on 04 801 2920 and they will help you.
Grab a Cuppa and put your feet up the Winter Outlook is here!!
This edition is has Marram through the Ages, Winter wellness tips, Special Deals, Giveaways and much much more.
Click WINTER OUTLOOK to check the new E-version now.
Holiday Deals !!
We have ramped up the Holiday Deals for the next few weeks.
There are Heaps and Heaps of great locations for as little as $100 for a 5 night stay.
To view the current deals CLICK HERE or look up.
(All deals are for 5 nights only)
17 June 2019
Christmas Holiday Ballot
You told us in a recent research that the Christmas Ballot closes too late in the year and it makes it too hard to make alternative plans if unsuccessful. So.... we've listened and brought forward the closing date.
The CHRISTMAS BALLOT WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON 15TH JULY 2019 !!!
Make sure you enter you ballot entries now so you don't forget.
Marram Through the Ages - GiveawayFrom timber walls and floors with canvas roofs, to
inner city high rise apartments with Wifi. Our Marram community has been
enjoying holiday homes since 1944. We love to reminisce about how times have
changed by looking through old photos and we want to see yours!
Have a look at our Facebook or Instagram pages for
further information on how to send through your favourite holiday snaps. Our
favourite photos will be in with a
chance to win a holiday pack full of goodies to take on your next holiday with
Marram! Open to contributors only, T&C's apply.
Updating Personal Details..
If you have moved house, have a new phone number or changed
email addresses, you can update these details yourself. Your personal
details can be changed by logging into Marram Online, selecting MY MARRAM,
then edit where necessary. This will enable us to keep accurate details for
Melanoma March for Marram
With New Zealand having one of the highest rates of Melanoma
in the world, we want to ensure that our community has peace of mind.
Usually $389, receive a mole map from MoleMap New Zealand
for only $329 by booking online or calling 0800 665 362.
Marram contributors can also be reimbursed 60% on their
MoleMap (reimbursement under the specialist or surgical benefit T&C's
apply). Submit your receipt and it may cost just $131.60.
more information on melanoma please visit molemap.co.nz
Queenstown Central - Open
Is now open for bookings for March and April right up to the 1st of May 2019.
Get if quick as these dates wont last long.
25 February 2019
Emailed Requests new e-form !!!
We have made it even easier for you to make an online healthcare request.
Marram have introduced the new Healthcare Request e-form. This is a PDF that can be edited and emailed direct. So you no longer need to print and fill in the form, How good is that?
Guidelines can be found here. EMAILED REQUEST PROCESS
12 February 2019
**New Walkthrough Videos**
Everyone has heard of the old saying "Try Before You Buy", well now you can "View before You Book".
We have recently added video walkthrough's of, Nelson, Hanmer Springs and Picton.
Click Videos for the full Holiday Location list.
23 January 2019
Did you have a Marram Holiday? Do you want to tell us how good it was? Remember to complete the holiday feedback form and submit it to Marram. We love hearing your stories of activites and places to go at our home locations. Holiday snaps to our facebook page are always welcome.
03 January 2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!
Marram's office will be closed from 4pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and the Team will be back on 3rd January 2019.
If you have one of our holiday homes booked during this period, please be considerate to your neighbours and keep your home looking fantastic for the next holiday makers to enjoy.
If you require urgent assistance, please phone your house person, their details can be found in your confirmation papers.
Thanks for all your support in 2018, keep safe during the Summer break and we will see you all in 2019!!!!
Happy Holidays, The Marram Team
Need some Cash for Christmas?
Send in your requests now before the December rush starts. The team are ready and waiting!!
If you haven't tried it already, Don't forget that you can now scan and email in your Healthcare Requests.
To get started, click on Scanned Healthcare Requests and follow the instructions.
For those that prefer the post, we are still accepting that option as well.
07 November 2018
Take A Beach Break !!
Pack ya bags and getaway to one of our recently refurbished Ohope Beach or Mount Maunganui homes.
The freshness and new Marram style, will blow your mind !!!
Plenty of days available between now and Christmas.
17 October 2018
**Christmas School Holiday Ballot**
Has been run and all the homes have been allocated.
All the successful applicants will have 7 days to confirm their booking. The bookings that have not been confirmed by Midnight Tuesday 2nd October will be re-released back into the booking system for anyone to book on Wednesday 3rd October.
(Ballots can only be Confirmed on a Laptop or PC. If you do not have access to one of these you can email or phone us to confirm your booking)
25 September 2018
Marram Website !!
Will be down from 5.30-8.00pm tonight for monthly maintenance.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
26 September 2018
Physio + Alternative Therapy
Has your body taken a beating during the winter sports season? Or an old injury giving you grief??
Why not get some treatment from a Physio or indulge in Therapeutic/Sports Massage and let Marram help with the cost.
We can reimburse 60% on Physio receipts and $20 per visit maximum on any Alternative Therapy treatment.
27 July 2017
Greytown Special !!!
Wanting some peace and quiet? or needing a romantic getaway?? How about you take a trip Greytown!!
We are now accepting single night bookings for Greytown. (Service fee still applies)
Log in and book now
26 June 2018
Snow is in the Air ... In the South.
Time to dust the goggles, wax the skis and boards and head South to.....
Alexandra - Cromwell - Lake Tekapo - Queenstown East - Wanaka - because that is where the FUN is at this Winter!!
Love Winter? Love Snow? Love Marram!!!
24 May 2017
Dunedin - Westgate
This stunning new 3 bedroom home is now open for bookings.
To view availability, login and Search "Dunedin-Westgate".
DONT DELAY - GET BOOKING TODAY !!
10 May 2018
Sneaky 2 Night Getaways.
We have had a great response to the 2 night getaways so we will keep them rolling for a little while longer!!!
Check out our 2 night Holiday Deals section above The price keeps going down, down, down until someone snaps it up.
Grab your sneaky getaway today!!
24 April 2018
Marram would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter and enjoyable break.
Best wishes from the Marram Team.
29 March 2018
Daylight Savings ends this weekend...
...don't forget to turn your clocks back at 2am Sunday morning. We all get an extra hour this Easter, how good is that?
28 March 2018
Sailing on the Interislander..
Needing to cross the Cook Strait? Don't forget the deal Marram has secured for you with the Interislander!
Important: Please make sure you provide your Marram ID card when checking in or you will be charged the full rate! (If you do not have your ID card, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 04 801 2920).
19 February 2018
Summer Fun @ Marram
We here @ Marram believe Summer and the sun will be hanging around a little while longer, so why not look into the future and book your next holiday.
When searching for your preferred holiday location, don't forget you are able to search by ATTRACTION. Each location has a "Things to do" tab which will provide information on popular Attractions, Activities and upcoming Events in the area.
Log In and Check it out Today. To find out more, click the 'View help about this page' link on the Current Vacancies screen.
23 January 2018
Wellington Anniversary Day...
The Marram office will be closed on Monday 22rd January due to Wellington Anniversary Day. We will re-open on Tuesday 23th January.
20 January 2018
Christmas and Summer is fast approaching, how about a quick getaway to Relax, Refresh and Revive YOURSELF.
Plenty of availability in great locations before the Christmas rush!!! Get in quick because everyone deserves a break!!!
17 October 2017
URGENT NOTIFICATION !!!!
We are experiencing a small technical issue with our Holiday Confirmation Papers being emailed.
If you have a holiday home booking and are needing the Holiday Booking details urgently, please LOGIN and go to the "MY MARRAM" section of the website and proceed to the "MY HOLIDAYS" tab. You will be able to find lockbox codes and location information in there.
Please do not click on "Resend Details" as this is creating a logjam.
We are hoping to have this issue resolved as soon as possible.
Regards The Marram Team
National Volunteer Week.!!
Its National Volunteer Week and Marram would like to send a Great Big Thank You!! to all our House Volunteers for the wonderful job they do in making sure our Holiday Homes are all in order so you can relax and enjoy your holidays.
19 June 2017
Are you leaving employment?
...If so you may be eligible to become a Lifetimer with Marram.
Lifetime Status is given when a Contributor:
• Has left employment with an Affiliated Organisation and;
• Had five years of employment with any of our Affiliated Organisations and;
• Has paid continuous contributions to Marram for the last two years of their employment with an Affiliated Organisation.
So, if you are leaving your Affiliated Organisation and think you qualify, call our Enquiries Team on 04 801 2920 or email email@example.com and ask about 'Lifetime' status.
09 May 2017
Mobile Marram is here......
Now its so much easier to book that much deserved holiday on your mobile device.
Simply enter "Marram" into your web search and the new site will magically appear.
11 April 2017
Marram Community Trust Board - Trustee Vacancies
Be part of something special ….. join the Marram
Community Trust’s Board of Trustees.
Marram has a trustee vacancy to fill for a three year term. The Board of Trustees consists of at least seven
trustees, most of whom are recruited from the employees of eligible affiliated
organisations. These trustees form a key
link by representing the interests of Marram’s community of beneficiaries.
For more information on this vacancy, please see Position Description and Trustee Application
Form. Applicants must be current contributors to
Marram (for at least the last year), have a good understanding of the
requirements of being a trustee, and have good business acumen. Applications close on 13 April 2017 with an appointment
made by 17 May 2017.
17 March 2017
Cash 4 Summer.
Please send in your Healthcare Request ASAP so we can pay them out before the Xmas break.
For payment to be considered, we require:
- A signed Request form
- A bank account number
- Receipts to be no more than 12 months old
- Receipts confirming full payment has been made
- Insurance remit advices if applicable
This will greatly help prompt processing.
28 November 2016
Cash 4 Requests
Submit Your Healthcare Requests!!!!
If you have many or just a few receipts sitting around, send them in now, the team are ready and waiting!!!!!
22 August 2016
20% Discount 4 Dad
Fathers Day is fast approaching, and to celebrate those special men in our lives we are taking 20% off all bookings.
Discount does not apply to existing bookings. Bookings must be completed by 23 September 2016.
Love Dad, Love Holidays, Love Marram.
08 August 2016
No More Invoices !!
Our holiday booking payment options have changed. As at 1st August 2016 we no longer be able to issue invoices for holiday bookings.
You will need to pay by Credit or Debit Card (Visa - MasterCard), or by using the Online Poli system for all holiday bookings.
For further information, you can call us on 04 801 2920 and speak to our friendly enquiries team.
01 August 2016
Marram includes more for You!!!
The Healthcare Benefits NOW INCLUDE
* Weight Loss Drugs
and much more - Click Healthcare Benefits for new inclusions.
(Only receipts dated from 1st April 2016 will be considered for reimbursement of these new inclusions)
21 April 2016
W-O-R-K out a 30% Discount ..
on all holiday home locations starting with "W" "O" "R" "K"
Orewa - Ohakune - Ohope - Kaikoura - Kaiteriteri - Rotorua - Wellington - Whangarei to name a few.
So jump to it and book today.
Bookings must be completed by 18 December 2015.
25 November 2015
Christmas Ballot - Confirmations
For those that were allocated a Christmas Ballot, you will have until 5pm Friday to confirm your allocation.
All those unconfirmed ballots will be released back into the system at Mid-Night on Saturday Morning. These homes will then be available for anyone to book.
The Marram Team.
01 October 2015
July Monday Madness!!!!
Slash 50% off all bookings (2 night minimum) that are booked and completed by the 31st July 2015.
Log in and secure your quick getaway now.
(Discount does not apply to existing bookings and serviced homes.)
30 July 2015
The new Healthcare Benefits come into effect from 1 April 2015. Any requests received from 1 April 2015 will be processed under the new benefits.
Click to view the new Healthcare Benefits
These benefits are:
- Easier to understand;
- More relevant to you;
- A better distribution of money.
1 April 2015
Holiday Home Cleaning..
If you do not hire a cleaner, you are expected to thoroughly clean the home and show consideration for the next holiday makers who arrive after you.
Please remember to vacuum, mop floors, wipe tables and bench tops, scrub toilets, handbasins and showers, tidy the beds and put out rubbish on collection days.
Any problems with your Holiday Home, please contact the House Person listed on your confirmation papers.
The Marram Team
30 March 2015
Please please please...
...make sure you send us your healthcare receipts for reimbursement, before they are more than 12 months old. We can not consider reimbursement of these expenses and recommend you post us your requests at least twice per year to make sure you don't miss out.
18 September 2014
Hokitika and Westport...
... are now "Open" after their recent makeover.
Visit our Facebook page to view the recent renovations.
22 August 2014
September School Holidays...
All those homes that were in the recent ballot that have not been confirmed or were declined are now available to be booked. If you are wanting to see the availbility, Login to your profile and check out the Current Vacancies. You may find a location that takes your fancy.
31 July 2014
We recommend you submit your healthcare requests every four months, to avoid the disappointment of being declined on your expenses which are bordering on the 12 month period. Any requests received for expenses incurred more than 12 months ago will not be reimbursed.
13 June 2014
South Island Winter Wonderland...
The South Island Ski Season is fast approaching and is rumoured to be one of the best on record.
Marram has Queenstown - Cromwell - Wanaka - Alexandra accommodation available now.
29 May 2014
Holiday Confirmation Papers!!
Please check your holiday confirmation papers before going on holiday to confirm you have the correct dates. Check in times must not be before 2pm, Check out time must not be after 11am. This is so the cleaner/house person has enough time to clean/check the unit before the new tenants arrive.
Remember that you can always login to Marram Online to check your holiday home booking details if required.
Please be courteous to others, who will be using the home after you.
17 April 2014
...the Marram Office will be closed on Monday 20th January as it is Wellington Anniversary weekend. We will re-open at 8am on Tuesday 21st January.
19 January 2014
Drop it like it's Hot!!!!
The weather is heating up, so the prices are coming down. Take 20% off any holiday which is booked and completed by 20 December 2013.
Discount does not apply to existing bookings.
08 November 2013
Christmas Ballot Homes
There are a handful of balloted homes in the Christmas School Holidays that have not been confirmed or cancelled. These are now available in the system for anyone to book.
02 October 2013
If you require an eye exam and new glasses and have previously requested an Optical Benefit, please contact Enquiries to check the exact date of when your new Optical Benefit entitlement starts.
We can not reimburse for this benefit if you have already received your maximum entitlement within the last two years.
27 September 2013
Thats right, 80% of our Holiday Homes are now FLEXI-STAY which means you can stay when ever you like for how ever long you want.
Reminder only 2 weeks left to enjoy the 20% discount for August bookings!!
16 August 2013
...General Dentistry expenses are not reimbursed by Marram. The Oral Surgery Benefit is reimbursed for root canal treatment and the surgical removal of impacted or unerrupted wisdom teeth. The maximum amount payable is $250.00 per tooth over a two year period.
7 August 2013
Winter Wonderland Specials!!
Hot Discounts for the Chilly Season. Grab 20% off all flexi and weekly bookings taken in the months of July and August. Get in Quick!!
(Discount does not apply to exisiting bookings.)
16 July 2013
Mid Week @ Martinborough
Mid Week pricing has arrived for July and August in Martinborough. Mon - Thurs pay only $60.00 a night. Service fee applies to Martinborough #2.
25 June 2013
Heard of a STAYCATION?
...A Staycation is when you have a holiday or short break in or near your own city or town.
Imagine the benefits of a "Staycation":
• Relax in a Marram home in your own town
• No Travel time or travel costs
• And because you're not rushing around having to organise travel or do chores, you have more time to soak up what's on and tune in to what's in your surrounding area!
Book a Staycation today!!
2 April 2013
2012 Marram Stats.!!!
We received 22,316 Requests in which we had a total of 155,776 receipts. This amounted to $4,326,601.00 being reimbursed to our contributors. Marram receives on average more than 440 Requests every week.
Our contributors and lifetimers managed to accumulate an astonishing 11,379 bookings for 2012. Which amounted to 46,517 individual nights throughout our 47 locations around New Zealand.
08 January 2013
Partners/Spouses of Marram Contributors & Lifetimers (which are listed with Marram) can now use our holiday homes without the Contributor/Lifetimer being there! Taking a break has never been easier!
For full details refer to FAQ’s.
03 January 2013
... look at these below. You might pick up a holiday for as little as $100 per week. These can change from week to week so save Marram as one of your Favourites so that you can easily check them out.
20 April 2012
Queenstown Serviced Units..!!!
Due to many requests Queenstown #2 and Queenstown East #5-6-7 have been converted into serviced units.
The service fee has been included into any booking made at any of these units.
"Service" includes all linen provided, tea and coffee and a full clean at the end of your stay by the organised cleaner.
10 April 2012
Having difficulties making a booking?
Refer to the 'VIEW HELP RELATED TO THIS PAGE' which is located on the top right hand corner of your screen. You will be taken to another page which will give you comprehensive step by step instructions to help you.
15 March 2012
2011 Marram Stats..!!!
Healthcare Statistics 2011
- 154,673 - Receipts reimbursed
- 21,369 - Requests made
- $4,095,882.00 - Reimbursed to contributors
- 516 - Largest amount of Requests received in a week
- All Requests reimbursed within 10 working days of being received
20 January 2012
Forms can be downloaded from this site. Click Forms and Downloads at the bottom of this page.
FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions contains valuable information that may answer your queries. Click the FAQ tab below.
Need Help booking a holiday? refer to the View help related to this page.
Have you checked out our Healthcare Matters? Log in and then click Take Care of Your Health, then click Healthcare Matters on the left hand side.
03 November 2009
Travel Assistance Update
If you require treatment that is NOT available in your hometown, such as a specialist's appointment or a hospital admission you are eligible to Reuest assistance with travel costs as outlined below:
- expenses are paid at a flat rate of $30.00 per trip (return) whether private or public transport
- expenses paid are applicable for distances of 100 kilometres (return) or more
- confirmation of a medical appointment required
- up to a maximum of $1250 per medical condition can be requested.
For more information, contact the Enquiries team.
Welcome to Marram Online
Welcome to Marram Online. On this website you can now:
• change your personal details online
• book your holidays online
• check the progress of your healthcare assistance request
We welcome your feedback, so please let us know what you think. You can contact us on 04 801 2920 or click on firstname.lastname@example.org
4 September 2008