Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


VW Beetle On Offer In Carpark Giveaway


A brand-new VW Beetle, valued at $38,000, is being given away as competition in Auckland's carparking market continues to heat up.

Customers who park at Viaduct Carpark in downtown Auckland 12 times over the next four months will go into a draw to win the car.

The competition runs from August 1 to November 30, and the winner will even get to choose the colour of the car, according to the carpark's developer, Phoenix Properties director Mr Terry Mikkelsen.

"Genuine competition is long overdue in the New Zealand carparking industry," he said. "New Zealanders deserve a lot more, and we believe that starts with giving customers the services they really want."

Viaduct Carpark and its operator, Secure Parking, have already established a reputation for innovation and customer service.

Located alongside the Tepid Baths, the carpark features fewer pillars and higher stud heights to accommodate four-wheel drive vehicles. It also offers an on-site carwash, a drycleaning service and valet parking options.

There are also baby-changing facilities for parents and guardians, toilets, dedicated disabled parks and disabled access, a $200,000 security system, greenery on each floor and landscaping at the entrance.

Each of the seven levels is identified by a number, by a colour and by the name of a Hauraki Gulf island, and there is a covered walkway link to Fanshawe St.

Viaduct Carpark is open 24 hours, seven days a week and offers a range of payment options. It is believed to be the first carpark in New Zealand to accept American Express cards.

It was recognised at the International Parking Institute's annual awards in Florida earlier this year, taking second place in the worldwide contest.

Secure Parking was founded in Australia in 1979 and now has operations in Australia, Indonesia, The Phillipines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Lebanon and Dubai.

The company has had a presence in New Zealand for 18 months, although Viaduct Carpark was its first "full-service" location here.

Secure Parking's New Zealand general manager, Mr Allan Rushworth, said the company's formula has been researched and fine-tuned in highly competitive overseas markets - in Sydney alone, there are 12 carparking companies and Secure holds the number one position.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Crowdsale And Crowdfunding Campaign: Help Create The Future Of Independent News

Two weeks to go! The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. We believe this ScoopPro media monetisation approach can be scaled and spread globally to support local and independent news efforts in regional New Zealand and around the world.

Scoop is an ecosystem, it would not exist without those who contribute to it, read it and rely on it for professional media purposes. Generous past support from this ecosystem has enabled us to come this far in developing our business model. Support our PledgeMe Campaign>>


14/11: Two Years’ Progress Since The Kaikoura Earthquake

Mayor John Leggett said it was a day for reflection, but also a time to recognise the work by many people to support progress towards recovery made across Marlborough since November 2016. More>>


Pike River: Mine Drift Re-Entry Plan To Proceed

“I’ve decided the Te Kāhui Whakamana Rua Tekau Mā Iwa - Pike River Recovery Agency, recommended course of action to enter the drift, using the existing access tunnel, is by far the safest option,” said Andrew Little. More>>


Appointments: New High Commissioner To Australia Announced

“Dame Annette King needs no introduction given her long running career as a parliamentarian where she has previously held a number senior Cabinet portfolios, including Justice, Police and Health. She also was Parliament’s longest serving female MP with 30 years’ service,” said Mr Peters. More>>


Two Years Since Kaikoura: Silvia Cartwright To Lead Inquiry Into EQC

“The inquiry will be the first of its kind under the Public Inquiries Act 2013 and will have all the powers of a Royal Commission, be independent of Government and make its report directly to the Governor-General. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Royal Commission Into Child Abuse

Obviously, it is good news that the coalition government has broadened the scope of its Royal Commission into the abuse of children, beyond its previous focus on children in state care. More>>


Cases Delayed: Court Staff Refuse To Handle Sentencing Papers

Dozens of court cases have reportedly been delayed, as court staff escalate industrial action at two Auckland courts by enforcing a ban on handling sentencing papers. More>>


Education: Primary Teachers Rolling Strikes

RNZ Report: More than 100,000 primary school students in Auckland will be home from school today as teachers and principals walk off the job for the second time this year. It's the start of a week of rolling one-day strikes around the country, after the collapse of contract negotiations last Thursday. More>>


"Process Was Sound": Inquiry Into Haumaha Appointment Released

The Inquiry’s purpose was to examine, identify, and report on the adequacy of the process that led to the appointment. It found the process was sound and no available relevant information was omitted. More>>





InfoPages News Channels