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

 


Flood Victims Benefit from YHA Capital Breaks

Flood Victims Benefit from YHA Capital Breaks

Donation Includes 400 Free Nights’ Accommodation

The accommodation network with a 70-year history in New Zealand has donated 400 free nights’ accommodation to New Zealand Red Cross, to benefit victims of the recent flooding.

YHA Capital Breaks consist of two nights’ accommodation at Wellington City YHA, and a free introductory tour or a ride on The Time Warp at Te Papa, New Zealand's national museum.

As a not-for-profit organisation, YHA New Zealand fosters opportunities for travellers of all ages, from New Zealand and overseas, to connect with the local community and natural environment.

“Throughout its 70-year history, communities have supported YHA in New Zealand. YHA was built by community volunteers and this is our way of putting something back into a community in need,” says Hugh Canard, YHA New Zealand Chief Executive Officer. “YHA Capital Breaks allow those affected to enjoy a couple of days in Wellington and visit Te Papa, forgetting the floods for a while.”

Wellington City YHA offers four star-plus accommodation just off Courtenay Place. The 300-bed YHA has harbour views, a sun-filled atrium for dining and spacious, separate common rooms for reading, games and TV.

Today’s YHA Hostels offer double, twin and family rooms, many with ensuite facilities. They all feature fully-equipped kitchens, spacious common areas, 24-hour guest access, fresh linen and friendly, knowledgeable staff.

“We look forward to hosting New Zealanders who have been through terrible times with the recent floods,” says Hamish Allardice, Wellington City YHA Travel and Accommodation Manager. “We hope they will enjoy some time away to relax, with easy access to Te Papa and the city centre.”

Two hundred YHA Capital Break vouchers will be distributed at the discretion of New Zealand Red Cross. (Limit: one voucher per person). Each voucher consists of two nights’ accommodation at Wellington City YHA and is valid from 13 April to 13 July (excluding Friday 4 & Saturday 5 June). “Introducing Te Papa” tours run at 10:15am and 2pm daily.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news