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

 


Woman Wins Use of Environmentally Friendlier Car

7 July 2005

Wellington Woman Wins Use of Environmentally Friendlier Car For A Year


Be the Difference programme member, Tina Morrison, with the environmentally friendlier Honda Civic Hybrid that she will be driving for the next twelve months.

For the next twelve months Wellington woman, Tina Morrison, will be driving an ultra-low emission Honda Civic Hybrid, after winning the use of the environmentally friendlier car in a promotion run by Greater Wellington during May and June. Hybrid vehicles combine a petrol engine with an electric motor and produce less than 2% of the exhaust emissions that the average New Zealand car produces.

The Hybrid prize was presented to Tina Morrison yesterday by Ian Buchanan, Chairman of Greater Wellington and Graeme Meyer, Marketing Manager of Honda New Zealand. The prize draw was made from new and existing members of Greater Wellington’s Be the Difference programme at 7 June 2005.

Ian Buchanan, Chairman of Greater Wellington says “We were pleased with the high level of interest in the Hybrid promotion with nearly 5000 new members joining the Be the Difference programme, bringing total membership numbers to 12,300 households.”

“Greater Wellington is delighted to have formed this partnership with Honda New Zealand. As well as providing the Hybrid prize, Honda is showing its commitment to the environment of the Wellington region by funding 9500 native trees to be planted this year. These trees will significantly assist Greater Wellington with its biodiversity restoration work.”

The Be the Difference programme is open to all residents of the Wellington region and it is free to join. Members receive information packs at least three times a year, giving advice and tips on how they can protect the environment and live a more sustainable lifestyle. Whilst the Hybrid promotion has finished, residents can still join the Be the Difference programme at anytime by visiting www.bethedifference.gw.govt.nz or by texting their name, postal and email address to 4411.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

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:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news