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Leave your car behind on World Environment Day

Joint media release Auckland City Council Waitakere City Council Auckland Regional Council Auckland Regional Transport Authority

30 May 2008

Leave your car behind on World Environment Day

Be rewarded for taking public transport this Thursday, 5 June and make sustainability part of your life.

Catch a bus, train or ferry from or to one of the following key transport hubs and receive a free cloth bag or energy efficient light bulb at: * the Britomart transport centre * the Downtown ferry building * the Henderson transport interchange * the Albany bus station * the Papakura train station * the Manurewa interchange.

Auckland Regional Transport Authority (ARTA) is also offering a year's free public transport. Visit www.maxx.co.nz for information on how to get in the draw.

Also on World Environment Day: * adults who walk, cycle or travel to Auckland Zoo by public transport will get in for half price * Timberland Footwear and Clothing, Point Chevalier Primary and Oscar Kightley of bro'Town fame, will plant over 1000 native trees at Meola Reef Reserve * children across Auckland will cut their carbon emissions by taking walking school buses * Classic Hits free LINK bus will be circulating around central Auckland between 7:30am and 9:30am on the morning of World Environment Day. Tune in to Classic Hits 97.4 to find out where you can hop onboard and how you can get hold of travel prize packs and giveaways.

These events are proudly supported by Auckland City Council, the Auckland Regional Council, ARTA and Waitakere City Council and received World Environment Day funding from the Ministry for the Environment.

ENDS


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