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


GO Wellington gives the Ride of Your Life


Friday 31 October

GO Wellington gives the Ride of Your Life

GO Wellington is proud to be a major sponsor of the first Ride of Your Life event Wednesday, 5 November from 6pm to 9pm.

“GO Wellington will be donating all cash fares taken on the buses between 6pm and 10.30pm to the Wellington Free Ambulance service,” says Zane Fulljames, General Manager Southern Region, NZ Bus.

The three hour Ride of Your Life event, at Frank Kitts Park, precedes Wellington’s annual Pelorus Trust Sky Show, and aims to raise funds and awareness for the Wellington Free Ambulance service.

Ride of Your Life will feature live music, tug boat rides and jet ski, wave skis and thunder cat demonstrations in the harbour. The New Zealand Defence Force Kiwi Blue Parachute Team will drop into Waitangi Park.

“It makes sense for people to take public transport to major events,” says Mr Fulljames. “With the capital expecting around 100,000 spectators for the Pelorus Trust Sky Show on Wednesday evening, we thought donating cash fares taken on our buses would be a great way for GO Wellington to show its commitment to the Wellington Free Ambulance service and in turn support the Wellington community as a whole.”

“We hope everyone will take the bus. The more people who get on a GO Wellington bus, the more money will go to the Wellington Free Ambulance service.”

GO Wellington are also putting on a bus display at the Taranaki Street Wharf area. The display will be open to visitors from 6pm to 10pm and will include one of the new GO Wellington Scania buses as well as four vintage buses.

For more information on where to catch a bus to the event please call Metlink on 0800 801 700.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>




Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>


Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>


Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>


(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>






Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election