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

 


Charity auction raises $2830 for City Mission

Media Release – 20 December 2013

Charity auction raises $2830 for City Mission Christmas lunch

The generous donation of a signed replica 2011 Rugby World Cup All Black jersey for auction has raised $2830 for the Christchurch City Mission’s Christmas Lunch.

Shilton and Brown Demolition director Jim Shilton donated the jersey to support the annual lunch, which he says plays an even more important role in the city since the devastating earthquakes.

TradeMe waived its usual fees to ensure all of the funds go directly to the Mission.

In the other fundraising effort by city contractors, Protranz Earthmoving was voted most popular effort in a Dress Up Your Digger contest.

Along with Wards, Nikau and Ceres Environmental, Protranz dressed up equipment parked on the edge of the Red Zone. The public was able to vote on press.co.nz and asked to donate food for the City Mission’s Christmas lunch.

Smith Crane and Construction donated several hams and sacks of potatoes in lieu of dressing up.

Protranz, the online winner with 229 votes, sat a Santa mannequin on an old army tank, along with presents and tinsel. The contractors’ efforts were viewed and photographed by hundreds of people since Sunday night.

The Press chipped in with a $300 donation in support of the contractor’s work.

The winner of the replica All Blacks jersey will be able to collect it tomorrow, once the funds have been handed to the City Mission.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour

The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers clean enough to swim in again, and beaches safe from oil spills.

The Green Party loves New Zealand and will create a cleaner environment where our beaches remain open for swimming, not closed for oil spills.

The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling;
2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping;
3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and
4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Minister Told Of FBI Investigation, Says INZ: Coleman Must Quit Or Be Sacked Over Dotcom Case - Harré

Immigration New Zealand has done the right thing in distancing itself from Jonathan Coleman’s claims that ministers were not aware of FBI involvement in Kim Dotcom’s residency application, says the Internet Party. More>>

ALSO:

Valedictory Season: Maori Party Founders Say Goodbye

Two major Maori MPs gave there farewell speeches to Parliament Thursday outlining their history, experiences, triumphs and regrets. More>>

ALSO:

Resignation Not Accepted: Transport Minister Breaches Aviation Security Rules

"Running late for a plane at Christchurch Airport, I without thought breached airport and airline security rules by entering the gate lounge through a door usually used for exit only..." More>>

ALSO:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news