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

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news