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


Canteen Members Set to Benefit from New Corolla

MEDIA RELEASE                                                                                                 
3 May 2013
Canteen Members Set to Benefit from New Corolla, Thanks to Toyota
CanTeen, the organisation that supports young people living with cancer, won the use of a brand new Toyota Corolla for three years after coming in the top 25 most popular charities in Toyota’s recent “25 Ways to Say Thanks” campaign.
The charity received the key to their gleaming new Toyota Corolla yesterday. A total of 515 charities registered to be in the running for one of 25 cars to use for three years, with nearly 40,000 people voting for their favourite charity through Facebook.
The car will be used by CanTeen’s Auckland branch and will allow members – especially those for whom transport is an issue – to be involved in weekly and monthly activities that provide support and encouragement, and the charitable organisation’s youth workers can transport others to and from hospital appointments.
CanTeen’s National Marketing Manager Kimberley Waters says that the organisation receives no direct government funding, relying heavily on its own fundraising efforts with support from the public.
She says members and staff got right in behind the quest to be one of Toyota’s 25 chosen charities by encouraging their friends and family to go online and vote for CanTeen.
“We’re ecstatic that those efforts ensured that the New Zealand public chose us as one of the top 25 charities to receive a Corolla, and of course we thank Toyota for coming up with such a fantastic initiative,” says Ms Waters.

CanTeen National Marketing Manager, Kimberley Waters receives the key to their new Toyota Corolla from Graham McMullan of Giltrap Toyota with CanTeen staff and members around the car.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Allegations Of Left Wing Media Bias

“Left wing bias” accusations date back at least to the mid 1990s, when complaints were commonly being levelled at RNZ’s Morning Report programme, largely by National MPs discomfited by being interviewed by Kim Hill.

The charge of left wing bias was ridiculous then, and is ridiculous now. More>>


Next Wave Of Reforms: Gun Registration And Licensing Changes Announced

“The Bill includes a register to track firearms and new offences and penalties that can be applied extraterritorially for illegal manufacture, trafficking, and for falsifying, removing, or altering markings – which are a new requirement under the Firearms Protocol.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Mishandling Of The Alleged Sexual Assault

The focus of Labour’s alleged sexual assault scandal has now shifted from the party organisation to the Beehive... This is now a crisis of Beehive management and response, not something occurring at a distance within the party organisation. More>>


'History Rectified': Rua Kēnana To Be Pardoned

An official pardon for Tūhoe prophet and leader Rua Kēnana is one step closer after the Te Pire kia Unuhia te Hara kai Runga i a Rua Kēnana: Rua Kēnana Pardon Bill was read in Parliament for the first time today. More>>


Mental Health: Initial Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Appointed

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand. More>>


people outside the meeting house at WaitangiEducation: NZ History To Be Taught In All Schools

“We have listened carefully to the growing calls from New Zealanders to know more about our own history and identity. With this in mind it makes sense for the National Curriculum to make clear the expectation that our history is part of the local curriculum and marau ā kura in every school and kura,” Jacinda Ardern said. More>>


Sexual Assault Claims Mishandled: Labour Party President Resigns

Jacinda Ardern: “This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the party several months ago. It confirms that the allegations made were extremely serious, that the process caused complainants additional distress, and that ultimately, in my view, the party was never equipped to appropriately deal with the issue…" More>>


Budget Process: Wellbeing To Be Enshrined In Law

Legislation has been introduced in Parliament to ensure every Government considers the wellbeing of New Zealanders when creating future budgets. More>>

National In China: Bridges Praises CCP, Meets Law Enforcement Head

A recent trip to China has raised questions over who the Opposition leader Simon Bridges met with and why... Anne-Marie Brady, a Canterbury University professor and expert on Chinese politics, has described Guo Shengkun as the leader of the Chinese secret police. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The SIS/GCSB’s Compliance With Torture

Torture is a crime under international law. New Zealand has signed (a) the UN convention against torture and (b) formal agreements about how armed conflict should be conducted. That’s the legal backdrop to the fascinating report released this week by the SIS Inspector-General.





InfoPages News Channels