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

 

Honda digs deep for the environment

News media release
For immediate release
31 March 2014


Honda digs deep for the environment

Honda New Zealand has donated $31,818 for the planting of 6400 native trees in the Wellington region in yet another instalment on its commitment to offsetting the impact of motor vehicles on the environment.

The cheque was presented by Honda Wellington Branch Manager Richard Hall to Greater Wellington Regional Councillor Nigel Wilson, as part of Honda’s TreeFund programme.

As a result, the council will work with volunteer community groups, friends of greater Wellington’s regional parks and corporations on a native tree planting programme throughout the region.

“We’ll invite Honda to dig a little deeper for the region through joining us in the planting programme,” says Councillor Wilson. “Their involvement in enlightened commerce through the Honda TreeFund is positive both for the regional environment and for Honda and will provide a green legacy for many decades to come.”

Planting will take place throughout May and June in Otaki, Waikanae, Featherston, Lower Hutt, Belmont Regional Park, Queen Elizabeth Park, East Harbour Regional Park and Kaitoke Regional Park at Te Marua.

The Honda TreeFund programme was created in 2004 as a way to offset car emissions. It ensures that for every new Honda sold, 10 native trees are funded by Honda New Zealand and a further three by the local Honda dealer.

Over 75,000 trees are expected to be funded every year throughout New Zealand, creating a veritable forest.

The trees are planted in association with councils all over the country, providing a
measurable way to absorb some of the carbon dioxide produced by motor vehicles.

Honda purchasers are invited to donate to Honda TreeFund at the time of purchase and then join in the planting of the trees in conjunction with Honda agency staff, their local council and a range of environment groups.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Budget '17: Budget Spends Down Future Surpluses

Tax cuts for every working New Zealander, targeted to low and middle income earners, more generous assistance for families and renters, and a massive spend-up on public services infrastructure mark Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s election year Budget.

The package of changes to income tax thresholds, the Working for Families programme, and the Accommodation Supplement is the Budget’s political centrepiece and will cost $2 billion a year. More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search

ALSO:

 
 

Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>

ALSO:

NGOs Pleased: Govt To Halt Collection Of Client Data

Brenda Pilott, the chair of ComVoices and national manager of Social Service Providers Aotearoa, congratulates the government on its decision to call a halt to the collection of individual client data until the concerns of not-for-profit service providers have been worked through. More>>

ALSO:

Gosh: Blasphemy Law Repeal Struck Down

Chris Hipkins, the MP who tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to add our Blasphemy Law to the Statutes Repeal Bill, said this was a "sad day for freedom of speech, tolerance, and leadership". More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Navy’s Dealings With Fat Leonard, And Twin Peaks

At an official level, our “she’ll be right” attitude routinely spills over into a keen resentment of anyone who suggests the outcomes may be less than satisfactory… The Navy has now gone one step beyond. It won’t even ask itself whether it did a good job. More>>

ALSO:

NZDF: Fifth Rotation Of Troops Heads To Iraq

The fifth rotation of New Zealand Defence Force troops left today for a six-month mission training Iraqi soldiers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Demonising Of Iran

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 

Opening The Election Supporters

 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election