Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Caltex helps Variety in its fun-raising

Caltex helps Variety in its fun-raising

NEW ZEALAND, 4 March 2005 – Water fights, toy car races and flour bombing pirates were some of the mad cap activities The Variety Bash had in store for locals this week, as it travelled through towns between New Plymouth and Hamilton, fundraising and presenting grants to children in need.

One of those leading the charge was the Caltex V8 Supercar followed more sedately by the big red Caltex Pump Truck, helping distribute more than $220,000 in grants and visiting more than 60 schools. The week-long Bash came to a stop after a parade along Hamilton's streets this afternoon.

Kay Brookes, Caltex Brand Marketing Specialist and 'Basher' for seven years says fun and giving is what the Bash is all about - coming into town, making some noise and presenting grants to worthy causes and children in need.

"As a long-time sponsor of the Bash, Caltex was delighted to present a $5000 grant to six-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer Joshua Loforteza for his first walking frame, at Tauranga's Kaka Street Special School on Wednesday," she said.

"Seeing the joy and delight on the faces of the children receiving the Variety grants is an unforgettable experience that keeps so many of us coming back year after year," she said.

Caltex will also make another couple of kids happy when the two winners of their colouring competition are announced after Easter. A Sony CD walkman will be given to each of the winners and a Sony digital camera for the winners' schools. Entries need to be in by 14 March, children should ask their teachers for details or contact Variety.

The Caltex team, during Caltex's sponsored day (Wednesday 3 March) bought smiles to the faces of Pauanui locals with their water-soaked Kayak races which were flour bombed by local school pupils dressed up as pirates.

"All the local towns we visited gave the Bash a warm welcome. It's so good to get out among the communities Caltex operates in and give something back to them," said Brookes.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>


Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>


I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>


Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>


Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>


Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news