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


Former All Black Awarded Segway in AA Rewards

Former All Black Awarded Segway in AA Rewards Swipe Out

Former All Black and Orthopaedic Registrar Jeremy Stanley (son of All Black legend Joe Stanley) was yesterday presented with a Segway scooter, which he won in the AA Rewards Swipe Out Competition.

Dr Jeremy Stanley was delighted when he heard about winning the ‘funky’ Segway, if not a little sceptical at first!

Dougal Swift, AA Membership General Manager, presented Dr Stanley with the funky Segway on Wednesday at the North Shore Hospital, where he is based.

“He couldn't wait to get his hands on the new Segway. I can see him zipping around the hospital wards on it already! It is an absolute pleasure to present such a high profile sportsman with one of only four Segways being given away in the AA Rewards Swipe Out draw,” said Mr Swift.

Dr Stanley admitted that it did “take a bit of convincing” to get him to believe he had won such a funky prize.

“I will certainly be having fun with it!” he said

Jeremy Stanley has been an AA Member for 13 years and won by swiping his AA Membership card at the BP 2Go Station in Mt Wellington.

The Segway scooter - which only has two wheels - works on a balancing gyro, allowing the operator to stand upright without falling. Leaning forwards or back propels the Segway into action.

The range of prizes in the AA Rewards Swipe Out draw includes Suzuki Swifts, Retro Electric Scooters, Segways and Trips to New York. Prizes can be won by AA Members who have collected AA Rewards Points at any one of 50 program partners including many of New Zealand’s leading brands.

AA Rewards is a programme available exclusively to AA Members. The AA currently has over one million personal and corporate Members. Visit for more information.

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


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>>


Half A Billion Accounts: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>


Half Full: Fonterra Raises Forecast Payout As Global Supply Shrinks

Fonterra Cooperative Group, the dairy processor which will announce annual earnings tomorrow, hiked its forecast payout to farmers by 50 cents per kilogram of milk solids as global supply continues to decline, helping prop up dairy prices. More>>



Meat Trade: Silver Fern Farms Gets Green Light For Shanghai Maling Deal

The government has given the green light for China's Shanghai Maling Aquarius to acquire half of Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's biggest meat company, with ministers satisfied it will deliver "substantial and identifiable benefit". More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news