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Romance your significant other on Valentines Day

14 February 2008

Romance your significant other on Valentines Day

Want to do something special for your significant other this Valentines Day? Online banking service is giving all romantics a helping hand. Teams from RaboPlus are out on the streets handing out roses, and a special Valentines Day website has been set up.

Mike Heath, General Manager of, says they wanted to do something romantic and unique, plus celebrate their own birthday which falls on Valentines Day.

“We’ve got ‘Rabogirls and Raboboys’ giving out roses on the street in Auckland and Wellington, both in the morning while people are on their way to work and during lunchtime.”

Mr Heath says that tags attached to the roses direct people to the website, where they can see a special Valentines Day message.

“Valentines Day is a time to celebrate romance and our Valentines Day video message talks about relationships and not being taken for granted. To make Valentines Day even more special, anyone who goes to the website has a chance to win a romantic holiday for two to a tropical paradise in the Pacific, with no strings attached!”

Mr Heath says that Valentines Day is an important day for RaboPlus as it is the bank’s birthday.

“We launched on 14 February 2006 so we’re delighted to be celebrating our birthday today.”

Mr Heath says that since its launch RaboPlus has aimed to be an innovator in the way it markets its products and services and has steered away from the usual conservative and traditional bank promotions and advertising.

“Our activities for Valentines Day are a further part of RaboPlus’ innovative approach to marketing. At RaboPlus we like to do things differently to other banks,”he said.

Mr Heath says anyone can enter the competition to win the romantic holiday for two by going to The competition is open until Wednesday 27 February and the prize will be drawn on Thursday 28 February.


Notes to editors:
For more information and to check out RaboPlus’ Valentines Day message, visit

Photo opportunities:
Auckland –teams of ‘Rabogirls and Raboboys’ are handing out flowers at the Ferry Building at the bottom of Queen St between 7:30 and 9:00am, then will be at Aotea Square between 12:00 and 1:30pm.
Wellington – teams of ‘Rabogirls and Raboboys’ will be at the railway station (Bunny St entrance) and on Lambton Quay (between Grey and Hunter Sts) between 7:30 and 9:00am, then on Lambton Quay (and Midland Park) between 12:00 and 1:30pm.

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