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

 


PlaceMakers and Paddon: A team that’s about Building Success

PlaceMakers and Paddon: A team that’s about Building Success

It’s exciting news for all New Zealanders who love to see one of our own doing us proud on the world stage. New Zealand’s top driver Hayden Paddon has signed with Hyundai Motorsport to contest seven events in the 2014 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

PlaceMakers is one of three key sponsors who have signed on to support three-time New Zealand #1 Rally Driver, Hayden Paddon. PlaceMakers joins VINZ and PAK‘nSAVE as the triumvirate of major sponsors supporting Paddon’s campaign to become World Rally Champion.

PlaceMakers have sponsored Paddon for the past three years and are impressed by the ‘Can do’ that Hayden and his team display despite the ups and downs of professional rally sport.

“Hayden has been and continues to be a great ambassador for the sport and PlaceMakers,” said PlaceMakers Brand and Strategy manager, Maria Reinbergen.

“He is the face of P.A.S.S. (the PlaceMakers Apprentice Scholarship Scheme) and we believe that he’s a great role model for young people. He’s humble and down to earth but he also has great determination and ambition. He’s a Kiwi taking on the world and we are proud to be part of the team.”

Paddon says, “It’s great to have PlaceMakers as part of my sponsorship family. Their support means my team and I can participate in the sport we love and achieve great things while we’re doing it. This year is a dream opportunity, to compete in seven WRC rallies with a respected team. It is an opportunity we intend to make the most of, by learning and developing with the team.”

Paddon is understandably delighted about the opportunity which sees him become the first New Zealander to secure a professional contract to compete in the World Rally Championship.

“It is an incredible opportunity to be part of the Hyundai Motorsport team in these very exciting times. This is what we have worked so hard for, and it will allow us to step up another level with a good programme, a good team and a good testing and development programme,” Paddon said.

PlaceMakers are betting that this attitude will take Paddon all the way and are backing his determination for success.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Drones: First Certificate Issued Under New UAV Rules

Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say the first certified flight of an unmanned helicopter under new aviation rules is a great example of how they can enable commercial use. More>>

ALSO:

GE Swedes And Cow Deaths: Plant Analysis Backs Up Earlier Advice

The industry body is recommending that farmers do not feed Herbicide Tolerant (HT) swedes to cows in spring when the animals are in late pregnancy or early lactation. DairyNZ is also advising caution if farmers are considering other leafy varieties. More>>

ALSO:

Statistics: Dairy And Travel Still Our Largest Export Earners

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015... total exports of goods and services were $67.5 billion, while total imports were $65.1 billion. More>>

ALSO:

Approval: Air New Zealand And Air China Launch New Alliance Route

Air New Zealand and Air China have today launched joint sales for a new daily direct service between Auckland and Beijing after receiving approval from New Zealand Minister of Transport Hon Simon Bridges to form a strategic alliance. More>>

ALSO:

Money Trading: FX Trader Jin Yuan Finance Warned Over Lack Of Monitoring

Jin Yuan Finance, an Auckland-based foreign exchange trader, has been warned over its lack of anti-money laundering processes in place in the first public notification by the Department of Internal Affairs. More>>

ALSO:

Auckland Surge, Possible Peak: House Values Accelerate At Fastest Annual Pace In 8 Years

New Zealand residential property values rose at their fastest annual pace in eight years in August, pushed higher by overflowing demand in Auckland, which is showing signs speculators think it has reached its peak, according to Quotable Value. More>>

ALSO:

Cash Money: Reserve Bank Launches New $5 And $10 Banknotes

The $5 and $10 final banknotes were revealed at an event at the Bank in Wellington, and will start to be released from mid-October 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Truck Sales Booted: Commerce Commission Files Charges Against Mobile Trader

The Commerce Commission has filed charges against a mobile trader, or truck shop operator, claiming he obtained money from customers by deception and never intended to supply them with the goods they paid for. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news