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

 


Naked Bus Reveal Whale Design Bus in Support of Charity

Naked Bus Reveal Whale Design Bus in Support of Rescue Charity Project Jonah


Whale Watchers – Keep a look out for a special whale hitting the roads of New Zealand in May.

An exciting new whale will shortly be travelling the roads and highways of New Zealand.

The ‘Whale Bus’ marks the collaboration between low-cost bus operator Naked Bus and whale rescue charity Project Jonah.


Project Jonah has been saving marine mammals since 1974. Through dedicated training and education programmes, the charity provides emergency response for stranded whales and dolphins throughout New Zealand.


A competition was run through social media in late 2013 asking members of the public to submit artwork which would then be applied to the bus. “The winning design, by Ana Aceves from Nelson, was chosen as it best depicted what Project Jonah stands for – the rescue, action and protection of marine mammals” said Project Jonah’s General Manager, Daren Grover.


Naked Bus is New Zealand's low-cost, long distance bus operator which launched in 2006 and now has a nationwide network reaching from Kerikeri to Invercargill. “This is only the start of Naked Bus and Project Jonah’s relationship. In the coming months, Naked Bus will provide unsold seats to Project Jonah volunteers enabling them to travel to and from unfortunate strandings free of charge.

Whether this means taking volunteers from Auckland to Keri Keri or Dunedin to Invercargill, we want to steer one worry away so the focus can be on the marine mammals,” said Hamish Nuttall, CEO of Naked Bus.


To celebrate the launch, the ‘Whale Bus’ will surface on the shore of Mission Bay (Selwyn Reserve) on Saturday, 17 May, at noon. Members of the public are invited to come along for an afternoon of giveaways (including free bus trips) and to ‘christen’ the Whale Bus.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

What Winter? Temperature Records Set For June 20-22

The days around the winter soltice produced a number of notably warm tempertaures. More>>

Conservation Deal: New Kākāpō Recovery Partnership Welcomed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More>>

ALSO:

Tech Sector Report: Joyce Warns Asian Tech Investors View NZ As Hobbits And Food

Speaking in Wellington at the launch of a report showcasing the value of the technology sector to the New Zealand economy, Joyce said more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaglommeration: APN Gets OIO Approval For Demerger Plan

APN News & Media has received Overseas Investment Office approval for its plan to split out its NZME unit ahead of a potential merger with rival Fairfax Media's New Zealand operations. More>>

New Paper: Ninety-Day Trial Period Has No Impact On Firms' Hiring

The introduction of a 90-day trial period has had no impact on hiring by New Zealand companies although they are now in widespread use, according to researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections: Serco Exits Equity Stake, Remains As Operator

Serco has sold its equity stake in the company that holds the contract to design, build and run Wiri Prison in South Auckland but continues as sub-contractor to operate the facility. More>>

GDP: NZ Economy Grows Faster-Than-Forecast 0.7%

New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter of 2016 as construction expanded at the quickest rate in two years. The kiwi dollar jumped after the data was released. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news