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Do You Have New Zealand's Best Jandal Story?

Do You Have New Zealand's Best Jandal Story?

DHL is searching for New Zealand's best jandal stories in support of
Surf Life Saving's National Jandal Day

Auckland, 4 December 2008 - Does your partner have a pair of grubby old jandals he's worn for years that he just won't part with? Have you broken a jandal at the worst possible time or has someone stolen your favourite jandals when you were camping one Christmas?

Whatever your jandal story - we want to know about it as DHL Express NZ launches the "Can we handle your jandal story?" competition.

The competition launches on Friday 5 December 2008 as part of DHL's support of Surf Life Saving National Jandal Day. DHL has been a major sponsor of Surf Life Saving New Zealand since 2003. DHL supports lifesaving development, surf equipment and an annual beach safety awareness campaign.

National Jandal Day is Surf Life Saving's national appeal day and urges Kiwis to wear jandals in support of Surf Life Saving and the 4000 lifeguards that protect our beaches each summer. All funds raised from the day will go towards essential rescue equipment, surf lifeguard training and extending services to meet the growing needs of the New Zealand communities.

John O'Connell, Business Development Manager for Surf Life Saving New Zealand, said he is delighted DHL is on board once again to help Surf Life Saving deliver safer beaches.

"Each year more than 2.3 million people enjoy our beaches. National Jandal Day is about raising awareness for Surf Life Saving and providing a way for the public to support the 4000 volunteer lifeguards that work tirelessly over summer to keep beachgoers safe."

To enter the "Can we handle your jandal story?" competition just write your best jandal story in 150 words or less and email to: or via post to - "Can we handle your jandal story?" P.O Box 13-509, Onehunga 1643, Auckland. Remember to include your contact details, your region and a photo if you have one.

The DHL "Can we handle your jandal story?" competition is being run from National Jandal Day 5 December 2008 until 19 December 2008 and the top story from each region will each win an ultimate summer pack -

* A bright red digital camera

* Hot Surf Life Saving Huffer jandals

* A DHL beach towel

* A toy surf rescue boat and;

* A Surf Life Saving back pack.

Winners will be notified on 19 December 2008.

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Ways to support Surf Life Saving on National Jandal Day:

* Wearing jandals and making a donation to National Jandal Day street collectors

* Calling 0900 54 334 to make an instant $20 donation

* Text the word SURF to 4483 to make an instant $3 donation

* Post your donation to Surf Life Saving, PO Box 9205, Wellington 6141, Freepost 100280 or

* Make an online donation - .

About DHL Express New Zealand

DHL New Zealand employs over 350 staff at nine locations. DHL's New Zealand operation is committed to customer value, service excellence and shipment visibility. In 2008, DHL Express was awarded the Contact Centre Award for the Courier Services Sector. In 2006, DHL Express was awarded the Contact Centre Trainer of the Year award by the Telecommunications Users Association of New Zealand (TUANZ). In 2005, DHL Express was again the General Services Sector winner of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Contact Centre Awards (for the third consecutive year).

DHL has a strategic joint venture with New Zealand Post, Express Couriers Ltd. This venture compliment's DHL's international offering, through the provision of domestic courier and logistics services via CourierPost, Pace, Roadstar and Contract Logistics.

DHL is also a supporter of Fashion Industry New Zealand and proud supporter of Kidz First Children's Hospital.


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