Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kia Keeps Halberg Wheels Turning


January, 2013

Kia Keeps Halberg Wheels Turning

Kia Motors is extending its support of one of New Zealand’s most recognised and respected charitable organisations, the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.

As part of its commitment to supporting local communities and worthy causes, Kia Motors New Zealand has been an Associate Sponsor of the charitable organisation, formerly known as the Halberg Trust, for more than three years.

Helping to further Sir Murray Halberg’s vision where “all young people, regardless of their ability, should have equal opportunity to enhance their lives through sport”, Kia’s support has included the provision of vehicles to Foundation staff and special lease rates for its nationwide fleet.

This month saw the arrival of 10 new Kia Cerato hatchbacks to the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation fleet, joining the existing Kia Carens which have been specially adapted for wheelchair users, and a Kia Sorento for the CEO Geoff Burgess.

Nicki Turner, National Manager of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, is delighted the association with Kia Motors is continuing into 2013 and says the fleet of Kia vehicles plays an important role in enabling the foundation to move around the community to further its aims, which includes running the AllSports programme.

“It has been an excellent partnership and we are looking forward to continuing working with the Kia Motors team, especially at our grass roots level with joining physically disabled young people into sporting opportunities.”

Kia Motors has been a strong supporter of sports people in New Zealand through its sponsorship of local tennis, football and netball in recent years. But the opportunity to contribute to a cause that provides for many disabled young people, who may not have otherwise have been able to become involved in sport activities without the ongoing dedication of the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, has provided strong motivation for Kia to build on the three-year relationship.

“We strongly believe in the ideals the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation strives to achieve and we are proud to be able to extend our involvement with a team of people who are making a considerable contribution to the lives and welfare of this special part of our community,” says Kia Motors New Zealand’s General Manager, Todd McDonald.

Established in 1963 by legendary Olympic gold medalist Sir Murray Halberg, the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation is dedicated to the welfare of physically disabled young people in this country through its nationwide AllSports programme, as well as honouring sporting excellence, through the annual Westpac Halberg Awards, which celebrates its 50th year in 2013.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news