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

 


Raising Dust, Eyebrows & Cash for Healthcare in Vietnam

Kiwi Gold Mining Execs Raising Dust, Eyebrows & Cash for Healthcare in Vietnam


DaNang, Vietnam, 26 February 2013: Four entrepreneurial sons of New Zealand will be riding the length of Vietnam this coming April to raise funds for much needed healthcare services for women and infants.

David, John, Paul and Richard Seton are leading The Great Honda 67 Ride (www.honda67ride.com) on 45 year old motorcycles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail from the northern capital of Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City at the southern tip of the South East Asian country.

The family has a long association with Vietnam, having set up the gold mining company Besra (www.besra.com) over a decade ago. The company has always had a strong commitment to improving the livelihoods of the local communities in which it operates.

Besra Executive Chairman, David Seton explains, “We see a real need for improved healthcare facilities near our two mine sites in the central Vietnam province of Quang Nam. So we’ve set about raising funds by way of a 2,000 km charity motorcycle ride which starts in Hanoi on 10th April.

“We’ve partnered with the internationally renowned East Meets West Foundation (www.eastmeetswest.org) to deliver a three year program to reduce infant mortality and improve the health of expectant mothers.”

The ride will be done on the famous Honda 67 – a small 50cc motorcycle which was the first mass market bike in Vietnam, and credited with a major role in the development of modern Vietnam.

… ends …

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Eddie Izzard: UK Comedy Legend Returns

Hailed as one of the foremost stand up comedians of his generation. Star of stage and screen. Tireless supporter of charity. Runner. Political campaigner. Fashion Icon... February 2015, Eddie Izzard will bring his massive FORCE MAJEURE world tour to New Zealand with tickets going on sale at 10am on Tuesday 28th October. More>>

Festival Starts 28 Oct: Improv Fest Makes Up New Show

For any other festival, finding out less than two weeks from showtime that half the cast of a programmed show can’t make it to New Zealand would be a nightmare. Instead, the New Zealand Improv Festival Director Jennifer O’Sullivan saw an opportunity ... More>>

NZ Music Awards Finalists: Lorde, Sol3 Mio Top 2014 Tuis Charge

Lorde has taken the music world by storm during the past year and she co-leads the 2014 Tui charge with five finalist spots. Joining her is newcomer family opera trio, Sol3 Mio. They are followed closely by Ladi6 and David Dallas, both up for four awards each. More>>

From 'Luther' Creator: Major New Zealand Crime Series For BBC

Libertine Pictures and writer Neil Cross have teamed up with leading international TV producer Carnival Films to develop a major new crime series set in Rotorua. Libertine will develop the contemporary drama series with Carnival, producer of internationally-acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey, for the BBC. More>>

ALSO:

Family Statement: Death Of Ewen Gilmour

“Ewen was a much loved and cherished member of our family, he was a larger than life character and by his very nature was kind, generous and always giving of his time to those who asked for his help." More>>

ALSO:

Auckland: St. Jerome's Laneway Festival - Line-Up Announced

Traversing seven cities and three countries, the festival has well and truly settled into its home in each state. From the grassy knolls and towering silos at home in Auckland, to the sparkling backdrop of the Maribyrnong... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: No Longer An Island

Simon Nathan reviews 'Zealandia: Our Continent Revealed': The idea that New Zealand is part of a large submerged continent is not new... There was renewed interest in the extent of offshore New Zealand from the 1970s onwards with the start of offshore drilling for oil and gas, and this was given impetus by a UN agreement which allowed countries to claim an Extended Continental Shelf (ECS). More>>

Art: Simon Denny Recreates Kim Dotcom’s Personal Effects

Who owns what? How has the internet changed our relation to the world? These are two of the many questions Simon Denny raises in the latest exhibition at the Adam Art Gallery, opening on Saturday 4 October. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news