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

 

Fringe Review: Rossum’s Universal Robots

Written in 1920 by Karel Capek in a newly independent Czechoslovakia, its prophetic tale of artificial intelligence, automata and human morality was initially a big hit, but it then vanished from view, in New Zealand at least, before being revived in Hamilton last year. More>>

SELECT FRINGE SHOWS:

Pictures Of Media: Call For Photographs For Reimagining Journalism

In August this year Freerange Press is launching its next big book. This time we are gathering the best writers and thinkers in the country to look at the changing media landscape in New Zealand. To illuminate and give voice to the writing we want to include around 25 excellent photos. We want these photos to document the different aspects of how journalism is made, how it used to be, and how it is changing. More>>

Safer Internet Day: Keeping Safe Online More Important Than Ever

Tuesday 9 February marks Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day is designed to create awareness about the importance of Internet safety and encourages positive use of technology - with a strong focus on young people. More>>

ALSO:

We Have The Technology: Zephyrometer Up And Moving

“The needle’s stoppers had to be repaired because of the extra impact caused by the balance not being correct. We also added an extra 300kgs counter-balance – made from zinc coated steel triangle plates. These adjustments will now stop it bending low over the road in high winds.” More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Day: Treaty Of Waitangi - Found In Translation

To celebrate the Society of Translators and Interpreters's 30th anniversary, over 90 translators will work together to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages... More>>

ALSO:

Northland Development: Trust Applauds $4m Government Funding For Art Centre

Today's announcement of central government support, made by Minister of Economic Development Steven Joyce, provides a key step forward in funding for Whangarei’s Hundertwasser Art Centre & Wairau Maori Art Gallery. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news