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

 


Ford New Zealand’s Team True Blue Zephyr Rides Again

For immediate release

February 3, 2014

FORD NEW ZEALAND’S TEAM TRUE BLUE ZEPHYR RIDES AGAIN

Ford managing director helms 24th year helping Kiwi kids in need

Ford New Zealand’s Team True Blue is readying to embark on the 24rd Annual Variety Trillian Bash, which leaves Auckland on 16 March with its new managing director at the wheel.

American export Corey Holter has got right behind the Bash, which helps sick, disabled or disadvantaged kids in need of a hand-up.

The Variety Trillian Bash is a week -long road trip with a colorful and creative collection of vehicles and people that travel visiting schools, families and communities, distributing grants and donations, and working on projects to help those local communities.

Holter – more used to the brand’s new models – will take the helm of the 1963 Zephyr for the first few days then hand over to Long time Basher and True Blue Team Captain, Ford New Zealand Sales Manager Melissa Rushton.

Holter is in for a treat, for this year’s Bash will meander around the North Island, leaving Rainbow’s End in Auckland on March 16 and winding down to and around both coasts, via Waitomo and Bennydale, Rotorua and Kaiangaroa, Waikaremoana and Gisborne, then the East Cape and back to Tauranga for March 22.

He’ll get to know more about New Zealand’s heartland and Ford New Zealand’s focus on hands-on help for Kiwi battlers, getting out to the communities and being directly involved at a grassroots level to making a difference you can see. “It’s also a good way for staff and dealers to get involved.”

Rushton says the Bash is all about getting stuck in and making a difference.

“It’s a great way for Ford to get out to communities and support local children, families and schools, including those in some of the more remote areas of New Zealand,” she says. “As a participant, you play a direct role in making a difference in people’s lives. It’s also a lot of fun! Ford is really proud to have been a supporter of Variety - The Children’s Charity for 24 years now.”

This year also sees the return of Team True Blue II, piloted by Ford dealers and dealership staff. Team True Blue II’s 1990 Ford Fairlane will grace the New Zealand roads alongside the original Team True Blue’s mighty Zephyr.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Snell Sale Peters Out: Singlet Withdrawn From Sale

“We believe the item was offered for sale in good faith, but our inquiries have shown that the singlet is not the one worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.” More>>

ALSO:

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news