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

 


Real people talk about real impacts of drink driving: video

MEDIA RELEASE
9 April 2014

Real people talk about real impacts of drink driving: new video

People telling real stories about how drink driving has impacted their lives feature in an unscripted new ‘drive sober’ video clip launched this week.

Produced as part of the ‘Driver sober – protect your whanau’ campaign with the Kia Magic netball team, the video is one of several being released over the ANZ Championship season to raise awareness of the prevalence of drink driving and the harm it causes.

“The video is unscripted and when we filmed it at a Hamilton shopping centre and in the UniRec sports hall we had no idea what kind of response we would get from people,” said Waikato Regional Council’s road safety team leader, Jo Carling.

“It’s incredible the number of people we found who have their own story to tell on how they’ve been impacted by drink driving,” she said.

A young man who features in the video issues a plea to viewers not to make the mistake he made at the age of 15, which has left him in a wheelchair.

“His message is really compelling,” said Ms Carling. “This campaign will be worthwhile if it stops even one person going through the kind of life-changing trauma he has suffered.”

Others who share their stories in the clip include Magic star shooter Ellen Halpenny and Kate van der Hulst, a netball mum whose husband, Pete, was seriously injured in a crash.

Mrs van der Hulst said this was the first time she’d talked publicly about the crash and its impacts from her point of view.

“We live with the effects of that crash everyday and if sharing our story makes someone think twice about being weary and having just one drink to be social, then for me it will have been worth it,” Mrs van der Hulst said.

To hear this story and others, watch the video at www.reducetherisk.co.nz. There’s also the chance to win free tickets to see the Kia Magic team in action at the next home game, being played at Claudelands Events Centre on Sunday 20 April at 7.20pm.

The ‘Drive Sober’ campaign involves multiple stakeholders including Kia Magic netball, Waikato Regional Council, local authorities, New Zealand Police, and the NZ Transport Agency.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news