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

 


Grab a poppy at Z for this Anzac Day

Grab a poppy at Z for this Anzac Day


Z Energy's giving Kiwis more ways to show their support for Anzac Day, with poppies available at Z sites around the country throughout poppy week, RSA volunteers collecting on-site, and 'virtual poppy' donations on Z's Facebook page.

Z service stations will have poppies in-store from Thursday, 17 April, and customers can choose to add $1, $2, or $5 to electronic transactions, as well as making cash donations at the till.

RSA volunteers will also be collecting at Z service stations on Anzac Day, 25 April. All donations made at Z's neighbourhood sites will go back to the local branches of the RSA.

Z's Twitter and Facebook followers can also donate a virtual poppy between 17 April and 25 April, with Z giving $1 for every poppy donated or shared online, up to $12,000.

Chief Executive Mike Bennetts says Z supports Anzac Day because of its special significance for all New Zealanders, including Z's customers, communities and staff.

RSA Chief Executive David Moger says the support of Z and New Zealanders will help the RSA to provide care and welfare to those who have served their country. “The first Poppy Day was held in 1922, and it's fantastic to see Kiwi communities and organisations continuing to support the RSA and remember those who sacrificed so much for us all,” David Moger says.

2014 is particularly significant because it heralds the start of World War One Centenary commemorations. The Royal New Zealand RSA is encouraging Kiwis to wear their poppies from Poppy Day, April 17, through to Anzac Day this year, as a mark of respect and remembrance.

More than 18,000 New Zealanders paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War One, more than in any other conflict involving New Zealand forces, and over 40,000 were wounded.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Trading Places

Greg Clydesdale, a lecturer in business at Lincoln University, has written a comprehensive account of global trade from the seventh century to modern times. More>>

Sheep: Shearing Record Smashed In Hawke’s Bay

Three shearers gathered from around New Zealand have smashed a World record by 264 sheep despite the heat, the pumiced sheep of inland Hawke’s Bay and a year’s wool weighing an average of over 3.5kg a sheep. More>>

ALSO:

Carrie Fisher: Hollywood In-Breeding & The Velocity Of Being - Binoy Kampmark

There was always going to be a good deal of thick drama around Carrie Fisher, by her own confession, a product of Hollywood in-breeding. Her parents, Debbie Reynolds and the crooner Eddie Fisher, provided ample material for the gossip columns in a marriage breakup after Eddie sped away with Elizabeth Taylor. More>>

  • Image: Tracey Nearmy / EPA
  • Gordon Campbell: On The Best Albums Of 2016

    OK, I’m not even going to try and rationalise this surrender to a ‘best of’ listicle. Still…maybe there is an argument for making some semblance of narrative order out of a year that brought us Trump, Brexit and the deaths of Prince, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen and Alan Vega, who I missed just as much as the Big Three. So without further ado….oh, but first a word from the sponsor More>>

    Emojis: World’s First Māori Emoji App Launched

    It’s here - the world’s first Māori emoji app Emotiki has landed just in time for summer roadtrips and santa stockings, with 200 Māori and Kiwi cultural icons for people to share their kiwiana moments with each other and the world. More>>

    ALSO:

    Howard Davis: Album Of The Year - Van Morrison's 'Keep Me Singing'

    2016 was a grand year for Van The Man - The Belfast Cowboy turned 71, received a knighthood, and reissued an expanded set of soul-fired live recordings from 1973 ('It's Too Late to Stop Now'). In the game for 53 years now, Morrison's albums consistently open new windows into the heart and soul of one of the most enigmatic figures in modern music. More>>

    Get More From Scoop

     
     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
    Culture
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news