Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Talented student film-makers tackle drink driving


Media Release: 19 November 2012

Talented student film-makers tackle drink driving

Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) and Turners Auctions are proud to announce the finalists in this year’s Turners Student Short Film Competition, an event which encourages secondary school students to tackle the issue of drink-driving on screen.

They are: Otamatea College; Whangaparoa College; Putaruru College; Gisborne Boys High School and Wakatipu High School.

Competition entrants had just five minutes of screen time to portray the key message ‘Individual choice, community of consequences’ and Turners Auctions, which is sponsoring the competition for a fourth year running, was highly impressed by what was produced.

“We are amazed by the calibre of the students’ efforts – they’ve done an incredibly professional job, and the films are compelling. Drink driving is clearly an issue that affects our community in many ways, so we’re extremely proud to be associated with this effort to promote responsible choices by our young people,” says Graham Roberts, Chief Executive of Turners Auctions.

The charitable organisation behind the competition, SADD, is eager to harness student creativity and talent in film-making to push the anti drink-driving message to their young audience.

Young people are overrepresented in all key statistics relating to drink driving, and are amongst our most vulnerable road users overall. With 30 teenagers already having lost their lives in road crashes this year, the messages of the films could not be more relevant, or more timely ahead of the high risk, holiday season, says Anna Braidwood, Chief Executive of SADD.

“142 people lost their lives to drink driving in 2010, so these student films have an important message for us all. We hope that by watching these films, people will have another reminder of the importance of making good decisions as drivers, passengers, and in looking out for our friends.”

“We will be releasing the finalist films online in mid December and we are sure that they will resonate with young people especially, given they have been written, produced and acted by their peers,”.

The five finalists have been judged by SADD student ambassadors and their placings will be revealed at individual award ceremonies held regionally with each winning school, SADD and Turners Auctions.

SADD is principally funded by the Road Safety Trust.

-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

'Tea Break Bill' Passes: Gordon Campbell On Bad Labour Laws And Poor Safety

By co-incidence, one of the prime dangers of the government’s new employment relations law has been underlined by the release of the death and injury statistics among workers at New Zealand ports. These are highly profitable enterprises for the port owners.

The Port of Tauranga for instance, is expecting its current full-year profit to be between $78 million and $83 million and other ports are enjoying similar boom times – but they are also highly dangerous places for the people who work on or around the port premises. At the Port of Tauranga, there have been 26 serious accidents since 2011, and two deaths. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

No Charges: Outcome Of Operation Clover Investigation

Police have completed a multi-agency investigation, Operation Clover, into the activities of a group calling themselves “The Roast Busters”. The 12 month enquiry focused on incidents involving allegations of sexual offending against a number of girls in the Waitemata Police district and wider Auckland area... More>>

ALSO:

UNICEF Report: NZ Cautioned On "Stagnating" Child Poverty

An international report by UNICEF has found that child poverty rates in New Zealand have barely changed since 2008, despite similar sized countries significantly reducing child poverty during the recent recession. More>>

ALSO:

Funding Report: Two Pathways For Transport In Auckland

Commissioned by Auckland Council, the group was asked to investigate two possible pathways for raising $300 million per year ($12 billion over 30 years) to pay for the improvements needed to help fix Auckland’s transport system. More>>

ALSO:

Pay Equity: Equal Pay Win In Court Of Appeal

CTU: The Court of Appeal has made a historic decision paving the way for a substantial equal pay claim for aged care workers. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Finishing Line, And Amazon’s Woes

If the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal wasn’t such a serious matter, this would be pretty funny… More>>

ALSO:

TV3 Video: Three Die On Roads Over Labour Weekend

The official holiday period ended at 6am Tuesday, with three deaths on the roads during the Labour Day weekend. More>>

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news