Scoop has an Ethical Paywall
Work smarter with a Pro licence Learn More

Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Taupo Locals Come Out In Force

Hukafalls Jet Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

15th November 2010

Taupo Locals Come Out In Force To Support Hukafalls Jet’s Annual Charity Weekend


The sun shone on Hukafalls Jet this weekend as they held their annual Charity Locals’ Weekend. With record numbers forecast, Taupo locals certainly didn’t disappoint as they turned out in droves to support fundraising efforts for two worthy local causes.

Funds raised totalled $16440 with 822 locals taking a ride. This beats the previous record set in 2008.

This year, Hukafalls Jet chose The Taupo Parents’ Centre and Taupo Golf Club’s Mobile Emergency Cart as the two recipients of the weekend, where all proceeds are donated by the company. Hukafalls Jet supplies the boats, fuel, staff and all other operating costs, while locals took a ride at heavily discounted rates to the base of Huka Falls.

“It was a fantastic weekend, with a really great vibe – lots of locals having a blast, some of them for the first time on Hukafalls Jet,” says Sales & Marketing Manager, Michelle Caldwell. “There really is no better way to raise money for our local projects than by involving the local community in what has become an annual family event.”

More FM supplied live radio crosses all weekend, and supplied awesome music to entertain the crowds, while the Parents Centre baked up a storm and raised more money through a cake stall. Meanwhile, locals also got to try their hand at their chipping skills with Taupo Golf Club pro’s on hand to give them some free tips. The Golf Club juniors cooked up a sausage sizzle to keep the crowds satisfied while they waited for their jet boat ride.

Hukafalls Jet is this month celebrating 20 years in business in Lake Taupo, and this is their 10th Locals Day. “And yes, we’ll definitely be doing it all again next year,” promises Michelle.

ENDS

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading

Are you getting our free newsletter?

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.

© Scoop Media

Advertisement - scroll to continue reading
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos


Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders every year, while imposing significant annual costs on the public health system.

Which industry is this government rushing to assist..?
More


 
 


ACT: New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition

“Labour’s attempted crackdown on smokers would have delivered criminal groups a near-monopoly over the cigarette trade,” says ACT Health spokesman Todd Stephenson... More


Government: Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs
The coalition Government is restoring law and order by providing police new tools to crack down on criminal gangs, says Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith and Police Minister Mark Mitchell. “Over the last five years gangs have recruited more than 3000 members, a 51 per cent increase... More


Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels


 
 
 
 

Join Our Free Newsletter

Subscribe to Scoop’s 'The Catch Up' our free weekly newsletter sent to your inbox every Monday with stories from across our network.