Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Harveys Put In The Hard Yards For Cystic Fibrosis

Harveys Put In The Hard Yards For Cystic Fibrosis

08 November 2004: Two Harveys offices put in the hard yards this weekend, helping to raise over $3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of New Zealand (CFA).

In Northland, 20 Harveys staff marshalled the inaugural ‘Flaming Hilly Ride’, a 110km and 60km bike ride over a challenging course around the Whangarei region. Donations and money raised through entries contributed over $1,000 to the Northland branch of the CFA.

Branch owner Noeline Dean completed the course on a tandem, and says she can vouch for the event living up to its name. “It was really hard going, but it was a great day,” she says. “It was very successful for a first time event.”

It was also a far from a cruisy Sunday around the Mission Estate Winery in Napier, venue of the first Harveys Corporate Charity Duathlon.

Over 200 competitors from 80 teams took to a 30km run-bike-run course, raising more than $2,000 for the Hawkes Bay CFA.

“We are really happy with how the day turned out,” says Paul Harvey, manager of the four Harveys Hawkes Bay branches that sponsored the event. “The weather and venue were just fantastic, and almost all of the competitors stayed to enjoy the festival atmosphere of the barbecue afterwards.”

Fresh from completing the World Ironman Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, Cystic Fibrosis spokesperson Tracey Richardson presented prizes to the highest individual fundraisers, and Mr Harvey says the success of the duathlon has encouraged the office to make it an annual competition.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 



BusinessNZ: Third Snapshot Report Reveals $9.5 Billion Business Investment In Climate Action

Signatories to the Climate Leaders Coalition have committed to invest $9.5 billion over the next five years to reduce emissions from their businesses, as revealed in their third anniversary snapshot report released today... More>>

Digitl: The home printer market is broken
Printers are more of a security blanket that a serious aid to productivity. Yet for many people they are not optional.
Even if you don’t feel the urge to squirt ink onto dead trees in order to express yourself, others will insist on printed documents... More>>


Serious Fraud Office: Commences Enquiries Into Allegations Of COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Fraud
The Serious Fraud Office has commenced a number of enquiries into alleged abuse of the Government’s COVID-19 Wage Subsidy. Director Julie Read said the allegations relate to multiple complex cases of potential fraud that have been referred to the agency following extensive investigations ... More>>

ComCom: Companies In Hot Water For Selling Unsafe Hot Water Bottles And Toys

A wholesaler and a retailer have been fined a total of $140,000 under the Fair Trading Act for selling hot water bottles and toys that did not comply with mandatory safety requirements. Paramount Merchandise Company Limited (Paramount) was fined $104,000 after pleading guilty in the Manukau District Court... More>>



Reserve Bank: Robust Balance Sheets Yield Faster Economic Recovery

Stronger balance sheets for households, businesses, financial institutions and the government going into the pandemic contributed towards maintaining a sound financial system and yielding a faster economic recovery than following previous deep recessions... More>>


Transpower: Releases Independent Report Into Events Of August 9
Transpower’s Chief Executive Alison Andrew has today released an independent report into the grid emergency of August 9 when insufficient generation was available to meet demand, leading to some customers being disconnected... More>>