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


NZ's sexiest car company sports $19,000 haircut

10 December

Immediate Release
New Zealand’s sexiest car company sports $19,000 haircut


Nine haircuts at $2112 each.  It’s not a celebrity hair salon it’s Hyundai Motors New Zealand, recently voted sexiest car company by NBR.  A team of nine all shaved their heads as part of the Child Cancer Foundation Funrazor event and with their total currently sitting at $19,011 that means each haircut raised around $2112.  

“We have been truly humbled by the support of the wider Hyundai family, we started this out thinking we’d raise a few hundred but to get close to $20k is truly outstanding!” said Philip Eustace, Executive Director Hyundai Motors New Zealand.

He continued to say, “Supporting a charity is about more than just writing a cheque, it’s about involvement. We have really committed to this charity; we have a three year partnership with Child Cancer and are always looking for ways to increase our support and awareness raising.

“Our next event is launching the Wheels of Courage Santa Fe. The Santa Fe will be decked out with Beads of Courage graphics and will travel all over the country to be at our Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour events where we will be fundraising.”

Neil Porteous, CEO of the Child Cancer Foundation said “This is an amazing effort by the team at Hyundai and really reinforces the incredible support that they provide to the Child Cancer Foundation.  As an organisation we don’t receive any government funding, so we rely solely on the generosity of the New Zealand public and sponsors like Hyundai to achieve our mission of ensuring that no child or their family walking the child cancer journey should ever feel alone.”

Philip finished off by saying, “The office is looking very bald at the moment, not exactly sexy for the car company voted the sexiest in New Zealand recently by the NBR. But it’s all worth it and we are particularly happy to have been in the country’s top fundraisers for this great event.”

It’s not too late to donate. Head to the Hyundai  funrazor page and pledge your support:

Hyundai New Zealand has been supporting the Child Cancer Foundation since October 2006 with extensive fund raising initiatives as well as supplying vehicles to Child Cancer and Canteen, a charity which supports teenagers living with Cancer.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland