Eastern Courier : June 22nd 2011
2 EASTERN COURIER, JUNE 22, 2011 NEWS Office Ph 272 7017 Fax 265 1285 Editor Janet Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sales Manager Stuart Palmer email: email@example.com Circulation Ph 525 2022 Fax 580 1648 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Classifieds Ph 525 2100 Fax 580 1643 email: email@example.com 39,297 Audited Circulation (ABC Jan-Dec '09.) Delivered each Wednesday/Friday to Beachlands, Botany Downs, Bucklands Beach, Burswood, Cascades, Chapel Downs, Chapel Heights, Cockle Bay, Cumbria Downs, Dannemora, Donegal Park, East Tamaki, East Tamaki Heights, Eastern Beach, Edgewater, Farm Cove, Golflands, Half Moon Bay, Highland Park, Howick, Huntington Park, Maraetai, Mellons Bay, Northpark, Ormiston, Pakuranga, Pakuranga Heights, Point View Park, Sacramento, Shamrock Park, Shelly Park, Somerville, Sunnyhills, Whitford. Includes Rural Delivery area: Howick RD. 33 Birmingham Rd, East Tamaki. P.O. 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Mike and Allie Botha together with their daughter Meghan will be flying to South Africa after winning the Tui Super Send-Off Promotion. Included in the two-week prize are return flights for four people from Auckland, accommodation and breakfast. It really is the trip of a life- time. There s no way we d be able to afford this otherwise. Unfortunately 13-year-old Arron can t go. Because it s a brewery com- petition the recipients have to be over 18, Mr Botha says. Tui marketing manager Jar- rod Bear says the decision not to allow the family to take Arron was a hard one. It s an unfortunate circum- stance but Tui is a socially responsible brand. We simply can t have people under 18 benefiting from an alcohol pro- motion. Mr Botha won the prize after texting in a promotion code off the back of a beer box. I couldn t believe I had won. Out of more than 40,000 entrants what are the chances? the Howick resident says. The bad news is that Arron can t go. Without him I m in an uncomfortable position deciding which friend to take. Things aren t all bad for Arron. His parents have promised an overseas trip to celebrate his 15th birthday. The prize trip, starting on August 10, will see the family visit Johannesburg, Victoria Falls and Port Elizabeth. Mr and Mrs Botha have spent time in South Africa but have never visited the area. We always talked about going back for a holiday, Mrs Botha says. We both wanted to do a game safari -- now our wishes have come true. As well as spending three nights at a game reserve, the family will receive gold category match tickets to a rugby game between New Zea- land and South Africa. Originally from Zimbabwe, Mr Botha says his friends have convinced him to wear an All Black shirt to the match between New Zealand and South Africa. They said, you come to New Zealand, you drink New Zea- land beer, you win a New Zea- land competition and now you want to support the Spring- boks? he says. We re New Zealand resi- dents, we ve been here seven years and will be going on New Zealand passports so I suppose I d better support the Kiwis! Bands 4 Hope target TelstraClear s Bands 4 Hope wristband fund- raising is set to continue into the future after more earthquakes in Christchurch. Chief executive Allan Freeth says TelstraClear is hoping to raise $1 million for those affected by the earthquakes. It matters because the people matter, he says. We re aiming to raise $1m for the people of Christchurch and we re on the home stretch. The latest earthquakes, the damage they ve done, and the effect on the people of Christchurch are a dreadful reminder that fellow Kiwis con- tinue to need the help and support of us all. TelstraClear started the Bands 4 Hope initiat- ive in the aftermath of the 6.3 earthquake on February 22. The aim is to support the city where many of the company s customers and staff live. The wristbands are available in red or black from participating New Zealand Post Kiwibank stores, on the Bands 4 Hope Facebook page or from www.bands4hope. co.nz for a donation of $5 or more. All money raised goes to the Christchurch Mayoral Fund.
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