North Shore Times : March 22nd 2016
8 NORTH SHORE TIMES, MARCH 22, 2016 stuff.co.nz Not a typicalNewZealand road trip EMILY FORD Travelling the length of New Zealand in 11 days in a $200 car is not most people’s idea of fun. For Henrik Stovring, it’s an exciting opportunity. Recently emigrated from Denmark, he’s taking part in Bangers to Bluff, a charity event where people travel from Auckland to Invercargill in a car worth less than $1000. The Torbay resident heard about the event through a friend on Facebook and thought he’d give it a go, finding a 1992 Fiat Tempra on Trade Me for about $280. ‘‘It drives terrible. I don’t know how many kilometres it’s done and it’s absolutely never comfortable but it was cheap,’’ Stovring says. Stovring moved to New Zea- land with his family in November, about 22 years after he first lived here by himself. He’s hoping to explore more of New Zealand and meet people during the rally. ‘‘Hopefully I’ll get to see new places I haven’t been before. It’s a very interesting country with so much history.’’ Bangers to Bluff is an annual charity event for Alzheimers New Zealand and The Hopeworks Foundation. Up to 20 drivers will travel about 2700 kilometres from March 30 to April 11, with the cars being auctioned for charity at the end of the rally. Stovring’s got a few crazy ideas to help him get there in one piece and raise money for the charities, Henrik Stovring is getting ready to take an old Fiat car on a trip around New Zealand to raise money for charity. including sleeping in a tent the whole way. ‘‘Everyone in one way or another knows somebody that’s affected by Alzheimers. It’s very important the money goes to something people can actually relate to.’’ He’s going to load a barbecue in the boot and is hoping to get a donation of about 500,000 sausages from a butcher and host barbecue fundraiser events in each town. He also hopes to connect with tourists, giving them rides to different parts of New Zealand along the way and charge them a fee he can donate. My Car Your Rental, his car rental business, is his key sponsor and will also donate $5 to $10 from PHOTO: EMILY FORD/FAIRFAX NZ everyone who registers to the company. ❚ Go to mycaryourrental.com/page/ bangersto_bluff to sign-up or givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/cracykiwi to donate. SENDING MONEY TO SOUTH AFRICA FROM $10 PLUS NO RECEIVER’S FEE1 Send money to almost anywhere in South Africa at one of over 400 Agent locations2 throughout New Zealand. moving money for better Fees subject to change (local taxes and service charges may apply). Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees and foreign exchange rates may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates subject to change without notice. Subject to applicable taxes (if any). Western Union transaction limits do apply. 2 1 Network data as of 31 December 2015. ©2016 Western Union Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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