Hundreds set to visit Sweden as Million Dollar Campaign Launches
Hundreds set to visit Sweden as Million Dollar Campaign Launches
By Fleur Revell
29 January 2016
new million dollar campaign could see hundreds of New Zealanders head
to Sweden and visit Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia and a
city known for its advanced self driving cars.
The promotion, organised by local car brand Volvo, will see the company
give all customers who purchase a new Volvo during a 12 week campaign
period a trip for two to Sweden.
As part of their trip, they will visit Gothenburg where preparations are
now underway for the world’s first autonomous driving trial - Volvo
will test 100 of its autonomous cars on public roads driven in normal
traffic by members of the public starting within the next 12 months.
Tours of the Volvo factory and museum also feature in the itinerary.
Volvo NZ National Manager Coby Duggan says the campaign will cost the
company $1 million and he expects up to 200 Kiwi’s will take up the free
Duggan says Volvo is leading the way in terms of new self-driving and
vehicular safety technology, and it makes sense for the testing to be
done in Sweden, the home of Volvo.
“Sweden has invested heavily in road safety strategies and has less road
fatalities than New Zealand despite having twice the population we do.”
Duggan says Volvo is developing its autonomous Drive Me System which is
capable of handling a range of conditions from heavy traffic to
“Our plan is to ensure that no one should be seriously injured or killed
in a new Volvo car from 2020, which is only possible with the help of
automated technology,” he says.
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This is one lucky dog, when it's owner goes traveling, she has a friend come to stay in her house and take care of her. The friend takes her everywhere and best of all to the beach, the friend's dad plays with her in the water, both getting very wet.
in the days where there was no internet, 1973 to be precise. Perhaps
someone now could recognise this story. A dog followed my sister home in
Queensway in Sibu. We lived off Queensway near Dr Wong Soon Kai's house.
We fed the dog for more than 3 months.
It ate our food with our dogs, but it always followed my mum's car to
Queensway and then it came back again. One day, my sis and I cycled to
town, somewhere near Methodist School, a blue car stopped and the dog
dashed to the car. The occupants looked at us as though we stole the
dog. If any one in the car, remembered this incident, we never stole the
dog. We fed it well.
Been here before many times. Today we came here on a quiet Monday.
The Plus comment was they serve gluten free cake. This is so important
nowadays with allergy conscious clients.
I had the blackberry cheese cake served with yogurt or cream. Big generous slice and delicious.
In the middle of summer, in January, it was very warm. Nice decor with lots of plants.
Just a little minor note, it has a child friendly with toys nook. You
have to be very tolerance with the noise. We had to move because a child
was playing too loudly.
Batik Cake/ Kek Batik, is a
very popular cake among Malaysians, especially in East Malaysia. It is
believed that this cake originated in Sarawak
I came across this recipe in New Zealand as a no bake chocolate slice and am surprised that they are so similar, and is associated with the two countries I live in.
One egg,lightly beaten 1/2 tube of butter, 1/2 cup of cocoa powder, 1/2 cup of sugar.
In a pot, melt butter, add eggs, and the rest of the ingredients. Turn off heat. Add one wine biscuit, crushed,
Pour to a lined container, and press down.
Optional: chocolate icing. cashew nuts, dried fruit
This is Elley's relative dancing at Elley's wedding. He had a traditional head gear and long pierced ears.
first encounter with the Kelabits from Bario Highlands was in the early
1970s. My Sister E met and married Kallang Akup. If Kallang was a big
man, wait till you meet Raja Bala.
My Brother Henry and
Elley was getting married. The whole Chan went to Miri for the wedding.
I met Raja Bala when I went to meet Elley Lina's people from the Bario
Highlands in the 1990s. I was awed by his towering physique, and yet his
gentleness. I asked him if I could have a photo with him. You can tell
his affection by the way he held my girls' hand.
left for New Zealand and Elley told me he was very sick and later died.
This towering belian tree left a mark on my life. He was not just
Elley's uncle, but the man who obliged my request for this photo.
Kallang's Father fought against the Japanese during the second world war. The late Akup received the
Pacific medal and King George Medal.
Kelabits used the parachutes to make into mosquito net. I could not breathe
sleeping inside; I had to put my head outside when I first went to Bario for
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This book is about bought brides from the internet.The bride wasn't bashful and was all out to cheat their husbands. Concealing the birth of her daughter, she pretends to adopt the girl and bring her up. Her daughter got into trouble with boy gangs and she got involved with a toy boy. The story ends with a blood donation revealing that she is the mother of her daughter.
Butlers Chocolates began life in Dublin’s Lad Lane in 1932. The
company was founded by a pioneering lady called Marion Butler who named
her luxury chocolate creations Chez Nous Chocolates. Marion established
the company in the heart of fashionable Georgian Dublin, making her
delicious confections by hand.
Marion, who was born in India and moved to Ireland as a young woman
continued to make her delicious chocolates until 1959, when the company
was bought by Seamus Sorensen from Cork. The company is still owned and
run by the Sorensen family.
Habanero peppers are among the hottest chili peppers in the world. Measuring in between 80,000 - 600,000 Scoville Units,I learn smearing the lips with milk or yogurt would take down the burn!
When I was in NTU in Singapore, a neighbor Mr Wong went to America and gave me a pod. I grew and had 100s of fruits. We had chilli parties, and even an Indian friend who boasted to eat very hot food admitted defeat.
Sadly, the pod had no future generation.
Was the hottest chilli when I grew it 15 years ago. But lost its crown.
just wondering, Dominoes mentioned on TV that they modified the cooking
time of their Pizzas but assured their pizzas are not changed. I just
bought one and hmm, nice and crispy. However, come the second piece,
something is very different. I was like eating a cream soda biscuit. the
whole base was so thin and so was the edges.
Feedback:Domino's Pizza - New ZealandHi
Ann, We can confirm that there should be no changes to the quality and
taste of our pizzas and would like to look into this further for you.
Please forward your feedback and contact details to
email@example.com and we will address this further. Thanks,
The above is my feedback. I bought my pizza at Pt Chevalier road, today (12 Jan 2016 )
Loropetalum chinense is commonly known as the Chinese fringe flower. Two forms of L. chinense
exist; a white- (to pale-yellow-) flowering green-leafed variety and a
pink-flowering variety with leaves varying from bronze-red when new to
olive-green or burgundy when mature, depending on selection and growing
They are evergreen with branches forming horizontal layers. The leaves are alternately arranged, ovate up to 5 cm long by 3.5 cm wide, and have a slightly abrasive feel.
When my family and I came back to New Zealand in 1999. We were driving along the motorway, I thought I had died and gone to wild flower garden. The road side and the middle divider were full of flowers.
When they were first planted in 1998 it was envisaged that they would
improve the appearance of the motorways and reduce maintenance costs and
the time that crews would spend tending to the wildflower gardens.
The flowers did not seed well because of poor ground conditions and
because it was not their natural environment. Over time the beds became
infested with brassicas and other unwanted weeds, the areas looked
untidy for most of the year and proved expensive to look after, which
meant that the gardening crews spent more time exposed to motorway
traffic. The wildflowers were not as long for this world as initially hoped. Now I see a sea of yellow wild flowers. Not as attractive as before, but good enough for me. Can't see the yellow flowers, as they were tiny ones.
Z Energy's new vegan pie offering has feathers ruffled over one decidedly non-vegan ingredient.
customer revealed today that the gourmet Mexican pie - with a spicy
tomato, sweetcorn and onion filling - contained E920, a pastry
conditioner made from ground-up poultry feathers - meaning the
prize-winning baked good is definitely not suitable for vegans.
The claim was made on the petrol station's Facebook page, with Z Energy confirming the ingredient in a follow-up comment.
just checked with our pie makers and the E920 that has been used to
date has been chemically derived from poultry feathers," the post read.
"This was an honest mistake which our bakers have fixed.
only the tiniest trace of this product was used in our pies - 0.0023
per cent - we understand the principle here and no future vegan pies,
including the ones being baked today, will contain this product.
demonstrate how seriously we take this, a production run of these pies
using this ingredient are now being donated to charity rather than sold
at Z sites. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention."
pie, which won a customer competition to be sold in Z petrol stations
over the summer holiday period, had sold in the thousands in its first
five days on the racks - with some stores selling out.
McLeod, a health food blogger from Auckland, beat out stiff competition
to be the vegan winner, with four of the top five entries being vegan. READ MORE • Who ate all my pies? Teen's winning entry a big hit
I saw this beautiful crimson Mandevilla at my friend
Connie's house. Her friend from Canada gave it to her. Connie's friend
was delighted that the Mandevilla here bloom for a long period.
(play /ˌmændɨˈvɪlə/) is a genus of plants belonging to the family
Apocynaceae, the Periwinkle family. It consists of about 100 species,
mostly tropical and subtropical flowering vines.
is native to Central and South America and many Mandevillas come
originally from the Serra dos Órgãos forests in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The genus was named after Henry Mandeville (1773-1861), a British
diplomat and gardener.
spectacular flowers in warm climates. The flowers come in a variety of
colours, including white, pink, yellow, and red. As climbers,
Mandevillas can be trained against a wall or trellis to provide a leafy
green and often flowering picture of beauty. They have a tendency to
attract insects like mealybugs and scales.
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